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Seeking APIR, UConn Avery Point

Search #: 495133
Work type: Full-time
Location: Avery Point Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track


The Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence level. (more…)

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UConn Nation Raises $1,000 for the Bobbitt-Chou Fund

During this year’s UConn Gives, a 36-hour giving initiative March 23-24, members of UConn Nation raised $1,000 for the Bobbitt-Chou Fund for Graduate Chemistry Students! Whether you contributed a gift or helped to spread the word, we want to THANK YOU for supporting impactful graduate research opportunities within UConn Chemistry! 

More information about the UConn Gives Bobbitt-Chou Fundraising effort and the past fellowship recipients can be found here.

American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award Winner

Congratulations to graduate student Scott Pierce (Angeles-Boza Group) for winning the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry (ACS-DIC) Travel Award. This program supports graduate students intending to present research talks or posters at ACS National Meetings.

Scott will also be presenting in the ACS Spring 2021 (to be held online from April 5 – 30). He will be presenting his work on “Peptide-Ruthenium Conjugate as an Efficient Photosensitizer for the Inactivation of Multidrug Resistant Bacteria.”

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to graduate student Caroline Donaghy (Angeles-Boza Groupfor being awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines.

Caroline will be working on developing green pesticides using glycopeptides throughout her fellowship.

Seeking Laboratory Technician 1


The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Laboratory Technician 1 to assist in servicing chemistry courses on the Storrs campus. This position is part of the Department’s Teaching Laboratory Services unit, which supports the Chemistry Department’s undergraduate laboratory operations. (more…)

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Seeking APIR, UConn Waterbury

Search #: 495116
Work type: Full-time
Location: Waterbury Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track


The Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence level. The successful candidate will assist with teaching introductory and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory classes and take the lead in developing and prepping the laboratory for the chemistry courses in collaboration with the other full-time faculty members. This position requires an individual with dynamic personality who can interact with undergraduate and faculty across the branches and main campus at UConn, and who has a track record of excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population.


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New Manager of the Main Stockroom

Effective Friday, February 26, Sam Post will move out of the undergraduate teaching laboratory and become the successor of Charlene as Manager of the Main Stockroom. Please join us in welcoming Sam to this new role! Congratulations!

With this, we are looking forward to changes in the protocols and procedures that will be implemented shortly: stay tuned for more information to come! 

The Wolff New Venture Competition and UConn Entrepreneurs

The Wolff New Venture Competition—championed through the UConn School of Business—mentors start-up candidates and awards those who are most likely to advance society with their ideas. Research professor Nicole Wagner ’07 (CLAS), ’13 Ph.D. is regarded as one of the first winners of this competition with her start-up company, LambdaVision. LambdaVision commercializes technology developed by professor emeritus Robert Birge to restore the vision of patients affected by retinal degenerative diseases. Nicole Wagner currently serves as President and CEO and research professor Jordan Greco ’10 (CLAS), ’15 Ph.D. serves as the CSO.

Read more about the Wolff New Venture Competition and how it benefited start-up companies like LambdaVision here.

UConn Startup Unlocking the Promise of Hemp

A lawyer and a chemist get on a plane. This isn’t the start of a corny joke, but of a successful startup.

University of Connecticut chemistry professor Greg Sotzing met attorney Peter Belsito on an airplane coming back to Connecticut from Atlanta. They soon realized they had a common interest: cannabis. During their flight, they discussed Sotzing’s innovative research related to cannabis and its business potential.

With the help of several UConn programs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, Sotzing, Belsito, and their partners launched 3BC, a startup using pharma-grade processes to isolate THC-free batches of cannabis compounds. (more…)

Charlene Fuller Retires After 33 Years at UConn

Charlene Fuller celebrates 30 years at UConnAfter 11 years as the Business Manager at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Charlene Fuller came to the Department of Chemistry during a period of great excitement: construction of the “new” Chemistry Building was nearing completion. Through this time of many changes, projects in the Main Stockroom remained constant. Although Charlene’s original role within the Department outlined other responsibilities, she was attracted to the Main Stockroom manager position when the previous manager announced his retirement.

In short order, Charlene expertly managed the operation of the Main Stockroom. Charlene’s first project involved computerizing the Main Stockroom with management software and bar code technology. Using these new tools, Charlene created a building-wide chemical inventory database system where data was collected in various formats, standardized, and housed safely. (more…)