Research

47th Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference

The University of Alabama will host the 47th Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) on February 6-7th, 2015.  The Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference is a unique opportunity for students in the region to present their undergraduate research work to other students and faculty members. Both oral and poster presentations will be given. Students will also network with graduate […]

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Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Chemistry seeks outstanding applications for two assistant professor positions in the areas of chemical biology and materials science.  More information on these positions and application instructions can be found on the UA Jobs site. […]

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3-D Printing of Molecular Models

A method for 3-D printing of molecular models published by Dr. Thomas Vaid and Dr. Vincent Scalfani (UA Libraries) in the Journal of Chemical Education was highlighted in the May 19th issue of Chemical Engineering News.   Photo Credit: Vincent Scalfani […]

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Ashley Jolly Selected for Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium

Ashley Jolly, a PhD candidate in Dr. Marco Bonizzoni’s group, is one of approximately 50 students chosen nationwide to participate in the Division of Organic Chemistry’s Graduate Research Symposium.  The symposium is held annually and is open to roughly 50 students each year.  Students are chosen on the basis of their research contributions in the […]

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Chemistry Students Win Awards at UA Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to the Chemistry winners at the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference A&S Science and Math Division, Oral Presentations 2nd Place: Megan Johnson, “Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Intramolecular Arylations Using Water-Soluble Phosphine Ligand.” Advised by Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy 4th Place: Shuwen Yue, “Computational Studies of the Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels.” Advised by Dr. David Dixon Honorable […]

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UA Company Receives NSF Small Business Grant

ThruPore Technologies, a company started by Prof. Martin Bakker and Dr. Franchessa Sayler (PhD 2013), has received a $150,000 NSF grant to help commercialize technology developed by Prof. Bakker and Dr. Sayler.  The grant will fund the development of new solid-supported catalysts for industrial processes.  Prof. Kevin Shaughnessy is a co-PI on the grant and […]

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Dr. Gupta to Receive CRSI Medal

Dr. Arunava Gupta will receive the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal at the CSRI meeting in February 2014.  The CRSI medal is given to chemists of Indian origin working outside of India in recognition of the extensive contributions to chemical research. […]

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Prof. Busenlehner has “Paper of the Week” in JBC

A paper co-authored by Prof. Laura Busenlehner entitled, “Escherichia coli SufE Sulfur Transfer Protein Modulates the SufS Cysteine Desulfurase through Allosteric Conformational Dynamics,” was selected as a “Paper of the Week” by the editors of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  The paper describes work done in collaboration with Prof. Wayne Outten from the University of South Carolina. […]

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