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June 21, 2019
The Chemistry Department mourns the loss of Emeritus Professor William “Bill” H. Saunder ...
May 22, 2019
Ellen Matson is one of four appointed Wilmot Assistant Professors. This award shines light on promis ...
Ignacio Franco - G. Graydon Curtis ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching Excellence
May 10, 2019
Ignacio Franco, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, will be awarded the G. Graydon Curtis ...
May 10, 2019
William D. Jones, the Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, will be presented the William ...
May 9, 2019
Several outstanding chemistry undergraduates have won awards from the Chemistry Department, the Amer ...
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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.
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