03/05/2020 - Illinois researchers used a suite of imaging methods to create the first holistic picture of peripheral artery disease recovery. Novel biomedical advances that show promise in the lab often fall short in clinical trials.
- Professor Jefferson Chan part of research identifying major landmarks of peripheral artery disease recovery
03/05/2020 - Paul J. Hergenrother, the Kenneth L. Rinehart Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed the deputy director of the Cancer Center at Illinois.
03/04/2020 - The American Chemical Society’s division of Analytical Chemistry has chosen Professor Joaquín Rodríguez-López as the recipient of the 2020 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist.
03/03/2020 - The Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering at Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, recently visited the Department of Chemistry for the Alumni in Industry lecture and discussed how his company helps its customers conserve vital resources, like water, and explained the critical role chemistry plays in finding solutions.
03/02/2020 - As an undergraduate in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jeanne Hankett (BS, ’10, chemistry) found her drive for analytical chemistry working in the lab of Professor Andy Gewirth, doing investigative work on oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis in relation to fuel cell development.
02/13/2020 - By adding infrared capability to the standard optical microscope, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digit
02/10/2020 - A microscopic animal produces a compound that can paralyze parasitic worms that have infected over 200 million people worldwide, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin reported in a recent PLOS Biology article.
01/31/2020 - The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign no longer requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission, a decision finalized in the summer of 2019. The current cycle of applicants is the first to have the option of foregoing GRE score submission.
01/29/2020 - Megan Kats, chemistry undergraduate, was awarded Cabot Microelectronic's Global Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Excellence Award.
01/29/2020 - Atul K. Verma (PhD, ’96, Rauchfuss) was recognized at the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego with the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award.
01/24/2020 - The Chan group has recently developed a probe named CoxFluor, which is able to distinguish between Cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that plays a major role in driving the progression of cancer, and Cyclooxygenase-1, which is expressed in all cells.
01/22/2020 - Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures formed can be highly disordered, leading to defects during large-scale production. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan have developed a templating technique that instills greater order and gives rise to new 3D structures in a special class of materials, called eutectics, to form new, high-performance materials.
- Professor Katzenellenbogen part of research into new compounds that block master regulator of cancer growth, metastasis
01/08/2020 - Scientists have developed new drug compounds that thwart the pro-cancer activity of FOXM1, a transcription factor that regulates the activity of dozens of genes. The new compounds suppress tumor growth in human cells and in mouse models of several types of human breast cancer.
12/16/2019 - Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey, who served on the U of I chemistry faculty from 1951 to 1959, was recently featured in a special News-Gazette series, “University of Illinois: 150 Years and Beyond.”
12/11/2019 - The Miniature Brain Machinery (MBM) program announces new trainees beginning in January 2020. Each new trainee represents an underrepresented demographic in our field.