News: Faculty Awards


Congratulations to Chuan He for winning the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry!

August 29, 2023

Chuan He

Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of Elsevier’s Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2023 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Chuan He, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Photo by Jason Smith

Chuan He shortlisted for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year 2023

August 22, 2023

Chuan He

Congratulations to UChicago chemist Chuan He for his inclusion on the shortlist for the Falling Walls Foundation Science Breakthrough of the Year 2023. He is recognized for “Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity.” 

To learn more about He's work, read his interview with Falling Walls.

Mass extinctions, massive questions: Prof. David Jablonski honored for evolution research

August 14, 2023

David Jablonski

UChicago paleontologist David Jablonski receives Darwin-Wallace Medal for unique approach to evolution, extinction studies.

Photo by Jean Lachat

Physicist Jeffrey Harvey named a 2023 Dirac Medallist

August 10, 2023

Jeffrey Harvey

Congratulations to Jeffrey Harvey, the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, for winning a 2023 Dirac Medal. The award recognizes wide-ranging contributions to string theory, a mathematical framework in fundamental physics that aims to describe the entirety of the whole universe.  

UChicago physicist Zoe Yan named 2023 laureate of the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists

August 9, 2023

Zoe Yan

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Physics Zoe Yan for being named the 2023 laureate in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category. She is recognized for developing the first quantum gas microscope on single, ultracold molecules and applying this technique to explore important phenomena relevant to high-temperature superconductors and other quantum materials. 

Mark Levin wins BMS Unrestricted Grantee Award, grad student Jisoo Woo awarded 2023-2024 BMS Graduate Fellowship

August 9, 2023

Mark Levin (left) and Jisoo Woo

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Levin for winning the 2023 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grantee Award and Jisoo Woo, who works as part of the Levin Group, for winning the 2023 BMS Graduate Fellowship for his achievements in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

Prof. Greg Engel has been named an American Chemical Society fellow

July 31, 2023

Greg Engel

Congratulations to Chemistry professor Greg Engel, who is one of 42 new people honored as an ACS fellow for 2023. This program of the American Chemical Society recognizes ACS members who have made exceptional contributions to science, the profession, and the ACS community.

Prof. Lek-Heng Lim wins Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

July 24, 2023

Lek-Heng Lim

University of Chicago professor of computational and applied mathematics Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the 2023 Vannevar Bush Fellowship, the U.S. Department of Defense’s most prestigious award for basic research. It provides $3 million in funding to support transformative, “blue-sky” research at the limits of today’s technology.