News and Events
Read the Winter 2012/2013 Department Newsletter from the Chair. [PDF]
Ira Remsen Video Filmed in New Teaching Labs
Click here to view a video demonstration of the Ira Remsen experiment produced exclusively for the Chemistry Department, which premiered at the opening gala of the new Undergraduate Teaching Labs and features Dr. John Toscano as narrator.
Chemistry Open Positions
Click here to view open positions in the Chemistry Department.
Now Available: Undergraduate Chemistry Major Handbook
Click here for the handbook and more useful chemistry undergraduate information.
Welcome to Bekka Klausen!
We are very pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Rebekka (Bekka) Klausen as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Bekka received her Ph.D. from Harvard University under Eric N. Jacobsen and is currently completing her postdoctoral studies with Colin Nuckolls at Columbia. Bekka’s research interests are in the general area of materials chemistry and synthetic chemistry with applications in electronics and photonics. Bekka’s research will examine novel organosilicon nanowires and clusters, boron nitride heterocycles, and catalytic methods. These materials will be interrogated using spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques with an eye towards applications in solar energy conversion and molecular electronics.
Dr. Tyrel McQueen Awarded ExxonMobil Faculty Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. Tyrel McQueen for winning the American Chemical Society's ExxonMobil Award Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry. The award symposium will be held at the ACS Fall 2013 national meeting in Indianapolis. Click here to read more about the award. More info to come.
Chemistry Graduate Student Cody Pitts wins Teaching Award
Congratulations to graduate student & member of the Lectka lab Cody Pitts for winning one of three prestigious School of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards for his outstanding work in teaching chemistry.
Lectka Lab Publishes in Science
Congratulations to graduate student Mark Struble and Dr. Tom Lectka's laboratory for publishing in Science with research entitled "Evidence for a Symmetrical Fluoronium Ion in Solution." Click here to read the associated paper.
Bowen Lab Publishes in JACS
Congratulations to graduate student Xinxing Zhang and Dr. Bowen's laboratory for publishing in Journal of the American Chemical Society with research entitled “On the Existence of Designer Magnetic Superatoms". This work was highlighed by C&EN News as a science and technology concentrate and will be featured in JACS highlights.
Chemistry Graduate Student Allix Sanders to attend Nobel Meeting
Congratulations to Allix Sanders who was selected by the DOE to attend the annual Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau. Allix will be one of 625 students from 78 countries that attends this prestigious meeting. Formal talks and informal discussions will be led by the 35 Nobel Laureates (35 from Chemistry) that will also be in attendance.
Chemistry Graduate Student Receives KSAS Award
Tyler Chavez, a graduate student in Dr. John Toscano's laboratory, was awarded the 2012 Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistant Award. Please take a moment to congratulate Tyler for receiving this prestigious award.
Dr. J.D. Tovar Makes Cover of Advanced Materials
Congratulations to Dr. J.D. Tovar for making the cover of Advanced Materials with research entitled "Aligned Macroscopic Domains of Optoelectronic Nanostructures Prepared via Shear-Flow Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels." Click here to read the associated paper.
Commemoration of Dr. Doering
A Commemoration of the Life and Career of Dr. John P. Doering was held on August 20, 2012. Click here for more information.
Download the Graduate Student Handbook 2013-2014 [PDF] (last updated September 2013)
Click here to visit the new Chemistry Department Mass Spectrometry Facility website
Remote Order from the Stockroom or Schedule Instrumentation Time From Your Desktop!!
It is now possible to order supplies from the stockroom and to schedule instrumentation time conveniently from your computer. To use these systems you must be set up as a user. For access to the system contact Jordan Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org