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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."

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.

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."

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.

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.

Miller Wins Teacher-Scholar Award

Brian Bell
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has recognized Thomas F. Miller, professor of chemistry, with a 2013 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant.

Roberts Wins AIC Gold Medal

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Caltech Seniors Receive Fulbright Fellowships

Kathy Svitil
Three graduating Caltech seniors, Alex Wang, Joy Xie, and Philip Kong, have been selected to receive 2013–2014 Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies abroad.

Frances Arnold Wins Eni Award for Renewable-Energy Work

Kimm Fesenmaier
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Watson Lecture: "Decision Making and Quality Control in Early Moments of a Protein’s Life"

Douglas Smith
Professor of Chemistry Shu-ou Shan studies the gears and springs in the molecular machinery of life. She’ll be giving us a guided tour of the cellular assembly line at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.