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Research Spotlight

Unlocking the power of photosynthesis for clean energy production

A new grant will allow Rochester researchers to leverage bacteria and nanomaterials to mimic photosynthesis and produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

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Chemistry Students Help Make University History

For the first time in the University’s history, each of our students that was nominated for a Goldwater Scholarship was selected!

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Chemistry Students Help Make University History

April 10, 2023

For the first time in the University’s history, each of our students that was nominated for a ...

Six Chemistry Students Win NSF's Graduate Fellowship Research Program Grant

March 31, 2023

Congratulations to Loren Cardani, Bo Couture, Justine Drappeau, Ellen Irving, Daniel Nakamura, and L ...

Donna Dolan wins an AS&E ACE Award

March 17, 2023

Department of Chemistry secretary Donna Dolan won one of two AS&E ACE Awards in February 2023! This ...

Shauna Paradine Receives NSF CAREER Award

March 8, 2023

Congratulations to Shauna Paradine, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, for being a recipient of the 2 ...

Rose Kennedy wins Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

January 11, 2023

The editorial boards at Synthesis, Synlett, and Synfacts nominate candidates, but only the most ...

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