Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Awards Presented to Faculty and Staff

Posted: in Faculty, Staff, Feb 13, 2015

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences held its College Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, February 6, 2015. 

Guests included full-time faculty, administrative and staff employees, professors emeriti, and retirees from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Three members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry received special awards at this conference: Sue Mortensen, Executive Department Secretary, received the Outstanding Staff/Administrative Employee Award for 2015; Linda Richards from the Chemistry Central Stockroom received ...

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Rex Lee Run 2015

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The Rex Lee Run for cancer research, now in its 20th year, will be held on March 7, 2015. 

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Would you like to support cancer research at BYU and honor loved ones with this disease?

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Light and Lifelong Learning

Posted: in Faculty, Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Jeremy Johnson joins BYU faculty.

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Finding the Gap in the Pattern

Posted: in Physical, Research, Student, Feb 05, 2015

Jacob Schliesser, a graduate student from Vernal Utah, recently had an article published in Physical Review B.  

Physical Review B is often acknowledged as the best journal for condensed matter research. “It is definitely the best Journal I’ve published in so far,” said Schliesser. 

The article, “Lattice vacancies responsible for the linear dependence of the low-temperature heat capacity of insulating materials,” is actually Schliesser’s tenth paper to be accepted for publication. “I’ve ...

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Chromatography Student Published in Top Journal

Posted: in Analytical, Physical, Student, Jan 29, 2015

PhD student Tayyebeh Panahi recently had an article published in the Journal of Chromatography A, one of the top journals that publishes work in analytical chemistry. 

Panahi works in Dr. Roger Harrison’s lab developing new stationary phases for ion chromatography columns. She then applies these columns to the separation and detection of analytes in biofluids and environmental waters.  Her article (on which she collaborated with Dr. Harrison, Dr. John Lamb, and Douglas Weaver) focuses ...

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PhD Student Wins Poster Competition in Florida

Posted: in Analytical, Student, Dec 18, 2014

Sambhav Kumbhani, a PhD student from Mumbai, India, won first place for his poster at the 33rd annual American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference in October 2014.

Kumbhani is a sixth year graduate student at BYU. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mumbai, but was drawn to BYU because of Dr. Jaron Hansen’s atmospheric chemistry research.  Hansen’s lab collaborates closely with two retired professors ...

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Cancer Research Center Renamed to Honor Daniel L. Simmons.

Posted: in Biochemistry, Organic, Dec 09, 2014

Dr. Simmons steps down after 17 years as the director of the center.  Dr. Steven L. Castle, also from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will be the center's new associate director.

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Farewell to James Rex Goates

Posted: in Emeritus, Dec 02, 2014

James Rex Goates, former professor in the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and former dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, passed away Friday, November 28.  He was 94 years old.

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