The Initiator is published yearly by the Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University for its students, alumni and friends to inform them about the department and serve as a channel of communication for our community. Readers with comments or questions are urged to send them to The Initiator. The department is headed by Linda Peteanu.

Linda Peteanu, Department Head

Jocelyn Duffy, Associate Dean for Communications

Contributing Writers
Jocelyn Duffy, Ben Panko, Emily Payne

Design & Layout
Matthew Salyers, Communications Manager

Graphic Design
Rachel Keeney, Publications Manager
and Graphic Designer

Web Layout
Gigi Wiltanger, Web Manager

Photography & Images
Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University, unless otherwise noted

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