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Dr. Neil Kestner

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Neil Kestner

June 18, 2024

During his career at LSU, Professor Emeritus Neil Kestner emerged as a leading figure in theoretical physical chemistry and served as both department chair and president of the LSU Faculty Senate. He pioneered integrating computer technology into research and teaching chemistry, serving a pivotal role in the MERLOT project. Professor Emeritus Kestner passed away on May 30, 2024, but his contributions to research and education left an enduring legacy that will continue to impact countless students and scholars.

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Dr. Baranets

LSU Chemistry Professor Receives Prestigious Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

June 17, 2024

Assistant Professor Sviatoslav Baranets received a 2024 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The award recognizes Baranets’ project exploring the structural and electronic properties of Zintl Pnictides under high-pressure conditions. Insights gained from the project have the potential to advance the development of next-generation electronic devices and energy technologies.

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Mrs. Reid

LSU Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator Receives 2024 Technician of the Year Award

May 24, 2024

The ACS Baton Rouge Local Section honored Nicole Reid, the Organic Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator, with the 2024 Technician of the Year Award. The award recognizes Nicole’s service to the department by supporting the organic chemistry teaching laboratories and fostering a safe and conducive learning environment. 

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2023 - 2024 Promotion and Tenure

May 20, 2024

Congratulations to the LSU Chemistry faculty that received notification of their promotion and/or tenure during the 2023 - 2024 academic year:

Promotion to Professor
Prof. Daniel Kuroda
Prof. Kenneth Lopata

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
Prof. Noémie Elgrishi

Their dedication to teaching, groundbreaking research, and unwavering commitment to student success have earned them this well-deserved promotion in their academic careers. Learn more


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2024 Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation

May 13, 2024

At the close of each spring semester, the College of Science and its departments celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation. This year, LSU Chemistry students were distinguished for their exceptional academic performance, research, and service to the College. Congratulations to the 2024 Chemistry Honorees for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions.

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Sean McGlynn

In Memoriam: Emeritus Boyd Professor Sean P. McGlynn

May 10, 2024

With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Boyd Professor Emeritus Sean McGlynn, who led a remarkable academic journey, leaving an indelible mark on LSU and the broader academic community. He spearheaded several initiatives that led to substantial advancements in research productivity and funding, including CAMD, the Center for Energy Studies, and the creation of the Boyd Professor Research Fund. His visionary leadership and efforts resulted in LSU achieving the Carnegie Foundation’s Research I University ranking. | Obituary

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2024 University and College Research, Teaching, and Mentoring Awards

May 6, 2024

Congratulations to the LSU Chemistry faculty who were honored at the University Faculty Awards Ceremony and the LSU College of Science Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation for their achievements and dedication to advancing research, enriching education, and providing invaluable mentoring. Learn more

Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi

Dr. Marion D. "Soc" Socolofsky Award for Teaching Excellence: Senior Instructor Kandace Hurst

College of Science Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mentoring Award: Professor Rendy Kartika




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