First-generation college student from Ghana in Western Africa chose Illinois to pursue his PhD, because of the inter-disciplinary and cutting-edge research conducted by the faculty in the Department of Chemistry.
- The American Chemical Society’s Division of Physical Chemistry has awarded recent graduate David Qiu an undergraduate award, recognizing and honoring talented young chemists across the country.
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- Namuunzul Otgontseren, a junior studying chemistry who also works in Professor Jefferson Chan’s research group, has been awarded a Beckman Institute Undergraduate Fellowship.
- Three chemistry graduates, Elizabeth McDaniel, Elizabeth Murphy and Alayna Johnson are part of a select group, Senior 100 Honorary, which recognizes students who are academically successful, but more heavily focuses on campus involvement and service.
- For demonstrating exceptional leadership on campus, chemistry senior Elizabeth Murphy has been awarded the Patricia E. Askew Leadership Award for 2020.
- More than 60 years ago, Eunice S. Wu left her home in Taiwan for the United States to study chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, following in the footsteps of her father who had graduated from Illinois. Since 2015, a scholarship in her memory helps other women seeking a degree in chemistry.
- Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been named 2020 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows, including chemistry graduate student Amanda East. The program offers University of Illinois graduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute.
- Graduate student Marina Philip is the recipient of an American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellowship that will allow her to write about scientific issues for The Las Vegas Review-Journal in Nevada this summer.
- In early March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began shuttering businesses and schools across the United States, Chris Brooke wondered how he would teach his classes online. As the virus spread with astonishing speed, it became frighteningly clear that COVID-19 threatened something greater than just the spring semester, and Brooke, a professor of microbiology, asked a bigger question: How can we help stop it?
- Prestigious fellowships from the highly-competitive program reward the intellectual rigor of student research projects.
- After Elizabeth Murphy graduates from the Department of Chemistry next month, her next stop will be on the West Coast where she will pursue a PhD in polymeric materials chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
- Every year, as we prepare for the annual Image of Research exhibition, we are simply amazed at the diversity and beauty of graduate student research on our campus.
- The Bhargava group has recently obtained a grant to collaborate with researchers at IIT-Delhi, a leading technology-focused educational institution in India.
- Professor Michael Koerner has worn many hats in his professional and personal life. Early in his career, he worked in private industry as a pharmaceutical process chemist at G.D. Searle & Company, then a product development and formulation scientist at The Clorox Company, then an associate partner of technology transfer at Research Corporation Technologies, and later, he became a teacher in an MBA program before making the transition to teaching chemistry.