Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was presented the 2013 Research or Creative Activity Excellence Award by President M. Duane Nellis and Provost and Executive Vice President Doug Baker on April 15, 2013. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of scholarly research and creative activity. The work recognized may be a single significant contribution or an accumulation of significant contributions that have received national or international recognition.
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Read about Mamta Kaura and Patrick Hrdlicka's research
Publication highlights graduate student, Mamta Kaura's, and Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka's study of the hybridization properties of oligonucleotides.
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Richard V. Williams, UI Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The ACS Fellows Program was created in 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.”
The selection of ACS Fellows is based on documented excellence and leadership in BOTH of two areas:
- Excellence and leadership that have a lasting beneficial impact in science, the profession, education, and/or management.
- Volunteer service in the ACS Community resulting in significant enhancements to ACS programs, products, or services.
Professor Jean’ne Shreeve and Emeritus Professor Malcolm Renfrew were selected as ACS Fellows in 2010.
The Hrdlicka group manuscript entitled “C2'-Pyrene-Functionalized Triazole-Linked DNA: Universal DNA/RNA Hybridization Probes” made the cover of the first 2012 issue of The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
University of Idaho researchers are nose-deep in sniffing out explosive vapors thanks to a recent $900,000 three-year grant from the Department of Defense for the detection of explosives.
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Associate Professor Patrick J. Hrdlicka has received the President’s Mid-career Faculty Award. “This award was established in 2011-2012 to acknowledge faculty, usually during the early to middle stage of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching and engagement. Recipients are considered to be among the university’s most gifted faculty members who continue to serve as a role model, a source of inspiration for students and whose scholarship or creative activities contributes to the intellectual development and lives in Idaho and globally”
Professor Dan Edwards has been awarded the Distinguished Science Communicator Award by the Idaho Academy of Science.
Rick Fletcher has been recognized by Disability Support Services with the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Professor Emeritus Peter Griffiths has won the 2011 Anachem Award! This award is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research, administration or other activity which has advanced the art and science of the field. The Award is presented at the National FACSS as a part of a special symposium arranged and given by former students and colleagues. Congratulations!
Professor Emeritus Peter Griffiths was named editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Applied Spectroscopy. He is assisted in his editorial work by LeNelle McInturff, who recently retired as senior administrative assistant in the Chemistry department.
Dr. Chien Wai has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award. This award is presented to a faculty member whose teaching and scholarship have gained wide recognition by national, if not international, peers and whose achievements have had demonstrable impact on their profession and on the teaching and scholarship of others in the United States and abroad.
When not teaching chemistry, Professor Emeritus Leszek Czuchajowski is also a poet. He is the author of seven books of poetry in English and several in Polish. In 2008 he was nominated Poet of the Year by the International Society of Poets and was inducted as International Poets of Merit and Honored Member of that Society. His poetry is also known and appreciated by his Organic chemistry students.
His books of poetry are in the collections of nearly 100 American University libraries: Poetry and Imaginations of my Days; Scattered Poems; Her Miniature; Eros Walks on the Campus; Diverse are the Ways of Love; Pharaohs, Women, and All Others; Chatting with Gods; Hello, Devil!
On May 4, 2011, Professor Leszek Czuchajowski (Les) became an associate member of the Academy of American Poets. He is one of a few if not the only organic chemist in this distinguished group of writers. Congratulations!