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New Faculty Appointment

The department is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Papish will join the faculty as an associate professor in August. Dr. Papish’s research interests are focused on the design and application of bio-inspired metal catalysts for organic transformations. […]

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Grad Student Earns NSF Fellowship

More than 13,000 graduate students applied for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Seven of those selected represented The University of Alabama, three of those have ties to the College of Arts and Sciences, and one — Jordyn L. Johnson — is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry. Jordyn Johnson, originally […]

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Congratulations, Spring 2013 Graduates!

Congratulations to the chemistry students receiving degrees at the May commencement ceremony: PhD Mier An – Inhibition of an E. Coli Glycosylase, MutM, by Non-Native Metals Advisor: Dr. Laura Busenlehner Franchessa Maddox Sayler – Synthesis and Appilcation of Hierarchically Porous Metal and Metal Oxide Monolithic Materials Advisor: Dr. Martin Bakker Preethi Vennam – Study of Semiquinone Intermediate in Cyctochrome bc1 Complex Advisor: Dr. Michael […]

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Chem Students Win Awards at UA Conference

Congratulations to the chemistry students who received awards at the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Sergei Wallace (Rogers) received second place in the A&S Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Division Oral presentation competition. Karson Brooks (Pan) placed third in the A&S NSM poster competition. Lindsey Cobb (Nikles), Kevin Duque and Nick Laskay (Shaughnessy), and Shuwen Yue (Bakker) received honorable mention for […]

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Chemists Hold Diversity Conference

UA Chemistry Department to Host STEM Diversity Awareness Conference The University of Alabama’s chemistry department will host a day-long symposium featuring research contributions of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Saturday, April 27, symposium will be held from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in 1093 Shelby […]

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Nobel Laureate Lectures at UA

Dr. Robert H. Grubbs won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking research in developing new compounds with commercial applications. This April, Grubbs visited with students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Grubbs gave a public lecture, “Bugs, Windmills, and Victoria’s Secret: Fundamental Science to Commercial Products,” on Friday, April 19, 2013, […]

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Gupta Named Distinguished Research Professor

A chemistry professor who is internationally known for his expertise in investigating thin films and nanostructured materials for use in information technology and energy applications has been named a Distinguished University Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Dr. Arunava Gupta, a professor in the College’s Department of Chemistry, received the appointment […]

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2013 Arduengo Lecture: Robert Grubbs

Lectures Design and Applications of Selective Metathesis Catalysts Thursday, April 18th, 2013 12:45 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) Bugs, Windmills, and Victoria’s Secret: Fundamental Science to Commercial Products Friday, April 19th, 2013 3:30 PM, Room 1004 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Professor Grubbs’ visit was cosponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership […]

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