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Chemical Engineer Mark Davis Wins Prince of Asturias Award

Kimm Fesenmaier
Davis was recognized for contributions to the development of microporous and mesoporous materials and various applications of these materials from the petrochemical industry to healthcare.

Stabilizing Semiconductors for Solar Fuels Generation

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have devised a way to protect technologically important semiconductors from corrosion even as the materials continue to absorb light efficiently.

Mark Davis Receives the Prince of Asturias Award in Spain

Mark E. Davis, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering, will receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Andrew Allan
During this annual spring rite seniors ditch their classes and vanish from campus, leaving behind complex, carefully planned out puzzles and challenges—known as “stacks”—designed to occupy the underclass students and prevent them from wreaking havoc on the seniors’ rooms.

Theodor Agapie Receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Theodor Agapie, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2014 Camille Dreyfus...

From Nature to the Pharmacy: The Chemistry Behind Modern Medicines

Douglas Smith
Natural products—molecules originally isolated from bacteria, fungi, plants, and other sources—often have medicinal values that can be enhanced by careful reengineering.
Molecular structure of Nocardioazine A.

Fu, Harrison, and Preskill Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Cynthia Eller
Three professors at Caltech—Gregory Fu, Fiona Harrison, and John Preskill—have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Greg Fu Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Greg Fu, Altair Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Caltech Faculty Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cynthia Eller
The AAAS has elected three Caltech faculty members—John Brady, Kenneth Farley, and Fiona Harrison—as fellows. Also named to the academy was Katherine T. Faber, who will be joining the Caltech faculty in July.

Caltech and JPL Experts Discuss Climate Change

Andrew Allan
In the final installment of our Earth Week 2014 features, Caltech experts share their knowledge about climate change.