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2023 graduate student awards

2023 Graduate Student Awards

Congratulations to our outstanding Graduate Student Awardees for 2023! Each year, LSU Chemistry recognizes the achievements of graduate students who have excelled in research, teaching, or both. 

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Dr. Sourav Chatterjee

LSU Chemistry alum hopes to solve environmental challenges with polymer science

November 13, 2023

In his laboratory at Murray State University, Dr. Sourav Chatterjee hopes to create novel monomers from a plant waste source and polymerize them, yielding polymers with enhanced recycling capabilities for various applications. | Read more

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Friday, November 17, 2023 | 12:30 PM | Tureaud 100
“Material for Future Sustainable Applications: Development of CO2 Gas Separation Membrane and Capture Solvent”
Dr. Sourav Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Organic & Polymer Science at Murray State University


Dr. John Pojman

Professor John Pojman receives Southwest Regional ACS Award

October 18, 2023

Professor John Pojman was selected as this year's recipient of the Southwest Regional ACS Award for his exceptional contributions to the promotion and advancement of the field of chemistry while in the Southwest Region of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Pojman will be presented with the award at the 2023 Southwest Regional Meeting Awards Banquet on November 16th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. | Learn more


3D cell culturing microfluidic device

A New Patent for 3D Cell Culture Method and Materials

October 6, 2023

A collaboration between the LSU Department of Chemistry and the LSU Department of Chemical Engineering has led to the invention of a method and materials for 3D cell culturing in microfluidic droplet-generating devices, now available for licensing. LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman, LSU Chemistry Alum Dr. Anowar Khan, and LSU Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Adam Melvin developed the affordable, high-throughput platform capable of producing 3D tumor spheroids. The promising technology has the potential to help researchers better understand and treat cancer. | Learn more



Dr. Elgrishi

LSU Chemistry Professor Named 2024 Rising Star

September 13, 2023

Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi has been chosen by the American Chemical Society, or ACS, Women Chemists Committee for a 2024 Rising Star Award. The award recognizes her commitment, talent, and contributions to the field of environmental chemistry and serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for women scientists and chemists worldwide. | Read more



Dr. Maverick receiving the award

H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence

Professor Andrew Maverick

The  H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence recognizes a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, research, administration, public service, or any other outstanding contributions to the university. 

Dr. Schneider receiving the award

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Gerald Schneider

The LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award award recognizes faculty members for outstanding teaching, research, and/or service. For a full list of 2023 University Faculty Award recipients, visit the press release.

Dr. Elgrishi holding award

College of Science Graduate Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi

The award recognizes Dr. Elgrishi’s dedication and excellence in teaching and the professional development of graduate students.

Funda hold award

College of Science Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mentoring Award

Senior Instructor Funda Kizilkaya

The award recognizes Dr. Kizilkaya’s outstanding mentoring of individuals from underrepresented groups and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. For a full list of 2023 College of Science Award recipients, visit the press release.



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