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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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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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