07/16/2018 - The 2018 School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Teaching Awards recipients have been announced. This year’s recipients represent just a few of the large number of highly dedicated instructors in SCS.
07/09/2018 - Douglas A. Mitchell was one of eleven faculty members who was honored with the Provost's Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018.
07/03/2018 - Prof. White has made pioneering contributions to the development of catalysts for selective allylic and aliphatic C—H oxidations that proceed without the requirement for substrate directing groups. Such reactions were previously considered not possible outside enzymatic catalysis.
06/28/2018 - Name: Erin Nissen. Year: 3rd Year. Hometown: Colorado Springs. Why Illinois? I loved the people and research.
06/19/2018 - A recent award ceremony gave Illinois chemistry professor John Katzenellenbogen a chance to reflect on his long and successful career.
06/15/2018 - Zan Luthey-Schulten, Taras Pogorelov, Chad Rienstra, and Martin Burke represent two of 34 teams who have received allocations of computation time on the Blue Waters supercomputer.
06/14/2018 - Name: Kyle Shelton. Year: Class of 2016. Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa. Why Illinois? I completed a summer rotation in the chemistry department as an undergrad, and knew it was a really great school where I would be supported as a student throughout my Ph.D.
05/30/2018 - Beckman Institute Postodoctoral Fellow James Checco coauthored a paper with, among others, Professor Jonathan Sweedler. The Beckman Institute's article "Unusual Modification of Neuropeptides Play Important Roles in the Central Nervous System" will give you more information about the paper and quotes from its authors.
05/22/2018 - Professor James Spudich (BS, '63), Stanford University School of Medicine, was chosen to receive the University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award for 2018.
05/22/2018 - Name: Becky Haight. Year: Junior (Class of 2019). Hometown: Wadsworth, IL. Why Illinois? One of the top schools for undergraduate chemistry in the country is only a couple hours from home.
05/17/2018 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Makers of cars, planes, buses – anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat resistant parts – are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing process that requires only a quick touch from a small heat source to send a cascading hardening wave through a polymer.
05/17/2018 - Thirty-two University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships including 11 students from the Department of Chemistry.
05/16/2018 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Biochemists at the University of Illinois have isolated a protein supercomplex from a bacterial membrane that, like a battery, generates a voltage across the bacterial membrane.
05/15/2018 - Professor Prashant Jain and his colleagues report they can use light to drive two-electron chemical reactions, enhancing a method for converting CO2 into hydrocarbons.
05/08/2018 - Recent work from the White Group on a new manganese catalyzed benzylic C—H amination for late-stage C—H functionalization was published in Nature Chemistry last week and was also highlighted in C&E News on Monday, May 8th.