Faculty News

UConn Celebrates Early-Career Faculty Award Recipients, Approves ‘Innovation Faculty’ Plan

A prestigious group of UConn faculty are being honored this year as the University’s latest recipients of early-career awards from the National Science Foundation, recognizing their potential as role models in education and research. The UConn Board of Trustees and Interim President Radenka Maric recognized 10 faculty members at Wednesday’s trustees meeting, noting that the […]

Twelve UConn Faculty Members Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

UConn’s 12 new CASE members include researchers, university leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators. UConn is well represented in the newest class of inductees to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). The organization announced that 12 UConn and UConn Health faculty members will be honored at the Academy’s 47th annual meeting, to be held virtually […]

Professor Alex Asandei Awarded NSF-EAGER Grant

Prof. Alex Asandei was awarded a prestigious NSF-EAGER (Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) grant for his proposal “Metal Mediated Perfluoroalkyl Halide Activation towards Functional Group Interconversion and Coordination Polymerization of Fluoroalkenes.” The grant is part of the NSF Potentially Transformative Research funding initiative in the Chemistry Division. This research aims at developing new approaches towards […]

Tomo Mani Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Tomo Mani has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award from the CHE division entitled, “CAREER: Control of Intramolecular Long-Range Charge-Transfer Emission.” This project will develop strategies for producing and controlling intramolecular long-range radiative charge recombination [charge transfer (CT) emission] in the condensed phase. With this award, his group aims to provide a fundamental understanding […]

2021 Publication Highlights

From the novel DNA delivery system for the treatment of asthma to the straightforward means of introducing interactive, three-dimensional figures into PDFs, UConn researchers made significant breakthroughs in the field of chemistry in 2021. Xia, Y.; Song, Z.; Tan, Z.; Xue, T.; Wei, S.; Zhu, L.; Yang, Y.; Fu, H.; Jiang, Y.; Lin, Y.; Lu, […]

#FacesOfUConnChem: Meet Connor Boyle and Pascal Riel

Meet Connor Boyle and Louis Pascal Riel, new Assistant Professors in Residence at UConn Waterbury and UConn Avery Point. Connor Boyle Assistant Professor in Residence UConn Waterbury Background: Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Current position: Assistant Professor in Residence at UConn Waterbury. This is my first year at UConn, and I am […]

Meet Assistant Professor Michael Kienzler

Meet Assistant Professor Michael Kienzler, an organic chemist interested in using light to manipulate molecules for biological applications. Career Growing up, Michael Kienzler’s interests spanned the sciences, including fields such as chemistry and biology. Although he enjoyed chemistry, Kienzler wanted to explore various academic paths before committing to one. “It took me a while to […]