Christopher Cummins Delivers Probst Lecture

Christopher CumminsMonday March 11, 2013, Christopher Cummins delivered the annual Probst lecture for the department of Chemistry.

Specilizing in inorganic chemistry Cummins is currently a professor at MIT. He is the author of over 150 research articles and serves on the boards of many of the most important inorganic chemistry journals. Cummins has been re recipient of Harvard’s E. Bright Wilson Prize, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, the NSF Alan T. Waterman Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the Dannie-Heineman Preis of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen, the ACS F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences.

During his time on campus Cummins gave two lectures. The first lecture “Coordination Chemistry and Molecular Recongnition in a Supramolecular Container Molecute” was directed at senior undergraduates. His second lecture, “Nitrogen and Phosphorus: Fertilizer from the Atmosphere to the Oceans,” was given to over 700 student, faculty, and guest from industry. He also met with faculty and students during the day and attended a senior poster session.

This visit was made possible by support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the SIUE Student Government, Provost’ Office, The Graduate School, the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, and the Chem Club Student organization.

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