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April 18, 2014

A symposium on Chemistry and Applications of Advanced Materials in recognition of Thomas J. Pinnavaia’s 47-year MSU career will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, in room 136 inside the chemistry building. (schedule).

April 14, 2014

The Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry has selected Professor Tom Hamann for their 2015 Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award.

April 4, 2014

Kumar Ashtekar (Borhan group) has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Tracy Hammer Graduate Student award.  The Tracy A. Hammer awards an outstanding CNS graduate student for their professional accomplishments.  Recipients receive a one-time scholarship funded by the CNSAA Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Kumar will formally receive the award at the 2014 NatSci Alumni Awards program on Friday, April 25th.

April 4, 2014

The 2014 NatSci Alumni Awards program will recognize 3 chemistry students, Jake Ludwig, Michaelyn Lux, and Megan McNitt for their service as 2013-14 Dean’s Research Scholars.

April 4, 2014

Joseph Caruso, M.D. (BS chemistry ’51) has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Alumni award by the College of Natural Science Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Joseph will formally receive the award at the 2014 NatSci Alumni Awards program on Friday, April 25th.

March 31, 2014

A recent article by graduate student, Liangliang Li, and current undergraduate student, Kyle Doran,  is featured online on Advances In Engineering.

March 20, 2014

The Spence Group article on Evaluation of 3D Printing and Its Potential Impact on Biotechnology and the Chemical Sciences was the #1 viewed article last month on the ACS website.

February 7, 2014

An article entitled, "Better Way To Feed Red Blood Cells", by Professor Spence and graduate students, Yimeng Wang and Adam Giebink, was recently published in C&EN.

January 27, 2014

Professor Xuefei Huang has been elected chair-elect of the American Chemical Society, Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry.

January 3, 2014

Professor Marcos Dantus has been named a Fellow Member of the The Optical Society of America.

December 18, 2013

Work from the Spence group involving the improvement of stored red blood cells for transfusion medicine, recently published in the journal Integrative Biology, has been highlighted in Chemistry World, the print and online magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Read the full article here.

December 12, 2013

Hovig Kouyoumdjian, a graduate student from the Huang Group, has been awarded the MSU All-University Excellence-in-Teaching Award for 2013.

November 26, 2013

Professor Merz has been named the next editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling (JCIM). Kennie will succeed Yale University’s William L. Jorgensen in this role.

November 8, 2013

Professor Dantus group's recent development of femtosecond laser technology that can be used to detect the presence of explosives by selective stimulated Raman scattering.  To see the video, click here.  The Applied Physics Letters paper that describes the chemistry is here.

October 31, 2013

Professor Jim McCusker will be addressing the 2013 Annual Conference of The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) at Argonne National Laboratory on November 6. CEREL is a multidisciplinary membership organization under the auspices of the National Council for Science and the Environment and is made up of heads of academic energy research and education centers, institutes, and programs. Its goal is to provide the means for leaders in energy research, education, and communication to collaboratively use knowledge about energy to improve education, decision-making, and, more generally, the well-being of society. For more information, click here.

October 29, 2013

Sharing work from the Jackson group's collaboration with Prof. Chris Saffron's group in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Jason Lam, was the first prize winner for his poster "Energy Upgrading of Bio-Oil Compounds via Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation." Senior Kelsey Longe, working with Jason and currently applying to grad schools, also attended, and received the second of the three awards for her poster "Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Bio-Oil Components: A Foray into Alternative Energy", coauthored with senior Michaelyn Lux (not present). Saffron group grad student Mahlet Garedew also showcased her poster "Mild Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Lignin-Derived Bio-Oil Model Compounds" in the same session.

To watch a video of Jason explaining his research, please click here.

This is a picture from the Michigan DEQ "GreenUp" conference on Green Chemistry, held Wednesday-Thursday Oct 24 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

Pictured here, left to right, are Jason Lam, Kelsey Longe, Mahlet Garedew, Rob Maleczka, Angela Huesman, and Bill Freckman. The latter two represent MSU's Bioeconomy Institute and its research facilities in Holland Michigan. 

Professor Maleczka attended as a panel member representing BoroPharm to discuss "Green Chemistry's Place in the Sustainability Movement".  To watch this video, click here.

Though sponsored by and carrying the logo of MI DEQ, the conference organization was largely the work of Prof. Dalila Kovacs of Grand Valley State U., an MSU Chemistry graduate also from the Jackson group. Prof. Kovacs is a tireless advocate for green chemistry education and practices at state and national levels. 

October 9, 2013

An article entitled “Determining the lowest-energy isomer of Au8: 2D, or not 2D”, published by Jared Hansen, a graduate student in the Piecuch group, and Professors Piotr Piecuch and Benjamin Levine in the Journal of Chemical Physics as a Communication has been identified as one of the Top 20 Most Read articles in September 2013. The Journal of Chemical Physics ranks number one in total citations in the category of Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics. A link to the article is featured on the Journal of Chemical Physics website.

October 2, 2013

Professor Tom Hamann was just named one of the top 25 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Professors in Michigan.

September 11, 2013

Professor Melanie Cooper has won the 2014 ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.

September 11, 2013

Professor Marcos Dantus has invented a bomb-detecting laser that can be used at airport security checkpoints.  To read more, click here.

September 11, 2013

On Thursday September 12 at noon in BPS 1400 Prof. Smith will discuss the possibility of using liquid ammonia as a renewable hydrogen carrier and outline the problems associated this approach.

