Chemistry Powell Seminar Series: Prof. Austin Scharf, '06 


Jan 27 2023
1:30 PM
A001, Gottwald Center for Sciences

This week's Powell Seminar Series features a guest speaker presentation by Prof. Austin Scharf, '06 assistant professor of chemistry at Oxford College of Emory University.

Dr. Austin Scharf received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Richmond. He spent two years as an organic/medicinal chemist at Pfizer in La Jolla, California, synthesizing novel drug candidates for the treatment of HIV and various cancers. After two years in industry, he came to miss the engaging atmosphere of academia, and decided to return to graduate school. He received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University in 2013. After graduate school, Scharf spent four years teaching at Harvard, where he taught classes in organic and inorganic chemistry, research methods, and scientific pedagogy. In 2017, he joined the faculty of Oxford College.

The Department of Chemistry hosts the annual Powell Seminar Series as part of the academic course, Chemistry Seminar, for juniors. Presentations are given by current students, outside speakers and students in graduate programs. Offering valuable information on research, graduate school, and the chemical industry, presentations are held each Friday at 1:30 pm during the Fall 2021 and the Spring 2022.