09/27/2018 - Professor Rodríguez-López, analytical and materials chemistry, was listed in the most recent SN 10. The SN 10 is a list of the top 10 scientists to watch put out by Science News (Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public).
09/27/2018 - Professor Prashant Jain was admitted by the Council to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow. RSC fellowships are the highest level of membership one can attain with the RSC.
- Women Chemists Committee and Younger Chemists Committee receive awards from American Chemical Society
09/27/2018 - Congratulations to the WCC and YCC! The East Central Illinois (ECI) chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received the following from the ACS:
- Oxford UP publishes print version of ACS Symposium Series, co-edited by alumnus Jim Hageman (BS, ’64)
09/26/2018 - Oxford University Press has published a print copy of the ACS Symposium Series 1231: The Power and Promise of Early Research, edited by Desmond H.
09/25/2018 - Professor M. Christina White is the 2019 winner of the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, one of the American Chemical Society’s highest National Awards. Prof. White joins a very impressive list of previous awardees, including Illinois faculty Nelson Leonard and Scott Denmark, and Nobelists such as R.B. Woodward and K. Barry Sharpless, who represent the most prominent researchers in organic synthesis since 1957. Prof. White is also the first woman to join this rarefied club of award winners.
- Zan Luthey-Schulten is one of this years' 29 National Science Foundation "Understand the Rules of Life" award winners
09/21/2018 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the winners of their "Understanding the Rules of Life" awards. These awards fall under two different categories; Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE). Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten received the (RAISE) - Balancing demands of minimal cell award for her research.
- Wilfred van der Donk is one of a collaborative group of chemists whose research has led to an exciting molecular breakthrough
09/19/2018 - A new study, published in Nature Communications, is from research by Wilfred van der Donk and a group of chemists from the University of Illinois and Harvard University.
09/17/2018 - Professor Lisa Olshansky joined the Department of Chemistry this Fall, 2018. She is a faculty member in the Inorganic chemistry area.
09/14/2018 - Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten is an international leader in computational biophysics and bioinformatics. She has been selected as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society in 2019.
- Yi Lu and Evan Mirts have designed a new synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide
09/14/2018 - Chemistry professor Yi Lu, left, and graduate student Evan Mirts have designed a new synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide – a notoriously complex multistep chemical reaction that has eluded chemists for years.
09/10/2018 - Jeff Moore and Joaquin Rodriguez are part of a team that recently were recipients of the Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award.
- Lydia Kisley explains results of research examining interaction between poly(zwitterions) and proteins
09/10/2018 - As medicine becomes more precise in delivering treatment targeted to specific areas of the body, the drug used is just one critical part of the treatment. How can chemotherapy drugs directly impact a tumor in order to destroy it without damaging other areas of the body? Scientists and physicians have to consider the material that carries the drug to its target and the effects of that material on our physiology.
09/06/2018 - Students and instructors can now enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floor classrooms and 217 Noyes Lab. The spaces were recently remodeled with new technology and better-conditioned spaces to enhance the learning experience.
09/04/2018 - In this special edition of our Getting to Know series, Dr. Lloyd Munjanja shares about his educational experiences as a minority and discusses the challenges and opportunities of his new role as the Assistant Director of Graduate Diversity and Program Climate.
08/31/2018 - Martin Burke is the co-founder of Ambys Medicines, which has licensed technology developed in his lab