September 5, 2013

Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry - October 5th, 2013

August 23, 2013

Dr. Pollock has won the 2013 College of Natural Science Teaching Prize.  CNS Faculty Teaching Prizes are made to fixed term and tenure system faculty in recognition of excellent teaching.  Amy will be honored for this well deserved award at the Fall CNS College Meeting, scheduled for 3-5pm on Friday, Nov. 15 in MPS.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.

August 2, 2013

Tom Casey, a graduate student in the McCracken research lab, won the International EPR Society Poster Award for his presentation entitled "Locating NO in an {FeNO}7 Complex using HYSCORE: A Structural context for Locating Substrates in non-heme Fe(II) Dependent Dioxygenases,"  at the 36th International EPR Symposium held in Denver, CO, July 28-Aug 1, 2013.  The award is given for the best poster presentation by a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at the meeting.

July 31, 2013

Professor Xuefei Huang has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.  The fellows program recognizes and honors ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.

July 8, 2013

The Huang Group's work on tumor vaccine development has been highlighted in a podcast by the journal ACS Chemical Biology.  Click here to listen to the podcast.

July 1, 2013

The journal Biochemistry is highlighting on its website the recent Rapid Report publication by Erica Vogel and David Weliky, "Quantitation of Recombinant Protein in Whole Cells and Cell Extracts via Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy", Biochemistry, 52, 4285-4287 (2013).

June 22, 2013

Professor Melanie Cooper was awarded the 2013 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry.  The Award, the first national award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of chemistry, was established in 1950 by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society to honor the memory of James Flack Norris, Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a teacher of great repute.  More information can be found here.

June 19, 2013

This cover article in the July 14, 2013 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal CrystEngComm from Professor Rob LaDuca's research group highlights the reaction chemistry and structural diversity of luminescent cadmium adipate coordination polymers containing pyridylnicotinamide or pyridylisonicotinamide ligands. The work was done by Julie Wilson '14 and Jake Uebler '13. This fall Jake is beginning the Ph.D. program in Inorganic Chemistry at Cornell University.

June 4, 2013

Professor Tom Pinnavaia’s article is in the list of 25 most cited articles in Chemistry of Materials journal. The article was cited 871 times according to SciFinder and 723 times according to Web of Science.

May 23, 2013

Professors Mitch Smith and Rob Maleczka along with their collaborators Drs. Shane Krska and Peter Maligres recently received the 2013 Merck Technology Symposium's Technology Collaboration Award for their work on high throughput optimization of Ir-catalyzed C-H borylations.  Sean Preshlock and Behnaz Ghaffari were among the MSU students who participated in the award winning work.

May 16, 2013

The College of Natural Science has announced the selection of the following individuals from the Department of Chemistry for Awards for 2014:

  • CNS Distinguished Faculty Award to Professor William D. Wulff (nominated by Professor James E. ("Ned") Jackson)
  • CNS Junior Faculty Mentoring Award to Professor James K. McCusker (nominated by Professor Thomas W. Hamann)
  • CNS Distinguished Academic Staff Award to Dr. Richard J. Staples (nominated by Professor Robert E. Maleczka)
  • CNS Excellence-in-Teaching Citation to Mr. Hovig Kouyoumdjian (nominated by Professor Robert E. Maleczka)

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

May 6, 2013

Professor Thomas Hamann has received a 2013 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Tom was nominated by Professor Robert Maleczka as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and supported with letters from Professors Daniel Nocera (Harvard University and Visiting Hannah Chair at Michigan State University), Gerald Meyer (Chair, The Johns-Hopkins University), and Joseph Hupp (Northwestern University). Congratulations Tom!

May 6, 2013

Professor Marcos Dantus has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the MSU Innovator of the Year award from the MSU Innovation Center for his work on ultrashort phase lasers.  This award recognizes an MSU researcher who has been actively involved in intellectual property creation and technology transfer activities at MSU.  All MSU researchers, faculty members, staff, or research group are eligible to receive the award, provided they are actively involved in technology transfer activities as illustrated by two or more of the following: (1) The inventor must have filed an invention disclosure with MSU Technologies in multiple years. (2) The inventor must have intellectual property protection filed for the inventions or have received patents for the work. (3) The inventor must have intellectual property protection filed for the inventions or have received patents for the work. and/or (4)The inventor must have successfully received MIIE, TSGTD, or similar grant funding to continue their research.  Furthermore, the inventor must also be an advocate for MSU Technologies and technology transfer within the university community.

May 2, 2013

ACS Chemical Biology editors highlight articles from Volume 8, Issue 3 and speak with author Jetze Tepe on an approach to delay multiple myeloma tumor growth.

April 24, 2013

The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has just recognized Jacob R. Ludwig as MSU's the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student.  This award recognizes senior chemistry students who have displayed a significant aptitude for organic chemistry as evidenced by their formal course work as well as their research accomplishments and also recognizes their desire to pursue a career in chemistry.

April 19, 2013

Greg Swain, together with his colleagues in Brazil, was awarded a three-year International Cooperation Grant through CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education). The grant will increase diversity in the Department of Chemistry by providing support for three Brazilian Ph.D. students from the Federal University of Sao Carlos to spend one-year research periods at MSU. The grant also supports extended research stays in Brazil.

April 9, 2013

Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony held on March 21 in the Christman Lounge at MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

March 29, 2013

Kayla Felger has been named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar.  Jacob Ludwig received an Honorable Mention.  Both are Juniors majoring in Chemistry at MSU.

March 11, 2013

Robert Maleczka has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Meritorious Faculty Award by the College of Natural Science Alumni Association (CNSAA).  The CNS Meritorious Faculty Award is presented annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching and research.

