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U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Teams

The United States has competed in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) since 1984. U.S. teams are selected from 20 students with top scores on the National Exam. The students attend a comprehensive study camp and based on performance, four students plus two alternates are chosen to represent the United States at the IChO.

51st International Chemistry Olympiad (2019)
Paris, France

2019 Team with medals Photo credit is Melissa Barranger-Mathys. Left to right are Edward Jin, Anton Ni, (Testudo the team mascot) Yajvan Ravan, and Albert Liu
  • Edward Jin (gold), Canyon Crest Academy, CA
  • Joyce Tian (silver), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • Alex Liu (gold),The Village School, TX
  • Kevin Tang (silver), Solon High School, OH

50th International Chemistry Olympiad (2018)
Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic

2018team with flag and medals
  • Andrew Wu (gold), Park Tudor School, IN
  • Yutong Dai (gold), Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, NJ
  • Michelle Lu (gold), Pomperaug High School, CT
  • Jeffrey Shi (gold), Marcellus High School, NY

49th International Chemistry Olympiad (2017)
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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  • Brendan Yap (gold), Carmel High School, IN
  • Steven Liu (gold), Monta Vista High School, CA
  • Joshua Park (gold), Lexington High School, MA
  • Harrison Wang (gold), Hinsdale Central High School, IL

48th International Chemistry Olympiad (2016)
Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Zilu Pan (bronze), Canyon Crest Academy, CA
  • Joyce Tian (silver), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • Alex Liu (gold),The Village School, TX
  • Kevin Tang (silver), Solon High School, OH

47th International Chemistry Olympiad (2015)
Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • Bryce Cai (silver), Barrington HighSchool, IL
  • Janice Ong (silver), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • David Wang (gold and the highest score in experimental examination), Monta Vista High School, CA
  • Soorajnath Boominathan (silver), Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics, OK

46th International Chemistry Olympiad (2014)
Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Stephen Li (silver), Troy High School, MI
  • Andrew Chen (silver), West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ
  • Robert Kao (gold), Edwin O. Smith High School, CT
  • Derek Wang (silver), North Allegheny Senior High School, PA

45th International Chemistry Olympiad (2013)
Moscow, Russia

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  • Stephen Ting (silver), Monta Vista High School, CA
  • David Liang (gold), Carmel High School, IN
  • Runpeng Liu (gold), Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO
  • Saaket Agrawal (silver), Mira Loma High School, CA

44th International Chemistry Olympiad (2012)
Washington, D.C., USA

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  • James Deng (silver), Choate Rosemary Hall, CT
  • Sidarth Chand (silver), Detroit Country Day School, MI
  • Christopher Hillenbrand (gold), Regis High School, NY
  • Jason Ge (silver), Westview High School, CA

43rd International Chemistry Olympiad (2011)
Ankara, Turkey

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  • Tayyab Shah (silver), Vestal High School, NY
  • Elmer Tan (silver), John P. Stevens High School, NJ
  • Joe Tung (gold), Gretchen Whitney High School, CA
  • Alexander Borisov (gold), North Allegheny High School, PA

42nd International Chemistry Olympiad (2010)
Tokyo, Japan

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  • Alexander Siegenfeld, (gold), Hopkins School, CT
  • Colin Lu, (gold), Vestal High School, NY
  • Utsarga Sikder, (bronze), South Brunswick High School, NJ
  • Richard Li, (silver), River Hill High School, MD

41st International Chemistry Olympiad (2009)
Cambridge, England

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  • Yixiao Wang, (gold), Westfield High School, NJ
  • Nathan Benjamin, (silver), W.H. Harrison High School, IN
  • Colin Lu, (silver), Vestal High School, NY
  • Brian Seifried, (silver), Chamblee High School, GA

40th International Chemistry Olympiad (2008)
Budapest, Hungary

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  • Jonathan Lee, (silver), Harvard-Westlake High School, CA
  • Yuxin Xie, (bronze), East Brunswick High School, NJ
  • Jenny Lu, (bronze), Pomperaug High School, CT
  • Andrew Liu, (bronze), Parkway Central High School, MO

