Members News

New members joined the group     February, 2013

Russell Pandian and Architha Ellenki joined our group. Welcome!

Stephanie Le Clair obtains her Ph.D.     December 5, 2012

Stephanie successfully defended her thesis on December 5th. Congratulations, Dr. Le Clair!


Nirbhay receives a Summer Undergraduate Research award     May 01, 2012

Nirbhay Jain received a Summer Undergraduate Research Program Award from the Chemistry department. Congratulations, Nirbhay!



Melissa receives the ACS Leadership Award     April 05, 2012

Melissa Goldenberg received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award from the Huron Valley Section of the American Chemical Society.

An important mission of the American Chemical Society is to promote an understanding of chemistry and its place in society.  The action and initiative of individuals are critical to this: to provide leadership, organization, and positive representation for science and citizenship.  Each year, the Huron Valley Section is pleased to recognize outstanding achievement in professional citizenship demonstrated by an undergraduate student.Congratulations!



Professor Ramamoorthy receives a Faculty Recognition Award     March 09, 2012

The Faculty Recognition Awards recognize those who have demonstrated substantive contributions to the University through significant achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities. Congratulations, Rams!



Prof. Ramamoorthy elected fellow to AAAS     January 04, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Please join us in congratulating Professor Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy for being elected a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Prof. Ramamoorthy joins a growing list of University of Michigan Faculty who are fellows within this organization.



Kevin Hartman obtains his Ph.D.     December 15, 2011

Kevin Hartman successfully defended his thesis on December 14th. Congratulations, Dr. Hartman!



Rui receives the George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship     June 06, 2011

The graduate committee has selected Rui as the recipient for the George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship. This fellowship will cover Rui's stipend for the summer term. Congratulations, Rui!



Melissa Gildenberg and Austin McHenry receive research fellowships for Spring/Summer 2011                      May 13, 2011

Melissa Gildenberg received the Novartis Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Austin McHenry received the James E. Harris Scholarship. They are looking forward to immersing themselves in research this summer! Congratulations to both of them!



Kazu obtains his Ph.D.     April 28, 2011

Kazu successfully defended his thesis on Tuesday April 26. Congratulations, Dr. Yamamoto!



Ravi P. R. Nanga obtains his Ph.D. and a post-doc position     April 05, 2011

Ravi successfully defended his thesis last Friday and will join the Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania as a post-doctoral fellow. Congratulations, Dr. Nanga!



Ravi P. R. Nanga receives an ENC student travel award     March 01, 2011

The Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC) grants approximately 50 student stipends to assist with conference expenses.    Each stipend is usually $300, plus free conference registration. Accommodations are not included. The stipends are funded by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and the generous contributions of companies.

The ENC Conference is an annual gathering of NMR Spectroscopists to share ideas, techniques and research.  Congratulations, Ravi!



Kazu Yamamoto receives the prestigious 2011 ENC Ritchey Travel Award     February 23, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Kazu Yamamoto has been awarded the prestigious 2011 ENC Ritchey Travel Award, which he will receive at the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference in April of this year.

Kazu received this award for developing an innovative approach to increase the sensitivity of NMR measurements of membrane proteins. This NMR (ENC) conference award is given to only one graduate student who has done the most outstanding research.

The ENC Ritchey Travel Award is established to honor William M. Ritchey, who is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science at Case Western Reserve University. William Ritchey founded the ENC in 1960. The award is fully funded with contributions from Professor Ritchey’s former students. The areas of the Award are to reflect Prof. Ritchey’s broad interests in the development and application of NMR to chemical and material sciences. The Award is open to graduate students who are within the final year of a PhD program. The research and abstract of the applicants should show work with significant involvement in the development and applications of advanced NMR techniques or methods.

Congratulations, Kazu!



Kazu Yamamoto receives the Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship     August 23, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Kazu Yamamoto has been awarded the Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship for Fall 2010.

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowships are intended to speed the process of completing the dissertation. Except in unusual cases, they should be awarded to students who are at the writing stage of the dissertation. This will permit candidates to work full-time on the final stages of their dissertations. Students are selected by their program for this award.

Congratulations, Kazu!



Samer Salamekh receives the Solomon Leon Kay Research Award     June 21, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Samer Salamekh has received the Solomon Leon Kay Departmental Award. The award is given to undergraduate students who fully participate in the undergraduate chemical sciences experience - from the classroom to the laboratory. Congratulations, Samer!



Kevin Hartman receives the Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award     May 13, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Hartman has received the Robert & Carolyn Buzzard Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award from the Department of

Chemistry. This Leadership Award is given to a graduate student who has shown the skills of a leader to many. The student takes an active role in the Department - assisting with graduate recruitment; working with faculty and staff to provide a better environment for graduate students; also serves as a morale and welfare support person. This award is provided by Bob and Carolyn Buzzard. Congratulations, Kevin!



Samer Salamekh and Austin McHenry receive Summer Fellowships     April 23, 2010

We are pleased to announce two lab members, Samer and Austin, have received summer fellowships from the University of Michigan to continue research in the Ramamoorthy group over the summer! The two undergraduates were selected by the chemistry department for the 10 week program based on their summer research proposals. Congratulation to both Samer  and Austin!



Pieter Smith receives Fulbright award to Israel!     March 12, 2010

We are pleased that Lab Member Pieter Smith has applied for and received a Fulbright award.  The Foundation selected Pieter as a recipient for a 20 month Fulbright Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science commencing in September, 2010.  Congratulations Pieter!

About the Fulbright Program:
The US Government’s Fulbright Program is one of the world’s most prestigious and widely-known academic exchange programs. The main goal of the Fulbright Program, initiated in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright, is to strengthen the basis for peace by strengthening mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of partner countries around the world.  Student and faculty exchanges at the highest possible level of academic excellence are the principal means employed by the Fulbright Program to achieve this goal.