February 19, 2013

At the 5th Annual Graduate Academic Conference, organized by the council of graduate students at Michigan State University, Shaun Bruno from the Poltavets Group and Nishanka Dilini Ratnayake from the Walker group won research awards from the poster session 1.

February 13, 2013

Kayla Felger and Jacob Ludwig, two juniors majoring in chemistry at MSU, are 2013 Goldwater Scholarship nominees.

February 11, 2013

Gavin Reid has been appointed as a new Associate Editor to the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS impact factor 2011: 4.002).  JASMS is peer-reviewed monthly journal received by the membership of ASMS, that includes over 8,500 scientists from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories involved in research and development relating to advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

February 6, 2013

Shaun Bruno, from the Poltavets Group, has received the MSU Excellence-in-Teaching citation.

January 9, 2013

Marvey Olsen has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Naomi and Donald Hack Distinguished Staff Award in Chemistry.

January 2, 2013

Professor Weliky has joined the Editorial Board of the journal Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

December 12, 2012

Professor Tepe received the Brian D. Novis Senior Award from the International Myeloma Foundation. The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients. The IMF has established annual awards to promote research into better treatment options for multiple myeloma, in honor of the late Brian D. Novis, co-founder of the IMF. 

December 10, 2012

Professors Borhan and Geiger's work relating to the tuning of the absorption properties of all-trans-retinal in a protein environment, showing that electrostatic interactions comprise the primary tuning mechanism, has appeared in the December 7, 2012 issue of Science. The work was accompanied by a Perspective by Dr. Thomas P. Sakmar of the Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction of The Rockefeller University in New York and has been highlighted as a News of the Week in the December 10, 2012 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. Congratulations to all of those involved in this exciting research!

October 18, 2012

Congratulations to the Michigan State University Section of the Younger Chemists Committee for receiving the Outstanding or Creative Local Section Section Event Award at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Philadelphia. The award recognized their efforts to increase outreach by presenting hands-on activities at 4-H events and YMCA camps over the summer. For more details, check out the October 1, 2012 issue of Chemical and Engineering News.

October 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Poster Session Award Winners at the Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry. The symposium, which was held on October 5-6, showcased undergraduate creativity and research achievement as well as brought together chemistry faculty from Midwest region universities.

Poster Session Award Winners 

Analytical Chemistry
Logan Plath (Adrian College)
"The Combined Use of Mass Spectrometry and X-ray Crystallography for the Complete Determination of the Primary Sequence of Lion Hemoglobin" 

Inorganic Chemistry  
Chad Tenbusch (MSU)
"Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Energy Materials" 

Organic Chemistry
Mitchell Groenenboom (Calvin College) 
"Efforts towards the synthesis of amino-substituted β-iodo N-alkenyl pyridones" 

Physical Chemistry
Courtney Talicska (University of Michigan)
"Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence for Super-Resolution Single-Molecule Imaging"

September 26, 2012

Associate Professor Gavin Reid was part of a delegation of 15 Analytical Chemists from the USA invited to attend the 2nd China-US Analytical Chemistry workshop in Beijing, China, a bilateral meeting supported by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation and the American Chemical Society. The aim of the workshop was to discuss research trends in analytical science, infrastructure and instrumentation needs, literature and publications, and the status of post-graduate education between the two countries.

September 19, 2012

Shaun Bruno of the Poltavets Group was awarded the CNS Excellence-in-Teaching Citation.

September 17, 2012

Professor Dan Jones has received the CNS Distinguished Faculty Award.  This award was made in recognition of his outstanding contributions in scholarly research and teaching.

September 17, 2012

The Hamann group published a new method of variable temperature spectroelectrochemistry which allowed for the first direct measurement of the conduction band energy of nanoparticle TiO2 electrodes.  This new method is quick, makes a minimal number of assumptions and is remarkably versatile. This is expected to be an important measurement for applications employing nanostructured semiconductors such as dye-sensitized solar cells and photocatalytic water splitting. 

J W Ondersma and T W Hamann, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2ee22926a

September 14, 2012

Professor John McCracken has received the CNS Distinguished Faculty Award.  This award was made in recognition of his outstanding contributions in scholarly research and teaching.  

September 4, 2012

Professor Robert Maleczka Jr., the Department Chairperson, recently gave a talk on the Land Grant Act and the founding of Chemistry at MSU (PDF).

August 28, 2012

Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry - October 5-6th, 2012.

August 24, 2012

Professor Jim Dye is featured in the August 20th Chemical & Engineering News article about his collaboration with Michael Lefenfeld of SiGNa.

August 22, 2012

Nancy S. Goroff (State University of New York, Stony Brook), who was a post-doc with Ned Jackson, has won the 2013 ACS Award for Creative Research & Applications of Iodine Chemistry sponsored by SQM S.A.

June 11, 2012

Andrew Klose, a graduate student in the Mantica research group, received one of three Young Scientist Awards at the 6th International Conference on Laser Probing (LAP2012).  The award was sponsored by LA3NET, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network Scheme funded by the European Commission, and recognized Andrew for his poster contribution entitled "Laser Spectroscopy of Mn-55 I using BECOLA at NSCL."  MSU was also selected to host the next LAP meeting tentatively set for July 2015.

May 4, 2012

Professors Merlin Bruening and Greg Baker have invented a protein purifier that could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money.

April 25, 2012

The Chemistry Department held its annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony on April 19, 2012.  The Ceremony honored those students who have excelled in coursework or research.

