Jessica Hoover receives an award from the NSF to study copper catalysis
Dr. Hoover and her research team are identifying new catalysts to tune and control
oxidation and decarboxylation reactions of carboxylic acids. These activities include
developing a fundamental understanding of how the catalysts work to carefully adapt
their applications. This research program is further providing research experiences
to future West Virginia teachers to support and enrich chemistry education in the
Peng Li receives $500,000 from National Science Foundation to develop portable diagnostic devices
Research from the Milsmann Group was selected for the cover art in Inorganic Chemistry
WVU-led Dolly Sods GPU cluster to drive new frontiers of computational research in physics and astronomy, drug discovery, data science and more
Blake Mertz, is leading a project, funded by a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant for a new graphics processing unit computer cluster called “Dolly Sods”. It will enable researchers throughout the state to accelerate computational research in fields such as drug development, interstellar phenomena, biometrics, material design and business logistics and management.
Fabien Goulay r eceives an award from the NSF to study atmospheric heterogeneous chemistry
Sustainable and Affordable Chemistry
Delayed fluorescence from a zirconium(iv) photosensitizerThe Milsmann Group reports an air- and moisture-stable, visible light-absorbing Zr(iv) photosensitizer. The molecule has an exceptionally long-lived triplet LMCT excited state ( τ = 350 μs), featuring highly efficient photoluminescence emission ( Ф = 0.45) due to thermally activated delayed fluorescence emanating from the higher-lying singlet configuration with significant LMCT contributions.
Novel route to benzene formation in gas phase environments
The group of Dr. Goulay investigated the CH + C5H5 reaction using laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and computational methods. They found
that benzene is the main reaction product and propose new insights into the reaction
Fabien Goulay answers the question "Where does a candle go when it burns?"
Chemistry is the science of the materials we use, the medicine we take, the environment we live in and the food we eat. Our department gives students the opportunity to learn the skills that will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries.B.S. in Chemistry B.A. in Chemistry
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Chemistry In the News
The Department of Chemistry is committed to safety in the teaching and research laboratories.
WVU chemistry wins national safety awardThanks to facility renovations, research innovations and in-class lessons, West Virginia University’s C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry has received the nation’s top undergraduate safety program award in chemistry – for a second time.
The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety’s SafetyStratus College and University Health and Safety Award recognizes an outstanding comprehensive laboratory safety program in higher education undergraduate study.