||Dr. M. Samy El-Shall was honored at the 29th annual Faculty Convocation Ceremony where he was presented the University Distinguished Scholarship Award for reasons such as publishing nearly 200 research papers and securing more than $8 million dollars in external funding. Dr. El-Shall holds seven patents and four provisional patents, and his highly competitive research group produces roughly 12 papers each year.
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Dr. Alenka Luzar elected to be a Fellow of AAAS for contributions to the field of computational and theoretical chemistry, particularly for theoretical modeling and new applications of modern condensed matter science to confined liquids. A presentation of the rosette and certificate was at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Nobel Laureate John Fenn, VCU Professor of Chemistry, Dies at 93
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The Royal Society of Chemistry held FD146: Wetting Dynamics of Hydrophobic and Structured Surfaces on April 12-14, 2010. This conference was held at The Jefferson Hotel, in Richmond, Va.
The RSC is grateful to the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, the Division of Physical Chemistry and VCU for their generous sponsorship support of Faraday Discussion 146.
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The U.S.-Egypt Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) on “Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysis for Energy, Petrochemicals and Environmental Applications” was held March 27-April 5, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.
The ASI is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and hosted by the National Research Centre (NRC) of Egypt in Cairo. The ASI will provide education and training for both U.S. and Egyptian graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the state-of-the-art, cutting edge research areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology with specific focus on nanocatalysis research for energy, petrochemicals and environmental applications.