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Chemistry Stockroom Hours - Covid Update

To comply with Covid-19 startup rules, the stockroom will have limited access for other departments. The stockroom will be open Tuesday and Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call Paul Liberatore at (585) 275-4237 to schedule a time to come.


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Recent News

Rochester YCC Wins Outstanding New Local Section YCC Award

February 15, 2021

Congratulations to the ACS Rochester Local Section for winning of the 2020 ACS ChemLuminary Award fo ...

Chemistry Awards 2020

January 26, 2021

We are happy to share the recipients of several Chemistry Department awards and fellowships in recog ...

David Vargas and Mevan Dissanayake receive ACS YCC Leadership Development Award

January 19, 2021

Congratulations to David Vargas (Fasan Group) and Mevan Dissanayake (Matson Group) on receiving ACS ...

Kathryn Knowles Receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

December 22, 2020

Congratulations to Kathryn Knowles, UR Chemistry Assistant Professor, who has been named as a recipi ...

Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. Brandon Barnett

December 22, 2020

Brandon Barnett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will officially join the UR Department of C ...

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CBI Training Program

Graduate students in the chemical and biological sciences at Rochester have the opportunity to participate in the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program. Thirty faculty members from six departments and programs in AS&E and SMD serve as mentors to students participating in the program.

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Prof. Knowles

Research Spotlight

Kathryn Knowles Receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Knowles, UR Chemistry Assistant Professor, who has been named as a recipient of a 2020 Faculty Early CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her proposal entitled, “Combining Main Group and Transition Metals to Tune the Electronic Structure, Photophysics, and Photocatalytic Activity of Spinel Oxide Nanocrystals.”  

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