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In the News

September 26, 2019
Angell receives 2019 Lise Meitner award

ASU Regents Professor Austen Angell of the School of Molecular Sciences received the 2019 Lise Meitner Award "For inventing the concept of fragility of glass-forming liquids”. The Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award is presented every year to a scientist who has made a breakthrough discovery in physics.


SMS Junior Wins National Award as an Up-and-Coming Scientist

May 8, 2019
SMS Junior Wins National Award

Madeleine Howell, an SMS junior majoring in chemistry who is already involved in basic research has won a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates studying science, math and engineering.

Since 2009, SMS has been awarded 10 Goldwater scholarships, which is more than one third of the total awarded to ASU in this time period.

ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Michael O’Keeffe (left) receives the Aminoff prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, with Professor Omar Yaghi observing.

April 12, 2019
O'Keeffe and Yaghi receive Aminoff Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Michael O’Keeffe and Professor Omar M. Yaghi, of the University of California, Berkeley, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of reticular chemistry.” The honor was personally awarded by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.