April 16, 2012

Amy Pochodylo's poster entitled "EFFECT OF ALIPHATIC DICARBOXYLATE TETHER ON TOPOLOGY IN LUMINESCENT CADMIUM COORDINATION POLYMERS CONTAINING BIS (4- PYRIDYLFORMYL) PIPERAZINE" earned a best poster award at the 2012 University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum.  Amy is a Lyman Briggs Chemistry major working with Professor Rob La Duca.   Approximately 560 undergraduate students participated in this year’s UURAF, including Jake Ludwig (Tepe lab), Fangyi Shen (Maleczka lab) and Hongtu Zhang (Smith lab).

March 12, 2012

The College of Natural Science Alumni Assocation (CNSAA) Board of Directors has selected Arvind Jaganathan as the recipient of the 2012 Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development.  He was nominated by Dr. Babak Borhan.

March 12, 2012

The College of Natural Science Alumni Association (CNSAA) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Bobby L. Wilson, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.  Dr. Wilson was nominated by Dr. Robert Maleczka.

March 8, 2012

The Huang Group has shown that cholesterol crystals can be detected by magnetic resonance imaging aided by ligand coated nanoparticles. This opens up the possibility to non-invasively detect cholesterol crystals in atherosclerotic plaques and to evaluate the risk of plaque rupture caused by these crystals. This work has been highlighted as a back cover of issue 28 of Chemical Communications. To read this article, click here.”

March 7, 2012

Congratulations to Arvind Jaganathan of the Borhan Group.  He is the recipient of the 2012 Tracy Hammer graduate student award.

February 15, 2012

Professor Tom Hamann has been named a 2012 Sloan Research Fellow. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to a select group of early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of their distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

February 13, 2012

Gregory Farnum (Chemistry B.S. 2011), along with Professor Robert LaDuca, won the 2012 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research.  This is an annual joint award for both an undergraduate and his/her research preceptor. Gregory and Prof. LaDuca have published twenty-two articles together describing the structures and properties of a variety of inorganic/organic coordination polymers with novel topologies.

January 24, 2012

Paul Reed has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Naomi and Donald Hack Distinguished Staff Award in Chemistry.

January 24, 2012

A receptor found on blood platelets whose importance as a potential pharmaceutical target has long been questioned may in fact be fruitful in drug testing, according to new research from Michigan State University chemists.  A team led by Dana Spence of MSU's Department of Chemistry has revealed a way to isolate and test the receptor known as P2X1.  Article.

January 5, 2012

Tom Hamann has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the NSF for his Photoelectrochemical Investigations of Thin Film Hematite Solar Cells.

January 3, 2012

Associate Professor Gavin Reid has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) as Member-at-Large for Education. His term will run from 2012–2014.

December 22, 2011

Research led by Jim McCusker, professor of chemistry, and published in the recent issue of Science demonstrates for the first time that the concept of conservation of angular momentum can be applied to the process of energy transfer and also suggests how scientists might be able to use it control and predict chemical reaction pathways in general. 

December 19, 2011

Professor Piotr Piecuch has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Professor Piecuch has been honored for "exceptional contributions to the field of theoretical and computational chemistry, particularly the development of novel methods in coupled cluster theory”. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association, as well as publisher of the widely read journal Science and other publications. Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The prestigious honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and rosette, which will be presented to Professor Piecuch in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on February 18, 2012 during the AAAS Fellows Forum, a part of the Association’s Annual Meeting.

December 19, 2011

Former MSU Graduate Student, Bobby Wilson, has been named an ACS fellow.

November 28, 2011

Professor Jim Kirkpatrick's recent publication on ion and water dynamics in Na-hectorite is featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

November 4, 2011

Professor Jim McCusker has been elected Councilor to the American Chemical Society by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.  His term will run from 2012-2014.

October 28, 2011

Damith Perera's poster entitled “Cross-Couplings that Avoid the Preparation of Haloaromatics: The Development of a One- Pot C–H Activation/Borylation/Suzuki Reaction with Immidazolylsulfonates as the Electrophilic Partner” earned second place honors in the poster competition held at Green Up the 3rd Michigan Green Chemistry Conference.  This conference took place in Ann Arbor on October 27.   Damith's poster was co-authored by Professors Mitch Smith and Rob Maleczka, as well as Jennifer Albaneze-Walker, Process Research and Development, Merck Inc., Rahway NJ.

October 28, 2011

Professor Robert Maleczka has been elected as a Member-at-Large to the Executive Committee of the American Chemical Society's Division of Organic Chemistry.  His term will run from 2012–2014.

October 5, 2011

Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry - October 7-8th, 2011.

September 19, 2011

Professor Marcos Dantus' research team has developed a laser that could detect roadside bombs.  

September 9, 2011

The 7th Annual Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium - September 16th to 17th

August 8, 2011

Professor Paul Mantica has been named one of the 2011 class of ACS Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 213 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

July 18, 2011

Professor Xuefei Huang has just won the ACS Carbohydrate division Horace S. Isbell award. The Horace S. Isbell Award acknowledges excellence in and promise of continued quality of contribution to research in carbohydrate chemistry. 

June 22, 2011

The Huang Group's work on carbohydrate based anti-cancer vaccine development has been highlighted in May 30th issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

June 21, 2011

Professor Borhan's student, Wenjing Wang, won the Jeremy Knowles Memorial Travel Award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society's Division of Biological Chemistry for her presentation "Reengineering of Cellular Retinol Binding Protein Type II (CRBPII) into a Rhodopsin Protein Mimic". 

May 25, 2011

Paul Mantica has been awarded a University Distinguished Professorship.

May 19, 2011

The Selection Committee for the Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation has selected, Chrysoula Vasileiou, as an Adams Academy Fellow for 2011-2012.

