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Professor Ruben Gonzalez named "Scientist to Watch"

Congratulations to Professor Ruben Gonzalez, who has been named a "Scientist to Watch" by the editors of The Scientist a leading and very widely-subscribed-to life science research magazine that aggregates and summarizes recent research findings in the life sciences. The September issue includes an article describing Professor Gonzalez' career and published work. You can also learn about his research interests on the Gonzalez group website. In addition to directing his research program, Professor Gonzalez is Director of Graduate Studies for the Columbia chemistry department.


Ken Eisenthal Receives ACS Award in Surface and Colloid Chemistry

Congratulations to Kenneth Eisenthal, Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry, on receiving the 2014 ACS Award in Surface and Colloid Chemistry. The award is given to one chemist each year who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field, with particular recognition of originality, independence of thought, and technological impact. Professor Eisenthal was honored with a symposium in Dallas on March 17 and 18 (see photo), at which several of his former students and other chemists in the field gave presentations.

Professor Ruben Gonzalez Named Blavatnik Award Finalist

Congratulations to chemistry Professor Ruben Gonzalez on being named one of 30 finalists from over 300 nominations for three spots as 2014 Blavatnik National Laureates. The prestigious annual Blavatnik awards, established by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, recognize and support America's top scientific innovators in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Chemistry. The finalists and National Laureates will be honored at an awards ceremony in September at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. You can see the full list of finalists along with links to their research web pages on the Blavatnik Awards Website .

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