Sharon Hammes-Schiffer & Cathy Murphy published papers in the special issue honoring the 150th birthday of Marie Curie.
- Professor Catherine Murphy is honored for long-standing commitment to the University of Illinois and the Department of Chemistry.
- Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Catherine Murphy Elected as Center for Advanced Study ProfessorsEvery few years, CAS elects a few campus faculty to the position of permanent CAS Professor. Jonathan Sweedler is currently a CAS Professor. He will be joined by three new CAS Professors: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Catherine Murphy, and Martin Gruebele.
- Catherine Jones Murphy named 2017 Materials Research Society Fellow.
- Yi Lu and Catherine Murphy have been named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016.
- Four University of Illinois chemists, Prashant K. Jain, Jeffrey S. Moore, Catherine Jones Murphy and Ralph G. Nuzzo were among the most highly cited authors as determined by Elsevier Scopus Data.
- The multi-institutional Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology received word that it will receive nearly $20 million in renewable support over the next five years from the National Science Foundation to study nanoparticles in emerging technologies and their effects on the environment.
- Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015.
- Catherine Murphy was one of three Cottrell Scholars named as a recipient of the RCSA's new TREE Award (Transformational Research and Excellence in Education) intended to recognize and advance truly outstanding research and education.
- Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois.
- Four scientists associated with the Department of Chemistry have been honored by their election to the National Academy of Sciences.
- Three Murphy Lab Students and Professor Murphy Publish a Nano Letters Article on "Nanovacuums" ResearchStudents Jie An Yang, Hoa Tri Phan, Shruti Vaidya and Professor Catherine Murphy describe in a Nano Letters article their finding that cells can "vacuum" up gold nanoparticles.
- Professor Catherine Murphy and co-researchers are developing methods to coat gold nanorods in polymer layers, which would allow for targeted drug delivery including possibly the local destruction of cancer cells.
- Professors Cathy Murphy and John Hartwig were ranked in Thomson Reuters recently released data identifying the world's top 100 chemists over the past 10 years as ranked by the impact of their published researched. Professor Murphy was ranked #10 in materials science and #32 overall. Professor Hartwig was ranked #84 overall.
- Dr. Cathy Murphy will receive the 2011 Inorganic Nanoscience Award, given by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.