2018 Graduate Student Awards
By C. Todd Reichart
Friday, June 1 2018
Nineteen graduate students were honored at the annual Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Awards presentation, held in Taylor Auditorium on Friday, June 1, 2018 with Tom Muir, department chair, presenting. Three categories of awards were presented: first-year academic achievement, merit awards, and teaching awards. Photos of all recipients present for the event appear below.
First Year Academic Achievement
These fellowships were gifted to the department by alumni and provide summer support to first-year students in recognition of academic excellence.
The Norman G. and Elizabeth Brink Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Boran Lee (Chirik lab)
The Stephen P.A. Fodor *85 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Stephen Ting (Doyle lab)
The Stanley A. Lefkowitz *70 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Timothy Middlemas (Torquato lab)
The David V. Milligan ’62 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Suong Nguyen (Knowles lab)
The George B. Rathmann *51 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Chen Zhang (Seyedsayamdost lab)
The Nat C. Robertson *42 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Lei Tian (Scholes lab)
Department Citation for Academic Excellence to Ben Xinzi Zhang (Scholes lab) and Kuo Zhao (Knowles lab)
The Third Year Seminar Hubbell ’47 Prize to Peter Waddell (Carrow lab) and Misha Nechay (Kleiner lab)
This award is given to one or two 3rd year students for a superb seminar presentation as judged by current 4th-years students.
The Arthur A. Patchett ’51 Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry to Qilei Zhu (Knowles lab)
This award, provided by a donation from Dr. Arther Patchett ’51, a former executive of Merck and Co. and an alumnus of Princeton, is granted to a senior organic student who has excelled at Princeton.
MacMillan-Cava Prize for Outstanding Thesis Research to Matthew Nielsen (Doyle lab)
This annual prize is given to a graduating student who produced a thesis of exceptional quality.
Margaret & Herman Sokol Fellowship in Chemistry to Luis Guerra (Muir and Yang labs)
This award recognizes outstanding work as a teaching assistant for a student interested in a career in teaching and research.
Hubert Alyea ’24 Teaching Award to Etienne Gallant (Seyedsayamdost lab)
Granted in memory of Hubert Alyea, a renowned chemist and beloved Princeton instructor, this award recognizes outstanding dedication and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.
Pickering Teaching Award to Vlad Bacauanu (MacMillan lab), Gabrielle Lovett (MacMillan lab), Bradley Lukasak (Muir lab), Casey Roos (Knowles lab), and Nick Till (MacMillan lab)
Named in honor of Miles Pickering, Director of the Chemistry Undergraduate Labs from 1981 until his death in 1991, these awards recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching.