New Organic Faculty Members
In Fall 2019, the Department conducted a search for a new faculty member in Organic Chemistry. Whilst searching broadly, our preference was for scientists with research interests in either the materials arena or biological and medicinal chemistry. Our intent was that these new faculty would add to existing strengths and be attractive vis-à-vis external funding. The search committee consisted of Carol Taylor (Chair), Justin Ragains, Rendy Kartika, David Spivak and Semin Lee. They were ably assisted by Amy Commander, our HR Specialist and winner of this year’s Outstanding Staff Award. Thanks to the support of Dean Peterson and the wisdom of the upper administration, we are delighted to announce that we were successful in appointing two outstanding new assistant professors.
Contributed by Carol M. Taylor (June 2020)