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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Chemistry honors Liam Palmer as outstanding leader

Liam Palmer, Director of Research at the Simpson Querrey Institute, was awarded the 2017 Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership by the Department of Chemistry. Palmer is also a Research Associate Professor of Chemistry. 

The prize, bestowed in recognition of Palmer’s outstanding leadership abilities, acknowledges his strengths as an administrator and researcher in numerous interdisciplinary, multi-investigator collaborations, his mentorship of graduate and undergraduate researchers, and his improvements to policies and practices concerning data integrity and lab safety. He is a key member of the SQI leadership team and plays a pivotal role in the Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES). Palmer has influenced the physical and technological expansion of the institute, the growth of its core facilities, and the development of research collaborations among SQI faculty.

According to Samuel Stupp, “Liam has served the Northwestern research community tremendously in all of his roles. I am extremely proud of his contributions to Chemistry, the Stupp Lab, CBES, and SQI, and I look forward to many more years of our great scientific partnership.”