The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) presented several awards during the society’s fall 2011 national meeting in Denver. The HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, cosponsored by Hewlett-Packard, recognizes the early success and academic potential of computational chemists who are on the tenure track but have not yet received tenure. The winners were Christine Aikens, Kansas State University; Elizabeth Amin, University of Minnesota; Jianhan Chen, Kansas State University; and Alberto Striolo, University of Oklahoma. Each received $1,000.
The CCG Excellence Award, cosponsored by Montreal-based software company Chemical Computing Group (CCG), recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student in computational chemistry. The recipients were John Faver, University of Florida; Maria Frushicheva, University of Southern California; Wenkel Liang, University of Washington; Falgun Shah, University of Mississippi;and
The recipient of the ACS Peter Kollman Graduate Award in High-Performance Computing, cosponsored by the National Center for Computational Sciences, is Robert Elder, University of Colorado.
More information on COMP’s awards can be found on its website at web2011.acscomp.org/comp-news/compawardswinnersinfall2011