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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded to Trevor Tumiel and David Vargas. Others Receive Honorable Mention.
April 9, 2019
Trevor Tumiel, a graduate student working in Prof. Todd Krauss’s lab, has been selected as an ...
Lauren VanGelder awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
March 27, 2019
Lauren VanGelder has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2019 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...
February 22, 2019
Assistant Professor Rose Kennedy will officially join the Department of Chemistry faculty as of ...
February 20, 2019
Ellen Matson, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, is a recipient of the ...
February 11, 2019
Ellen Matson, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, has been nam ...
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