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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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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.

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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."

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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

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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

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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"

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Dr. Sean Hickey added to WSU

Please welcome our latest addition Dr. Sean Hickey to WSU Chemistry. Sean will be joining us as a senior lecturer this fall.

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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."

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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."

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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

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Professor Mary Rodgers was 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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Dr. Nancy Wu joining WSU

Please welcome Dr. Nancy Wu to WSU Chemistry. Nancy will be joining us as a senior lecturer this fall.

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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.

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Dr. Jennifer Stockdill promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to our Dr. Jennifer Stockdill who will be promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure! Dr. Stockdill credits her lab members -past and present and all their hard work for her success.

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Dr. Wen Li promoted to full Professor

Congratulations to our Dr. Wen Li who will be promoted from Associate Professor to full Professor! The promotions will be effective in August 2019.

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2019-2020 University Research Grant awards

Please congratulate Dr. Long Luo, Dr. Thomas Linz, and Dr. Charlie Fehl! Each has been selected by Wayne State University for a 2019-2020 University Research Grant Award!

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Prof. Mary K. Pflum named as Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow 2019

Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow awarded by the University's Board of Governors to recognize faculty whose continuing achievements and activities in scholarship, research or the fine and performing arts are nationally distinguished.

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Prof. Jin Cha appointed to NSF post

Wayne State University Chemistry's Dr. Jin Cha will begin a term as the Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in January of 2019. We wish Professor Cha all the best as he starts this new venture!

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Dr. Aaron Rury awarded an AFOSR Grant

Dr. Rury's research group was awarded a grant for their work with "Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy of Charge Transfer Cavity Polaritons". The grant was facilitated through the Young Investigator Research Program of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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Dr. Stanislav Groysman receives 2018 Career Development Chair Award

Congratulations Dr. Groysman for receiving a 2018-2019 Career Development Chair Award at Wayne State University.

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Congratulations Dr. Rigby!

In honor of his years of distinguished service and excellence at Wayne State University, Jim Rigby has been granted title and status of Professor Emeritus!

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Mon Feb 17
Frontiers Seminar: Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania
Thu Feb 20
Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Lakmini Silva, Wayne State University
Fri Feb 21
Biochemistry Seminar: Kavinda Mudiyansela, Wayne State University
Mon Feb 24
Frontiers Seminar: Xi Chen, UC Davis
Wed Feb 26
Organic Chemistry Seminar - Mike Young, University of Toledo

Wayne State University Department of Chemistry Mission Statement:

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University is dedicated to education, research, and outreach efforts that benefit Detroit, the State of Michigan, and the world. We are committed to educating a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, advancing chemical knowledge, 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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