The Department of Chemistry welcomes Professor Ryan West!
The Department of Chemistry welcomes our new professor starting
in Summer 2015. Click here for his biography.
Current Research Opportunities Added in on Resource Page.
Click here to see the latest research opportunities.
Undergraduates Participate in the Chemistry Research Program for Summer 2014.
Eighteen undergraduate students worked on research projects over the summer in the
Bolitho, Castro/Karney, Curtis, Margerum and Meloni labs. (The Margerum Lab is pictured to the left.)
Student receives the Ron Najafi NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Innovations and Entrepreneurship Award for Undergraduate Research.
Senior Gabrielle Laguisma was presented the $1,000 award for summer
research support by Dr. Najafi at the chemistry banquet in May 2014. (Gabrielle is pictured to the right with Dr. Najafi and the graduate award winner.)
Dr. Giovanni Meloni receives the College of Arts and Sciences 2014 Dean’s Scholar Award in recognition of his research.
Dr. Giovanni Meloni is recognized for his
research on the identification and characterization of reactive
atmospheric and combustion chemical species. Utilizing
state-of-the-art techniques in computational research, Professor Meloni has
discovered several never detected molecular species including peroxy radicals
and the simplest criegge intermediate. Additionally, Professor Meloni has
investigated biofuels and their applications in reducing dependence on foreign
oil sources. Currently, Professor Meloni is investigating a unique
superalkali, and has published his findings in the Journal of Chemical Physics.
Undergraduate sent to Switzerland to perform research.
Dr. Giovanni Meloni sent Gabrielle
Laguisma, a student researcher in his lab, to perform research at the
Paul Scherrer Institute (Swiss Light Source) near Zurich, Switzerland in Summer 2013.
Congratulations to Professors Claire Castro and William Karney on their grant money awards!
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.