The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania’s Marisa Kozlowski

Marisa Kozlowski, a professor of chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Edward Leete Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry. The award consists of a plaque and a monetary award and will be formally presented at the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting.

The award honors Edward Leete of the University of Minnesota, who, through his contributions to science and education, fostered an appreciation and love for organic chemistry.

Dr. Kozlowski joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. The major focus of Dr. Kozlowski’s research is the development of new catalytic methods for efficient organic synthesis using computation and high throughput screening. She has authored over 170 independent publications. Dr. Kozlowski is currently editor-in-chief of of journal Organic Letters.

A native of Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Kozlowski grew up in Liverpool, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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