Current Research Opportunities Added in on Resource Page!
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Congratulations to Professors Claire Castro, William Karney, Megan Bolitho and Giovanni Meloni on their recent grant money awards!
Drs. Castro and Karney landed another three-year National Science Foundation grant ($197,748) for their undergraduate based research projects that focus on dehydroannulenes, phenylenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The grant will provide training for undergraduate students in many aspects of computational organic chemistry and will benefit underrepresented groups in science.
Dr. Megan Bolitho has been awarded a two-year grant for $35,000 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The grant is centered around quorum sensing (QS), a means of communication utilized by bacterial cells to coordinate group behaviors.
Dr. Giovanni Meloni was awarded $50,000 for the Petroleum Research Fund grant from the American Chemical Society. His research focuses on the study of reaction pathways and mechanisms for the combustion of selected biofuels using a multiplex photoionization mass spectrometer coupled to the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley.
All three grants will offer financial support to several students over the next few years.
Dr. Meloni sends student to Switzerland to perform research.
Dr. Giovanni Meloni sent Hanna Lafranconi, a student researcher in his lab, to perform research at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Swiss Light Source) near Zurich, Switzerland this summer.
Undergraduates Participate in the Research Program for Summer 2012
Seven undergraduate students worked on research projects over the summer in the Bolitho, Castro/Karney, Margerum and Meloni labs.
Dr. Spector's work cited in recent publication
Philip Ball cited Tami Spector’s work in the July 2012 edition of Chemistry World. The article may be found at http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/07/imaging-icons.
Congratulations to the 2012 Graduates and Award Recipients!
The department honored the 2012 graduates and award recipients on May 12th at the annual chemistry banquet. The award recipients were Alex Kirsonis (pictured to the right), Mitchell Santander, David Silpa, Jordan Nelson, Gabrielle Laguisma, Nick Magarian, AJ Fabrizio and Martin Ng. Click here for award details.
State-of-the Art Instrumentation
Our new 500 Mhz NMR is up and running! Thanks to Professor Jeff Curtis and Lab Coordinator Jeff Oda for putting in a lot of behind the scene work to get this instrument!