Message from Chair Reginald Penner
May 27, 2015
I want to share with you two pieces of exciting news: First, Professor Shaul Mukamel has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Shaul is a pioneer in nonlinear optical spectroscopy who has led the development of a theoretical foundation for these experiments. As Chancellor Howard Gilman put it, "This extraordinary recognition only confirms what we have long known: Shaul Mukamel is a true pioneer whose insightful and profound research has transformed his field and created important new areas of exploration.”
Second, we have learned that Dr. James Smith will join us as a new faculty member in Fall 2015. Jim is presently a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. CO. Jim's program builds on our existing strength of Atmospheric Chemistry. He brings to the Department expertise in instrumentation development and nanoparticle analysis that is absolutely unique - and certain to be hugely beneficial to our students.
So, we congratulate Shaul on his election to the NAS, and we look forward to welcoming Jim as our newest colleague!