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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.
Professor Melanie Cooper
September 19, 2023
Professor Melanie Cooper's involvment with a national project seeking to improve students' course evaluations is featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education's Beth McMurtrie.
Dr. Steven Hurney
September 12, 2023
Get to know Dr. Steven Hurney—Academic Specialist and Co-Coordinator of MSU Chemistry's Analytical / Physical Laboratory. 
James K. McCusker, MSU Research Foundation Professor in the Department of Chemistry, is the 2024 recipient of the prestigious Joseph Michl American Chemical Society Award in Photochemistry. Credit: Derrick Turner
September 7, 2023
Michigan State University Research Foundation Professor James K. McCusker is the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Josef Michl American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Photochemistry. This honor recognizes outstanding experimental and theoretical research in the fields of photochemistry and photophysics as applied to organic, inorganic or biological molecules or solids. McCusker will receive a certificate and a prize of $5,000, which will be presented at the ACS Spring 2024 meeting in New Orleans.
2023 REU students group photo.
August 30, 2023
Sixteen undergraduates joined MSU Chemistry this summer to hone their research and laboratory skills, as well as consider the many applications of "green chemistry." Students presented their work at the 2023 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE).
Group photo of 2023 graduate students.
August 29, 2023
MSU Chemistry welcomes its latest class of graduate students!