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Close up of Graphite“Copper is a highly conductive material but susceptible to oxidation. Being able to successfully embed it just underneath the surface of graphite protects the copper, and suggests a number of potential applications, including battery technology,” said Research Assistant Ann Lii-Rosales.

Celebration BannerDepartment of Chemistry earned three Summer, 2018 Dean's High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research. One went to Katelyn Baumler who is being mentored by Javier Vela, the second one was earned by Zachary Robole who will be guided by Brett VanVeller, and the third one went to Anthony Song who is in the lab of Jacob Petrich.

Trond ForreCongratulations to Trond Forre for receiving the P&S Excellence Award.

Wenyu HuangCongratulations to Wenyu Huang for receiving the LAS Achievement in Intellectual Property Award.

Congratulations Bannerto Emily Smith and William Jenks for being recognized by the Provost's Office as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors!

Robbyn AnandA recent paper by Beatrice Berzina and Prof. Robbyn Anand got picked up by C&E News. 

Cristina BonaccorsiCongratulations to Cristina Bonaccorsi on her promotion to Senior Lecturer!

Grace LutovskyGraduating senior Grace Lutovsky, found an unexpected passion in research. Since her junior year she has been actively researching with Levi Stanley, assistant professor in chemistry. One of their projects included working on a reaction to change the composition of a steroid, which could potentially lead to a new class of drug molecules.

Theresa WindusA formal university announcement will come out this fall, but a congratulations goes out now to Theresa Windus on being named a Distinguished Professor. This will make three Distinguished Professors for the Department of Chemistry along with Mark Gordon (1998) and Pat Thiel (2002).

Aaron Rossini...for being named as recipient of the ISU Award for Early Achievement in Research.

Jacob Petrich...for being named the 2018 recipient of the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.

Javier Vela...on receiving the Cassling Innovation Award for 2018-2019 from the College of LAS.

Wenyu HuangImagine getting an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, but instead of lying on a table that slides into the noisy tunnel of a large machine and waiting for the image to be collected, a simple hand-held device scans the area of concern. Such a scenario may one day be a reality thanks to collaborative research by Wenyu Huang.

Kevin ClarkCongratulations to Kevin Clark! Clark has been selected as Honorable Mention for the 2018 Zaffarano Prize for excellent graduate research at Iowa State University. This award is given annually to recognize graduate students for superior performance in publishable research.

Maria DueñasMaria Dueñas, Lee Group, has been awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the ACS Analytical division set to start this summer

Beatrise BerzinaBeatrise Berzina, graduate student in the Robbyn Anand group, has been selected to receive a 2017 Baxter Young Investigator Award.

MWRM LogoRegistration will open this summer for the 2018 Midwest Regional ACS Meeting.  Abstract Submission will begin in May with a Deadline for Abstract Submission of July 24, 2018.

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