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Dr. Richard Morrison, associate professor of Chemistry, has been named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction.

Kenneth W. Whitten, a professor emeritus in the UGA Department of Chemistry, passed away on April 8, 2020 at the age of 88.  He was a respected member of the faculty for more than 30 years, and was a tireless supporter and benefactor of the department throughout his career

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Newton will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, beginning in August 2020. Dr.

Kaitlin Luedecke, an Honors major in the Chemistry Department, has been selected to receive a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).

Professor Henry F. Schaefer (Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at UGA) is the recipient of the 2019 Southern Chemist Award. This award honors outstanding researchers who are U.S.

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