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BENJAMIN RUDSHTEYN, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry

Major: Columbia University

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: PhD

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am currently an NIH F32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Richard Friesner's group in the Chemistry Department at Columbia University using Auxiliary Field Quantum Monte Carlo to study transition metal containing systems.

I hold a B.S. degree in chemistry from Macaulay Honors College program at Brooklyn College/CUNY (2013) and a Ph.D. in computational/physical chemistry from Yale University (2018).

Past Classes

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S293: Chemophobia: What's a Chemical? in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
This class gives an overview of the phenomenon of chemophobia, the fear of chemicals (not of organic chemistry as a class!). It will define the terminology of chemicals, including the difference between natural and artificial chemicals and how one is not necessarily better than the other.