Nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.
- Three chemists rank among the world's most influential on the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List
- Professor Rodríguez-López, analytical and materials chemistry, was listed in the most recent SN 10. The SN 10 is a list of the top 10 scientists to watch put out by Science News (Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public).
- Professor Prashant Jain was admitted by the Council to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow. RSC fellowships are the highest level of membership one can attain with the RSC.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler, James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, was awarded the Torben Bergman Medal in Lund, Sweden in June, 2018. He received this award for his research in analytical chemistry and neuroscience.
- Professor Prashant Jain and his colleagues report they can use light to drive two-electron chemical reactions, enhancing a method for converting CO2 into hydrocarbons.
- The Department of Chemistry once again ranks sixth overall in US News and World Report 2019 graduate school rankings , and top ten in the analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical areas.
- Jonathan Sweedler receives an American Diabetes Association Pathway Visionary Award for his research project titled "Unraveling Diabetes Progression a Cell at a Time."
- Two University of Illinois faculty members with ties to the Department of Chemistry were named to the 2017 Power List, the “Magnificent Tens” published by The Analytical Scientist magazine.
- 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.
- With more top ten rankings, it's easy to see why Chemistry at UIUC is leading the nation in research and education. With Analytical Chemistry ranked third in the nation, and Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry each ranking between 6th and 8th in their respective areas, Chemistry at UIUC continues to be recognized as one of the premiere Chemistry programs in the United States.