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September 16, 2014

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Alum Patrick Martino in the News!

Patrick Martino, a 2014 MS degree graduate of the UO Masters Industrial Internship Program, gets some coverage in the Times News:

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September 10, 2014

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Alum Emily Truong in the News!

Nice article about UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alumna Emily Troung!

Taiyo America Adds Truong to R&D Team

Emily earned her MS degree in Chemistry in spring 2014 with the Masters Industrial Internship Program, Polymers & Coatings track.

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September 8, 2014

UO Chemistry Alum, Roger Voelker, featured in Oregon Quarterly

As lab director of Oregon Growers Analytical, Roger Voelker, PhD 1996, tests medical marijuana for harmful substances, and advocates for more rigorous oversight to ensure patient safety.


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September 3, 2014

Richmond Lab in the News

UO and Berkeley researchers unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique

The creation of peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes have applications that could lead to improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer, more effective methods of drug-delivery.

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August 29, 2014

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Josh Razink in the News!

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate Josh Razink’s work with the high-resolution transmission electron microscope in CAMCOR  has helped provide strong evidence for the theory that a cosmic explosion triggered the ice age 12,800 years ago that  resulted in the extinction of numerous species of plants and mammals.


August 28, 2014

September Bike Commute Challenge – Join the UO Chemistry Commuters Team!

Faculty, staff and student employees of the UO Chemistry and Biochemistry department are invited to get on your bike and join the UO “Chemistry Commuters” team and compete in the BTA’s annual Bike Commute Challenge!

This Oregon and SW Washington event is a free, fun competition to see which workplace team can commute by bike the most during the month of September.

Last year our team logged 1639 miles to place 13th among 112 participating public agencies of our size.

Learn more and join the team at

2013 Chemistry Commuters Team


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August 25, 2014

Richard Chartoff to Discuss Condom Research at Eugene Library, 8/26

photo - ChartoffUO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Richard Chartoff will be giving a talk at the Eugene Library on Tuesday, August 26th,  about his UO research team’s work on a Gates Foundation grant to improve the male condom.

Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Downtown Library, 100 W 10th Ave.,Eugene, OR 97401

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August 5, 2014

First UO SAIL Chemistry Camp – It’s a Wrap!

Thanks to the efforts of grad student organizers Kara Nell and Blake Tresca, UO Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed participants in the UO Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program to its first-ever Chemistry camp last week.

Students conduct an ink analysis experiment in the laboratory during the Chemistry SAIL  camp.

Students conduct an ink analysis experiment in the laboratory during the Chemistry SAIL camp.

A group of seventeen students from area high schools got hands-on experience each day in the laboratory, conducting experiments such as ink analysis, making their own bio-diesel, and synthesizing pigments.  In addition, the campers participated in a variety of activities designed to inspire and prepare them for their college careers.

Additional thanks to all the volunteers and presenters that contributed their time and expertise: Prof. Darren Johnson, grad students Kurtis Fairley, Lisa Eytel, Anna Oliveri, Rachel Smith, Bryan Nell, Michaela Burke, undergrads Brittaney White, Leif Winstead, Tori Smith and volunteer EmmyLou Nell!

August 4, 2014

Dissertation Defense –Michelle Watt – August 7th

Michelle WattGood luck to Michelle Watt  as she defends her thesis for her PhD in Chemistry!

Thursday, August 7th
11:00 AM ~ 331 Klamath

The title of her thesis is  ”Investigation of the Anion Binding Properties of Tripodal and Arylethynyl-Based Receptors”

July 28, 2014

More News Coverage for UO Chemistry and Biochemistry!

 IMGP7535Faculty Cluster in Chemistry and Physics to Amplify Excellence in Energy and Sustainable Materials puts Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty in the spotlight!

Read more in the the Register Guard 

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