39th International Chemistry Olympiad (2007)
Moscow, Russia

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  • Kenneth Brewer, (silver), Timpview High School, UT
  • Justin Koh, (silver), Stockdale High School, CA
  • Sofia Izmailov, (bronze), West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, NJ
  • Brian Lee, (silver), Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, NJ

38th International Chemistry Olympiad (2006)
Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea

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  • Andrew Freddo, (silver), Manalapan High School, NJ
  • Michael Blaisse, (silver), Bishop McDevitt High School, PA
  • Alexander Zozula, (bronze), East Brunswick High School, NJ
  • Gregory Brockman, (silver), Red River High School, ND

37th International Chemistry Olympiad (2005)
Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Jacob Sanders, (silver), Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, NJ
  • Allen Cheng, (silver), Arcadia High School, CA
  • Nicholas Sofroniew, (silver), Harvard-Westlake High School South, CA
  • Scott Rabin, (bronze), Miami Palmetto High School, FL

36th International Chemistry Olympiad (2004)
Kiel, Germany

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  • Eric Brown, (silver), The McCallie School, TN
  • Fan Zhang, (silver), Bergen County Academies, NJ
  • Emily Tsui, (silver), Montgomery Blair High School, MD
  • John L. Kiappes Jr., (silver), Memorial High School, TX

35th International Chemistry Olympiad (2003)
Athens, Greece

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  • Frances Hocutt, (bronze), Redondo Union High School, CA
  • Benjamin Kaduk, (bronze), Naperville North High School, IL
  • Wei-Han Bobby Liu, (silver), Cookeville High School, TN
  • Eric Brown, (bronze), The McCallie High School, TN

34th International Chemistry Olympiad (2002)
Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Colin Whittaker, (silver), Wayland High School, MA
  • Daniel Cissell, (gold), Walnut Hills High School, OH
  • Timothy Davenport, (bronze), Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics, OK
  • Helen Shi, (gold), Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics, OK

33rd International Chemistry Olympiad (2001)
Mumbai, India

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  • Collin Martin, (silver), Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics, OK
  • Sean Kedrowski, (gold), Brighton High School, NY
  • Binghai Ling, (gold), Baylor High School, TN
  • Albert Wang, (silver), Bellaire High School, TX

32nd International Chemistry Olympiad (2000)
Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Charles Duan, (gold), Beverly Hills High School, CA
  • David Kurtz, (top gold), Skyline High School, ID
  • Luke McSpadden, (bronze), Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics, OK
  • Albert Wang, (bronze), Bellaire High School, TX

31st International Chemistry Olympiad (1999)
Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Timothy Jones, (top gold), North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, NC
  • Wei Ho, (gold), New Berlin West High School, WI
  • Lisa Carlivati, (silver), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • Alexander Ho, (gold), Niles West High School, IL

30th International Chemistry Olympiad (1998)
Melbourne, Australia

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  • Ian Baker, (gold), The McCallie School, TN
  • Alexander Ioannidis, (silver), Bel Air High School, MD
  • Thomas Snyder, (gold), Amherst Central high School, NY
  • Wei Ho, (bronze), New Berlin West High School, WI

29th International Chemistry Olympiad (1997)
Montreal, Canada

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  • Jason Chen, (gold), Claremont High School, CA
  • Jordan Krall, (silver), Harvard-Westlake High School South, CA
  • Ian Baker, (bronze), The McCallie School, TN
  • Andrew Heckerling, (silver), Niles West High School, IL

28th International Chemistry Olympiad (1996)
Moscow, Russia

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  • Henry Fu, (gold), Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, OH
  • Alex MeVay, (silver), Groton School, MA
  • Michael Sawka Jr., (silver), Gunn High School, CA
  • Jason Chen, (bronze), Claremont High School, CA

