2012-2013 Kilpatrick Fellowship Announced
Graduate Student Kadir Aydemir has been awarded the Kilpatrick Fellowship for the academic year 2012–2013. This is the most prestigious award given each year to one of the most promising graduate students in Chemistry at IIT. Kadir is presently working on heterogeneous catalysis, a project in joint collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory.
The Kilpatrick Fellowship is made possible through a generous gift from the Kilpatrick Trust to honor Martin and Mary Kilpatrick, who were outstanding researchers and educators. Martin Kilpatrick served as chair of IIT's Chemistry Department from 1947–1960. Mary Kilpatrick was a chemistry faculty member from 1947–1964. During Kilpatrick's tenure at IIT, the Chemistry Department saw vigorous growth in teaching and research activities.