John Swierk's Group Receives Doctoral New Investigator Award
Chemistry Department graduate students receive University Excellence Awards
Alumus Jared DeCoste named Maryland Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society.
Eriks Rozners' group received an NIGMS award for their longstanding research on amide-modified RNA and on sequence selective recognition of RNA via triplex forming peptide nucleic acids.
A big thank you goes out to biological chemistry major Justin Lok for his volunteerism with the Chemistry Outreach Program.
James Fang has received a DOE EFRC grant to increase the understanding of electrocatalysis in alkaline media.
Stan Whittingham has been awarded the 2018 David Turnbull Lectureship by the Materials Research Society.
James Fang awarded a major NSF grant to support his work exploring the fundamental understandings of the lattice strain formation and solutions of catalytic improvement of some emergent electrochemical reactions in energy conversion and environmental protection.
Postdoctoral Associate from the Rozners Group Receives Best Poster Award!
Graduate students from the Vetticatt group received awards at the American Chemical Society's 2018 Reaction Mechanisms Conference!
Susan Bane's Group received a major NCI grant to develop a new bioorthongonal chemical reaction discovered in her lab.
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The Panetier group, in collaboration with the Jurss group at the University of Mississippi, reported a joint experimental and computational study on the use of three novel cobalt catalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions. This study shows that as the rigidity of the macrocycle is increased, selectivity and activity for CO2 reduction over the competing hydrogen evolution reaction is enhanced. As such the most rigid catalyst performs CO2 reduction in water with an overpotential of 420 mV and a Faradaic yield of 93%.
X. Su, K.M. McCardle, L. Chen, J.A. Panetier and J.W. Jurss, Robust and Selective
Cobalt Catalysts Bearing Redox-Active Bipyridyl-N-heterocyclic Carbene Frameworks
for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction in Aqueous Solutions, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 7398−7408Chem
Biol. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00194 [Epub ahead
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