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Recent PHYS Division News


If you are a member of the PHYS division and would like to submit an item to appear on our news page, please contact us at acspchem@vt.edu.

11 May 2016

2017 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted at the Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C. More information is available here.

18 April 2017

2017 PHYS Undergraduate Awards

The Physical Chemistry Division of ACS is excited to announce our inaugural Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry, which will recognize outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in physical chemistry, and to encourage further pursuits in the field.

10 April 2017

Pulay Award Symposium

We're pleased to present some photos from the symposium and dinner honoring Prof. Peter Pulay as the winner of the 2017 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry.

11 March 2017

2017 JPC/PHYS Lectureships

The PHYS Division congratulates the winners of the 2017 JPC/PHYS Lectureships! Profs. Benjamin Levine, Zahra Fakhraai, and Randall Goldsmith will deliver their lectures at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C.

3 February 2017

2017 PHYS Division Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Physical Chemistry Division senior and early-career awards in theoretical and experimental chemistry. More information is available here.

03 February 2017

2017 ACS National Awards from PHYS

The Physical Chemistry Division is pleased to recognize its members who will be awarded ACS National Awards at the Spring 2017 Meeting in San Diego on March 15th. More information is available here.

23 January 2017

ACS Fellowship Nominations

The PHYS Division is soliciting recommendations for its eight nominees for ACS Fellowship in 2017. The nomination window will be open between February 1st and April 6th. here.

20 January 2017

Kavli Lectureship Nominations

The PHYS Division welcomes suggestions from its membership for its two nominees for the Kavli Emerging Leader Lectureships for the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. here.

20 January 2017

2017 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in Washington through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 10th, 2017. More information is available here.

20 January 2017

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Workshop

The ninth "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 20 - 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Professor Casey Londergan of Haverford College will be organizing the event.

08 November 2016

2017 JPC/PHYS Lectureships

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 JPC/PHYS Lectureships honoring early-career physical chemists whose work has already had a major impact on the field.

31 August 2016

2017 PHYS Award Nomination Window Open

The nomination window for the 2017 PHYS Division awards in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry is open until November 1st. More information is here

30 July 2016

2016 ACS Fellows from PHYS

Five members of the Physical Chemistry Division were named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations to them all!

11 May 2016

2016 JPC Lectureships

The PHYS Division congratulates the winners of the 2016 JPC Lectureships! Profs. Wen Li, Julie Biteen, and J. R. Schmidt will deliver their lectures at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.

11 May 2016

2016 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted at the Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia. More information is available here.

16 February 2016

2016 ACS National Awards from PHYS

The Physical Chemistry Division is pleased to recognize its members who will be awarded ACS National Awards at the Spring 2016 Meeting in San Diego on March 15th. More information is available here.

28 January 2016

2016 PHYS Division Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Physical Chemistry Division senior and early-career awards in theoretical and experimental chemistry. More information is available here.

27 January 2016

ACS Fellowship Nominations

The PHYS Division is soliciting recommendations for its eight nominees for ACS Fellowship in 2016. The nomination window will be open between February 1st and April 1st. here.

27 January 2016

Kavli Lectureship Nominations

The PHYS Division welcomes suggestions from its membership for its two nominees for the Kavli Emerging Leader Lectureships for the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. here.

23 January 2016

2016 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 7th, 2016. More information is available here.

22 January 2016

Fall 2016 Undergraduate Workshop

The ninth "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 21 - 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Professor Casey Londergan of Haverford College will be organizing the event.

01 November 2015

Fall 2015 Poster Award Winners

Six outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Fall 2015 ACS National meeting in Boston. Read all about them here.

30 October 2015

New PHYS Officers Elected

The 2015 PHYS elections have closed, and we are pleased to announce the new Vice-Chair-Elect, two new Executive Committee members, a new Councilor, and a new Alternate Councilor. The complete list of PHYS committee members is available here

13 October 2015

NSF Seeks Program Directors

The National Science Foundation would like to bring to PHYS members' attention the current nationwide search for senior-level researchers to serve as program directors at the Division of Chemistry.

15 July 2015

2015 ACS Fellows from PHYS

Eight members of the Physical Chemistry Division were named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations to them all!

