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Seminars & Colloquia
December 13, 2018
Congratulations to UR Chemistry Assistant Professor Pengfei (Frank) Huo who is the recipie ...
November 28, 2018
Dr. Kara Bren has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (A ...
Antonio Tinoco Valencia Awarded Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry at 2018 SACNAS
October 13, 2018
Antonio Tinoco Valencia (Fasan Group) was awarded “Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in ...
September 10, 2018
Professor Ellen Matson has been selected as a Scialog Fellow for Advanced Energy Storage by the Rese ...
August 10, 2018
During the summer of 2018, several graduate students from the Chemistry Department partici ...
From research opportunities to coursework, undergraduate students can make the most of the summer semester at Rochester.
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.
Group ‘Cleaves’ Oxygen from Surface of Metal Oxide, Enhancing Reactivity
The lab of Ellen Matson (left), an assistant professor of chemistry, has developed a new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, which can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels. PhD student Brittney Petel (right) is lead author of the paper describing the discovery.Read More