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.
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.
Dr. Jing Zhao and Dr. Robert Mason (CHEM/Marine Sciences) were chosen as recipients of a $330,000 NSF award. Dr. Zhao and Mason are co-PIs on a project entitled, “Examining the Role of Nanoparticles in the Formation and Degradation of Methylated Mercury in the Ocean.”
Profs. Greg Sotzing (CHEM/IMS), Rampi Ramprasad (MSE/IMS), and Yang Cao (ECE/IMS) have received a grant from the Office of Naval Research titled “Rational design of polymer dielectrics via synergistic computations, synthesis and characterization.” The grant is for $1,050,000 and will span 2.5 years.
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