Meet the New Department Head

Christian
Brückner

Department of Chemistry

 
Ph.D.: University of British Columbia, Canada
 
Office Location: Chemistry Building

bruckner-interview
 
What would you say are the Department of Chemistry’s areas of strength in your field?
We are agents of change. We transform matter on many scales, we monitor the change, and we strive to predict how these changes occur. In practical terms, we are a mid-sized department that is large enough to offer teaching and research that covers all the classic subfields of chemistry as well as their modern interdisciplinary permutations. But we are small enough so everyone knows everyone, making everyone feel at home. Importantly, we are a very young department, with a third of our faculty hired in the past 5 years. This has added tremendous strength and momentum and brought expertise to campus in contemporary fields that were not even heard of some years ago.

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Paper from Rusling Group Accepted in ACS Editor’s Choice

RuslingA paper from Dr. Jim Rusling’s group–in collaboration with Prof. Richard Kremer at McGill University–was recently accepted in Analytical Chemistry in press and on-line in “ACS Editors’ Choice.”

New peer-reviewed research articles are given an “ACS Editors’ Choice” distinction based on recommendations by the scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world. All “ACS Editors’ Choice” articles will remain open for all to access and read.

Brunah A. Otieno, Colleen E. Krause, Abby L. Jones, Richard B. Kremer, James F. Rusling, Cancer Diagnostics via Ultrasensitive Multiplexed Detection of Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptides (PTHrP) with a Microfluidic Immunoarray, Anal. Chem., 2016.

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