Chemistry News

November 6, 2017
Icer Student Highlights: Tayeb Kakeshpour
Icer Student Highlights: Tayeb Kakeshpour

Tayeb’s research generally focuses on hydrogen bonds, aiming to understand the factors that determine their strength in various chemical contexts. He has shown that hydrogen bonds can enhance or inhibit “aromaticity”, a special mode of stabilization common to many organic and biomolecules; the result is an ability to purposefully tune the molecules’ “stickiness”.

November 6, 2017
150th birthday of Marie Curie (née Maria Sklodowska)
150th birthday of Marie Curie (née Maria Sklodowska)

Virtual Issue in Honor of the 150th Birthday of Marie Curie: Highlighting Female Physical Chemists

October 5, 2017
Professors Smith and Wilson
Professors Smith and Wilson

MSU Research to Harness Algae to Contain Power Plant Emissions

September 20, 2017
New Faculty Member
New Faculty Member

The Chemistry Department would like to welcome the newest faculty member, Karen Draths!

August 29, 2017
Odom Group
Odom Group

Ligand effects on catalysis with high-valent metals

June 29, 2017
Finding new solar power
Finding new solar power

Thomas Hamann, the James L. Dye Chair in Materials Chemistry, will use a $465,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a new paradigm for capturing solar energy.

June 12, 2017
MSU researchers think outside the borders to benefit scientific collaboration
MSU researchers think outside the borders to benefit scientific collaboration

Two MSU chemistry professors were invited speakers at the first-ever joint U.S.–Cuba conference sponsored by the Cuban Society of Chemistry of Havana.

May 5, 2017
2017 Spring Graduates
2017 Spring Graduates

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Doctoral and Master’s Graduate Students

April 21, 2017
Dr. Amy Pollock wins award
Dr. Amy Pollock wins award

Iota Sigma Pi (The National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry) has named Dr. Amy Pollock the recipient of their 2017 Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

April 11, 2017
Professor Piotr Piecuch named Lecturer
Professor Piotr Piecuch named Lecturer

MSU Chemistry Prof. Piotr Piecuch named 2017 Lawrence J. Schaad Lecturer