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Congratulations Honors Day Awardees

Congratulations to the Chemistry and Biochemistry students who received Department awards during Honors day. Outstanding General Chemistry Students: Audrey Allen, MacKenzie Brannan, Jacey Lemonds, Amelia McKee, Michelle Moore, Andrew Ravine, Ethan Reeves, James Thompson, Amber Thibeaux, Abby Whitfield Outstanding Performance by a Nursing Major: Casey Coggins Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student Award: Ryan Tuckey, Kyle Singletary, […]

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Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards

Congratulations to the students doing research in the Department who received Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards. Amber Gomez Mentor: Dr. David Dixon Title: Computational Studies of the Electron and Fluoride Affinities of Early Actinide Oxides and Oxo-Fluoride Complexes James Howard Mentor: Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy Title: Application of Air-Stable Palladium(II) Precatalysts to Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions and […]

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Students win Goldwater Scholarships

Two students associated with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been awarded prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Elizabeth Rowe is a dual Chemistry and Chemical Engineering major.  She is involved in research on novel polymeric materials with Prof. Paul Rupar. Donna Xia is a Chemical Engineering major.  She is involved in research on computational […]

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In Memory of Prof. David Nikles

David Eugene Nikles, born July 3rd, 1954, passed away at home on Sunday, March 19th, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Nikles; his brothers, Russell and Randall Nikles; his paternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Nikles; and his maternal grandparents, William and Anna Willis. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughter, […]

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Dr. Dunkle Receives NIH grant

Dr. Jack Dunkle, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study antibiotic resistance in collaboration with researchers at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL.  Antibiotic resistance is a major concern as many of the commonly used antibiotic drugs become ineffective and bacteria […]

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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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