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Quantum dots: Chemistry professor explains a Nobel Prize–winning discovery

The fruits of the recent Nobel laureates’ labor can be seen not only in high-end monitors and screens, but also in collaborative research across the sciences.

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William Girtin wins SCSGR Fellowship

December 7, 2023

Congrats to graduate student William Girtin of the Krauss Group for winning an Office of Science Gra ...

Professors Paradine and Kennedy each win MIRA award from NIH

August 8, 2023

Congratulations to Shauna Paradine and Rose Kennedy, both assistant professors of chemistry, for bei ...

Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. Agnes Thorarinsdottir

July 12, 2023

The Department of Chemistry warmly welcomes Dr. Agnes Thorarinsdottir as an assistant professor of c ...

Barbara Smith Wins 2022 Chemistry Department Sandra Beach Award

July 7, 2023

Congratulations to Barbara (“Barb”) Smith, who is the recipient of the 2023 Sandra ...

Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. Michael Ruggiero

July 3, 2023

The Department of Chemistry warmly welcomes Dr. Michael Ruggiero as an associate professor of chemis ...

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