Name: Alayna Johnson. Year: Junior. Hometown: Minneapolis, MN. Why Illinois? I actually enrolled at Illinois because of its highly-rated physics program, but I quickly realized I was more suited for the chemistry curriculum; what I especially like is that chemistry majors take a different sequence of courses than chemistry minors and other students, so we're in smaller, more rigorous classes with equally passionate students. Chemistry at Illinois was certainly not my plan, but I really feel like it's exactly where I belong.
- At the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, Professor John A. Katzenellenbogen was inducted into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame.
- Wilfred van der Donk is one of a collaborative group of chemists whose research has led to an exciting molecular breakthroughA new study, published in Nature Communications, is from research by Wilfred van der Donk and a group of chemists from the University of Illinois and Harvard University.
- Martin Burke is the co-founder of Ambys Medicines, which has licensed technology developed in his lab
- 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.
- The 2018 SCS Teaching Awards recipients are listed below.
- Douglas A. Mitchell was one of eleven faculty members who was honored with the Provost's Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018.
- Prof. White has made pioneering contributions to the development of catalysts for selective allylic and aliphatic C—H oxidations that proceed without the requirement for substrate directing groups. Such reactions were previously considered not possible outside enzymatic catalysis.
- A recent award ceremony gave Illinois chemistry professor John Katzenellenbogen a chance to reflect on his long and successful career.
- Professor Jeffrey Moore is the Royal Society of Chemistry Stephanie L. Kwolek Award winner for 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research goes to John KatzenellenbogenResearch Professor John A. Katzenellenbogen has received the AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research.
- This March, we recognize a few of the many individuals whose lives and work have inspired and promoted the development of women in the chemical sciences.