Professor Martin Burke will receive the 2019 iCON Innovator Award at the iCON Award Dinner on 26 September 2019. This award recognizes those scientists who demonstrate leadership potential at the frontier of knowledge in the life sciences and conduct research that is anticipated to enhance economic development in the State of Illinois.
- The Pan Research Group has recently developed a probe made of nanoparticles by crosslinking biliverdin molecules, which are pigments that exist naturally in the body.
- Article written by Daniel Najera. Najera is a second-year graduate student in Professor Alison Fout's research group.
- Twenty years in the making, a new leading-edge medical imaging research collaboration is becoming a reality.
- Professor M. Christina White has been named the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences.
- 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.
- Philip Kocheril, a student in the Zimmerman group, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years in recognition for his potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.
- Joe Nugent, whose research focusing on dehydrogenation chemistry using cobalt pincer complexes, was selected to receive a TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2019-20.
- 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.
- Lucas Akin was one of seven graduate students who were chosen to receive the 2019 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowships. The program offers University of Illinois graduate students at the M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. level the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute.
- Douglas Chan and Rana Youssef, were among 12 students who were chosen to receive Beckman Institute student awards. The awards, which are presented to undergraduate and graduate students, will be presented during a reception in May.
- Three University of Illinois chemistry students have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.