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<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Molly%20in%20Zakopane%20A.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />CHBC Graduate Student, Molly Wagner, Wins International Prize<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">​</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Graduate student Molly Wagner attended the 2019 Ampere International NMR Summer School in Zakopane, Poland in June.</span><br></p>,-Molly-Wagner,-Wins-International-Prize.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Burnabydrawing.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honoring Burnaby Munson<p>​Honoring Burnaby - A celebration of the life of Dr. Burnaby Munson will be held at a special event at 4 PM on October 4th in Mitchell Hall. Everyone is invited to share in the memories of Dr. Munson.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/2019_Invitation.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Blue Hen Chemists at the ACS Meeting in San Diego<p>​2019 ACS Meeting in San Diego Reception for Alumni & Friends</p><p>Join Us for an Alumni & Friends Reception at the Harbor House, 5 to 7 PM on August 25th, during the ACS Meeting in San Diego.  Reminisce and reconnect with fellow Blue Hen Chemists.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/CHEM-Silver-Symposium-2019-005.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />46th Annual Silver Symposium Award Winners<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted the 46th annual Silver Sym</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">posium on Tues</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">day, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in 219 Brown Laboratory. </span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/DeMeester_Kristen1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />CHBC Graduate Student Awarded the Theodore Wolf Prize in Physical and Life Sciences<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Kristen DeMeester was awarded the Theodore Wolf Prize in Physical and Life Sciences for her dissertation, Synthesis of Bioorthogonal Muramyl Glycans That Illuminate and Track Bacterial Peptidoglycan.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Hackley%20Award%202019%20Mahsa%20Konh.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />11th Brennie E. Hackley, Jr. Award for Excellence in Research Presented to CHBC Graduate Student<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">The winner of the 11th Brennie E. Hackley, Jr. Award for Excellence in Research is Ms. Mahsa Konh.</span><br></p>,-Jr.-Award-for-Excellence-in-Research-Presented-to-CHBC-Graduate-Student.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Skinner%20Award%202019%20Jodi%20Kraus.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Glenn S. Skinner Memorial Award Presented to CHBC Graduate Student<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">The 53rd annual Glenn S. Skinner Memorial Award was presented to Ms. Jodi Kraus at the Physical Chemistry Colloquium on April 29, 2019.</span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Robert%20Woods.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In Memoriam: Robert H. Wood<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Robert H. Wood, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Kendal at Longwood, a continuing care community. He was 86.</span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/CHEM-BIOCHEM-Apsokardu_Michael-5664%20(1).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />CHBC Graduate Student Receives Award at the International Aerosol Conference<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">This year's 10th International Aerosol Conference (IAC 2018) was held in St. Louis, MO, where chemists, physicists, and engineers</span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Thabiso.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Chemistry and Biochemistry PhD Student Awarded Conference Grant<p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Thabiso Kunene, a graduate student in Prof. Joel Rosenthal’s research lab (</span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#003976;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;"></a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">) has been awarded a 2018 Advancing Science Conference Grant </span></span><br></p>,-Thabiso-Kunene,-Awarded-Grant-for-NOBCChE-Conference.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Burnaby.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burnaby Munson named ACS fellow<p>​</p><span aria-hidden="true">Burnaby Munson, the C. Eugene Bennett Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who taught thousands of students over 50 years at the University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS)</span><br>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/110200_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Perilla Research Team Receives Great Lakes Consortium Allocations on Blue Waters<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">The </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#003976;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;">Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation</a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">(GLCPC) allocates a portion of the </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#003976;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;">Blue Waters supercomputer</a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;"> located at the </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#003976;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;">National Center for Supercomputing Applications</a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;"> (NCSA) at the </span><a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#003976;text-decoration-line:underline;cursor:pointer;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;">University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/1503673750296.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Chemistry journal recognizes work of two UD researchers<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Research groups led by Joel Rosenthal and Mary P. Watson, both associate professors in the </span><a href="/" style="color:#003976;font-weight:600;background-color:#ffffff;">Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry</a><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">, were included in </span><em style="background-color:#ffffff;">ACS Select, </em><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">which identified outstanding work of young investigators. </span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/1492690212437.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prof. Kathryn Scantlebury Receives NSTA Fellow Award<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">This award recognizes extr</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">aordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and </span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community. </span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/CHEM-Dyer_Teaching_Award_Group-111317-002.