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George Olah Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

George Olah Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 6, 2009

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 65 new members and nine foreign associates. Among these distinguished individuals is George Olah, USC College Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering and…

In Memoriam: Robert Bau

In Memoriam: Robert Bau

January 1, 2009

Robert Bau, an esteemed faculty member of USC College's chemistry department for nearly 40 years, passed away on Dec. 28, 2008. He was a distinguished researcher in the field of x-ray and neutron diffraction…

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

November 1, 2008

James C. Warf, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Chemistry, considered a “citizen scientist” because of his work toward world peace, has died. He was 91. Warf, who joined USC College in 1948 and retired…

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

September 1, 2008

USC College chemist Nicos Petasis, an authority on organic synthesis and drug discovery, including the anti-inflammatory compounds known as lipoxins and beneficial substances such as omega-3 fatty acids, has received the…

Arieh Warshel. Photo credit Stacey Halper.

Arieh Warshel Elected to Royal Society of Chemistry

August 1, 2008

Arieh Warshel, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Europe's largest organization dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences. Only a few distinguished Americans are…

Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

June 1, 2008

Philip Stephens, professor of chemistry in USC College, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, the highest distinction a British scientist can receive. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the United Kingdom’s…

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

January 1, 2008

  Before becoming a major player in the competitive worlds of California real estate and professional sports, Jerry Buss (Ph.D., chemistry, ‘57), chairman and majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, could be…

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

May 1, 2007

Organic chemist G.K. Surya Prakash’s deft manipulations of molecules and atoms, most notably of hydrogen, carbon and fluorine, have led to many advances in research and industry. Last month, they earned Prakash major…

USC Participates in Chemical First

USC Participates in Chemical First

January 9, 2006

An international team featuring three Trojan representatives observes a reaction in real time from the molecule’s point of view. By Carl Marziali A team from six research institutions in Canada, the United States…

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

August 1, 2005

A neuroscientist, a computational biologist and an organic chemist — all three professors in USC College — have won national and international honors for their outstanding research. University Professor Michael…