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Top ten stories of 2020

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Dec 4 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the top Stanford Chemistry news stories of the year. It has been an unprecedented year and with transitioning to remote learning to three new faculty appointments, the Stanford Chemistry Department was no exception. We invite you to peruse the pieces below that garnered the most interest throughout the year. Browse all department news here

Professors Grant Rotskoff (left), Fang Liu (right), and Steven Banik (bottom)

1. Stanford Chemistry Department welcomes three new faculty members: Grant Rotskoff, Fang Liu, and Steven Banik

June 16, 2020

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2. Congratulations to our recent alumni on faculty appointments

July 2, 2020


Carolyn Bertozzi

3. Carolyn Bertozzi awarded Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize

January 21, 2020


Hemamala I. Karunadasa

4. Congratulations to Hema Karunadasa on the Harry Gray Award

January 15, 2020


Chaitan Khosla

5. Chaitan Khosla elected to the National Academy of Sciences

April 27, 2020


Richard Zare

6. Chemists amid coronavirus: Dick Zare

April 7, 2020


Chemistry lab kit

7. Stanford chemistry team delivers hands-on learning to remote students

August 6, 2020







From left, Kenneth Goodson, Fei-Fei Li, Stacey Bent

8. Three Stanford faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 10, 2020



Hongjie Dai

9. Congratulations to Hongjie Dai for being named as a 2020 Citation Laureate!

September 23, 2020


Hemamala Karunadasa

10. Celebrating 10 years of Chemical Science: No longer completely in the dark

August 26, 2020