May 2, 2011

The College of Natural Science Student Advisory Council has selected Professor Kevin Walker as the 2011 Outstanding Graduate Advisor.

April 20, 2011

Hong Ren of the Wulff Group won the Hart Award in Organic Chemistry.

April 20, 2011

Erica Vogel of the Weliky Group won the Dye Award in Physical Chemistry.

April 20, 2011

Steve DiFranco of the Odom Group won the Brubaker Award in Inorganic Chemistry.

April 20, 2011

Li Cui of the Reid Group won the Babcock Award in Analytical Chemistry.

April 12, 2011

Amy Pochodylo was named a 2011 Goldwater Scholar.  Amy is a Chemistry undergraduate, who has been doing research with Rob LaDuca.  As a member of the LaDuca lab, Amy has been involved in the synthesis and characterization of organometallic frameworks.  She has multiple publications with Rob and recently presented her results at the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  

March 28, 2011

Irosha Nawarathne of the Walker group won the First Place Award in Oral Presentation at the Graduate Academic Conference (Sessions 12 &16).

March 28, 2011

Wathsala Medawala of the Spence group won the First Place Award in Poster Presentation at the Graduate Academic Conference (Session 5).

March 24, 2011

Robert LaDuca has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Professor of the Year, sponsored by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

March 9, 2011

James Dye is featured in a Businessweek article.  Check it out here.

February 14, 2011

University Distinguished Professor Dave Morrissey has been awarded the 2011 Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry sponsored by the ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology.

February 7, 2011

Gary Blanchard has been selected to receive the 2011 Gold Medal Award from the New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.  This coveted award was established in 1952 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Applied Spectroscopy. 

November 18, 2010

Dr. Doo Young Kim received a Postdoctoral Fellow Award and Vernon Swope received a Graduate Student Award from Sigma Xi; the international honor society of science and engineering. The awards were made at the annual  banquet held on November 16th. 

October 22, 2010

The Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event Award went to the Michigan State University Section for its breakfast event to welcome incoming graduate students.

August 16, 2010

Okemos-based Draths Corp., founded by John and Karen Frost, is relocating to Delhi Twp.

August 9, 2010

Associate Professor Gavin Reid has been awarded the 2011 Bowie Medal from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry. This early career medal is named in honor of Prof. John Bowie and is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of mass spectrometry by an Australian or New Zealand researcher under the age of 45 years. The medal will be presented in January at the societies biennial conference in Perth, Australia, where Gavin will present a keynote lecture.

July 26, 2010

Professor Tom Pinnavaia and his colleagues at InPore are working to commercialize the silica particles he developed for use in the wind turbine and auto industries.

July 12, 2010

Professor Piotr Piecuch has been selected as a panelist for an upcoming DOE workshop entitled "Computational Materials Science and Chemistry for Innovation," to be held in Washington DC in late July.

June 28, 2010

Scott Bankroff has been selected as the recipient of the "Wale Award" for the outstanding Technical Poster Presentation.  He was judged against a field of other presenters and gave an excellent poster titled: "The Cut, Ten Ways to Separate Glass from Itself."

June 28, 2010

A company founded by Thomas Pinnavaia, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of chemistry, recently won the $100,000 top prize in the Statewide Business Plan Competition from the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest.  Article

May 31, 2010

Matt Fhaner was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. The two-year fellowship begins July 2010.

May 27, 2010

On behalf of the Selection Committee for the MSU Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation, we are pleased to extend our enthusiastic congratulations on Amy Pollock's selection as an Adams Academy Fellow for 2010-2011.

May 13, 2010

Dr. David Weliky has accepted the National Institutes of Health invitation to serve as a member of the Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2014.

April 21, 2010

Two companies that originated from Intellectual property created by Department faculty have won 2010 Science and Technology Awards from Corp! magazine.  They are Draths Corporation which is based on the biocatalysis research of John and Karen Frost, and Biophotonic Solutions which was founded by Marco Dantus for marketing technology that grew from his research into ultrafast optical phenomena.  The awards were presented at a ceremony held in Troy, MI on April 20.

April 15, 2010

Our Alumni Lecturer will be Joseph T. Hupp, Professor and Department Chair, Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Research Center, Northwestern University.  His lecture will be at 4:10 p.m. on April 15.

April 12, 2010

Kheireddine El-Boubbou has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science (AICCS) Young Investigator Award.

April 9, 2010

At the 37th Annual National Technology Conference of The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the Michigan State University Student Chapter received the Excellence in Service Award for our contributions to the NOBCChE Secondary Education Program initiative, and for hosting the 2009 Fall Midwest Regional Conference from October 30th - November 1st, 2009.

February 23, 2010

Robert LaDuca has received the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Awards.

February 8, 2010

Greg Swain has been appointed Editor of the journal "Diamond and Related Materials."  He has served as an associate editor for the past few years.

September 26, 2009

Professor Abigail Bickley recently secured funding from the Major Research Instrumentation Program at NSF to build a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) Detection system for her experiments at the NSCL.  The award is for almost $700K.  To achieve this success, Abby needed to assemble a multi-national collaboration between six universities and national laboratories to garner the necessary resources and support.

September 23, 2009

On belhalf of the National Institute of Justice and the Forensic Sciences Foundation, John McIlroy has been approved for funding under the NIJ/FSF Forensic Science Student Research Program.

September 14, 2009

On belhalf of the National Institute of Justice and the Forensic Sciences Foundation, Melissa Bodnar has been approved for funding under the NIJ/FSF Forensic Science Student Research Program.

