MARSHA I. LESTER, University of Pennsylvania

Marsha Lester is Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in the department of chemistry at Penn and editor-in chief of The Journal of Chemical Physics. Her research employs novel spectroscopic methods to rigorously characterize important, yet previously uncharted, regions of chemical reaction pathways, including reaction intermediates of environmental significance. She was elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and awarded the Garvan-Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the AAAS, the American Chemical Society, and the American Physical Society, and is the recipient of Guggenheim and Sloan Foundation fellowships, as well as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The Royal Society of Chemistry honored her with the Bourke Lectureship. She is also a founding member of the Penn Forum for Women Faculty.


Thur-Fri, Oct. 20-21
    U.of Nebraska, Lincoln

Mon-Tue, Oct. 24-25
    Knox C., Galesburg, IL

Thur-Fri, Nov. 3-4
    U. of California, Riverside

Thur-Fri, Nov. 10-11
    Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo

Mon-Tue, Nov. 14-15
    Rockford U., Rockford, IL

Mon-Tue, March 6-7
    Marietta C., Marietta, OH


The Atmosphere's Detergent

Climate Change:  Chemistry, International Assessment, and Policy


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