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students Receive the Prestigious Elizabeth Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Dr. Brian Bahnson presented the 36th annual Elizabeth Dyer Excellence in Teaching Awards to four outstanding Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student teaching assistants at the John C. Wriston Memorial Lecturership on November 13, 2017. </span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/1510688686362.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IN MEMORIAM: MAHENDRA K. JAIN<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Mahendra Kumar Jain, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, died Sept. 22. He was 78.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/L2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prof. Lars Gundlach Receives Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship <p>​Prof. Gundlach will use this fellowship to perform research on ultrafast microscopy of nanostructures at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.  <br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Mackenzie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />University of Delaware Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Mackenzie Williams has received the Prestigious Dorothy M. And Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship from the American Vacuum Society at the AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition (October 31-November 2, 2017, Tampa, FL). </span></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/IMG_0427.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />University of Delaware Students Named DENIN Environmental Scholars<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">These DENIN Scholarships will provide Phoebe Hertler (BS Che</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">mistry)</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;"> and</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;"> Eric Harris ( BS Chemical Engineering) with research stipends to support </span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/clip_image002%20(1).gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prof. Andrew Teplyakov and Dr. Fei Gao highlighted on Elsevier Physics Twitter Page<p>​Challenges & Opportunities in #ChemicalFunctionalization of #Semiconductor Surfaces<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/news%20story.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A less-traveled path to discovery<p><br></p><p></p><p>UD's Booksh, Rozovsky mentor undergraduate researchers with disabilities<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/TASSEP.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Research and Study Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Europe<p>​Dr. Anne-Lise Poquet Dhimane the European TASSEP Coordinator will host an Information Session for faculty on Wednesday, July 26 at 3:00 PM in 219 BRL.<br></p><span></span>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/labelingabac.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket': Team invents scientific method to track cells implicated in immune diseases <p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>You have three to five pounds of bacteria living in and on your body right now. That's some 38 trillion bacteria, researchers estimate. </span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Dybowski_Cecil-OldCollege-10.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What is Destroying Some of the World’s Priceless Paintings?<p>​Museum of Art, </p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/1495578261039.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Eight UD undergrads present research at national biochemistry, molecular biology meeting<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>Eight undergraduate students from the University of Delaware’s departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Psychological and Brain Sciences presented their research at the annual <a href="">Experimental Biology Meetings</a>, held April 21-26 in Chicago. The annual Experimental Biology meetings typically attract more than 14,000 scientists, students and exhibitors from around the world, serving as a common meeting ground for several major scientific societies.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/ultra-fast-research.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Ultrafast research<p>​Doctoral student Baxter Abraham has won DOE support to conduct some of his thesis research at Argonne National Lab.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/AERA_Logo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prof. Kathryn Scantlebury given the AERA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research<p>​<span>WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19 – The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2017 awards for excellence in education research. </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Baxter%20Abraham.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD doctoral student wins time with Argonne Lab's synchrotron<p>To the generations of scientists who have endured decades of slow-paced progress, the concept of "ultrafast research" might seem a contradiction in terms or someone's idea of a cruel joke.</p>'s-synchrotron.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/NSF-Graduate-Research-Fellowships/nsf%20raduate%20research%20fellows.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD's NSF Graduate Research Fellows<p>​</p><p>Four University of Delaware Graduate and Undergraduate students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships .  There were over 13,000 applicants who competed this year!  </p><p>The awards make a powerful statement about these students, said Donald Watson, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and the department's associate chair for graduate studies. That department had four winners - two undergraduates and two graduate students - including doctoral student Sarah Krause in Watson's research group.<br></p><p><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pitch-90-117c.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Undergrad Jill Harland garners top prize in annual scientific elevator pitch competition<p>​</p><span></span><p>Jill Harland, a University of Delaware senior majoring in chemistry, was awarded the top prize at the third annual <a href="">Pitch:90 competition</a> on Nov. 12 in the Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.</p><p>Harland was one of 35 contestants, both graduate and undergraduate students, who attempted to impress a panel of 20 judges with their “elevator pitches” — short speeches about their research delivered without notes or props in 90 seconds or less.</p><span></span>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Joseph%20Smith_EAS%20Award.