Prashant Jain has been announced as one of 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists, which elevate the work and research of early-career scientists in three categories, chemistry, life sciences and physical sciences and engineering.
- Capturing the ultrafast dynamics of electrons has been a long-standing dream of scientists. That dream became reality when researchers in the lab of Renske M. van der Veen, professor of chemistry and Materials Research Laboratory scientist, developed an instrument that can directly visualize electron movement.
- The Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, McGuire is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor where he will continue his research combining chemistry and astronomy.
- 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.
- Professor Prashant Jain receives special recognition in promotion to full professor and is named to Alumni Scholar position in the Department of Chemistry.
- In the next academic year, two new junior faculty members will be joining the Department of Chemistry. Mikael Backlund will start this fall after completing his post-doctoral work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Nicholas Jackson will join the department in the spring semester from Argonne National Laboratory.
- Professor Josh Vura-Weis has been named one of six 2020-2021 Helen Corley Petit Scholars by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- 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?
- Researchers have developed the first computational model of a human cell and simulated its behavior for 15 minutes – the longest time achieved for a biological system of this complexity.
- A doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry, Dinumol Devasia, has been awarded a TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2020-21 for her research focusing on the spectroscopic investigation of carbon dioxide reduction reaction.
- Two Illinois Chemistry professors have received awards from The Protein Society for their individual researchProfessor Martin Gruebele and Research Professor Stephen G. Sligar are winners of the 2020 Protein Society Awards.
- The Schroeder and Moore groups' study shows how monomer sequence affects conductance in ‘molecular wires’A new study from the Schroeder and Moore groups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an unprecedented look at how monomer sequence affects charge transport in precisely defined chain molecules.
- Scientists are striving to understand quantum phenomena, with hopes of designing materials and structures that could capture light and turn it into chemical energy, or even make reliable quantum computers.
- The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign no longer requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission, a decision finalized in the summer of 2019. The current cycle of applicants is the first to have the option of foregoing GRE score submission.
- Scientists have simulated every atom of a light-harvesting structure in a photosynthetic bacterium that generates energy for the organism.