Chemistry professor Liviu Mirica, who came to Illinois this semester from Washington University, is one of seven researchers who were brought to the university as part of th
- In 1916, St. Elmo Brady became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, graduating from the University of Illinois.
- I have to pass on some sad news to the department: I just learned that our long-time colleague Andrzej Wieckowski passed away yesterday.
- The Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office recently received a $5,000 grant from the PPG Industries Foundation towards diversity and inclusion initiatives for under-represented minority (URM) graduate
- Theodore “Ted” Brown, the founding director of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, celebrated his 90th birthday with family, friends and fo
- Zan Luthey-Schulten is one of this years' 29 National Science Foundation "Understand the Rules of Life" award winnersThe 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.
- Lydia Kisley explains results of research examining interaction between poly(zwitterions) and proteinsAs 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.
- Jeff Moore and Joaquin Rodriguez are part of a team that recently were recipients of the Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award.
- 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.
- What does it take to have a positive impact on the human experience? It requires bold ideas and the freedom to pursue innovative solutions.
- Perry Lim, research intern, Serionix (undergraduate, chemistry) was a finalist for "Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup" award. While Tonisha Thacker, communication/marketing Intern, AARP (undergraduate, chemistry and sociology) won the "Most Advanced Marketing-Business Development" award.
- UI's distinguished faculty hiring program nets the Department of Chemistry its newest affiliate faculty memberDr. Qing Cao (Phd, '09, Rogers) joins the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as part of the UI’s distinguished faculty hiring program.
- With approval from the Board of Trustees, Prof. Liviu Mirica will join the Illinois Chemistry faculty in January 2019 as the William H. and Janet G.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler, James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, was awarded the Torben Bergman Medal in Lund, Sweden in June, 2018. He received this award for his research in analytical chemistry and neuroscience.
- The 2018 School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Teaching Awards recipients have been announced. This year’s recipients represent just a few of the large number of highly dedicated instructors in SCS.