We are excited to announce that Dr. Mei Shen will join our analytical chemistry faculty and Dr.
- Elizabeth Neumann was chosen by a committee that includes students and faculty to receive the Graduate Student Leadership Award. The award, given by the Graduate College, celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider community. She will receive the award at the Graduate Student Leadership lunch on May 2.
- The Illini Success initiative, a campus-wide effort to gather career-related information about recently graduated bachelor’s degree recipients, studies alumni within six months of graduation.
- The Beckman Institute named five new Postdoctoral Fellows.
- The Carle Illinois College of Medicine wants Champaign county residents from all walks of life to submit their ideas for improving health care. The goal of Health Make-A-Thon program is to remove traditional barriers to health care innovation, said Marty Burke, associate dean of the engineering-based medical school.
- On March 14, 2019, Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten was invested as the Murchison-Mallory Endowed Chair in Chemistry at a ceremony on the Urbana campus.
- Center for Advanced Study Fellows are untenured University of Illinois faculty members whose proposals are selected in an annual competition.
- Three chemists rank among the world's most influential on the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers ListNine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.
- An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
- Professor Chad Rienstra, who came to Illinois in 2002, was recently named the John Witt Professor of Chemistry in a ceremony lauding his work in research and teaching. Rienstra’s research into producing high-resolution structures of protein structures through nuclear magnetic resonance technology has driven progress in medicine, especially in brain diseases associated with aging.
- Researchers at the University have designed an enzyme that helps decrease harmful chemical compounds and contaminants in the environment. The research was published on Sept. 14 and focuses on how the newly designed enzyme can transform sulfite, a chemical compound that can be harmful for the environment, into sulfide, another chemical compound that can improve the efficacy of catalysts.
- Zan Luthey-Schulten is one of this years' 29 National Science Foundation "Understand the Rules of Life" award winnersThe National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the winners of their "Understanding the Rules of Life" awards. These awards fall under two different categories; Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE). Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten received the (RAISE) - Balancing demands of minimal cell award for her research.
- Wilfred van der Donk is one of a collaborative group of chemists whose research has led to an exciting molecular breakthroughA new study, published in Nature Communications, is from research by Wilfred van der Donk and a group of chemists from the University of Illinois and Harvard University.
- Chemistry professor Jefferson Chan, graduate students Chelsea Anorma and Thomas Bearrood, and postdoctoral researcher Jamila Hedhli, developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and mice.
- The Beckman Institute has been publishing a video series called "Future Environments" (#scifutures).