Chemistry News

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

February 22, 2017
Weakly Coordinating yet Ion Paired: Anion Effects on an Internal Rearrangement
Weakly Coordinating yet Ion Paired: Anion Effects on an Internal Rearrangement

Professor Aaron Odom and co-workers have recently published an article in Organometallics which has been chosen for highlighting on the cover of the April 10, 2017 issue.

January 17, 2017
Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) including Radu Custelcean, an MSU Chemistry Ph.D. graduate from Professor Ned Jackson’s group in 2000, have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to help combat global warming. 

December 19, 2016
Professor James Dye named Fellow
Professor James Dye named Fellow

The National Academy of Inventors has named Professor James Dye a Fellow