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Congratulations Spring Graduates

Congratulations to the students who received degrees during the spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies. PhD Degrees Dr. Sanjit Das, The development of Photocatalysts for Carbon Diocide Reduction: From Sensitized to Self-sensitized Catalysis and Catalyst Immobilization Adsivor: Dr. Elizabeth Papish Dr. Tyra Douglas, An Exploration of Bonding V1-xMoxO2 (X≤0.53) and Other Compounds Advisor: Dr. Jared Allred Dr. […]

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New Members Inducted into GSE Honorary Society

The induction ceremony for the Delta Beta chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE) was held on April 14th, 2022.  GSE is a national chemistry honorary society founded in 1920 at Davidson College.  The UA chapter was founded in 1924 and has remained continuously active ever since.  The UA chapter is the longest continuously active chapter […]

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Dr. Stallings (PhD 2006) highlighted in C&EN

The career path of Dr. Dontarie Stallings was highlighted in the “Career Ladder” series in Chemical and Engineering News.  Dr. Stallings earned his PhD at UA in 2006 under the direction of Dr. John Vincent.  After graduating from UA, Dr. Stallings began as an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University.  He then joined the Open […]

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Chemistry graduates top salary survey

Data from the US Census bureau Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes shows that BS chemistry degree recipients from UA earn the highest average salary ($114,900) of all UA majors 10 years after graduation.  The survey looked at average salaries of UA graduates by major at 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years after graduation.  AL.com story […]

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Departmental award recipients recognized at Honor’s Day

The department recognized outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at its Honors Convocation on April 8th, during UA Honor’s week. Undergraduate award recipients Outstanding General Chemistry Student Award:  Wesley Bryant, Nathan Carlson, Charlie Decroes, Anna Virginia Fagan, Luca Hallenbach, Reid Lunsford, Caroline Morris, Hannah Ryder, Kate Sanborn, Claudia Walker Outstanding Nursing Chemistry Award: Ashton Haygood Outstanding […]

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$11 Million grant funds development of novel fuels for high velocity missiles

An innovative form of hydrogen fuel researchers at The University of Alabama are developing could be used to support long-range, precision-fire missiles in protecting against potential threats to the United States. The U.S. Department of Defense is funding a four-year, $11 million research project to further develop a novel hydrogen fuel. Early work on the […]

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Dr. Dixon inducted into ARCS alumni hall of fame

Dr. David Dixon, Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry, has been named the 2022 inductee into the ARCS alumni hall of fame.  The ARCS Foundation provides financial scholarships to oustanding undergraduate and graduate students at top universities in the US.  The ARCS Foundation has recognized Dr. Dixon for his work in computational chemistry that caused a paradigm […]

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In Memory of Michael Jennings

The department is saddened to share that Dr. Michael Jennings passed away on January 11th, 2022. Dr. Jennings joined the UA faculty as an assistant professor in 2003 after earning a PhD from Purdue University and serving as a post-doctoral fellow under K. C. Nicolau at the Scripps Research Institute.  He was promoted to associate […]

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Drs. Metzger, Rogers, and Timkovich named professor emeriti

The UA Board of Trustees have adopted resolutions conferring emeritus status on Prof. Robert Metzger, Prof. Robin Rogers, and Prof. Russell Timkovich. Dr. Metzger retired from the department in August 2020 after 34 years as a member of the chemistry faculty.  Dr. Metzger’s research focused on molecular electronics and Langmuir-Blodgett films.  He published over 230 […]

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