Congratulations to Dakota for winning a 2017 Stafford Award for excellence in grad student teaching!
Congrats to Chris Petroff for a fast time at the NYC Marathon, finishing in 2:36:57, a new group record. Now on to your comp exam!
Chris awarded the Braskem America Predoctoral Fellowship for exemplary work in field of chemistry! Congrats!
Congratulations to Chris for winning a Safford Award for excellence in teaching. He has demonstrated outstanding teaching capability and a willingness to go above and beyond the dimensions of her teaching assignment both while teaching General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
Well done, Chris!
Congratulations to Paula for winning a Safford Award for excellence in teaching. She has demonstrated outstanding teaching capability and a willingness to go above and beyond the dimensions of her teaching assignment, specifically in the Physical Chemistry lab courses.
Well done, Paula!
Congratulations to graduate student, Xinfeng Quan, who ran the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 12, 2013. He completed the race in 3 hours and 34 minutes, for an average of 8:11 minutes/mile.
Well done, Xinfeng!
Many congratulations to Dr. Andrey Sharapov! Andrey defended his dissertation “Fast Treatment Of Pi-Stacking Using Density Functional Theory” in physics on April 8th. His dissertation involved the use of the Harris approximation in DFT for predicting pi stacking geometries in conjugated molecules, with a speed up of 10-20x over conventional methods. Congrats Andrey!
For Ten Hundred Words of Science: Explaining Complex Science in Plain English.
We make tiny things which make power from the sun and other tiny things which make power from moving. Both can help power the world.
We think hard about how matter really works and how tiny things can come together to make a whole. We try to understand how power moves through stuff. By asking how these tiny things work, and come together to form a whole, we can make them work better. So using what we learn, we make new things.
Part of our job is also to help other people to learn about these things, and how to ask and answer new questions.