Jack Saltiel Honored with a Special Symposium and a Named Undergraduate Research Award

Mark Wrighton, who can be seen with Jack in the photo, and his wife Risa Wrighton endowed FSU with the Jack Saltiel Undergraduate Research Award. Mark completed his undergraduate Honors Thesis as a research student in Professor Saltiel's laboratory and went on to an illustrious academic and administrative career at MIT and is current Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. The award is designed to celebrate the outstanding contributions of our undergraduate research students who will go on to be leaders in chemistry. It was awarded for the first time this year to Ms. M. Ly, an undergraduate research student in Professor I. Alabugin's research group.

Elizabeth Gaillard (Northern Illinois University) teamed up with Igor Alabugin (FSU) to co-organize a special Symposium in Jack Saltiel's honor at the 2016 American Society for Photobiology (ASP) Conference that was held on 21-26 May 2016 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Dr. Wrighton gave the opening remarks and was followed by research presentations from several authorities of great international renown in the areas of photochemistry and photobiology. Elizabeth is a former Saltiel lab undergraduate research student and past president of the ASP.

Click here to view the symposium schedule.

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