Submitted by jsconrad on Thu, 2013-08-08 10:27
Now in its sixth year of exploring the intersection between biology and engineering, the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center has chosen Caltech professor Frances Arnold as its new director. Arnold, the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry began her tenure as director on June 1.
Submitted by bbell2 on Tue, 2013-07-30 14:38
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has recognized Thomas F. Miller, professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with a 2013 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
The award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant to "support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences," according to the foundation.
Submitted by bbell2 on Fri, 2013-07-26 15:59
John D. Roberts, Institute Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) received the 2013 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal. The AIC awarded the medal to Roberts at the Heritage Day event in April in Philadelphia hosted by its awarding partner, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Graduate TA Orientation & Teaching Conference
Submitted by ksvitil on Tue, 2013-06-11 11:50
Three graduating Caltech seniors, Alex Wang, Joy Xie, and Philip Kong, have been selected to receive 2013–2014 Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies abroad.
Submitted by kfesenma on Mon, 2013-06-03 10:26
PASADENA, Calif.—For the second year in a row, a faculty member from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been awarded the Eni Award in Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy. This year, chemical engineer Frances Arnold—who pioneered methods of "directed evolution" for the production and optimization of biological catalysts—has been chosen to receive the distinction, along with her colleague James Liao of UCLA.
Submitted by dsmith on Mon, 2013-05-20 12:04
Professor of Chemistry Shu-ou Shan studies the gears and springs in the molecular machinery of life. She’ll be giving us a guided tour of the cellular assembly line at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
Submitted by kfesenma on Wed, 2013-05-01 09:52
Based on their distinguished achievements in original research, three Caltech professors—Mike Brown, Ken Farley, and John Seinfeld—are among the newly elected members and foreign associates.
Submitted by dsmith on Thu, 2013-04-25 21:28
Los Angeles has had bouts of smog since the turn of the 20th century. Angelenos might now be living in a state of perpetual midnight—assuming we could live here at all—were it not for the work of Caltech professor Arie Jan Haagen-Smit.
Submitted by kfesenma on Tue, 2013-03-26 14:28
Chemists at Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis, the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into usable energy and generate the oxygen that we breathe.