Research

Dr. Gupta Named 2017 MRS Fellow

The Department congratulates Dr. Arun Gupta who has been named a 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow.  The title of MRS Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide.  Dr. Gupta was recognized “for pioneering research on the growth, properties […]

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Dr. Dixon Receives DOE INCITE Grant

Dr. David Dixon has received a grant for 100 million hours of supercomputer time through the Department of Energy INCITE program.  The project is entitled, “Reliable Predictions of Actinide Chemistry at Different Scales.” […]

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Dr. Bonizzoni Recognized by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Dr. Marco Bonizzoni was selected for inclusion in the Emerging Investigators 2016 special issue highlighting rising stars of materials chemistry research by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Emerging Investigators 2016 gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career, with a special focus on novel design strategies for new functional materials. Each […]

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Lester Andrews Symposium Award Winners

Chemistry graduate students received three of the six presentation awards at the Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium hosted by Mississippi State University.  Award recipients were: 1st place oral presentation:  Kerry Barnett, advisor Dr. Shaughnessy 3rd place oral presentation:  Michael Ihde, advisor Dr. Bonizzoni 3rd place poster presentation:  Jennifer Shankwitz, advisor Dr. Szulczewski   […]

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Frantom Selected for SEC Faculty Travel Program

Prof. Patrick Frantom has been selected as one of the participants in the SEC Faculty Travel Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Prof. Frantom will travel to the University of South Carolina to present a seminar on his research.  He will also lead a symposium on hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) mass spectrometry for the faculty and […]

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Prof. Arduengo Reports Synthesis of Complex Compounds from Wood-Based Materials

Collaborative research from Prof. Anthony Arduengo and Prof. Til Opatz (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) on the synthesis of complex organic products in which all of the product carbons are derived from wood-based materials (xylochemicals).  The synthesis of ilicifoline was reported in Angewandte Chemie and was highlighted with the cover art work. The work has recently been highlighted by phys.org and […]

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Chemistry Poster Session Call for Abstracts

The Chemistry Graduate Students Organization invites submission of poster abstracts for the Chemistry Poster Session and Vendor Show on Thursday, September 10th from 10 AM – 2 PM.  Abstract submissions from graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged. Call for Poster Abstracts […]

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Chemistry Students Receive Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards

The following students performing undergraduate research with chemistry faculty were recognized with Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards for their work. Yuliya Birman: “Investigation of Charged Residues in the Active Site of Isopropylmalate Synthase in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.” Mentor: Dr. Patrick Frantom Kyle Glisson: “Calorimetric investigation of the interaction of hyperbranched polyelectrolytes with small organic molecules in water.” […]

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UA Undergraduate Research Conference Award Winners

Congratulations to the Chemistry Department students who received awards at the UA Undergraduate Research Conference A&S Science and Math Division, Oral Presentations Shuwen Yue (Dr. Dixon): 2nd place; Theoretical Study of Ligand Steric Effects in Homogeneous Catalysis Ryan Hacherl (Dr. Cassady): 4th place; Mass Spectrometry of Biological Peptides Sean Miller (Dr. Dixon): Honorable Mention; Computational Studies of Phosphorylated Amino Acids and Corresponding Amides A&S Science and Math Division, Poster Presentations Kindle Williams (Dr. Woski): 3rd place; Synthesis of Molecular Electronic Components for Self‐Assembly onto Metal Electrodes Lynda Truong (Dr. […]

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