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Jaroniec named Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Research

Professor Christopher Jaroniec, Vice Chair for Research and Administration in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named Associate Dean for Research for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jaroniec earned his PhD in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and joined the department’s faculty in 2006. He has received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, the Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Founders' Medal from the International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems and the American Chemical Society's Physical Division Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry, and he is also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Jaroniec’s research focuses on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques and their application to analysis of molecular structure, conformational dynamics and intermolecular interactions of intractable biological macromolecules fundamental to human health.

His work is funded by NSF, the National Institutes of Health, the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Mathers Foundation, Eli Lilly and the Evans Disease Endowment Fund at Ohio State.

“I am honored to have been selected for this position and excited by the opportunity to contribute to positively impacting and advancing the college’s interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry enterprise,” Jaroniec said.