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Dr. Federico Rabuffetti receives WSU Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Federico Rabuffetti has recently been selected to receive a Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award. This award from the Academy recognizes young scholars of outstanding promise.

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Welcome student chapter of the Electrochemical Society

The group has already hosted one workshop on the basics of electrochemistry and will host another one on Thursday, August 27th on catalysis with Dr. Long Luo.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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."

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Prof. Sarah Trimpin recognized

Congratulations Prof. Sarah Trimpin for receiving a 2020 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award

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Dr. Jennifer Stockdill recipient of Career Development Award

Dr. Jennifer Stockdill is the recipient of a Career Development Chair Award 2020. Congratulations!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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"

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Fri Oct 23
Chemistry and Food Friday: Nalin Dhanushka Godage and Sachini Siriwardene
Fri Oct 23
Biochemistry Seminar: Maheeshi Yapa Abeywardana, Wayne State University
Tue Oct 27
Analytical Chemistry Seminar: Emanuela Gionfriddo, University of Toledo
Wed Oct 28
Organic Chemistry Seminar - Rebekka Klausen, Johns Hopkins
Thu Oct 29
Dissertation Oral Defense: Dinesh K. Amarasinghe

Wayne State University Department of Chemistry Mission Statement:

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University is dedicated to research, education, and outreach efforts that benefit Detroit, the State of Michigan, and the world. We are committed to advancing chemical knowledge, educating a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, and positively impacting society. We actively promote a safe and ethical environment that is equitable and inclusive, so that students, staff, and faculty may thrive and advance personally and professionally, within Wayne State University and beyond.

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