August 28, 2009

Chemistry faculty members Marcos Dantus, James McCusker, Dana Spence and Greg Swain have received Stimulus Grants for their research.  To read more, click here.

August 26, 2009

The Younger Chemists Committee of the Michigan State University ACS local section won a 2009 ChemLuminary Award for 'Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event' at the recent 238th ACS National Meeting held in Washington, DC.

August 26, 2009

Nancy Lavrik has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Clerical Technical Recognition Award established in honor of Thomas and Concettina Gliozzo. In 2001, Dr. Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo established a fund to recognize clerical and technical employees who assist students, faculty, and staff at Michigan State University. The University and HR selection committee was very impressed with her accomplishments, attitude, and the many examples of students, faculty, and other colleagues she has positively impacted throughout her career at Michigan State University.

August 5, 2009

Britt Vanchura won the Journal of Chemical Crystallography Prize for his poster at the American Crystallographic Association annual meeting last week in Toronto. His poster is on the 4th floor outside Mitch Smith's office, along with the nice rosette he received at the banquet.

July 27, 2009

Jeffrey R. Gour, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working with Professor Piotr Piecuch, attended the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which was held in Lindau, Germany, from June 28th to July 3rd, 2009. 23 Nobel Laureates and 580 young researchers from 67 countries attended the meeting, which was dedicated this year to chemistry. The US delegation consisted of 74 graduate students, of which Jeff was one of the 13 students sponsored by the Office of Science at the US Department of Energy. The other sponsors were the National Science Foundation's Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and Mars, Incorporated. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education handled the necessary arrangements. Jeff was nominated by Professor Piecuch. He was the second graduate student from Professor Piecuch's group to attend the Nobel Laureate Lindau meeting (Dr. Mike McGuire attended the 52nd meeting in 2002) . For more information about the 59th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau and the earlier meetings in the series, please go to http://www.lindau-nobel.de/.

May 28, 2009

A Symposium to Honor Professor Bill Wulff's 60th Birthday, Saturday, May 30, 2009, 8:15 a.m - 5:20 p.m. Room 138 Chemistry Building Michigan State University.

April 3, 2009

James Dye has been selected as the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association Outstanding Individual Award for 2009-2010.

March 26, 2009

Xuefei Huang has won the 2009 New Investigator Award from the ACS Carbohydrate Division.

March 18, 2009

On behalf of the FPWA (Faculty Professional Women's Association) Awards Committee, we are pleased to notify you that we have selected Amy Marie Pollock as a recipient of the 2009 FPWA Outstanding Academic Staff Woman Award.

January 19, 2009

The Jan. 19th, 2009 issue of C&E news contains a 'Science and Technology Concentrates' article highlighting some recent work by graduate student Christine Kalcic and co-authors Dr. Tissa Gunaratne, Professor Dan Jones, Professor Marcos Dantus and Assistant Professor Gavin Reid, entitled 'Femtosecond Laser-induced Ionization/Dissociation of Protonated Peptides', to be published as a communication in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

January 12, 2009

On Friday, January 9, the departmental Windows servers will require more complex passwords than in the past. The new password requirements are:

  • at least 8 characters
  • has not been used as one of your previous 5 passwords
  • does not contain your account name or full name
  • contains at least three of the following four character groups:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Numerals (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphanumeric characters (such as !$#,%)
If your CHEMISTRY domain password does not meet these requirements by Friday, email and other services will STOP WORKING, and your domain account may become locked out. To avoid these problems, please change your password before Friday if it doesn't already meet the requirements listed above. Your CHEMISTRY domain password is the one you use to login to mail.chemistry.msu.edu, poohbah, vpn, etc.

You can change your CHEMISTRY domain password here: http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/password

December 19, 2008

A message to TA's regarding Union Dues/Service Fees and the Grievance Resolution process from the Chemistry Graduate Chairperson and the GEU.

December 12, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that Michigan State University has been chosen to design and build the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The successful proposal was submitted by a team of scientists from MSU?s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory that includes three members of the Chemistry faculty, Professors David J. Morrissey, Paul F. Mantica and Abigail A. Bickley. FRIB will be developed with $550 million in construction funds from DOE over the next ten years. This national user facility will allow scientists from all over the world to address fundamental problems in nuclear science and nuclear astrophysics , and may also lead to new isotope applications for materials science, nuclear medicine and energy. The DOE press release announcing the FRIB decision is available at http://www.energy.gov/news/6794.htm.

December 2, 2008

Professor Piotr Piecuch has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His Fellowship citation, which will be published in the March 2009 issue of APS News and which can also be found on the Fellowship Page of the APS Home Page, reads as follows: ?For his outstanding contributions to electronic structure and quantum many-body theories, in particular developments in coupled-cluster theory, important advances in understanding molecular properties, chemical reactivities and intermolecular interactions as well as nuclear structure, through discerning use of computational methods.? Election to Fellowship of APS recognizes outstanding contributions to physics and is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the APS membership. The American Physical Society, founded in 1899, is the largest organization of professional physicists in the United States which has about 46,000 members. Some of Professor Piotr Piecuch?s other honors and awards include the University Distinguished Professorship (2007), the S.R. Palit Memorial Lecture at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India (2007), the Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2005), the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of Centre de Mecanique Ondulatoire Appliquee (France; 2004), the election to the European Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Humanities (Paris, France; 2003), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2002-2004), the Wiley-International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award (2000), and two awards from the Polish Chemical Society for Research (1992, 1986).

September 26, 2008

You are invited to attend the first orientation program for all PostDocs and Research Associates of Michigan State University.

