Dr. Brian S. Dolinar is joining the department of Chemistry as a new Assistant Professor.
Professor Kung Wang receives a NSF Grant for the design of carbon nanobelts
The research aims at the synthesis of carbon nanobelts as templates for growing carbon nanotubes with a uniform diameter and chirality
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Jessica Hoover receives a NIH grant for the study of nickel-catalyzed reactions
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 CO2 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 chemist receives a 3-year NSF grant to study fuel efficiency and pollutant formation
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CESTA Community Engagement in Science Through Art
Cross-discipline collaboration results in unique interactive sculpture at WVU Evansdale
An interactive sculpture on display at West Virginia University’s Evansdale Library illustrates the structure and function of a particular enzyme and can charge your smartphone.
2019 Bennett Careers for Chemists Program
The Bennett Careers for Chemists program helps students consider career choices after graduation. On April 10th 2019, the Department is hosting Karen S. Evans, Joseph L. Kent, Ph.D., J.D., and Elizabeth A. Yates, Ph.D. to participate. The speakers share a common qualification, a degree in chemistry.
A Photosensitizer with a Long-Lived Excited State
Effect of surface partitioning on aerosol chemistryAerosol flow tube experiments coupled to molecular dynamic simulations reveal that molecular partitioning between the surface and bulk of an aqueous nano droplet significantly affect its chemical reactivity. The results published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. by the group of Dr. Goulay may have significant impact on the understanding of atmospheric aerosol chemical aging.
Microwave chemistry research heats up at WVU
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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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