News

  • 04/18/2018 - Name: Elliot Brazil. Year: Graduated with a BS in 2015. Hometown: Olney, IL is my hometown in this country, but I grew up largely in Asia as a child. Why Illinois? It’s a beautiful campus with great academics, and I followed my older brother there.

  • 04/13/2018 - Prof. Greg Girolami, the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor of Chemistry, has received a Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.

  • 04/13/2018 - From Jonathan Sweedler, Director, School of Chemical Sciences: I am sad to report that our friend and colleague, Yi-Gui Gao, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018.

  • 04/11/2018 - We are excited to announce that Dr. Lisa Olshansky will join our inorganic chemistry area this summer.

  • 04/09/2018 - Ronald D. Archer did his undergraduate education in Physical Science and Mathematics Education and his MS in Chemistry Education, both at Illinois State University.

  • 04/09/2018 - It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of our emeritus colleague William H. 'Bill' Pirkle, an extraordinarily humble and gifted chemist who made a difference not just in his field of chiral separation, but as a mentor and all-around, avuncular, quirky chemist.

  • 04/03/2018 - Kali Serrano, a fourth year PhD student, is the Joint Safety Team (JST) representative for Professor Paul Braun’s research group and currently serves as the only graduate student on the ACS National Committee on Chemical Safety—a prestigious role that comes with partial support to attend all ACS national meetings. Here she discusses her recent work related to lab safety and student safety programs.

  • 04/02/2018 - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 29, 2018 to commemorate the new state-of-the-art Center for Theoretical Chemistry.

  • 03/29/2018 - Research Professor John A. Katzenellenbogen has received the AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research.

  • 03/28/2018 - We are deeply saddened to share that alumnus and long-time Illinois Chemistry supporter Robert C. Springborn (BS, ’51) passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Naples, Florida.

  • 03/27/2018 - This March, we recognize a few of the many individuals whose lives and work have inspired and promoted the development of women in the chemical sciences.

  • 03/26/2018 - Name: Timothy P. Moneypenny. Year: 3rd Year. Hometown: Akron, Ohio. Why Illinois? Awesome chemistry department and awesome people.

  • 03/16/2018 - The Department of Chemistry once again ranks sixth overall in US News and World Report 2019 graduate school rankings , and top ten in the analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical areas.

  • 03/12/2018 - The American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Chemical Pioneer Award recognizes chemists and chemical engineers who have made outstanding contributions advancing the science of chemistry or impacting the chemical industry or the chemical profession.

  • 03/12/2018 - Researchers say they can now produce a vast library of unique cyclic compounds, some with the capacity to interrupt specific protein-protein interactions that play a role in disease.