Faculty News

Graduate Student Maggie Ward Awarded NSF-GRFP

Maggie Ward, a first-year doctoral student in inorganic chemistry, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). She works in the lab of Assistant Professor J. Nathan Hohman, focusing on crystallography and working is to synthesize and characterize metal-organic chalcogenolates, a class of semiconducting nanomaterials. The lab has primarily synthesized and studied silver materials, but her focus is currently those made […]

Interactive Periodic Table Tells Stories, One Element at a Time

Department Chemistry Periodic Table Display | UConn  Christian Brückner started collecting more than 45 years ago when he was a young teenager in Germany and his father a metallurgist who’d bring home laboratory leftovers to feed his son’s growing interest in crystals and science. From an early 19th century bottle of a mercury salt to manganese […]

Workplace Navigators

A group of faculty and staff from STEM departments in CLAS have recently formed the Workplace Navigators group with the goal to provide a safe place where faculty, staff, post-doctoral associates, and graduate students can informally discuss academic and nonacademic concerns including administrative, workplace, and climate issues.  Together we will work to define the problem, […]

Professor Sotzing’s 3BC Inc to Find Differences in THC

3BC Inc. is a cannabinoid company of which Prof. Gregory Sotzing is the Chief Scientific Officer. The company has been conducting research with UConn School of Nursing professor Steve Kinsey and his team in order to investigate the differences in physical and psychoactive effects of various forms of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. They found that two […]

Pushing Boundaries of RNA Modifications

Dr. Dan Fabris, Harold S. Schwenk Sr. Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, is currently developing technologies for the detection and characterization of RNA. He is particularly focusing on investigating the role of RNA modifications in the relationship between drugs of abuse and HIV. Using 908 Devices, Fabris pushes boundaries within the field with capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS). […]

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 […]