07 July 2015

2015 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted at the Fall National Meeting in Boston. More information is available here.

01 June 2015

2015 JPC Lectureships

The Physical Chemistry Division congratulates the winners of the 2015 JPC Lectureships! Profs. Christine Aikens, Joseph Subotnik, and Prashant Jain will deliver their lectures at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston.

20 February 2015

2015 ACS National Awards from PHYS

The Physical Chemistry Division is pleased to recognize its members who will be awarded ACS National Awards at the Spring 2015 Meeting in Denver on March 24th. More information is available here.

12 February 2015

2015 PHYS Division Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Physical Chemistry Division senior and early-career awards in theoretical and experimental chemistry. More information is available here.

01 February 2015

Spring 2015 Kavli Nominations

The PHYS Division seeks recommendations for its two nominations for the presitgious Kavli Lectureships for the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston.

01 February 2015

2015 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in Boston through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 9th, 2015. More information is available here.

20 January 2015

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Workshop

The eigth "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 16 - 20, 2015 in Boston, MA. Professor Carol Parish of the University of Richmond will be organizing the event.

20 October 2014

2015 JPC Lectureships

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 JPC Lectureships honoring early-career physical chemists whose work has already had a major impact on the field.

20 October 2014

New PHYS Officers Elected

The 2014 PHYS elections have closed, and we are pleased to announce the new Vice-Chair-Elect, two new Executive Committee members, and a new Councilor. The complete list of PHYS committee members is available here

1 October 2014

TSRC Signs Agreement with Telluride

The Telluride Science Research Center takes an important steps towards establishing a permanent facility. More information is here

1 September 2014

2015 PHYS Award Nomination Window Open

The nomination window for the 2015 PHYS Division awards in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry is open until November 1st. More information is here

24 August 2014

Spring 2014 Poster Award Winners

Seven outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Fall 2014 ACS National meeting in San Francisco. Read all about them here.

18 July 2014

Spring 2015 Kavli Nominations

The PHYS Division seeks recommendations for its two nominations for the presitgious Kavli Lectureships for the Spring ACS National Meeting in Denver.

15 July 2014

2014 ACS Fellows from PHYS

Five members of the Physical Chemistry Division were named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations to them all!

3 June 2014

PHYS Bylaws Updated

The Division membership approved by a vote of 856 to 35 a proposed set of bylaw amendments, which were subseuqently finalize by the ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. The updated bylaws are available here.

1 June 2014

Spring 2014 Poster Award Winners

Nine outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Spring 2014 ACS National meeting in Dallas. Read all about them here.

17 May 2014

2014 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted at the Fall National Meeting in San Francisco. More information is available here.

28 April 2014

2014 ACS National Awards from PHYS

The Physical Chemistry Division is pleased to recognize its members who were awarded ACS National Awards at the Spring 2014 Meeting in Dallas on March 18th. More information is available here.

22 February 2014

J. Phys. Chem. Lecturers Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Journal of Physical Chemistry lecturers: Gary Douberly (U. Georgia), Munira Khalil (U. Washington), and Stephan Hofmann (U. Cambridge). They will present their work at a special symposium at the Fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

07 February 2014

2014 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in San Francisco through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 21st, 2014. More information is available here.

07 February 2014

2014 PHYS Division Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Physical Chemistry Division senior and early-career awards in theoretical and experimental chemistry. More information is available here.

9 January 2014

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Workshop

The seventh "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 10 - 14, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Professor Carol Parish of the University of Richmond will organizing the event.

15 December 2013

Fall 2014 Kavli Nominations

The PHYS Division seeks recommendations for its two nominations for the presitgious Kavli Lectureships for the Fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

1 December 2013

2014 PHYS Officers

The new PHYS officers and executive committee members for 2014 have been officially announced!

26 November 2013

2014 JPC Lectureships

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 JPC Lectureships honoring early-career physical chemists whose work has already had a major impact on the field.

19 September 2013

2013 PHYS Elections

Candidates for numerous open offices on the PHYS executive committee have been announced. Elections will open officially in mid-October.

19 September 2013

2014 PHYS Award Nomination Window Open

The nomination window for the 2014 PHYS Division awards in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry is open until November 1st. More information is here

19 September 2013

Fall 2013 Poster Award Winners

Six outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Fall 2013 ACS National meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, September 11th. Read all about them here.

