Professor Shaughnessy in Poland

Kevin Shaughnessy is spending the spring semester in Łódź, Poland as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar.  The Fulbright program is supported by the State Department in collaboration with the Polish-US Fulbright Commission.  The goal of the Fulbright program is to promote cultural exchange between the US and foreign countries by students, researchers, and scholars.  Dr. Shaughnessy is being hosted by Dr. Piotr Kaszynski at the Center for Molecular and Macromolecular Studies (CMMS) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Łódź.  Dr. Shaughnessy’s research at CMMS is focused on developing palladium-catalyzed routes to functionalize boron cluster compounds that have applications in liquid crystal displays, as electronic materials, and in medicine.  Dr. Shaughnessy is also teaching a course to graduate students in organometallic chemistry. Below is a photo of Dr. Shaughnessy in Warsaw standing in front of a statue of Marie Curie, she is the only person to win two Noble prizes in different sciences (Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911).