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Olah and Prakash Receive $1 Million for Fuel Research
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Israel awards the 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Ministerís Prize to USC Dornsifeís George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate, and G.K. Surya Prakash for their research on methanol markets. George Olah and G.K. Surya Prakash, pillars of the chemistry department at USC Dornsife, have received a first-ever $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels.
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USC Dornsifeís George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate, and G. K. Surya Prakash have each been honored by their native countries for their lifelong career achievements in chemistry.
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George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and G. K. Surya Prakash, professor of chemistry and director of the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, are having a busy week. Shortly before the announcement that they had received a first-ever $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels, the two pillars of the USC Dornsife chemistry department learned that each was to be honored by the nation of their birth for their lifelong achievements in chemistry.
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Events

October 16, 2014:

Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:

Rethinking Asymmetric Synthesis: The Development of General Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions that Enable the Use of Optically Active Nucleophiles

Prof. Mark Biscoe, The City College of New York

12:00 p.m., Olah Library

October 22, 2014:

Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:

Nitrogen Fixation Using Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes

Prof. Patrick Holland, Yale University

12:00 p.m., Olah Library

Contacts

Loker Hydrocarbon Institute
University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661

Phone: 740-5962

Fax: 740-6679

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