May 2013 Julia Steinberg received the Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Challenge Award
April 2013 Dr. Steve Young successfully defend his thesis.
August 2012 Steve Young receives a research award from the Penn Chemistry Department as the top 4th year graduate student in physical chemistry.
June 2012 Miguel Angel Méndez Polanco has been named a "Best Poster" winner at the 24th Annual Workshop on Electronic Structure Algorithms.
May 2012 Andrew M. Rappe receives the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.
May 2012 Andrew M. Rappe receives the Charles Ludwig Award for Distinguished Teaching.
March 2011 Doyle Yuan has been named a 2011 Dean's Scholar in recognition of his academic and research achievements.
February 2011 Tingting Qi passes her thesis defense, qualifying for the Ph. D. degree. She has accepted a postdoctoral position with Prof. Evan Reed in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Stanford University.
November 2010 Jing Shi won a competitive fellowship, permitting him to study lead-free relaxor ferroelectrics with the Rappe group for the next two years, as part of his Ph. D. program in the Material Physics Department, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China.
October 2009 The Rappe group's SONAR materials research has been named a Challenge Project by the High-Performance Computing Modernization Office of the US Department of Defense, sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research.
May 2009 Joe Bennett receives the John G. Miller Award for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation of the year.