Wenxiao Guo Winner of 2018 DOE Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award

“Congratulations to Wenxiao Guo from Wei group for winning the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The SCGSR award is in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and potential to make important contributions to the mission of the DOE Office of Science. Written research proposals are submitted and reviewed by the program committee, and awardees are selected based on the merit of their proposed research. The SCGSR program provides outstanding U.S. graduate students with opportunities to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Wenxiao was one of the 47 national awardees.”

Prof. Coray Colina Winner of the 2019 PMSE Co-op Research Award

Congratulations to Prof. Coray Colina for winning the 2019 PMSE Co-op Research Award! She will be recognized at the Spring 2019 meeting of ACS.

This award recognizes and encourages “sustained cooperative research between industrial and academic or industrial and national laboratory scientists. The cooperative research must be of significant importance to polymer science and technology.” The winning team comprises representatives from NIST, Penn State and DOW for their work on Ultrathin Molecular-Layer-by-Layer Polyamide Membranes.

Dr. Savin Elected To The 2018 Class Of ACS Fellows

Daniel Savin, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. His name was included in the 2018 list of new ACS Fellows published in July in C&E News, and he attended a ceremony for new Fellows on August 20th at the ACS national meeting in Boston. He was recognized for, “Outstanding contributions to the field of polymer physical chemistry, using light scattering for the solution characterization of self-assembling biomaterials and hybrid nanoparticles,” and for, “Outstanding service to the ACS and the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering through education leadership, community outreach, and promotion of scientific literacy.”

The purpose of the ACS Fellows program is to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. There are only about 1,100 ACS Fellows among the society’s full membership of more than 157,000. He joins Profs. Bartlett, Christou, Dolbier, McElwee-White, Roitberg, and Wagener as ACS Fellows from the UF Department of Chemistry.