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Welcome New Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is pleased to welcome four new students to its graduate program. Hixson, Andrea: University of Tennessee Norvell, Victoria: Kennesaw State University Sanchez-Rodriquez, Jose: Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Speed, Daniel: University of West Florida […]

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REU 2017 Participants

Name School Professor Research Focus Sarah Altman University of Texas-San Antonio Dr. Papish Anticancer Ruthenium Compounds Victoria Arau Gordon College Dr. Pan Nanoelectrochemistry for imaging and sensing Bailee Barrett University of Tennessee-Martin Dr. Szulczewski New ways to detect explosives Joseph Burke University of the Cumberlands Dr. Shaughnessy New palladium catalysts for bond-forming reactions Shantal Garcia […]

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Prof. Arduengo Retires

Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo, III, Saxon Professor of Chemistry, retired at the end of 2017.  Prof. Arduengo joined the UA faculty in 1999 as Saxon professor after spending the prior 15 years at the Central Research and Development Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, DE.  At du Poet, Dr. Arduengo […]

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Welcome New Faculty Members

The Department is pleased to welcome two new faculty members who are joining the department as NTRC assistant professors.  Dr. Alice DeSimone earned her PhD at Georgia Tech.  She will serve as an instructor in general chemistry and as lab coordinator for physical and analytical chemistry lab classes.  Dr. Yinghui Liu earned her PhD at […]

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Introducing the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department is pleased to officially announce that the Board of Trustees has approved changing our name to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Biochemistry has long been an integral component of the research and teaching mission of the department and plays a vital role in modern chemical research.  Our name change highlights this integral […]

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Congratulations Graduates

The Department of Chemistry congratulates students earning chemistry degrees at the Winter Commencement Ceremony on December 16th. PhD Dr. David Johnson, Synthetic Applications of ( (E)-α-Trialkylsilyl-α,β-Unsaturated Esters Advisor: Prof. Michael Jennings MS Silas Brown Matthew Davenport Ranelle Duke Kristina Haney Sarah Kelley David Matetich Jennifer Shankwitz Katie Strickland ACS-certified BS degree Rishab Iyer BS degree […]

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Dr. Bowman Receives Honorary Degree

Prof. Michael Bowman has been named Doctor Honorius Causa by the N. N. Vorozhstov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  This honor recognizes Prof. Bowman’s contributions to the field of EPR spectroscopy and his strong collaboration with scientists in Novosibirsk. […]

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Welcome New Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome twenty new students to its graduate program. Jabeen Abbasi: Central University of India Mahedra Acharya: Tribhuvan University Biniam Afewerki Berhane: Eritrea Institute of Technology Brandon Hinderks: University of West Florida Rezoanul Islam: University of Dhaka Ramesh Karki: Tribhuvan University Xiao Li: China University of Geosciences Marcos Mason: […]

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NSF Grant to Fund New MALDI-TOF Instrument

The NSF has announced it will fund a proposal entitled, “MRI:  Acquisition of a high performance matrix-assisted laser ionization dual time-of-flight (MALDI/TOF-TOF) mass spectrometer (MS),” through the Major Research Implementation program.  The proposal led by Dr. Carolyn Cassady will provide funds to purchase a state of the art MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer.  The MALDI-TOF instrument will […]

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Dr. Dixon Named a Highly Prolific Author

Dr. David Dixon, Ramsay Professor of Chemistry, has been selected as a highly prolific author by the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  Highly prolific authors were recognized for having the largest number of publications in the journal of the past 5 years. […]

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