News

  • 05/08/2018 - Recent work from the White Group on a new manganese catalyzed benzylic C—H amination for late-stage C—H functionalization was published in Nature Chemistry last week and was also highlighted in C&E News on Monday, May 8th.

  • 05/08/2018 - The department will offer three online summer courses during Summer Session II - June 11th-August 2nd, 2018.

  • 05/01/2018 - Name: Elizabeth Kathleen Neumann. Year: Third Year. Hometown: Moorpark, California. Why Illinois? The environment seemed very supportive and interdisciplinary.

  • 05/01/2018 - Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.

  • 04/27/2018 - Chuck Wallbaum will retire at the end of April with over 14 years of service to the School of Chemical Sciences.

  • 04/26/2018 - The first-of-its-kind Molecule Maker Lab, part of the Medical Maker Lab at Illinois, will empower physician-innovators at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and citizen scientists from around the world, to create molecules on-demand.

  • 04/24/2018 - Name: Ashley Lenhart. Year: Senior. Hometown: Watseka, IL. Why Illinois? I had ‘chemistry’ with the campus and opportunities immediately.

  • 04/19/2018 - Illinois Chemistry sophomore Alayna Johnson has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year.

  • 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 - 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.

  • 04/13/2018 - 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.

  • 04/11/2018 - 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.