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Joseph Smith Awarded Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Graduate Student Award<p>​<span>Joseph Smith is a University of Delaware Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student in Professor Karl Booksh's research group. <span>EAS continues to actively support a Student Awards program to recognize students involved in research in the broad field of analytical chemistry. </span></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/nslsii-profile.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD Students Featured by Brookhaven National Laboratory<p>​Sana Rani and Alicia Broderick are Ph.D. students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Delaware. During an experiment conducted at NSLS-II's Coherent Soft X-Ray 2 (CSX-2) beam line earlier this year, they studied the compound zinc oxide. NSLS-II is a User Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/2016%20Ugrad%20Research/UMBC%202016%20students.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium<p>​<span>On Saturday 22 October, Over 300  students from 54 East Coast colleges and 14 states converged on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for the Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/Daicar-Bata-2016-06.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Daicar-Bata Prize awarded to UD doctoral student Jesus Nieto-Pescador<p>​Daicar-Bata Prize awarded to UD doctoral student Jesus Nieto-Pescador</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/Excellence-in-Teaching-Award/SilverSymposiumAwards_2016.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />43rd annual Silver Symposium<p>​<span></span><span>The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted the 43rd annual Silver Symposium on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in 219 Brown Laboratory. All of our graduate student participants gave excellent presentations, with four being singled out as Award winners:</span><span></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/Excellence-in-Teaching-Award/excellence-teaching-2016.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Excellence in Teaching Awards<p>​<span>The Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Awards were announced at the May 2 meeting of the Faculty Senate. Professor Karl Booksh and Joseph Smith a graduate student in chemistry were both selected for the award along with seven other faculty members and two other graduate students. </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Pages/Excellence-in-Teaching-Award/plastino-2016.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Plastino Research Fellows Announced<p>​<span>The 2016 Plastino Alumni Undergraduate Research Fellow Awards were formally announced at a dinner held at the Courtyard by Marriott on Monday, May 9th. As usual, the guest of honor was the alumnus who has made all of this possible: Mr. David A. Plastino (BS/CHEM/78). </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/pbl-alumni-weekend-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Power of PBL​A group of alumni and friends spent part of their 2016 Alumni Weekend engaged in problem-based learning, an instructional method where students work together to solve complex, real-world problems.<br>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/faculty-awards-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />CAS celebration​Faculty, students and alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences were honored at the college's annual Celebrating Achievement and Success ceremony, where Dean George Watson presented CAS and UD awards.<br>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/nanolab-opening-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Big day for tiny tech<span>The University of Delaware has officially opened its Nanofabrication Facility, a $30 million "machine shop of the 21st century" <span style="display:inline-block;"></span></span>where tiny materials can be produced for applications from medicine to solar energy.
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/grimes-nsf-award-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Scientist and scholar<p>Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her research on bacteria and the immune system.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/microbial-symposium-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />All about the microbes<p>More than 100 UD students and researchers shared their work with bacteria, viruses and other microbes at the third annual Microbial Systems Symposium organized by the Department of Biological Sciences.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/fmri-delivered-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Powerful research tool<p>A 14-ton magnet delivered by crane to UD's Multi-Modal Imaging Center is a key component of what will be the state's first research-dedicated functional MRI instrument to study brain activity.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/polenova-microtubules-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Peering into cells<p>Researchers used magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to reveal for the first time the structure--atom by atom--of an essential protein bound to a microtubule in a cell.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/nobel-lectures-2015-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Nobels explained<p>Six UD faculty members with expertise in the areas of study that won this year's Nobel Prizes discussed the significance of the laureates' work at the annual Nobel Symposium sponsored by CAS.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/reu-disabilities-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Emphasis on ability<p>Ten undergraduates with disabilities are participating in a program this summer at UD, assisting faculty members with research in chemistry and gaining valuable laboratory experience and support services.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/booksh-acs-fellow-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />New ACS Fellows <p>Karl Booksh, professor of analytical chemistry, is one of three UD professors named as 2015 fellows of the American Chemical Society, recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions to science and the profession.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/cosmetics-intern-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Colorful chemistry<p>Thanks to a faculty-alumnus connection, a chemistry student interested in a possible career in the cosmetics industry was offered the opportunity to intern in a business that formulates pigments for that industry. </p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/alumni-weekend-pbl-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Power of PBL<p>George Watson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, hosted a special Alumni Weekend demonstration called "The Power of PBL" to allow participants to experience problem-based learning.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/biochem-water-analysis-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Sampling water<p>Biology and chemistry undergraduates teamed up on Earth Day to collect water samples from various locations at the UD Farm and later analyzed them in a problem-based learning experience in ISE Lab.<br></p>

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