News

  • Prof. David Cole-Hamilton from St. Andrews University in Scotland (also President of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, and President, Dalton Divisional Council, Royal Society of Chemistry) has recorded a video that was displayed at the XXXV Venezuelan Chemistry Olympiad, where the "Prof. Roberto Sanchez-Delgado Award" for academic excellence has been announced. The video starts in Spanish for less than a minute and then continues in English.
  • Emeritus Professor Irving Alan Kaye turns 100!











Irving Alan Kaye, a BC Chemistry Department faculty member from 1945 to 1984 celebrated his 100th birthday on May 23, 2016. Irv was born in Brooklyn, earned his AB from City College (1935), a Masters Degree from NYU (1939), and a PhD in organic chemistry from Michigan State College (now University) (1942). He became an instructor at BC in 1945 and was promoted to full professor in 1965. During his tenure at BC he taught organic chemistry and carried out research in synthetic organic chemistry and the development of organic laboratory techniques. Irv was always in good physical condition and he used to run up and down the bleacher steps and the steps from the basement of Ingersoll to the sixth floor observatory. This probably made a significant contribution to his longevity. Happy 100th Birthday, Irv!


Professor Kaye at Brooklyn College in 1952

  • Associate Professor Contel publishes "Titanocene-gold complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands inhibit growth of prostate, renal and colon cancers in vitro" in the journal Organometallics
  • Congratulations to Aaron Frank on his appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Michigan
  • Congratulations to chemistry Assistant Professor Mariana Torrente, one of recipients of the Feliks Gross Endowment Award in recognition of her outstanding research.
Mariana Torrente speaks at the Feliks Gross award ceremony 

Prof. Mariana Torrente speaks at the Feliks Gross award ceremony held on Thursday April 7th 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center


Prof. Mariana Torrente, center, with Prof. Malgorzata Ciszkowska, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, on her side (left) receives the Feliks Gross award from  Manfred Philipp, Executive Director of the CUNY Academy on April 7th 2016. 



  • The research symposium to honor our beloved colleague and friend Prof. Roberto Sanchez-Delgado will be held on Friday, August 19th, 2016. For information on the symposium and program, and to register, please visit this page.