Alan MacDiarmid Term Professor of Chemistry
Ivan Dmochowski, Professor of Chemistry, is the Alan MacDiarmid Term Professor of Chemistry. Dmochowski’s laboratory develops chemical and biophysical tools to study complex biological systems, including new technologies for biomolecular imaging, identifying proteins and RNA molecules important in brain function, and fabricating functional bio-nanomaterials. He has collaborations with many researchers at Penn and throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Dmochowski is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the American Chemical Society Akron Section’s Crano Award, the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, the National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award, and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. He served as Undergraduate Chair of Chemistry from 2015-18, continues to serve as Co-Director of the Penn Pathways program, and is a member of the Provost’s Faculty Council on Access and Academic Support.
About the Donor
P. Roy Vagelos, a chemistry major who graduated from Penn in 1950 before going on to receive a medical degree from Columbia University, is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Merck & Co.