Binghamton University Chemistry Department
Professor Whittingham Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham and two others awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of lithium-ion batteries.
The undergraduate program in chemistry offers BA and BS degrees with a BS/American Chemical Society certification option and with BS/emphases in biological and materials chemistry. The graduate program offers MA, MS and PhD degrees for students who are innovative, competitive and highly motivated in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as other relevant interdisciplinary subjects.
Chemistry Ph.D. student receives Frontera Computational Science Fellowship
Maureen Kitheka, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Goyal group, has been awarded a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship for 2020-2021 by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in order to carry out research on charge transport in organic battery materials. As part of this fellowship, Maureen will receive 50,000 node-hours on Frontera, paid summer residence at TACC, training on the latest tools in advanced computing, and collaboration/networking opportunities. She will also receive an annual stipend of $34,000 and support for travel to a Frontera user community event and/or professional conference. For more information or department news, click here.
Grewer Laboratory receives major NIGMS grant
Dr. Grewer's laboratory has been awarded a NIH grant (1 R15 GM135843-01, $450,480,
three years) with the title "How to Combat Glutamate Release by Reverse Transport:
Mechanistic Studies and Development of Selective Efflux Inhibitors." For more information,
The Dimitrov group reported on the development and application of all-electrochemically synthesized nanoporous (np) Au-Cu-Pt alloy thin film as catalysts for formic acid oxidation (FAO) reaction. The work emphasizes a pursuit of most efficient catalytic routes for the production of clean energy like by smart materials design at atomic level, involving controlled alloy electrodeposition followed by oxidative copper removal. For more information, click here.
Research in Chemistry
The Chemistry Department consists of a research-oriented faculty, postdoctoral fellows and over 50 graduate students in residence.
Smart Energy Building
A 114,000 square-foot facility accommodating research and development initiatives for the departments of chemistry and physics.
The biochemistry program at Binghamton University is a joint effort of the biological sciences and chemistry departments.