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November 6, 2014

Professor Vicki Grassian, F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa has been named the 70th recipient of the Midwest Award from the American Chemical Society.

October 30, 2014

Professor Vicki Grassian and Professor Amanda Haes are pleased to announce the NanoEHS: Fundamental Science Needs Workshop in Boston, MA taking place this Saturday November 1, 2014. The goal of the workshop will be to discuss the fundamental science challenges, opportunities, and needs of the broad area of NanoEHS. The discussion will be used to prepare a paper that will be submitted to Environmental Science: Nano as a perspective article.

October 14, 2014

The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa recently received funding for 3 more years, from 2015-2017. The programe is co-directed by Professor Allan Guymon (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) and Professor Sarah Larsen (Chemistry).

May 5, 2014

Dr. Vicki Grassian has received the 2014 John Jeyes Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This is a prestigious award in recognition of Dr. Grassian’s many pioneering contributions to the chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and the environmental implications of nanomaterials. To learn more about this award, visit

April 28, 2014

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development recently recognized three NNI faculty for research and innovation excellence. NNI Co-Director Vicki Grassian was honored with the Scholar of the Year Award for her nationally recognized achievements in research. NNI Executive Committee Member David Cwiertny was honored for research or scholarly activity that shows significant promise, with the Early Career Scholar of the Year Award.