16 August 2013

Women in Theoretical Chemistry

Prof. Anna Krylov at U. Southern California has compiled an impressive directory of women in theoretical and computational chemistry, materials science, and biochemistry.

16 August 2013

2013 ACS Fellows from PHYS

Eight members of the Physical Chemistry Division were named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations to them all!

15 May 2013

Spring 2013 Poster Award Winners

Six outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Spring 2013 ACS National meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 10th. Read all about them here.

15 May 2013

J. Phys. Chem. Lecturers Announced

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Journal of Physical Chemistry lecturers: John Herbert (Ohio State U.), David McCamant (U. Rochester), and Sarbajit Banerjee (U. Buffalo). They will present their work at a special symposium at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. More information is available here.

15 May 2013

Hammes-Schiffer and Gruebele Elected to NAS

PHYS officers, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (past chair) and Martin Gruebele (chair), both of the University of Illinois, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. We are honored to have them as part of our Division. More information is available here.

5 May 2013

CMTS Student Fellowships Available

Fellowships for underrepresented minority students are available from the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation to attend the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. More information is available here.

1 May 2013

PHYS Travel Grants Available

The PHYS division is pleased to sponsor travel grants for minority undergraduate chemistry students to attend the upcoming Indianapolis and Dallas ACS meetings. More information is available here.

5 April 2013

2013 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted at the Fall National Meeting in Indianapolis. More information is available here.

15 January 2013

2013 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in Indianapolis through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 18th, 2013. More information is available here.

13 January 2013

2013 PHYS Division Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Physical Chemistry Division senior and (newly established) early-career awards in theoretical and experimental chemistry. More information is available here.

6 December 2012

Adams Elected to ACS Board

Long-time PHYS Councilor, Prof. John Adams of the University of Missouri, has been elected to the ACS Board of Directors for a three-year term. Congratulations, John!

4 December 2012

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Workshop

The sixth "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, September 8 - 12, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Professor Carol Parish (University of Richmond) is organizing this workshop. More information, including application materials, is available here.

8 November 2012

2013 PHYS Officers

The new PHYS officers and executive committee members for 2013 have been officially announced!

8 November 2012

2013 JPC Lectureships

Nominations are now being accepted for the first annual JPC Lectureships.

20 September 2012

2012 PHYS Elections

Candidates for five open offices on the PHYS executive committee have been announced. Elections opened officially on October 12th, 2012, and closed on November 8th.

19 September 2012

2013 PHYS Award Nomination Window Open

The nomination window for the 2013 PHYS Division awards is open until November 1st. Four awards will be given this year: one to an established scientist and one "early-career" award in each of experimental physical and theoretical chemistry. More information is here

22 August 2012

Fall 2012 Poster Award Winners

Six outstanding PHYS poster presentations were identified at the Fall 2012 ACS National meeting in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 22nd. Read all about them here.

23 July 2012

2012 ACS Fellows from PHYS

We are pleased to recognize the nine outstanding PHYS Division members who were named 2012 ACS Fellows.

30 May 2012

2012 PHYS Postdoc Award Winners Announced

The PHYS division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 postdoctoral awards, whose research will be highlighted in a special session at the Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia. More information is available here.

9 February 2012

2012 PHYS Postdoc Award Nomination Window Now Open

The PHYS division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia through a series of special awards. The application deadline is March 9th, 2012. More information is available here.

9 February 2012

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Research Workshop

The fifth "Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors" will be held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 19 - 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. Professor Carol Parish (University of Richmond) is organizing this workshop. More information, including application materials, is available here.

10 January 2012

2012 PHYS Division Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Congratulations to Prof. Bob Continetti of the University of California at San Diego, who was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 Division Award in Experiment Physical Chemistry. More information is available here.

10 January 2012

2012 PHYS Division Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry

Congratulations go to Prof. Anna Krylov of the University of Southern Califorinia, who was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 Division Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry. here.

9 August 2011

2011 PHYS ACS Fellows

The PHYS division is pleased to announce that 31 of its members were elected as Fellows of the American Chemical Society in 2011. The window for nominations for 2012 ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of the year. More information is available here.