WVU chemistry wins national safety award
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 a $1.7M grant from the NIH
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
Bacterial Analogs to Cholesterol Affect Dimerization of Proteorhodopsin and Modulates Preferred Dimer Interface
Fabien Goulay receives an award from the NSF to study atmospheric heterogeneous chemistry
Sustainable and Affordable Chemistry
Delayed fluorescence from a zirconium(iv) photosensitizerThe Milman 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 Fabien 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
West Virginia University selected to host Beckman Scholars Program, receiving $156,000 in funding for student research
Qualified students will be freshmen, sophomores or juniors majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical or biomedical engineering or medical sciences with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Apply by March 2 at 11:59 p.m.
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
B.S. in Biochemistry
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The Department of Chemistry is committed to safety in the teaching and research laboratories.