Two Chemistry Professors receive CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation
Professor Carsten Milsmann for Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Photosensitizers
The goal of Professor Milsmann's research is to provide access to photoactive compounds based on readily-available, earth-abundant metals that can improve upon and/or replace currently available technology based on precious metals. This will further the development of more cost-efficient solar energy applications.
Professor Brian Popp for Reductive Carboxylation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
The project is focusing on reactions of CO 2 to prepare important chemicals useful for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and materials. Professor Popp's research is using both experimental and computational methods to better understand how these reactions work and how to improve them.
WVU awarded $1 million grant from NSF for new High Performance Computing clusterRead in E-news
CESTA Community Engagement in Science Through Art
Cross-discipline collaboration results in unique interactive sculpture at WVU Evansdale
2018 Bennett Careers for Chemists Program
The Bennett Careers for Chemists program helps students consider career choices after graduation. In April 2018, the Department invited Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Moser, Ph.D., Kay M. Brummond, Ph.D., Rip A. Lee, Ph.D to participate. The speakers shared a common qualification, a degree in chemistry.
Synthesis of Fused NanohoopsIn an article highlighted in Synfacts ( 2018 , 14 , 0371) the group of Dr. Wang reports the efficient synthesis of molecular nanohoops with two fused cycloparaphenylenes by Diels–Alder reactions and homocoupling reactions. This strategy may be applied to the synthesis of carbon nanotubes.
Using field effect to predict decarboxylation ratesThe field effect parameter has a substantial influence on the rate of decarboxylation of well-defined silver benzoate complexes. The data published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by the group of Dr. Hoover provides the opportunity to surpass current substrate limitations associated with decarboxylation and to enable widespread utilization of decarboxylative coupling reactions.
Microwave chemistry research heats up at WVU
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Chemistry In the News
Glen Jackson named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Glen Jackson, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic & Investigative Science holds a joint appointment in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry and an adjunct position in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University.Read in E-news
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