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Libby Ashby wearing a gray sweater against backdrop greenery.
April 5, 2024
Michigan State students Libby Ashby and Aaron Philip have earned the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, becoming the university’s 54th and 55th Goldwater Scholars. Ashby is a student in the laboratory of MSU Chemistry's Angela K. Wilson, becoming the group's 10th awardee.
Rows of plastic tubes glow under blue light.
March 27, 2024
Xuefei Huang of Michigan State University is part of a national team of chemists doing cutting edge research on carbohydrates that could lead to new drug candidates for treating cancer, brain disease, autoimmune disorders and more.
David MacMillan addresses graduates during fall commencement. During his speech, he encouraged the newest class of Spartans to learn from others, laugh every day, and learn from failure. He made special note of the hardships the class of 2023 overcame, and how these challenges prepared them more than ever to change the world. Photo credit: Michigan State University/Nick Schrader.
February 9, 2024
Nobel Prize-winner Professor David MacMillan  took part in MSU’s fall commencement festivities as well as several community and received an honorary Doctor of Science recognizing his research and advocacy for accessible education. 
Kennan Noyes headshot.
January 25, 2024
LBC alum Keenan Noyes is a Spartan through and through. He graduated from MSU in 2022 with a Ph.D. in chemistry and in 2016, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and biotechnology from Lyman Briggs College. Recently, Noyes was awarded a NSF STEMEd Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
Investiture ceremony.
December 18, 2023
Michigan State University researchers Piotr Piecuch and Guowei Wei were formally honored as MSU Research Foundation Professors at an investiture ceremony held on Nov. 14. Piecuch and his team develop quantum-mechanical theories and computational tools that enable them and researchers worldwide to probe a wide range of questions in chemistry and atomic, molecular and nuclear physics. Wei’s group combines expertise in artificial intelligence with mathematical tools from topology and algebra to develop innovative approaches to solving medical issues, such as drug discovery and predicting viral mutations.
2023 Chemistry Newsletter cover.
November 30, 2023
The 2023 Biannual Chemistry Newsletter has officially been published! Read up on the latest stories, breakthroughs, and news from our incredible community of researchers, educators, students, and staff. 
Marcus Dantos with lab members.
November 8, 2023
MSU Chemistry held a night of celebration to recognize community achievements, accolades, and good news.
Dr. Elizabeth McGaw headshot.
October 24, 2023
Get to know Dr. Elizabeth McGaw, long-time Spartan chemist and Analytical and Physical Chemistry Lab Coordinator and Lecturer.
(L to R): Phil Duxbury, NatSci dean; Jim Hoeschele, donor, Carl H. Brubaker Endowed Professorship; Tuo Wang, Carl H. Brubaker, Jr. Endowed Professor; Teresa K. Woodruff, MSU interim president; Tom O’Halloran, University Foundation Professor of Chemistry; and Tim Warren, Barnett Rosenberg Professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, pose for a group photo following Wang’s investiture ceremony to honor him as the inaugural Carl H. Brubaker, Jr. Endowed Professor. Credit: Harley J. Seeley
October 11, 2023
Michigan State University chemist Tuo Wang, an associate professor in MSU’s College of Natural Science was honored as the inaugural Carl H. Brubaker, Jr. Endowed Professor at an investiture ceremony held Sept. 28 at MSU’s Wharton Center. Wang is a preeminent researcher in the application of sensitivity-enhanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to biomaterials. The endowed professorship was established in 2020 by James Hoeschele, an MSU chemistry alumnus, in honor of his graduate mentor, Carl H. Brubaker.
Chantal McWillie with her father.
September 25, 2023
From veterinarian medicine to Motown legends, staff member extraordinaire Chantal McWillie shares her journey to MSU Chemistry.