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April 19, 2017

OEC CELEBRATES SCIENTISTS: JULIE HAACK, GREEN CHEMISTRY

 

The Oregon Environmental Council recently profiled UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack as part of their Scientists blog.  Read the blogpost at http://bit.ly/2pChGXy

 

In anticipation of the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, the OEC is celebrating the many women and men who help innovate solutions to protect Oregon’s air, water and climate by sharing snapshots of a few scientists who help inform the OEC’s work.

April 12, 2017

Nanohoop trio makes molecular propeller: Jasti Lab in the News

UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty Ramesh Jasti‘s research group has created a nanohoop propeller that demonstrates potential as a novel porous material.

Read the article in ChemistryWorld

Read their paper in Angewandte Chemie

March 17, 2017

Paper by Julie Haack Featured in the ACS Nexus – Green Chemistry Newsletter

A research paper by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack was featured in an article in the March edition of the Nexus – Green Chemistry Newsletter titled “Effectively Communicating the Need for Green Chemistry.”

The paper, “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry, was co-written by Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack, and Douglas M. Young. It was first published January 19, 2017 in Administrative Science Quarterly.

In their paper, Dr. Haack and her colleagues investigate the emergence and growth of “green chemistry”—an effort by chemists to encourage other chemists to reduce the health, safety, and environmental impacts of chemical products and processes—and explore how green chemistry advocates influence how their peers do their work.

 

March 14, 2017

David Tyler qouted in RealSimple article on Greener Habits

UO chemistry professor David Tyler provides expert commentary on greener soap habits in RealSimple article:

5 Unexpected Causes of Pollution

March 10, 2017

Check out the Latest UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Newsletter!

March 3, 2017

Evolving Idea ~ Ken Prehoda is tracking down the molecular mishap that started it all

The Winter 2017 edition of Cascade magazine covers groundbreaking research on evolution in UO biochemist Ken Prehoda‘s laboratory.

Read the article here

February 23, 2017

Geri Richmond Quoted in Washington Post Article

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Geri Richmond talks about the future of science funding in the Trump administration with The Washington Post.  Richmond is also the chair of the AAAS Board of Directors.

Additional covereage in AroundItheO.

February 20, 2017

Hutchison Discusses Green Chemistry and Nanomaterials with R & D Magazine

R & D Magazine caught up with UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Jim Hutchison at the AAAS Annual Meeting to talk about a “green chemistry” approach to nanomaterial production.

Read more at http://bit.ly/2l0Fs9S

February 2, 2017

Green Product Design Student Applies her Knowledge as UG Researcher

Sarah Hashiguchi (L) and Beth Esponnette

Sarah Hashiguchi first became interested the connection between product design and chemistry when she took CH 114 Green Product Design, a course designed and taught by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Sr. Instructor Julie Haack. That interest led Sarah, a Clark Honors College student, to pursue a Product Design major with a minor in Chemistry, and for Dr. Haack to help arrange for Sarah to meet with one of the head chemists at Nike to learn more about working in the field.

Sarah got an opportunity to put her knowledge into practice when, after Assistant Professor of Product Design Beth Esponnette won a 2016 Faculty Research Award for her proposal to explore chemical-reactive 3-D printing, she hired Sarah to assist her with her research.

Read more in the Oregon Quarterly piece, Fashion Statement – Collaborative Reseach

January 4, 2017

Pluth Lab Designer Molecule Offers New Hope for Damaged Cells

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Researchers in the UO lab of chemist Michael Pluth are part of a global battle against oxidative stress in the human body. It happens as we age and when we eat too much, smoke and drink alcohol. Affected cells release reactive oxygen that damage cells.

Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more than 70 other diseases involve damages from oxidative stress.

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