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April 18, 2018

James Prell Selected for ASMS Research Award

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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty James Prell has been chosen for a 2018 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award. The $35,000 awards are presented annually to promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry. (more…)

March 21, 2018

Cathy Wong and Jim Prell Honored with NSF Career Awards

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Assistant Professors Cathy Wong and Jim Prell are among five University of Oregon faculty members that received prestigious National Science Foundation Career Awards this academic year.

Read more about their awards and research in AroundtheO.

March 20, 2018

C&EN Article: Meet Geraldine Richmond, 2018 Priestley Medalist

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Read the article in Chemical & Engineering News

Dr. Amanda Cook and Dr. Carl Brozek to Join Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty

The UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Department will welcome two new faculty members in 2018.

Chemical catalysis expert Amanda Cook and molecular materials scientist Carl Brozek will join the department as part of the UO Energy and Sustainable Materials cluster.

The Energy and Sustainable Materials cluster expands upon the university’s record of excellence in the chemistry and physics of materials. Affiliated with the Materials Science Institute, the cluster will build on the UO’s existing strengths in green chemistry, sustainable materials, and renewable energy—and grow the university’s basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Amanda Cook

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After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan while working for Prof. Melanie Sanford, Dr. Cook began working for Prof. Christophe Coperet at ETH Zurich as a post-doctoral fellow. At Oregon, her research program will design and develop new catalysts for the transformation of organic molecules. Using a molecular approach to surface chemistry, solid catalysts will be synthesized, allowing for in-depth mechanistic studies to be carried out. The targeted catalytic reactions are of potential industrial utility, and include carbon dioxide reduction, alkyne functionalization, and biomass conversion.

Dr. Carl Brozek

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Dr. Brozek is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Gamelin Lab and the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. His research has spanned the synthesis of inorganic small molecules, MOF-based heterogeneous catalysts, and semiconductor electrochemistry. Most recently, Carl has developed theoretical and analytical tools for studying the redox properties of colloidal quantum dots. The Brozek Lab will synthesize reactive clusters and porous solids, and study how their unique properties challenge conventional understanding of molecules and materials.

March 12, 2018

Nolen Lab biochemists zero in on key molecules that enable cells to crawl

AAAS EurekAlert!

Image: Brad Nolen & research illustrationBiochemists have made a discovery that sheds light on the molecular machinery that allows some cells, such as immune cells or even malignant cancer cells in humans, to wiggle their way through tissues like organs, skin or bones.

The work, conducted in the University of Oregon laboratory of Brad Nolen, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was described in a paper in the Feb. 13 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more here

 

 

February 26, 2018

JCP Selects Marcus Lab Article as “Editor’s Pick”

The Editors of The Journal of Chemical Physics have chosen a recently accepted article about research in the Andrew H. Marcus‘ lab as an “Editor’s Pick.”

Image: Cover page, Journal of Chemical PhysicsThe article, titled “Temperature-dependent conformations of exciton-coupled Cy3 dimers in double-stranded DNA,” was a collaborative effort led by the Marcus group, is also featured on the cover of the journal’s  February 28, 2018 edition.

Read more in the JCP

January 26, 2018

Paper by Julie Haack Receives Responsible Research in Management Award

Photo: Julie Haack & Erlenmayer FlaskUO Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Julie Haack has co-authored a paper that has been selected for a Responsible Research in Management Award.

The award, sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), honors works that  focus on important issues for business and society with rigorous research methods and credible results.

The paper, titled “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistrywas published in Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Haack’s co-authors were Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack and Douglas M. Young.

January 18, 2018

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty in the News!

Photo: David TylerDavid Tyler is quoted in an article on the paper vs. plastic debate in an article for Scholastic Choices, a health and life-skills magazine for teens.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Geri Richmond Geri Richmond is quoted in an article in the Oman Observer about key economic and environmental challenges facing the Sultanate. Richmond is a member of the International Advisory Board  for Oman’s Research Council.

She also contributes to an article on the waning of U.S. dominance  in science and engineering in Chemical and Engineering News and a National Science Foundation news release about the state of US science and engineering.

January 17, 2018

Geri Richmond Chosen to Lead Sigma Xi Honor Society

UO chemist Geri Richmond has been elected to take on a three-year leadership role in Sigma Xi, the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers.

Read more in AroundtheO

November 30, 2017

Video Features New Faculty Christopher Hendon

 

Read more about Prof. Hendon and his research in AroundtheO’s article: Dr. Coffee

 

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