June 27, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Damien Guironnet, who was recently recognized by the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences for his teaching excellence in the 2015-16 academic year. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Arkaprava Dan also received an SCS Teaching Award.
The SCS teaching awards recognize “the entire scope of our educational efforts, from course development to in-class instruction. Excellence in teaching is not only intellectually satisfying, but our instructional efforts immeasurably strengthen our research mission,” said SCS Director Dr. Jonathan Sweedler in the announcement.
Guironnet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He joined the faculty in 2014 from BASF Corporation where he worked as a senior research scientist. He received his M.Sc. from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’enseignement en Chimie in France in 2005 and his Ph.D. from the University of Constance in Germany in 2009. Guirronet develops new catalysts and catalytic processes for the synthesis of new polymers with a focus on sustainability.
Other faculty recipients of the SCS Teaching Awards for the 2015-2016 school year include Alison Fout, Assistant Professor in Chemistry; and Michael Koerner, Instructor in Chemistry.
Arkaprava Dan is a member of Reid T. Milner Professor Deborah Leckband’s research group. Other SCS graduate students receiving the teaching awards include Thomas Bearrood, Michael Drummond, and Sudharsan Dwaraknath from the Department of Chemistry.