Robinson Graduate Analytical Chemistry Award

James Robinson

 

Professor Robinson joined the Department of Chemistry as an Associate Professor in 1964, retiring to become Professor Emeritus in 1993.  To read more about Professor Robinson, see:

Induction into the College of Science Hall of Distinction (2011)

Also, “Who am I?” on p. 2 of the Spring 2016 edition of the Department newsletter.

The original award documentation states, simply, that “the recipient of this award must be a full-time graduate student in Analytical Chemistry enrolled in the College of Science.”  In 2015, the faculty of the Analytical Division decided that the award should be for a student who will receive their doctoral degree that year.  Students completing their PhD in the Fall of the award year are also eligible. The winner may be informed so that he/she can use the information in their vita when seeking subsequent employment. However, the name of the winner will not be broadly announced until graduation or after graduation in the case of a student graduating in the Fall.

The endowment for this eponymous award was contributed by Professor Jim Robinson.

Previous recipients:

  • 2020 - Thilini Ukwaththage (Macnaughtan Group)
  • 2019 - Neepa Kurrupu (Garno Group)
  • 2018 - Kelin Wang (Murray Group)
  • 2017 - Nimisha Bhattarai (Warner Group)
  • 2016 - Nicolas Speller (Warner Group)
  • 2015 - Bijeta Prasai (McCarley Group)
  • 2014 - Paul Magut (Warner Group)
  • 2013 - Joyce Kamande (Soper Group);  Atiya Jordan (Warner Group)
  • 2012 - Sergio de Rooy (Warner Group)
  • 2011 - Wilson Serem (Garno Group)
  • 2010 - Udara Dharmasiri (Soper Group)
  • 2009 - Jie-Ren Li (Garno Group);
  • 2007 - Arther Gates (Warner Group)
  • 2006 - Alicia Williams (Warner Group)
  • 2005 - Suying Wei (McCarley Group)
  • 2004 - Mary Kamande (Warner Group)
  • 2003 - Constantina Kapnissi (Warner Group)
  • 2002 - Musundi Wabuyele (Soper Group)
  • 2001 - Suzanne Lassiter (Soper Group)
  • 2000 - Fereshteh Billiot (Warner Group);  Alyssa Henry (McCarley Group)
  • 1999 - Juson Haynes (Warner Group)
  • 1998 - Lenore Polo (Limbach Group)
  • 1997 - Robert Willucut (McCarley Group);  Eric Roberts (Warner Group)