“A ‘classical’ chemist is focused on getting a chemical reaction and creating new molecules,” explains Evangelista, assistant professor at Emory University. “As theoretical chemists, we want to understand how chemistry really works — how all the atoms involved interact with one another during a reaction.”
Carli Kovel, recently featured here in an Undergraduate Spotlight, has been named one of Emory’s Bobby Jones Scholars. This award, given to students selected for their academic excellence, exemplary character, and integrity, will allow its recipients to spend a year studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Carli currently conducts research in the MacBeth lab and is interested in catalysis and “green chemistry”.
“The opportunity will provide me with international perspectives on utilizing chemistry to solve global environmental issues. This will eventually enable me to become a catalyst for change, through chemical catalysis.”
Dr. Huw Davies has received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement in the sciences. He will spend the summer in Germany as part of an award-funded effort to build international research collaborations.
Tim Lian‘s energy research is the subject of a recent profile by Emory News Center and Emory’s eScience Commons, “Chemists find new way to do light-driven reactions in solar energy quest.” [Full Article]
Craig L. Hill was elected to the Academia Europaea (the European Academy). Dr. Hill is the first professor/researcher in the history of Emory University and in the history of the state of GA to be elected. Membership is by invitation only and follows a peer review process. Members of the academy “collectively aim to promote, learning, education, and research” in the sciences.