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Robert Bergman wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry


Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds. Robert Bergman has won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Bergman is the Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize is given out by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation to honor achievements in medicine, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the arts. Professor Bergman was also the Ph.D. mentor of our own Konstantinos Kavallieratos.

Deadlines Rapidly Approaching


The nuclear scholarships and fellowship applications; the homeland security internship; postdoc opportunities,and several others become due within the next 2 to 4 weeks. Please click on this news item or on the "opportunities tab" on the yellow band on this web page to find out more.

FIU Student Affiliates Group Recognized by the American Chemical Society


Congratulations to the MMC student ACS chapter, and to its advisors, Uma Swamy and Jonng-ho Moon for earning an Outstanding award for its activities conducted during the 2015-2016 academic year! In addition the MMC student ACS chapter was also conferred with the green chemistry award. The award winning chapters will be honored at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Seminar on Friday, January 27th at 11am

01/27/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. David Kadko, of FIU-ARC, will present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935 entitled, "A novel tracer to quantify the atmospheric flux of trace elements to remote ocean regions".

Graduate Seminar on Friday, February 3rd at 11am

02/03/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. Wei Yang, of NIDDK / NIH, will present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935. Title: TBA

Graduate Seminar on Friday, February 10 at 11am

02/10/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. Chang Ryu, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will visit FIU to present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935. Title: TBA

Three Permanent Faculty Positions Open.......

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications to fill three full-time, permanent positions starting in August 2017.

Instructor: General Chemistry. Full-time, permanent instructor position in General Chemistry starting in August 2017. The position requires a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization. Experience teaching undergraduates is preferred.

Assistant Professor - Organic Chemistry with Nuclear/Radiochemistry Focus. Tenure Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2017. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and research plans in organic or organic materials chemistry with potential applications in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is expected. Click here for more information and to apply

Instructor Forensic /Analytical Chemistry. This position requires a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Forensic Chemistry and experience teaching undergraduate students. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Click here for more information and to apply.

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