On June 21 and 28, members of the Chem Demo Team conducted chemistry activities for middle school students participating in the Sensing Our World summer science camps held at Jordan Hall.
A collaborative study between the laboratories of Jeff Peng at the University of Notre Dame and Felicia Etzkorn at Virginia Tech has discovered an important element of how an enzyme involved in cell division does its job.
Allen Oliver, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named Program Co-Chair for the American Crystallographic Association Annual conference in 2013, along with Jeanette Krause at the University of Cincinnati.
Four members of the Notre Dame faculty have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Seth Brown, Greg Hartland, Prashant Kamat and Anthony Trozzolo are the first Fellows from Notre Dame since the ACS board of directors started the program in 2008.
Robert G. Hayes, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, died July 7 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. He was 74 years old.
A collaborative research program involving faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and high school teachers and students is working to develop low-tech field tests for chemicals, with numerous applications in developing countries.
Patricia Clark, Associate Professor at Notre Dame, and Bonnie Berger, professor of applied mathematics at MIT, have published a paper on the development of a computer algorithm that can accurately predict which parts of protein sequences help prevent the proteins from aggregating.
The newest addition to the Notre Dame campus skyline, demonstrating the University's commitment to renewable energy, was mounted on the roof of the Notre Dame power plant last week.
The Recipients of the 2011 Graduate Teaching Awards in Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Kaneb Center have been announced.
Graduate students Jay Giblin and Timothy Wencewicz are winners of the Rohm & Haas Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 2011.
Katherine Ward, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Biochemistry, has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.
Amanda B. Hummon, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected for the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) 2011 Starter Grant.
Sergei Vakulenko, Research Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received two five-year NIH grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $3.75 million.
Tim Trippel, a Marian High School senior who works with Matthew Champion, research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, won Top Young Scientist honors at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.
Research in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has led to further understanding of how penicillin and other antibiotics disrupt the process of bacterial cell wall assembly, a process that is critical for the survival of bacteria.
Steven Corcelli's participation in the 17th German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium identifies his as a Kavli Fellow, a group that has included more than 100 National Academy of Science members and eight Nobel Prize winners.
A team of student researchers in the laboratory of Paul Helquist, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was published in the American Chemical Society's Organic Letters.
Olaf Wiest has accepted the position of associate editor for the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, and open access journal that publishes research articles on all aspects of organic chemistry.
As a result of cooperation between the University of Notre Dame and the Department of Organic Chemistry at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, a new Center for High Throughput Organic Synthesis has been established.
Xavier Creary and Jeff Peng, Professors of Chemistry and Biochemistry have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.