Alex Spokoyny, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recognized as one of the Chemical & Engineering News’s (C&EN) "Talented Twelve" at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Philadelphia on August 22. The list was announced during a special symposium during which Spokoyny presented his research.

The Talented Twelve recognizes "path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using chemistry to solve global problems.” Spokoyny's research, which he calls “organomimetic” chemistry, seeks to develop boron-based inorganic clusters as three-dimensional substitutes to conventional “flat” organic molecules. The possibilities of organomimetic chemistry could advancing solar energy technology and cancer treatment.

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