News and Events

2018

January

  • Kevin Robb receives honors as the 2017 Kobayashi Awardee.
  • Malek Ibrahim receives the 2018 Productivity Award.

April

  • The Denmark group welcomes a new postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Tao Qin.
  • The Denmark group welcomes Visiting Research Scientist, Aragorn Laverny from the National Graduate School of Chemistry, Montpellier, FRANCE. Welcome, Aragorn!
  • Scott delivers the prestigious Heathcock Lecture at UC-Berkeley.

May

  • Scott is elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Congratulations, SED!
  • Scott delivers the MIT-Pfizer Lecture at his alma mater, and the Sandin Lectures at the University of Alberta.
  • Scott hosts the Inaugural Denmark Organic Chemistry Retreat at his alma mater, MIT, modeled after our own Allerton Conference.
  • The Denmark group welcomes Snyder Scholar, Kim Kelly from Mount Holyoke College.  Welcome, Kim!
  • The Denmark group welcomes two new members this summer – graduate student, Ian Rinehart and undergraduate student, Chris Hanneman.  Welcome, Ian and Chris!
  • Kevin Robb wins an R. C. Fuson Travel Award which he will use to attend the Stereochemistry Gordon Research Conference in July. Congratulations Kevin!
  • Andrew Zahrt wins the Vanderveer Voorhees Award for the Best Original Research Proposal for his plan to  “Explore Reactivity Space to Uncover Novel Catalytic Reactions”. Congratulations Andrew!
  • Sean McCarty successfully completes his undergraduate studies at UIUC and heads to graduate school at University of Michigan.  Good luck, Sean!

June

  • The Denmark group welcomes a new postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Anastassia Matviitsuk from the University of St. Andrews.  Welcome, Dr. Anastassia!
  • Kevin Robb receives a Pines Travel Award which will send him to his alma mater, Truman State University in Missouri. Congratulations Kevin!
2017

January

  • Nessa Carson leaves the Denmark Group with her M.S. and heads to Albany Molecular Research Institute. Good luck, Nessa!
  • Scott Barraza receives honors as the 2016 Kobayashi Awardee.
  • Scott Barraza, Malek Ibrahim, Zack Matesich, and Aaron Roth receive 2016 Productivity Awards. Congratulations!

February

  • The Denmark Group enjoyed a winter outing to Old Orchard Bowling Lanes.

March

  • Scott Barraza and Malek Ibrahim snag the White Glove Award honor for the second time in a row for a beautiful 244 RAL.

May

  • Kuo Zhao successfully completes his undergraduate studies at UIUC and heads to graduate school at Princeton University. Good luck, Kuo!
  • The Denmark Group welcomed two new members this summer – graduate student, Connor Delaney and undergraduate student, Zachary Wickenhauser. Welcome, Connor and Zack!
  • Kuo Zhao receives the ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Award. Congratulations, Kuo!

October

  • The Denmark group welcomes four new first years: Vincent Kassel, Emily Mumford, Bill Darrow, and Jesse Panger.

December

  • Jeremy Henle successfully defended his PhD and started his job at AbbVie. Congrats, Dr. Jeremy!
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