Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.
This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.
About our speaker:
Claudia Turro is the Dow Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State. She is a leader and pioneer in the areas of inorganic chemistry, photochemistry, and ultrafast spectroscopy. Her work in the design of new molecules that can be activated with light has resulted in important discoveries with impact ranging from medical therapy and diagnostics to sustainable energy and the environment.
Turro is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society (ACS). She has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award and the Inter-American Photochemical Society Award in Photochemistry. She has also been awarded the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, the 2017 Mentor on the Map Award by the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, the Edward W. Morley Medal from the Cleveland Section of the ACS, the Award of the Columbus Section of the ACS and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Turro received the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award in 2017. She is currently the associate editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Turro received her BS and PhD from Michigan State University. She joined the Ohio State faculty in 1996.
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