September 24, 2008

A Symposium and Banquet to Honor Professor Peter Wagner in celebration of his Career and 70th Birthday, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Room 138 Chemistry Building Michigan State University

August 18, 2008

The Chemistry Department wishes to welcome all 47 new Graduate Students who start on August 18, 2008.

July 3, 2008

The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University is an organizer of the 13th International Workshop "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics" (QSCP). Professor Piotr Piecuch chairs the workshop. For more information about the workshop, confirmed speakers, registration, abstract submission, room reservation, and the history of the QSCP series, please see the web site.

June 10, 2008

At the Boron in the America's XI Conference held June 4-8th in St. Louis, Professor Mitch Smith received the Distinguished Service in Boron Science Award, Professor Mitch Smith and Professor Robert Maleczka were awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, as was SiGNa Chemistry, a company cofounded by Jim Dye with ongoing participation by Ned Jackson's research group. At the same conference Venkata A. Kallepalli won 1st place for the best oral presentation by a graduate student. Lastly, Michigan State University was announced as the host of Boron in the America's XII, which will occur in 2010. More

April 25, 2008

Check out the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Student Award winners. More

April 23, 2008

Jeffrey R. Gour, a graduate student in Professor Piotr Piecuch's group, received an Outstanding Student Poster Award from the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The award was presented to Jeff at the 235th National ACS Meeting in New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008. More

April 9, 2008

Professor John Frost and Dr. Karen Draths, who have taken a leave of absence from their jobs at Michigan State University in December 2006 to start Draths Corporation, have more recently developed a microbial process for making phloroglucinol, a chemical to replace formaldehyde, a carcinogen, in adhesive resins. more

April 2, 2008

Catherine Nezich was selected as the University's 24th recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Kaveri Korgavkar received honorable mention from the Goldwater Foundation.

March 13, 2008

Dr. Thomas Hamann will be joining the department as an assistant professor this summer. Dr. Hamann's interests are in inorganic materials and electrochemistry related to energy conversion and storage. More

February 27, 2008

John Hixson, a MSU Undergraduate Student, has been named a Ullyot Scholar and has won a 2007-08 Project SEED College Scholarship. John's receipt of this scholarship was based on his research as a project SEED student during the Summer of 2006, when he worked with Professor Mitch Smith and Dr. Edith Onyeozili. More

February 7, 2008

Marcos Dantus has been awarded the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Award.

July 13, 2007

Rob Maleczka and Mitch Smith have received a $100,000 grant from the Pharmaceutical Roundtable of the Green Chemistry Institute, a division of the American Chemical Society. The grant will be used to further their work that can be used to promote green engineering practices in the pharmaceutical industry. More

June 25, 2007

A set of pages is now available that lists all of the chief administrative officers of the department from 1857 to the present. This facility is found via the Department History menu [www.chemistry.msu.edu | Other Information | History | Departmental Leadership] or with the following link. Department Leadership

June 25, 2007

Audrey Martin is featured in an article about new technologies for detecting biological, chemical, and explosive agents. Audrey is a graduate student with Dan Jones and doing her research work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

June 25, 2007

Piotr Piecuch was named University Distinguished Professor at the June 15, Board of Trustee meeting. More

May 23, 2007

Scott Bankroff has been awarded the 2007 J. Allen Alexander Award by the American Scientific Glassblowers Society.

April 23, 2007

Gavin Reid has won an American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award. The award will be presented to Gavin at the annual ASMS conference to be held in Indianapolis in June.

March 30, 2007

Christine Kalcic (Dantus Group) has received a 2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF) Award under the Analytical Chemistry field of study.

March 21, 2007

Professor Piotr Piecuch and co-collaborators, including Jeff Gour, Maricris Lodriguito, and Professor Marta Wloch from the Piecuch group, Professor Mihai Horoi from Central Michigan University, and Professor Alex Brown from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, have published a high profile paper in Physical Review Letters, where they show that coupled-cluster methods developed by the Piecuch group have a wide range of applicability that includes heavy nuclei, in addition to molecular systems. This is the fourth Physical Review Letters contribution from the Piecuch group since 2003, and the third one in nuclear structure theory.

March 15, 2007

Rashad Simmons has been awarded the 2007 Tracy A Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development by the College of Natural Science Alumni Association.

March 12, 2007

Melissa Parsons is the 2007 winner of the Naomi and Donald Hack Award.

March 12, 2007

Pfizer 2007 Lectureship: March 22 and 23, 2007, Professor Eric N. Jacobsen - Harvard University More

March 12, 2007

Max T. Rogers 2007 Lectureship: April 18, 19, 20 2007, Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas - The Royal Institution of Great Britain. More

February 9, 2007

Jaime Curtis (Weliky's group) was one of 6 graduate students receiving a 2007 University Excellence-in-Teaching Citation.

January 30, 2007

Piotr Piecuch gave an endowed Professor S.R. Palit Memorial Lecture at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, an institution where Raman discovered the celebrated effect that bears his name.

December 12, 2006

Maricris Lodriguito will receive one of five 2007 ACS Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Awards at the 2007 ACS Meeting in Chicago. Maricris is a member of the Piecuch Research Group. More

December 12, 2006

Chemistry computer service outages. During the week of December 18, we will be moving computers and having electrical work done in room 337. This involves most of the departmental servers, so most of our computer services will be down for some period of time. The affected services include:

  • email, including both chemistry.msu.edu and cem.msu.edu
  • Chemistry web server (www.chemistry.msu.edu)
  • file and printer shares on poohbah
  • VPN
  • high performance computing (hbar, mcbisgi)

October 30, 2006

Chemistry Day 2006 Images. Images from Chemistry Day at Impressions 5 Saturday October 28, 2006.

