Tag: Personal Stories of Discovery

October 19, 2018

Cristina Nevado’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Cristina Nevado has a passion for art. Like an artist, she’s always found inspiration in seeking to understand the world around her. Now that curiosity is improving our understanding of organometallic reactions. Professor Nevado is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich. She is also a Senior Editor for […]

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August 17, 2018

Peidong Yang’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Peidong Yang learned early in his career that being able to think about a problem from more than one vantage point can yield surprising results. Now his interdisciplinary mindset could open new doors in artificial photosynthesis. Yang is the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at  University of California, […]

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August 17, 2018

Staff Sheehan’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

These days, Dr. Staff Sheehan spends more time on the road than in the lab. But his innovations in solar energy as president of Catalytic Innovations, and chief technology officer of The Air Company, just might help save the planet. Sheehan tried his hand at several different fields before discovering a path that worked for […]

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August 17, 2018

Vivian Yam’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Power for lighting makes up almost one-fifth of global energy use; Professor Vivian Yam says that one way to change that will be to make lighting more efficient. Yam is the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy at The University of Hong Kong and an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry. Her interest […]

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August 17, 2018

Shu-Li You’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s the drug development version of having your cake and eating it too: Imagine being able to efficiently manufacture only the desired enantiomer of a drug.  Professor Shu-Li You of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry is working on a way to do just that. You is the Director of State Key Laboratory of Organometallic […]

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February 26, 2018

Ali Khademhosseini’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He was born in Iran and lived there during the turbulence of the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. When he was young, Khademhosseini’s parents decided to move […]

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February 26, 2018

Anne M. Andrews’ Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Anne M. Andrews is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also an Associate Editor at ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Andrews discovered her love of science while in high school. She credits two teachers for inspiring her interests in chemistry through exciting and challenging experiments. […]

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February 26, 2018

Mireille Kamariza’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Mireille Kamariza is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Born in Burundi, Kamariza emigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Her experiences growing up in East-Africa in many ways inspired the work she does today. She cites her father as a significant influence in seeking out science as a career. When Kamariza […]

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February 26, 2018

Teri W. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Teri W. Odom, Ph.D., is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. She is also the Executive Editor of ACS Photonics and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Odom said she didn’t picture herself pursuing a career in […]

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