Student receives the Ron Najafi NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Innovations and Entrepreneurship Award for Undergraduate Research.
Senior Courtney Armani was presented the $1,000 award for summer research support by Dr. Najafi at the chemistry banquet in May 2013. (Courtney is pictured to the right with Dr. Najafi and Dr. Margerum.)
Congratulations to the 2013 Graduates and Award Recipients!
The department honored the
2013 graduates and award recipients at the annual chemistry banquet. The award recipients were David Silpa, Simon Luo, Susanna Basappa, Samantha Feril, Michael Pastor,
Joseph Czekner, Elizabeth Cochran, Jordan Nelson, Jonathan Liu, Justin Dancer,
Keeshia Wang, and Courtney Armani. Click here for additional details.
Congratulations to Professors Claire Castro, William Karney, Megan
Bolitho and Giovanni Meloni on their recent 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.
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.
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. 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.