Department of Chemistry RSS feed The University of Minnesota's Department of Chemistry RSS feed contains announcements about awards, seminars and information on the latest research news from our Faculty. Seminar: Teaching Inquiry-Driven Organic Chemistry Labs Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Emeritus Jerry R. Mohrig /seminar/abstracts/MohrigJerrySpecialJune6_2016.pdf Seminar: Beyond Survival Mode: Fostering Scientific Thinking in the Organic Lab Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Associate Professor Elizabeth A. Colby Davie /seminar/abstracts/ColbyElizabethSpecialJune6_2016.pdf News: Graduate Student Research Symposium, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 This year’s annual Graduate Student Research Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7. It will be conducted at the Walter F. Mondale Hall (Law School), 229 19th Ave. S., on the West Bank. /news/news.lasso?serial=1109 News: Michelle Driessen promoted to professor Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Michelle Driessen, the Department of Chemistry's general chemistry director, has been promoted to professor. /news/news.lasso?serial=1110 News: Jane Wissinger promoted to professor Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Jane Wissinger, director of the Department of Chemistry's organic chemistry laboratory, has been promoted to professor. /news/news.lasso?serial=1111 News: David Blank is a 3M/Alumni Professor Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 David Blank is a 3M/Alumni Professor, effective July 1, 2016. The 3M/Alumni Professorship, like the other endowed professorships in the department, recognizes and rewards chemistry's most distinguished faculty. /news/news.lasso?serial=1105 News: Grant helps researchers look at low-cost renewable electricity solution Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 A collaborative team of researchers, including Laura Gagliardi, Eray Aydil and Chris Leighton, have received a research grant to explore pyrite iron disulfide as a low-cost solution for renewable electricity. /news/news.lasso?serial=1106 News: MOF with unprecedented molecular recognition properties for carbohydrates Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 New research highlights the importance of the metal-organic framework (MOF) environment and uniformity when adsorbing sugars, and motivates future work exploring new frontiers on selective catalytic conversion of biomass in MOFs. /news/news.lasso?serial=1104 News: Researchers create disposable paper-based ion-sensing platform Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professors Philippe Bühlmann, Andreas Stein, and their joint graduate student Jinbo Hu, develop a disposable and affordable paper-based ion-sensing platform successfully tested for blood analysis using biological samples. /news/news.lasso?serial=1103 News: Laura Gagliardi receives Bourke Award from the RSC Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Laura Gagliardi has received the Bourke Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, honored for her contributions to quantum chemistry focused on predicting new materials for catalysis, gas separation, and excited state phenomena. /news/news.lasso?serial=1100 News: Thomas Hoye receives Robert Robinson Award from RSC Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Thomas Hoye has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry's Robert Robinson Award winner for 2016, honored for his contributions to organic chemistry. /news/news.lasso?serial=1102 News: Alumnus Dwight Stoll receives Gustavus' Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award Sat, 07 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Alumnus Dwight Stoll, Ph.D., has received Gustavus Adolphus College's 2016 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award. He is an associate professor and co-chair of the college’s Department of Chemistry, and studied under Professor Pete Carr. /news/news.lasso?serial=1096 News: Energy and U continues to grow with theatre collaborative Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 More than 6,400 students in 3rd through 6th grades are attending the popular Energy and U shows. Two shows a day will be conducted May 11-13, and May 16-20. Two public evening shows, May 18-19, are sold out. /news/news.lasso?serial=1033 News: Sarah Wegwerth receives Bowers Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Sarah Wegwerth is the recipient of the 2016 John Bowers Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award in the College of Science and Engineering. /news/news.lasso?serial=1101 Seminar: Measuring correlated vibrational and electronic motions in molecules Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Associate Professor Munira Khalil /seminar/abstracts/KhallilSeminarMay5_2016.pdf Seminar: Imaging Transition Metal Signaling in the Brain and Beyond Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Christopher Chang /seminar/abstracts/ChangStuSemMay3_2016.pdf Seminar: Drug Discovery in Academia: A Successful Case Study Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Michael Jung /seminar/abstracts/MikeJungAbbVieApril29_2016V2.pdf News: Pentadehydro-Diels-Alder Reaction featured in Nature Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 In the April 28 issue of Nature, Teng Wang, Reddy Naredla, and Severin Thompson, researchers in the laboratory of Professor Thomas Hoye, have announced a new variant of a Diels-Alder-like net cycloaddition. /news/news.lasso?serial=1099 Seminar: Expanded Porphyrins: A Personal Journey Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Professor Jonathan Sessler /seminar/abstracts/SesslerSeminarApril28_2016.pdf News: Ten graduate students receive 2016-17 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Ten of the Department of Chemistry's top doctorate students—Jacob Brutman, Ryan Cammarota, Debanjan Dhar, Evgenii Fetisov, Chad Hoyer, Jingo Hu, Shaohong Li, Mohammadreza Nasiri, Kailey Soller, and Andrew Urick—received 2016-17 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship program awards. /news/news.lasso?serial=1095 News: Chemistry researchers win 2016 TechConnect National Innovation awards Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Three teams of chemistry researchers, led by Professors Marc Hillmyer, Lee Penn,Theresa Reineke, and Andreas Stein, won 2016 TechConnect National Innovation awards. /news/news.lasso?serial=1098 News: Chemistry major hopes to combine passions of science and ASL Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Chemistry major Jeremy Miller has been admitted into the competitive and prestigious Department of Interpretation at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., where he hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Interpretation for American Sign Language (ASL) and English. /news/news.lasso?serial=1097 Seminar: Iron-Based Catalysts for the Diversification of a Biodegradable Polymer Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Assistant Professor Jeffrey Byers /seminar/abstracts/ByersSeminarApril26_2016.pdf News: Christian Graefe receives Torske Klubben Fellowship Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Christian Graefe, a second-year graduate student working with Professor Renee Frontiera, has received a Torske Klubben Fellowship. /news/news.lasso?serial=1092 News: Researchers identify promising materials for next-generation sour gas sweetening Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Researchers have identified promising zeolite structures that will be instrumental in the design of next-generation gas sweetening technologies. /news/news.lasso?serial=1093