Beckman researchers across three labs will collaborate on a new project that will receive $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler, along with two other Illinois researchers, explores how exercise may aid cognition
- The 2019 SCS Teaching Awards recipients are listed below. They are recognized for their excellence in the 2018-19 academic year. There are a large number of highly dedicated instructors in SCS, so the selection process is not an easy one.
- During the week of May 13-17, the Department of Chemistry Joint Safety Team (JST) and Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Advisory Committee (DCGSAC) co-hosted the 3rd Annual Safety Week.
- David Sarlah, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received both the Amgen and the 2019 National Organic Symposium (NOS) Young Investigator Awards.
- Assistant Professor David Sarlah has been awarded the 2019 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The $75,000 in award funding will support Sarlah’s research in the discovery of new reactivities and guiding principles for organic synthesis and their application towards biologically active natural products and methods development.
- Prashant Jain & Sungju Yu have successfully used artificial photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuelsChemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis.
- Professor Jefferson Chan received one of four 2019-20 Beckman Fellow awards which where announced by the Center for Advanced Study.
- A fortuitous conversation between two University of Illinois scientists has opened a new line of communication between biomedical researchers and the tissues they study. The new findings, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, show that high-intensity focused ultrasound waves can penetrate biological tissue to activate molecules able to perform specific tasks.
- We are excited to announce that Dr. Mei Shen will join our analytical chemistry faculty and Dr. Angad Mehta will join our chemical biology faculty this summer.
- The Urbana School District recognized the Cena y Ciencias program during their recent board meeting. The outreach program, of which Dr. Joaquín Rodríguez-López is a co-leader and active participant, gives children, grades K-5, an opportunity to participate in different science activities, led completely in Spanish, while sharing a meal. Thus the name Cena y Ciencias (Spanish for "Supper and Science").
- Three University of Illinois chemistry students have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Professor Catherine J. Murphy, Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and Chancellor Robert Jones have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- The Karen Wold Level the Learning Field Award is given by the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) in memory of Karen Wold who was an access specialist at DRES. Karen spent her career engaging with her students and faculty to find solutions to academic challenges. She wanted to make the learning field more level and accessible to all.
- Professor Prashant Jain will receive the Beilby Medal and Prize "in recognition of substantial work of exceptional practical significance" in materials science.
- Professor Scott Denmark, the Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, received the Eros Best Reagent Award for the reagent N,N'-Bis[(11bR)-3,5-dihydro-3,5-dimethyl-4-oxido-4H-dinaphtho[2,1-d:1',2'-f][1,3,2]diazaphosphepin-4-yl]-N,N'-dimethyl-1,5-pentanediamine. The award was created to honor the work of the authors to the online edition of Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis and is sponsored by Aldrich® Chemistry and John Wiley & Sons.