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Apply Now for Fall 2017 Consideration!

    - No GRE required.
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Please welcome our newest faculty member Dr. Long Luo!

Dr. Luo received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2013 where he worked with Dr. Henry S. White. His research interests are in selective electrocatalysis and single nanoparticle electrochemistry.

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Professor Mary T. Rodgers elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) 2016

For outstanding contributions to quantitative thermodynamic and structural characterization of noncovalent cation-pi interactions, including the DNA i-motif using guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometry and infrared multiple photon dissociation.

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Chemistry Newsletter Released

From Wayne State's Department of Chemistry: Winter 2016 Newsletter!

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Professor Sarah Trimpin named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Analytical Sciences 2016 by The Analytical Scientist

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Professor Crich awarded Claude S. Hudson Award In Carbohydrate Chemistry ACS 2016

In recognition of outstanding contributions to carbohydrate chemistry whether in education, research, or applications. The Claude S. Hudson award was established by the American Chemical Society Carbohydrate Chemistry Division in 1946

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First low temperature tantalum deposition with fab-level accuracy

Tantalum metal has been deposited with sub-nanometer control for the first time at low temperature without plasma by Wayne State University scientists Kyle Blakeney and Professor Charles Winter. (ElectronicsWeekly.com)

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Recognition for Professor Tamara Hendrickson

2016 CLAS Teaching Award recipient

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Professor Sarah Trimpin, recipient of 2016 Career Development Chair Award

The award is intended "to support outstanding tenured faculty members in the early stages of their careers."

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Professor Claudio Verani, recipient of 2016 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

The award is presented to outstanding faculty who, to an exceptionally high degree, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of their subject, superior classroom performance, and high educational standards

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Professor Federico Rabuffetti earns a prestigious NSF/DMR research grant

Congratulations to Professor Federico Rabuffetti who received an NSF/DMR research grant to study the chemical and structural bases of energy-transfer processes in upconversion nanocrystals

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WSU receives $2.5 million NIH grant to study next generation of antibiotics

Project led by Dr. David Crich, Schaap Professor of Organic Chemistry received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to shape the next generation of antibiotics for the treatment of multidrug-resistant diseases.

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Dr. Thomas H. Linz

We are happy to announce that Dr. Thomas H. Linz has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (Career) Award

Congratulations to Professor Jenn Stockdill who received the NSF CAREER Award in 2016 for her work using nitrogen-centered radicals to access complex heterocyclic molecules.

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WSU Chem Club wins 2016 Battle of the Chemisty Clubs

Congrats to our WSU Chemistry Club participants who won the Battle of the Chemistry Clubs competition held in East Lansing! This is the 9th annual meeting of the event.

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Fri Apr 21
Chemistry and Food Fridays
Fri Apr 21
Biochemistry Seminar Series: Dr. David Schatz, Yale University School of Medicine
Wed Apr 26
Organic Chemistry Seminar: Guanyu Yang, Wayne State University
Thu Apr 27
Inorganic Seminar: Dinesh Amarasinghe, Wayne State University (Rabuffetti Research Group)
Wed May 03
Organic Chemistry Seminar: Nuwan Kondansinghe, Wayne State University (Crich Group)

With a research pedigree dating to well before the 1944 establishment of the Ph.D. program by Neil E. Gordon, and a teaching mission embracing diversity and modern methodology, the department of Chemistry provides a supportive yet competitive atmosphere for faculty and students alike. We have over 150 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral fellow researchers in the Department. In the last three years nearly 60 Ph.D.s and 150 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry have been awarded.

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