Cynthia Burrows has been awarded the 2016 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology
Study by Shelley Minteer and postdoctoral scholar Ross Milton featured in UNews.
Matt Sigman Receives ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Applications are NOW being accepted for our NSF-REU Summer 2017 Program, which runs from May 30th - Aug 4th, 2017.
Computational chemistry allows scientists like Professor Valeria Molinero to do research that might not be possible in a traditional lab.
Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, assistant professor of chemistry, is working on two critical challenges of our time – alternative energy sources and low cost electronics for daily use.
A performance of the Faraday Lecture featuring original duo Dr. Ronald Ragsdale and Dr. Jerry Driscoll will be broadcast on UEN (channel 9) several times this December.
C&EN highlights a JACS paper by the Sigman Group reporting an intermolecular oxa-Heck reaction that allows them to couple phenols with allylic alcohols in an enantioselective manner.
The article shows the first example of capture beads having more than one capture sequence, expanding the ability to study genetic variation and differences in gene expression profiles between cell populations.
Undergraduate and graduate women are invited to a monthly gathering to hear stories from successful women in STEM. Career advice and mentorship served with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and treats!
The new hybrid device combines the best of biofuel cells and supercapacitors to harness energy-dense, abundant glucose.
In a study in ACS Infectious Diseases, the Burrows group used G-quadruplexes as genetic landmarks to compare Zika with other related viruses and suggest a possible drug target.
Two tenure-track positions in the areas of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Bioanalytical and/or Biophysical Chemistry are available.
The Advanced Chemical Biology Lab (CHEM 5750) is a course-based undergraduate research experience - a “CURE" - giving students real training in a research lab.
The noncovalent forces that drive molecular recognition and self-assembly of nucleic acids are the key to the fantastic architectures produced by the Heemstra group.
This issue of Notebook highlights key efforts that demonstrate the College’s strong commitment to student education, scientific discovery, and economic impact in Utah and around the world.
Janis Louie, professor of chemistry and mother of triplets, isn’t your typical ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contender
The College of Science Convocation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 6th at 8am. If you're not able to be there, you can still watch your favorite chemist graduate through our live stream!
Meet the four alumni honored at our annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner - James M. Sugihara, Sung Wan Kim, Jaqueline L. Kiplinger, and Milton L. Lee
Join us to celebrate the achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. 2pm on Tuesday, April 19th, in 2008 HEB.
Join us as we aim to increase equality and diversity within the STEM community here at the U through discussion of proactive steps to combat and increase awareness of bias and stereotypes.
Charles Price passed away unexpectedly on March 23. Charles was a first-year graduate student, a promising young scientist, and a friend to many. He will be sorely missed.
Professor Bethany Buck-Koehntop was featured at the event highlighting faculty who reached a pinnacle of professional success in 2015.
Join undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States. Engage in full-time, cutting-edge research on a project of your choice this summer. APPLY BY FEB 7TH.
Judy Zhu (HBS '15) is first author on the current cover article of The Journal of Organic Chemistry. The paper is based on her undergraduate honors thesis.
Joel Harris was honored with the 2015 Governor's Medal for Science and Technology, along with four other University of Utah awardees.
Prof. Stang was awarded the highest Chinese honor in science for foreigners, China's International Cooperation Award in Science and Technology, on Jan. 8 in Beijing.
Development of new antibiotics has been dwindling at a time when we need them most, but the Looper Group is working on two promising compounds.
After 39 years at the U, Prof. Gary Keck is retiring. His contributions to synthetic chemistry are among the top in his field. Congratulations Gary!
Chemists from the Burrows group look for precursors to disease mutations in new study.
To celebrate Bob’s life and career, the Department has endowed the Robert W. Parry Lectureship in Chemistry.
The Department welcomed a new undergraduate academic advisor this semester, alumna Natascha Knowlton (HBS '14).
Bandarian moved his research program from the University of Arizona in July. His research focuses on developing molecular level understanding of biosynthesis of complex natural products.
The "Chemistry Colors Our World" Festival brought crowds of students to the U to learn about chemistry.
Chemistry professor awarded with first annual Marion Milligan Mason Award for research on heat-conversion technology.
Dr. Sergei Aksyonov, 47, died on September 11. Sergei is remembered by his colleagues and friends as an incredibly kind and generous person, a gifted researcher and mentor.
Prof. Peter Stang is the winner of the 2015 China’s Friendship Award, which recognizes foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress.
