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October 2, 2015
Professor Finlayson-Pitts presents Kolthoff Lectureship, Oct. 6-9
The Kolthoff Lectureship in Chemistry is planned for Tuesday, October 6, through Friday, October 9. It features Professor Barbara Finlayson-Pitts from the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California-Irvine. Read More

October 2, 2015
Professor Truhlar's publications hit their 100,000th citation
According to Google Scholar Citations, the publications of Regents Professor Donald G. Truhlar received their 100,000th citation on September 27, 2015. Read More


Where Are They Now?

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Daniel Weston, Ph.D.

Daniel Weston is a research scientist—post-doctoral fellow—in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2005 under the tutelage of Professor Wayne Gladfelter, and his doctorate from the Northwestern University in 2010. Read More


Simon K. Shannon, Ph.D.

Simon K. Simon, Ph.D., is a supervisor for Coating Research at Corning, Inc., organic and biochemical technologies research group. He earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota in 2003, under the tutelage of Professor George Barany. Read More