Research, Teaching, and Service Awards

Lichtin Award for Excellence in Research: This award was established in honor of Norman Lichtin, a distinguished research scientist and former Chair of the Chemistry Department. The award recognizes students that are distinguished by their exceptional contributions to chemical research in their doctoral studies. The award is a cash prize of $1,000. The 2014/2015 Lichtin Award for Excellence in Research recipient is Neil Lajkiewicz (Porco Group).
Sugata Ray Memorial Award for International Students: This award was established by the Ray family in memory of their son, Sugata Ray, a former graduate student in the Chemistry Department, to recognize an international Ph.D. candidate each year who excels in his or her graduate studies. Research, academic performance, teaching, and service contributions to the Department are all considered in selection of the awardee. The award is a cash prize of $1,500. The 2014/2015 Sugata Ray Memorial Award recipient is Tian Qin (Porco Group).

Feldman Award: The Feldman Fund was established by the Feldman family to memorialize Julius Feldman, who served for many years as Associate Chairman of the Chemistry Department and who took a special interest in the welfare of graduate students. The Feldman Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching or service. The award is a cash prize of $1,000. The recipient of the 2014/2015 Feldman Award is Angelo Ziletti (Coker Group).

Feldman Fund Graduate Travel Award: The Feldman Fund provides financial assistance to graduate students to attend scientific meetings in order to present their research work. Students wishing to apply for Feldman travel money should submit the details of their research proposal here. You may only request support from this fund once every two years. The Graduate Activities Committee will review the applications and make awards based on merit and need. More information can be found here.

Teaching Awards

Department of Chemistry, Outstanding Teaching Fellow: This award is issued each May to the academic year’s outstanding Teaching Fellow, in recognition of excellence and innovation in teaching.

Graduate School, Outstanding Teaching Fellow: This award, issued at the College level by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, rewards outstanding teaching achievements. The Chemistry 2013/2014 Graduate School Outstanding Teaching Fellow is Gina Kim (Porco Group).

Please click here to see awardees from past years.