Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Graduate Program

Graduate Student Awards

International Awards and Honors

Year Award Recipient
2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Mingjiang Zhong
2013 International Precious Metals Institute Graduate Student Award Santosh Kumar
2012 International Precious Metals Institute Graduate Student Award Huifeng Qian
2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Huifeng Qian
2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Wenwen Li
2007 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Haifeng Gao
2005 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Chuanbing Tang

Awards and Honors from National Organizations

Year Award Recipient
2013 ACS Younger Chemists Committee Leadership Development Award Lea Da Silva Veras
2013 ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, ACS Polymer Division Mingjiang Zhong
2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Danielle Chirdon
2012 Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Racquel Jemison
2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Andrew DeYoung
2011 ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, ACS Polymer Division Wenwen Li
2010–2011 Advancing Science Award, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Racquel Jemison
2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Emily Daniels Weiss
2010 Achievements Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Award Andrew DeYoung
2010 ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, ACS Polymer Division Hongchen Dong
2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Emily Daniels Weiss
2009 ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, ACS Polymer Division Renaud Nicolaÿ
2009 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Certificate Hongchen Dong
2009 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Certificate Laura Anne Mueller
2008 Achievements Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Award Chase Butler
2007 Achievements Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Award Nathaniel Shank
2007 ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, ACS Polymer Division Ke Min
2007 ACS Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry Arani Chanda
2007 American Heart Association, Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award Michael Yonkunas
2007 GEM Fellowship from the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. Halimatu Mohammed
2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Kimberly Zanotti
2006 P.E.O. Scholar Award Amy Sage
2006 ACS Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry Ke Min
2006 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Laura Anne Mueller
2005 ACS Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry Anindya Ghosh
2003 ACS Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry Nicolay Tsarevsky

College Fellowships and Research Awards

Year Award Recipient
2013 Guy C. Berry Graduate Research Award, Mellon College of Science Mingjiang Zhong
2013 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Saumya Saurabh
2012 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Mingjiang Zhong
2011 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Wenwen Li
2011 Guy C. Berry Graduate Research Award, Mellon College of Science Huifeng Qian
2010 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Rupal Gupta
2009 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Renaud Nicolaÿ
2008 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Wei He
2008 Guy C. Berry Graduate Research Award, Mellon College of Science Haifeng Gao
2007 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Haifeng Gao
2007 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science Andrea Lynn Benvin
2005 Guy C. Berry Graduate Research Award, Mellon College of Science Sebastian Stoian

Departmental Fellowships

Year Award Recipient
2010 John and Nancy Harrison Legacy Graduate Fellowship Wenwen Li
2010 John and Nancy Harrison Legacy Graduate Fellowship Greg Thomas Drozd
2010 Dr. Konrad M. Weis Fellowship Award in Chemistry Joshua Allen Hayden
2008 Dr. John and Nancy Harrison Legacy Fellowship Hongchen Dong
2008 Joseph A. Solomon Memorial Fellowship Matthew James Crawford
2007 Dr. Konrad M. Weis Fellowship Anna Zatsman
2006 John and Nancy Harrison Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry Wade Braunecker
2005 Joseph A. Solomon Memorial Fellowship in Chemistry Daniel John Siegwart

Internships and Summer Institutes (Competitive Applications)

Year Award Recipient
2012 Bayer Fellowship Racquel Jemison
2012 Bayer Fellowship Antonina Simakova
2010 Merck Summer Internship Lea Da Silva Veras
2008 Bayer Fellowship Wenwen Li
2008 Bayer Fellowship John McGann
2006 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students Fellowship Daniel John Siegwart
2001 Bayer Fellowship Ke Min

Carnegie Mellon Graduate Teaching and Service Awards

Year Award Recipient
2014 Hugh D. Young Graduate Teaching Award Emily Daniels Weiss
2013 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Lea Veras
2013 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Eric Wu
2013 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Emily Daniels Weiss
2012 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Christian Legaspi
2012 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Huifeng Qian
2012 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Lisa Rastede
2011 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Kelly Chacon-Madrid
2011 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Jing Kong
2011 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Ha Pham
2010 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Jesse Allen Miller
2010 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Hayriye Ünal
2010 Carnegie Mellon Graduate Student Service Award William Chadwick Ellis
2009 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Martin Christen
2008 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Nicolae M. Albu
2008 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award William Chadwick Ellis
2008 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Matthew James Crawford
2007 Co-recipient, Hugh D. Young Graduate Teaching Award Andrea Lynn Benvin
2007 Honorable Mention for the University Graduate Student Teaching Award Andrea Lynn Benvin
2006 Co-recipient, Hugh D. Young Teaching Award Delia-Laura Popescu
2006 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Anna Zatsman
2006 Departmental Graduate Teaching Award Brian Francis Cusick
2004 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Delia-Laura Popescu
2004 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Amy Sage
2004 Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Award Gizelle Sherwood

Travel Awards (Competitive)

Year Award Recipient
2014 The Biophysical Society Education Travel Award Jose Flores-Canales
2013 POD Network in Higher Education Conference Funding Award Emily Daniels Weiss
2013 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry Matthew DeNardo
2013 Edwin N. Lassettre Graduate Travel Award Santosh Kumar
2012 ACS Travel Grant, Pittsburgh Section Mingjiang Zhong
2012 NSF Scholarship for Participation in 2012 Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference Longzhu Shen
2011 Black Graduate Student Association Travel Award Racquel Jemison
2011 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award Huifeng Qian
2011 Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund Travel Award Longzhu Shen
2010 NSF Travel Award to National Graduate Research Polymer Conference Alper Nese
2010 Travel Award for the 35th International Symposium on HPLC Longzhu Shen
2008 Bayer-NOBCChE Advancing Science Travel Award Gizelle Sherwood
2006 Eli Lily-ACS Women Chemists Committee Travel Award Andrea Lynn Benvin
2006 Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship, ACS Green Chemistry Institute Delia-Laura Popescu
2005 American Chemical Society POLY Division Travel Award Jessica R. Cooper

Conference Awards

Year Award Recipient
2013 Best Research in Fluorescence Microscopy, Single Molecule Biophysics Conference, Aspen Saumya Saurabh
2013 Best Poster Award, Gordon Conference for Photochemistry, Boston Saumya Saurabh
2011 ACS Polymer Chemistry Best Poster Award, ACS National Meeting, Denver Mingjiang Zhong
2011 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference Racquel Jemison
2011 Chair's Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 2011 Bioorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference Raman Bahal
2010 ACS Scholarship for Leadership Training, "Collaborating Across Boundries," Boston, MA Alper Nese
2006 Honorable Mention for Best Poster at International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry Anna Zatsman