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10/24/2013

Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President

Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
10/21/2013

Caltech Nobelist Zewail Named to UN Scientific Advisory Board

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics, has been selected as one of 26 members of a new U.N. Scientific Advisory Board.
10/02/2013

Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking

Kathy Svitil
For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
09/18/2013

Mark Davis To Receive ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award

Dr. Mark Davis, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering and Member of City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center's Experimental Therapeutics Program, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis.
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09/18/2013

Linda Hsieh-Wilson To Receive ACS Horace S. Isbell Award

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Professor of Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Horace S. Isbell Award from the ACS Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, which "acknowledges excellence in and promise of continued quality of contribution to research in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry."
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09/18/2013

Sarah E. Reisman Wins the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

Dr. Sarah E. Reisman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has won the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award - Organic Synthesis for 2014, which "is presented annually to individuals who have exhibited exceptional creativity and dedication in the field of Organic Synthesis."
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09/18/2013

William A. Goddard III Receives 7th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis Award

Dr. William A. Goddard III, Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics and Director of the Materials and Process Simulation Center, has received the 7th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Catalysis.
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09/18/2013

Harry B. Gray Receives Othmer Gold Medal

Dr. Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and Founding Director of the Beckman Institute at Caltech, has received the 2013 Othmer Gold Medal. This award, named in honor of Donald Othmer, is presented by Chemical Heritage Foundation and four affiliated organizations: the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Chemists' Club, and the Societe de Chimie Industrielle. Dr. Gray was "recognized for his revolutionary work in bioinorganic chemistry and his extraordinary contributions to public understanding."
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09/06/2013

Caltech Researchers Synthesize Catalyst Important In Nitrogen Fixation

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The industrial technique used to make nitrogen fertilizers mirrors the natural process of nitrogen fixation but requires high heat and pressure. Researchers at Caltech have synthesized a catalyst that allows for nitrogen fixation under much milder conditions.
08/08/2013

Arnold Appointed New Director of Rosen Bioengineering Center

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Rosen Center supports bioengineering research through the funding of fellows and faculty from many disciplines, including applied physics, chemical engineering, synthetic biology, and computer science.