04/25/2019 - We are excited to announce that Dr. Mei Shen will join our analytical chemistry faculty and Dr.
04/23/2019 - Todd Spinner, Academic Adviser for the School of Chemical Sciences, is a 2018-19 Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Award for Excellence in Academic Advising Recipient.
04/23/2019 - The Urbana School District recognized the Cena y Ciencias program during their recent board meeting. The outreach program, of which Dr. Joaquín Rodríguez López is a co-leader and active participant, gives children, grades K-5, an opportunity to participate in different science activities, led completely in Spanish, while sharing a meal. Thus the name Cena y Ciencias (Spanish for "Supper and Science").
04/18/2019 - Three University of Illinois chemistry students have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
04/17/2019 - Professor Catherine J. Murphy, Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and Chancellor Robert Jones have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
04/15/2019 - The Karen Wold Level the Learning Field Award is given by the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) in memory of Karen Wold who was an access specialist at DRES. Karen spent her career engaging with her students and faculty to find solutions to academic challenges. She wanted to make the learning field more level and accessible to all.
04/10/2019 - Professor Prashant Jain will receive the Beilby Medal and Prize "in recognition of substantial work of exceptional practical significance" in materials science.
- Zachary Gossage receives a 2019 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship
04/09/2019 - This 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) Graduate Fellowship, which was sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, was given to Zachary Gossage, a 4th year graduate student in the Rodríguez-López group.
04/04/2019 - Elizabeth Neumann was chosen by a committee that includes students and faculty to receive the Graduate Student Leadership Award. The award, given by the Graduate College, celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider community. She will receive the award at the Graduate Student Leadership lunch on May 2.
04/03/2019 - Professor Scott Denmark, the Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, received the Eros Best Reagent Award for the reagent N,N'-Bis[(11bR)-3,5-dihydro-3,5-dimethyl-4-oxido-4H-dinaphtho[2,1-d:1',2'-f][1,3,2]diazaphosphepin-4-yl]-N,N'-dimethyl-1,5-pentanediamine. The award was created to honor the work of the authors to the online edition of Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis and is sponsored by Aldrich® Chemistry and John Wiley & Sons.
03/25/2019 - Prashant Jain was one of 19 selected for this year's Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). DSSG is a program focused on education and study that introduces outstanding science and engineering professors to security challenges the United States faces and encourages them to apply their talents to these issues. This year, there were 178 nominations from 97 universities.
- Martin Burke and graduate students discovered a new use for an existing drug in the treatment of cystic fibrosis
03/18/2019 - An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or defective in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale, says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa.
- Scott Denmark is the 2019 recipient of The Journal of Organic Chemistry’s Outstanding Publication of the Year Award
03/18/2019 - Professor Scott E. Denmark, the R. C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, is the 2019 recipient of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Award Lectureship.
03/15/2019 - The Sanibel meeting on quantum chemistry, dynamics, condensed matter physics and their biological applications was organized by the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project.
03/15/2019 - On March 14, 2019, Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten was invested as the Murchison-Mallory Endowed Chair in Chemistry at a ceremony on the Urbana campus.