Dr. Brian S. Dolinar joined the department of Chemistry as a new Assistant Professor.
Dr. Dolinar received his PhD from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. He has been a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University since 2016. At WVU, he is joining the Inorganic Chemistry Division.
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
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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Jessica Hoover receives a NIH grant for the study of nickel-catalyzed reactions
The goal of the research proposed by Pr. Hoover from the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry is to develop new and efficient methods for C-C bond forming reactions, a key reaction step used in the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates and biologically active compounds. These methods are expected to improve the cost and availability of medicines and other therapeutic agents that improve human health.
WVU prepares rural students for STEM majors through new summer camp
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.
Symposium in Honor of Kenneth Showalter
The Interdisciplinary Impact of Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics
CESTA Community Engagement in Science Through Art
"The Brain Complex" a
cross-discipline collaboration sculpture.
The CESTA program is funded by Dr. Jessica Hoover’s National Science Foundation CAREER award. The program teaches WVU science, engineering, and art students to work and communicate effectively across fields.
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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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