06/25/2019 - Yuanheng (Henry) Wang, an undergraduate student in Professor Renske van der Veen’s lab, earned the 2019 ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler, along with two other Illinois researchers, explores how exercise may aid cognition
06/24/2019 - Beckman researchers across three labs will collaborate on a new project that will receive $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health.
06/20/2019 - We regret to pass along the sad news that alumnus Dr. William Gumprecht (BS, ’53) passed away on May 3, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware.
06/18/2019 - The 2019 SCS Teaching Awards recipients are listed below. They are recognized for their excellence in the 2018-19 academic year. There are a large number of highly dedicated instructors in SCS, so the selection process is not an easy one.
06/12/2019 - During the week of May 13-17, the Department of Chemistry Joint Safety Team (JST) and Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Advisory Committee (DCGSAC) co-hosted the 3rd Annual Safety Week.
- Rachel Circelli and Mark Van Den Avont have created a startup called HexNest that is challenging standards in sports safety
06/10/2019 - HexNest is a startup company brought to you by two Illinois undergraduate students. Rachel Circelli (chemistry and political science) and Mark Van Den Avont (mechanical engineering) are working to create a safer yet affordable sports mat.
05/29/2019 - David Sarlah, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received both the Amgen and the 2019 National Organic Symposium (NOS) Young Investigator Awards.
05/29/2019 - Assistant Professor David Sarlah has been awarded the 2019 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The $75,000 in award funding will support Sarlah’s research in the discovery of new reactivities and guiding principles for organic synthesis and their application towards biologically active natural products and methods development.
- Prashant Jain & Sungju Yu have successfully used artificial photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels
05/23/2019 - Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis.
05/17/2019 - Philip Kocheril, a student in the Zimmerman group, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years in recognition for his potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.
05/10/2019 - The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants, recently announced their 2019 Fellows. Among this year’s recipients is Daniel Najera a doctoral student in the Fout group.
05/09/2019 - Elizabeth Murphy received the Susan Teegarden Morrison Leadership Scholarship from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs based on her roles as secretary and outreach chair in the American Chemical Society Student Chapter.
05/09/2019 - Joe Nugent, whose research focusing on dehydrogenation chemistry using cobalt pincer complexes, was selected to receive a TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2019-20.
05/09/2019 - Professor Jefferson Chan received one of four 2019-20 Beckman Fellow awards which where announced by the Center for Advanced Study.
05/07/2019 - A fortuitous conversation between two University of Illinois scientists has opened a new line of communication between biomedical researchers and the tissues they study. The new findings, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, show that high-intensity focused ultrasound waves can penetrate biological tissue to activate molecules able to perform specific tasks.