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Chemistry Professor Receives Rising Star Award

Jong-In Hahm

Jong-in Hahm

August 14, 2012 – The American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee (WCC) has granted Georgetown’s Jong-in Hahm its 2013 Rising Star Award for excellence in advancing nanoscience and developing next-generation, enhanced DNA and protein sensors beneficial to life sciences.  

Hahm, an assistant professor of chemistry, studies molecular structures on the nanometer scale for use as advanced molecular tools in promoting fundamental chemical research and investigating a variety of biological systems.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by ACS as a leader in [this] research area …,” she says. “I hope that my teaching and research program at Georgetown University will continue to grow with this award.”

The soft matter researcher is among 10 mid-career female chemists awarded nationwide by WCC for their exceptional work across all areas of chemistry.

This isn’t the first ACS honor Hahm has received. In 2008, she received the Progress/Dreyfus Lectureship Award and the WCC Lectureship Award in 2007.

Hahm will receive her latest award in April 2013 during the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, where she also will deliver a talk.

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