The Moore group recently published a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that describes a new way of synthesizing ring polymers. These polymers are usually difficult to prepare, and the group hopes that their technique will have the potential to advance both science and technology as it relates to molecular architecture.
The year 1980 was a turning point for LAS alum Peixin He (PhD ’85, chemistry).
By 1980, China had been opening up to the world, and Peixin He was coming to the University of Illinois as a visiting scholar through an exchange program between Fudan University and Illinois.
A few months ago, a new term cropped up on Twitter to describe an all-too-common phenomenon at academic institutions: a dude wall. In science departments, these walls honor historical figures by portraying retired faculty, previous heads of an institution, or even just preeminent scientists in a field.
The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Younger Chemists Committee of East Central Illinois Chapter (YCC) were each recognized at the American Chemical Society’s fall 2019 national meeting with ChemLuminary Awards, which are given to recognize local sections, regional meetings, divisions, and international chapters.
St. Elmo Brady was the first African American to obtain a PhD degree in chemistry in the United States. He received the PhD in Chemistry at the University of Illinois in 1916 for work done in Noyes Laboratory.