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Professor Eduard Chekmenev Joins WSU

Please welcome WSUChemistry's newest faculty member Ed Chekmenev! His long-term research goal is to answer the questions about cancer metabolic disorders at the molecular level.

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Chemistry Newsletter Released

From Wayne State's Department of Chemistry: Winter 2018 Newsletter!

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Welcome Professor Hien Nguyen!

The Department is excited to announce that Professor Hien Nguyen will be joining us in January as the Johnson/Pfizer Endowed Chair in Chemistry.

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Dr. Jennifer Stockdill awarded ACS Green Chemistry Research Grant

Dr. Stockdill receives a research grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Pharmaceutical Roundtable. The grant will support of her research proposal for: "Greener Peptide, Oligonucleotide and Antibody-Drug Conjugate Synthesis."

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Professor David Crich elected to the WSU Academy of Scholars

The WSU Academy of Scholars was established in 1979 to recognize excellence in scholarship and the creative achievement of faculty. Members are chosen from the most productive and widely recognized scholars at the university.

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DNA Software Inc recognized at Ann Arbor SPARK Awards

Professor John Santalucia and his company DNA Software Inc recognized with an "2016/2017 Fast Track" Award. The award was given to 18 Michigan companies that had revenue growth of over 20% for three years in a row. April 24, 2017.

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Please welcome our newest faculty member Dr. Aaron S. Rury!

This fall, Dr. Rury will starting as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wayne State University and direct the Materials Structure and Dynamics Laboratory (MSDL).

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Phi Beta Kappa Society

Congratulations to four of our undergraduate chemistry majors who were elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society 2017. The electees are (from left to right) Erik Oles Soley, Yasmine Karam Elghoul, Aryana Maria Sharrak, and Adam Abiola Kareem (not pictured).

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Congratulations Dr. Wen Li, recipient of 2017 Career Development Chair Award

Part of the University's program to support outstanding tenured faculty members in the early stages of their careers. The Selection Advisory Committee is comprised of past Career Development Chairholders who submit their most highly qualified candidates to the Provost.

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Please welcome 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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Professor Vladimir Chernyak elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) 2016

For contributions to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of open quantum systems, many-body theory of electronic excitations, optoelectronic materials, optimal control, networks and power systems, and coherent femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy.

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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 20
Dissertation Oral Defense: Peng Wen
Wed May 02
Organic Chemistry Seminar: Hansamali Sirinimal, (Stockdill 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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