Learn from ACS editors and experts in the field about how to maximize your research, get published, and build the skills you need to gain that competitive edge. Register now!
Prof. White won the Bard Award for pioneering innovations in nanometer scale electrochemistry, micron-scale magnetohydrodynamic flow, ion transport across membranes, and electroanalytical applications of glass nanopore membranes.
Work on recently developed approach to the preparation of membrane materials by self-assembly of inorganic, polymeric or hybrid nanoparticles
Chemist Cynthia Burrows, biochemist Wesley Sundquist, and anthropologist Polly Wiessner were inducted into the 2014 class of the National Academy of Sciences on April 25, 2015.
On April 20th, the Department honored four former students as Distinguished Alumni: Joe Gardella (Postdoc '82), Diane Parry (PhD '89), Don Reese (BS '73), and Kirk Ririe (BS '05)
Agreement will strengthen collaboration with the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, including faculty and student exchange and joint research projects.
Please join us for a symposium celebrating Professor Emeritus Jack Simons' 70th Birthday!
Congratulations to Alexandra Kent, Christine Nervig, and Victoria Russell, recipients of NSF and NDSEG pre-doctoral fellowships!
Shelley Minteer's research group is working on powering the future through bioelectrocatalysis.
The second annual Chemistry Festival was an event for children to engage in hands-on experiments, including CSI-style forensic investigations, extraction of DNA, and rocket building.
Jennifer Heemstra has won a Cottrell Scholar Award – a prize aimed at early career, physical sciences faculty who are committed to excellence in research and undergraduate teaching.
U chemists, in partnership with Curza, a Provo-based pharmaceutical company, have developed a new drug designed to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
"A data-intensive approach to mechanistic elucidation applied to chiral anion catalysis" by Milo, et al.
The BS/MS degree allows advanced students to complete both their BS and MS degrees in five years, giving them an advantage in the job market or for application to professional and PhD programs.
Jaqueline Kiplinger (PhD '96) and David Moore (BS '74) join the rank of Fellow in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Laboratory.
The Louie Group develops new transition metal catalysts that are based on earth abundant metals such as iron and nickel.
The FDA gave emergency approval for hospitals to use a BioFire Defense tool to test patients for the new Ebola strain
Prof. Shelley Minteer's group has developed a new enzyme cascade for the first ever bioelectrocatalysis of alkanes, such as Jet Propellant-8, creating new possibilities in biofuel cells.
Alumna Jaqueline L. Kiplinger has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund.
Kirk Ririe ('05) will be inducted into the 2014 Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame for his contributions to building Utah’s Innovation Community.
From a young age, USTAR and Chemistry Professor Shelley Minteer knew that she wanted to become a mathematician or a scientist.
The latest issue of Nature mentioned University of Utah spin-off company Curza Global. Professor Ryan Looper is Curza's Director of Chemistry.
Henry White, former chair of the Department, will serve as the new dean of the College of Science starting July 1. Congratulations Henry!
The Department congratulates all of our new alumni on their success!
What do Distinguished Professor Gary Keck's research and Merle Haggard have in common? Read more about the total synthesis of bryostatins.
The Electronics Lab is in its 42nd year providing data acquisition and control systems, signal conditioners, transducers, custom software, and device repair.
Prof. David Clemmer, Dr. Jerry Murry, and Mr. Thomas Thatcher were honored as the Department's 2014 Distinguished Alumni
Former faculty member John Gladysz and Janet Bluemel have made provisions in their estate plan for a future endowed chair in chemistry.
A highlight on Prof. Buck-Koehntop's research on the interpretation and translation of epigenetic DNA signals.
On September 20, the Department of Chemistry hosted a symposium on Innovations in Biological Mass Spectrometry and dedicated the new Waters Advanced Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.
On March 13, we celebrated the opening of the Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry.
Ted Eyring is retiring after more than 50 years of service as a member of the Chemistry faculty.
Distinguished Professor Grant was former Chair of the Department of Chemistry passes away.
Distinguished Professor and new Department Chair Cynthia Burrows is the inaugural holder of the Thatcher Chair.
Professor Ryan Looper is a recent recipient of Amgen's Young Investigator Award.
Peter Stang named as the 2013 recipient of the Priestley Medal, the highest honor given by the American Chemical Society.
Ron Ragsdale, a professor of chemistry for 47 years, and his wife, Eileen, recently established the Ragsdale Scholarship Endowment Fund