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Prof. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez was awarded the 2017 Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).

The distinction will be presented during the SEAC awards session in Pittcon 2017 in Chicago. The award recognizes accomplishments by researchers who are within the first ten years of their career.

Prof. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez was awarded one of three

ECS-Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships for the 2016-2017 cycle.

The program, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), encourages young scholars to pursue research in green energy technology for next-generation vehicles capable of utilizing alternative fuels.

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez
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Students Win Shell360 International Competition

Three ILLINOIS students won the international Shell Ideas360 competition for innovation.

Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton is the recipient of a University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Chilton, '67 PhD with Hager, is being honored for her pioneering work in plant bioresearch.


University of Illinois chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother, right, and veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan tested an anti-cancer compound in pet dogs that is now being used in human clinical trials.  Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Human Trials of Cancer Drug PAC-1 Continue With New Investment

Clinical trials of an anti-cancer drug developed by Paul Hergenrother to potentially aid in the treatment of glioblastoma are expanding with the help of an anonymous investor.

Paul Hergenrother Recipient of the 2106 UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry

Hergenrother received this prestigious biennial award for his outstanding contributions to chemical biology and anticancer drug discovery.

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