Goodson, Lehnert & Maldonado receive LSA, Chemistry awards

Jun 16, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Three University of Michigan Chemistry professors have recently been recognized for their exemplary contributions to the profession.

Ted Goodson Theodore Goodson III has been awarded the 2014 Imes and Moore Mentorship Award. This award is presented to faculty members who have made exceptional contributions toward recruiting and mentoring graduate students in the sciences from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds. The selection committee was impressed with the far-reaching mentorship and recruiting efforts of which he has been a part, with students and scholars ranging from the middle-school level to postdoctoral fellows. He demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to increasing the diversity and research experience of young and aspiring scientists within his own research group, the department, the University, and nationally. Goodson is Richard Barry Bernstein Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
Nicolai Lehnert

Nicolai Lehnert, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, was awarded a 2014 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, bestowed by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. According to the award citation, he demonstrates the kind of exceptional dedication to the educational experiences of undergrads that this award seeks to honor. His high student evaluation scores and very positive student comments demonstrate that his courses are very well-received. The selection committee was also impressed with Lehnert's work on the design of new curriculum in Chem 303, as well as his novel contributions to the learning and lives of K-12 students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit.


Stephen Maldonado, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the Robert Kuczkowski Endowed Faculty Research Award based on his outstanding accomplishments as a faculty member in the UM Chemistry Department. This endowed award has been supported mainly by Professor Emeritus Robert Kuczkowski, with additional funds from other faculty members. It aims to provide recognition and support for an outstanding assistant or associate professor in Chemistry.