Dr. Peter Widger, Dr. Bryan Whiting and Dr. Henry Kostalik earned their PhD degrees and graduated this summer. Pete moved to the Boston area to work at EInk, Bryan moved to Austin to being teaching at Trinity University and Henry moved on to Minneapolis to begin work at 3M.
Christina “C” Cowman and Rachna Khurana passed their A-exams this month making them official PhD candidates.
Dr. Kevin Noonan will be beginning the 2011 Fall semester as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Brian Long will be enjoying the nice weather just south as he begins his career at the University of Tennessee. We look forward to seeing your next publications!
Geoff has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year, along with other well-known folks like Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Cornell’s President Skorton. The new class of academy fellows will be inducted October 1st in Cambridge, Mass. Founded in 1780, the academy is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Congratulations Geoff!
Dr. Jeung Gon Kim will be leaving us to return to Korea with his family and will begin a job at Samsung this spring. Congratulations!
Geoff Coates was selected in the inaugural class of Fellows of the CAS Division of Polymer Chemistry, and was recognized at the POLY/PMSE Awards Reception during the Spring 2010 ACS Meeting in San Francisco. This new award recognizes Fellows of the Division of Polymer Chemistry who have diverse contributions and may focus they efforts either on scientific accomplishments or service to the profession, or both.
Novomer, a materials start-up company founded on catalyst research of the Coates Research Group, was selected as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by MIT Technology Review Magazine.