27th International Chemistry Olympiad (1995)
Beijing, China

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  • Michael Sawka, Jr., (bronze), Gunn High School, CA
  • Jason Wong, (silver), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • Prashant Mishra, (silver), Detroit Country Day School, MI
  • Elliot Waingold, (bronze), Central York High School, PA

26th International Chemistry Olympiad (1994)
Oslo, Norway

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  • Jessen Yu, (gold), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA
  • James Grimmelman, (bronze), Horace Mann High School, NY
  • Justin McCarty, (gold), Amherst Central High School, NY
  • Nicholas Loehr, (silver), Midlothian High School, VA

25th International Chemistry Olympiad (1993)
Perugia, Italy

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  • Daniel Katz, (gold), Torrey Pines High School, CA
  • David Hutz, (silver), Fox Chapel High School, PA
  • Christopher Herzog, (gold), Highland Park High School, NJ
  • Robert West, (silver), Oak Park High School, MO

24th International Chemistry Olympiad (1992)
Washington, D.C./Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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  • Swaine Chen, (gold), O’Fallon Township High School, IL
  • Jeffrey Chuang, (silver), Bellaire High School, TX
  • Christopher Herzog, (bronze), Highland Park High School, NJ
  • Logan McCarty, (silver), Amherst Central High School, NY

23rd International Chemistry Olympiad (1991)
Lodz, Poland

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  • Ashley Reiter, (bronze), North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, NC
  • Susan Kuhn, (bronze), Girls Preparatory School, TN
  • Dean Chung, (silver), Mountain Lakes High School, NJ
  • Forrest Michael, (gold), Naperville Central High School, IL

22nd International Chemistry Olympiad (1990)
Paris, France

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  • Roger Moore, (silver), Thompson Valley High School, CO
  • Steve Gubser, (silver), Cherry Creek High School, CO
  • Marc Dionne, (silver), La Jolla High School, CA
  • Wayne Whitney, (gold), Medfield High School, MA

21st International Chemistry Olympiad (1989)
Halle, German Democratic Republic

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  • Michael Furlanetto, (bronze), Cherry Hill East High School, PA
  • Raphael Lehrer, (bronze), Highland Park High School, NJ
  • Jon Kleinberg, (bronze), Iroquois Central School, NY
  • Roger Moore, (Diploma of Recognition), Thompson Valley High School, CO

20th International Chemistry Olympiad (1988)
Helsinki, Finland

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  • David Cliffel, (silver), Plainfield High School, IL
  • Kurt Huang, (bronze), New Terier High School, IL
  • Brian Kantsiper, (silver), Spring Valley High School, SC
  • Laurance Lee, (silver), Lowell High School, CA

19th International Chemistry Olympiad (1987)
Veszprem, Hungary

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  • Jeffrey Snyder, (bronze), Amherst High School, NY
  • Anthony West, (silver), Kempsville High School, VA
  • Cecil Huang, (silver), Pequannock Township, NJ
  • Kevin Crellin, (Diploma of Recognition), Highland High School, UT

18th International Chemistry Olympiad (1986)
Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • David Maymudes, (silver), University High School, CA
  • Hedy Edmonds, (Diploma of Recognition), Greenwich High School, CT
  • Howard Lee, (bronze), Lowell High School, CA
  • Keith Rickert, (gold), The Latin School of Chicago, IL

17th International Chemistry Olympiad (1985)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

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  • Glen Whitney, (bronze), Medfield High School, MA
  • Keith Rickert, (silver), The Latin School of Chicago, IL
  • David Maymudes, (silver), University High School, CA
  • Eric Kelson, (bronze), Bountiful High School, UT

16th International Chemistry Olympiad (1984)
Frankfurt, West Germany

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  • Aaron DiAntonio, (bronze), Clayton High School, MO
  • Seth Brown, (silver), Taylor Allderdice High School, PA
  • Keith Rickert, (bronze), The Latin School of Chicago, IL
  • Peter Capofreddi, (Diploma of Recognition), Newton South High School, MA