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The chemistry department’s research is regularly featured in journals, publications, and news outlets. In addition, our faculty consistently garner awards and recognitions for their work. See our news archive for past stories.

Each semester the department also sponsors numerous events and seminars on chemistry-related topics. View our listing of departmental events and check out our seminar and colloquia schedule for this year’s presentations. These provide opportunities to learn about the latest research projects in chemistry while networking with fellow researchers, faculty, and students.

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Upcoming Speakers

Organic "Using mechanistic tools to solve a phosphorus stereochemistry problem"

Dr. Rebecca Ruck

Fri, September 15, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Invited Lecture: Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize Recipient

Professor Sara Skrabalak

Wed, September 20, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lander Aud. Hutchison Hall 140

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Organic Seminar: "Drugging “Undruggable” Targets with Macrocyclic Peptides"

Professor Dehue Pei

Fri, September 22, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Colloquia: "Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Electronically Non-Adiabatic Processes"

Professor William H. Miller

Wed, September 27, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lander Aud. Hutchison Hall 140

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Organic Seminar: "Controlling Enzymes Using Computational Design"

Professor Sagar D. Khare

Fri, September 29, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Recent News

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18Austin Bailey '18 (T5) at working in the chemisty lab of professor Todd Krauss. (T5) has been able to carry out specialized research to a rare degree for an undergraduate student. As a participant in the National Science Foundation–funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in summer 2015, he was introduced to the world of carbon nanotubes. He’s been studying them ever since.


Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 29, 2017

At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being used to mediate chemical reactions. Now “photoredox catalysis” has become an essential way to synthesize novel organic compounds.


Ignacio Franco Selected as Recipient of ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

May 17, 2017

franco-ignacioIgnacio Franco, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, was awarded the ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Fall 2017. The ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award program provides $1,000 to up to four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members to present their work in COMP poster session at the Fall 2017, Washington DC ACS National Meeting. The Awards are designed to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community. Award certificates and $1,000 prizes will be presented at the COMP Poster session.


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