September 28, 2006

Gavin Reid, Balasubramanian Ramanathan, and Siqi Xue received 2006 Sigma Xi awards.

September 12, 2006

Tom Pinnavaia received the 2006 IMMA Award for exceptional achievements in the field of mesostructured materials research.

September 8, 2006

Marcos Dantus with Co-PIs Gavin Reid and Dan Jones received $1.4M, one of the 61 awards from the State of Michigan 2006 21st Century Jobs Fund for development of commercial products from laser and mass spectroscopy technology. The title of their proposal was "Application of laser-based molecular scalpel technology for proteomic and metabolomic analysis." This technology analyzes for chemical compounds in biological samples. For more information read the September 6, 2006 Lansing State Journal article.

September 8, 2006

Rob Maleczka and Mitch Smith received $1.38M, one of the 61 awards from the State of Michigan 2006 21st Century Jobs Fund. The title of their proposal was "Catalytic Boronate Ester Synthesis: Developing New Commercial Building Blocks for Drug Discovery."

July 25, 2006

MSU Chemistry in the ACS Top 5. Our department joins UC San Diego, North Carolina, Illinois, and Michigan as the only schools in the top 25 of all three categories (BS/BA, MS, PhD) of chemistry degrees granted during 2004-2005.

July 19, 2006

Graduate Student Orientation (August 21-25). The annual Department of Chemistry Orientation for the new class of graduate students will take place on the above dates. above. More

July 12, 2006

Chemistry Addition No.1 and Laboratory/Classroom Renovation Project Begins.

May 11, 2006

Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005) delivered the Commencement Address for the College of Natural Science and Lyman Briggs on Saturday May 6, 2006 at the Breslin Center.

May 11, 2006

Karen Maki has received the The Naomi and Donald Hack Distinguished Staff Award in Chemistry for 2005-2006.

April 21, 2006

Varsity athletes and Chemistry majors Rachel Turney and Leia Langhoff were recognized for academic accomplishments at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala,

April 21, 2006

Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005) will deliver the Commencement Address for the College of Natural Science and Lyman Briggs at 12:30 PM Saturday May 6, 2006 at the Breslin Center. He was a member of our department before moving to Caltech.

March 8, 2006

Pfizer Distinguished Lectureship: Samuel I. Stupp, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Medicine, Northwestern University, will be the Distinguished Lecturer at the Twenty-fifth Pfizer Distinguished Lectureship Series to be held March 21 and 22, 2006.  More

March 8, 2006

Max T Rogers Distinguished Lectureship: R. Graham Cooks, Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, will be the Distinguished Lecturer at the Eighteenth Max T. Rogers Distinguished Lectureship Series to be held April 18 and 19, 2006. More

February 27, 2006

Shavon Ford (Senior Chemistry Major and undergraduate member of the Maleczka Group) was one of only 23 students from around the country to receive a Pfizer Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic.

January 19, 2006

Kathy Severin has received the Distinguished Academic Staff Award for 2005-2006.

January 6, 2006

Warren Beck, Marcos Dantus, Michael Feig, John Frost, Jim Geiger, Ned Jackson, Rob Maleczka, Jim McCusker, Aaron Odom, Piotr Piecuch, Tom Pinnavaia, Greg Swain, and Bill Wulff received new grants during Fall 2005.

December 27, 2005

Johanna Dela Cruzreceived a Pacifichem Student Poster Competition (Analytical Chemistry area) Award for her poster "Isomer Idenitification with Shaped Laser Pulses." She received the award on December 18, 2005 at the Pacifichem 2005 meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

December 21, 2005

Poohbah Unavailable starting at 1:00AM Tuesday January 3, 2006 printers and shares being served by Poohbah will be unavailable for varying parts of that day. This includes personal shares (Z-Drive Shares).

November 14, 2005

John Frost has developed technology that can be used to produce shikimic acid, the starting material for Tamiflu(oseltamivir) a drug that will be important in combating avian flu if such a pandemic develops.    New York Times Article

November 11, 2005

Armagan Kinal, Maricris Lodriguito, and Piotr Piecuch receive fellowships.

November 7, 2005

New graduate students Jeff Gour, Calvin Grant, and Jill Pinter receive NSF and MSU fellowships.

October 6, 2005

Pfizer 2005 Lectureship - November 16-18, 2005, David E Cane, Brown University. More

October 5, 2005

Robert H. Grubbs receives 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Robert Grubbs was a member of our department from 1969 to 1978 when he moved to Caltech.

March 7, 2005

Wakeshi Benson (Chemistry '96) received the 2005 CNS Alumni Association Recent Alumni Award.

March 7, 2005

Mike Karabatsos received the 2005 CNS Alumni Association Meritorious Faculty Award.

March 7, 2005

Melissa Meaney received the 2005 CNS Alumni Association Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award.

March 7, 2005

Katherine Shelly received the 2005 CNS Faculty Advisory Council Excellence-In-Teaching Award.

March 7, 2005

Jetze Tepe received the 2005 CNS Faculty Advisory Council Teacher-Scholar Award.

March 7, 2005

MAX T. ROGERS LECTURESHIP "Chemical Transformations of Nanocrystals" A. Paul Alivisatos, Berkeley Chemistry Room 138 4:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2005 more

February 22, 2005

Congratulations to Tom Geissinger for his 30 years of service with the University!

February 22, 2005

Graduate students Audrey Martin and Jennifer Froelich were named U.S. Department of Homeland Security scholars and fellows in November 2004.