Meet the newly elected 2020-21 WSU NOBCChE Executive Board!
NOBCChE is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry and allied fields.
Brooke Corbin earns Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
This NIH (National Institutes of Health) Fellowship will support Brooke's dissertation research on europium containing contrast agents for redox-responsive MRI.
Congratulations to our July Ph.D.s!
Starting from top left clockwise; Amanda Grass (Groysman Group), Ramin Sakhtemani (Bhagwat Lab), Harshani Jayabahu Arachchilage (Winter Group), and Tyler Jenks (Allen Group). Congratulations!
Winter Research Group receives new funding supported by BASF
This funding will allow the laboratory to explore the synthesis and properties of new chemical precursors to allow the growth of electropositive metal thin films by thermal atomic layer deposition (ALD).
WSU Chemistry's Wen Li and Berny Schlegel awarded DOE Grant
Their proposal "Beating Electronic Decoherence" aims to investigate attosecond electronic dynamics that can influence chemical reactivity at the most fundamental level
Chekmenev Lab proposes a new use for diethyl ether
Dr. Chekmenev received an National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant to develop highly magnetized diethyl ether gas. Hyperpolarized diethyl ether can be employed for sub-second gas pulmonary MRI, which is envisioned as a novel inhalable contrast agent
Bailey McCarthy Riley selected as a student for National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Scholar's Program
A small cohort of early career scientists and engineers will learn essential skills to succeed in applying technical skills to diverse policy contexts. Congratulations Bailey!
Graduate Researchers recognized by ACS Meeting and NSF Grant
Tepora Su’a, Karunamuni Silva, Abigail Cousino, Thranga Batugedara, Isuri Weeraratne, Samudra Amunugama, and Fredricka Morgan! Their symposium: “Pushing the Boundaries: Women Scientists Catalyzing Change” has been selected for a National ACS Meeting
Lumigen Instrument Center awarded prestigious NSF-MRI Grant
The award of $980,000 will fund the acquisition of a new high-resolution electron microscope that will enable multidisciplinary materials research, education and outreach by training students in modern microscopy.
Meet the WSU ACS Student Affiliates Board 2020
Meet the American Chemical Society Wayne State University Student Affiliates Board! The advisors for the organization are Charlie Fehl and Sue White
Prof. Wen Li receives NSF Research Grant
Li Research Group to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the proposal: "Probing Multi-Electron Dynamics with Absolute Carrier-Envelope-Phase (CEP) Dependent Strong Field Interaction."
Regina Szlag awarded MSGC Fellowship
Regina has been awarded a Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Fellowship for her proposal titled: "Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Fluoroacetates as Luminescent Thermometers."
WSU Researchers return to work on campus
As the rest of Wayne State University prepares for the fall semester, researchers are already back to work on campus. Labs reopened the week of June 8. All researchers underwent Be Warrior Safe training prior to their return and are required to complete a daily screener.
Wayne State chemists, pharmacists team up to make hand sanitizer for COVID-19 front line
Gibson Kirui and Joseph Wakpalto were among other graduate chemistry students who volunteered to make hand sanitizer. Faculty from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences tutored the students on formulation and FDA procedures.
Fehl Lab recognized with Faculty Development Award
Dr. Charlie Fehl is the recipient of the Darrell Ebbing, Ph. D. Endowed Faculty Development Award. The Fehl Lab will use the award to control cellular metabolic processes using light with "Photo-Sugars."
Dr. Tom Linz receives NIH Research Grant
The Linz Lab at Wayne State University Chemistry has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a microfluidic platform for characterizing protein structure.
Dr. Federico Rabuffetti receives NSF Research Grant
Funding for project: "Exploiting Chemical and Structural Tunability to Harness Temperature-Dependent Luminescence at the Nanoscale" has been renewed by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
Professor Stephanie Brock named to WSU Academy of Scholars
WSU Academy of Scholars recognizes the outstanding excellence in scholarship and in creative achievement of the faculty members at Wayne State University.
2021 WSU Research Grant Recipient
Dr. Zhenfei Liu is the recipient of a Wayne State University Research Grant for his project "First-Principles Calculation of Transport Properties of Charged Species in Molecular Junctions". Congratulations!
Prof. Sarah Trimpin recognized
Congratulations Prof. Sarah Trimpin for receiving a 2020 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award
Dr. Jennifer Stockdill recipient of Career Development Award
Dr. Jennifer Stockdill is the recipient of a Career Development Chair Award 2020. Congratulations!
Dr. James Bour to join Wayne State Chemistry Faculty
We are happy to announce that James Bour will be joining #WSUchemistry as an Assistant Professor this Fall! Welcome aboard
WSU Chemistry announces creation of the Chair's Award of Excellence
The Chair's Award of Excellence, a $5,000 award provided to exceptional students in their first semester of study as a Chemistry graduate student. Students eligible* for this award will receive the $5,000 award on top of a generous stipend, tuition and health benefits.
Dr. Long Luo recommended for NSF Career Grant
Congratulations to WSU Chemistry's Dr. Long Luo who has been recommended for an NSF Career Grant.
Dr. Zhenfei Liu receives ACS Petroleum Research Grant
Liu lab earns research grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for the project: "First-principles computational study and design of metal-organic frameworks for separation of small hydrocarbons"
Wayne State sets record for world's largest periodic table!
WSU Chemistry set the record for the world's largest periodic table on Mole Day 2019. Measuring 195,000 sq feet, the table was the result of a collaboration with student chemistry clubs from WSU, UM-Dearborn, UM-Flint, UD-Mercy and Lawrence Tech.
Congratulations to Prof. Jennifer Stockdill
Dr. Stockdill has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grant for her project entitled: "Strategies for N to C solid-phase peptide synthesis."
Prof. Claudio Verani project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Study will design new metallosurfactants and study their electron transport response to specific stimuli on electroactive interfaces. Funding comes from the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry program of the NSF
Prof. Eduard Chekmenev awarded NSF Chemical Measurement and Imaging Grant
Project: "Exploiting Spin Networks and Efficient Catalyst/Substrate Separations for NMR 'SABRE' Enhancement of Complex Systems." This is a collaboration with Professor Boyd Goodson from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Prof. Sarah Trimpin recognized with NSF Small Business Innovation Award
Prof. Sarah Trimpin awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Award to support the project entitled: "Robust High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry Through Vacuum Matrix Assisted Ionization"
Prof. Groysman awarded NSF Grant
Groysman Research Group has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support the project entitled: "Unique Group Transfer and Coupling Reactivity Promoted by Middle and Late Transition Metals in Bulky Alkoxide Ligand Environments."
Prof. Pflum awarded NIH Grant
The Pflum Research Group has been awarded a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) (R35) grant from the National Institutes of Health for: “Chemical Approaches to Study Protein Post-translational Modifications."
Prof. Sarah Trimpin awarded Biemann Medal, ASMS 2019
Congratulate Professor Sarah Trimpin for being recognized with the Biemann Medal at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 67th Annual Conference, Atlanta Georgia
WSU NOBCChe recognized with Diversity Award
NOBCChe WSU Chapter recognized as Team Division winner of WSU's Champions of Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2019! These awards are sponsored by the Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Working Group, convened by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.