06/29/2020 - Professor Rohit Bhargava's team at the Beckman Institute has developed new techniques that improve the noise associated with nanoscale chemical imaging using atomic force microscopy. The improvements will increase the versatility and precision of the instrument.
06/26/2020 - Professor David Sarlah and Professor Hee-Sun Han have interdisciplinary projects that have been selected for the Cancer Center at Illinois’ annual seed grant awards.
06/24/2020 - Professor Wilfred Van der Donk, the Richard E. Heckert Endowed Chair in Chemistry, has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Pedler Award for the combined application of organic chemistry, molecular biology, and biochemistry to study posttranslationally modified peptides and phosphonate natural products.
06/24/2020 - Professor Yi Lu, the Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry, has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Joseph Chatt Award for elucidating design principles of artificial metalloproteins to gain novel and deeper insights into the structure and function of natural systems.
06/18/2020 - Prashant Jain has been announced as one of 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists, which elevate the work and research of early-career scientists in three categories, chemistry, life sciences and physical sciences and engineering.
06/16/2020 - Professor Wilfred van der Donk has been awarded The Harrison Howe Award for 2020, a prestigious honor that recognizes an outstanding chemist in an acknowledgement of the idea that chemistry and the pursuit of chemical knowledge contribute to the betterment of society.
06/15/2020 - Capturing the ultrafast dynamics of electrons has been a long-standing dream of scientists. That dream became reality when researchers in the lab of Renske M. van der Veen, professor of chemistry and Materials Research Laboratory scientist, developed an instrument that can directly visualize electron movement.
06/11/2020 - The Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, McGuire is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor where he will continue his research combining chemistry and astronomy.
06/05/2020 - First-generation college student from Ghana in Western Africa chose Illinois to pursue his PhD, because of the inter-disciplinary and cutting-edge research conducted by the faculty in the Department of Chemistry.
06/03/2020 - A documentary about Illinois chemistry alumnus St. Elmo Brady, the first African American to earn a PhD in chemistry in the United States, has garnered a Telly Award.
06/02/2020 - Professor Lisa Olshansky is one of 15 researchers chosen for the Searle Scholars Program, a national biomedical research grant program primarily focused on the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.
06/02/2020 - The American Chemical Society’s Division of Physical Chemistry has awarded recent graduate David Qiu an undergraduate award, recognizing and honoring talented young chemists across the country.
06/01/2020 - As an alumna and faculty member, Professor Cathy Murphy brings a rare perspective to her new role as head of the Department of Chemistry, and her role also marks a historic moment as the first woman to lead the department in its 152-year history.
05/26/2020 - A senior researcher with appointments in biomedical engineering, chemistry and cell and developmental biology at Northwestern University, Alumnus Milan Mrksich was serving as interim when he was officially named vice president of research on May 14, 2020.
05/22/2020 - Professor Prashant Jain receives special recognition in promotion to full professor and is named to Alumni Scholar position in the Department of Chemistry.