Prashant Jain was chosen as the Kavli Foundation Emerging Lecturer for the Fall 2017 ACS meeting.
Martin Burke was announced as an inaugural faculty of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
Steven C. Zimmerman spoke about his drug discovery efforts for myotonic dystrophy at the David Y. Gin Symposium.
- Scott Denmark has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Catherine Jones Murphy named 2017 Materials Research Society Fellow.
David Sarlah named a 2017 Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors Scholar by the College of LAS.
- Martin Burke Proposes Billion-Dollar Project to Synthesize Most of the Known Organic Natural Products
Martin Burke proposes billion-dollar project to synthesize most of the hundreds of thousands of known organic natural products in search of new medicines.
Jeffrey Moore has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
- Paul Hergenrother received the 2017 ACS Cope Scholar Award for innovative use and application of organic synthesis to solve critical problems at the frontiers of chemical biology and translational drug discovery.
- Martin Gruebele will be awarded the 2017 Nakanishi Prize at the Plenary ACS National Award Ceremony for his landmark spectroscopic studies showing how proteins initiate their folding on ultrafast time scales and how they fold in individual living cells. The Gruebele group uses lasers, microscopy, and computational approaches to explore complex biochemical processes such as transport of unfolded proteins within a cell.
- Douglas Mitchell's research group has created a new bioinformatics tool, RODEO, that promises to capture the breadth of microbial biosynthetic potential.
- Kenneth Suslick will be awarded the annual Crano Memorial Award by the Akron ACS section at their general meeting held on April 26th.
- Fuel cells have long held promise as power sources, but low efficiency has created obstacles to realizing that promise. Researchers at the University of Illinois and collaborators have identified the active form of an iron-containing catalyst for the trickiest part of the process: reducing oxygen gas, which has two oxygen atoms, so that it can break apart and combine with ionized hydrogen to make water. The finding could help researchers refine better catalysts, making fuel cells a more energy- and cost-efficient option for powering vehicles and other applications.
Alison was chosen for her development of sustainable catalysts for use in industry and her exemplary and innovative teaching abilities.