Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Farewell to Edward G. Paul

Posted: in Emeritus, Sep 05, 2014

Edward G. Paul, professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University, passed away on August 29, 2014. He was a longtime faculty member at BYU and will be missed.

His obituary can be read at: 

http://walkersanderson.tributes.com/obituary/read/Edward-Gray-Paul-101645763

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Digital Immortality

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Research, Sep 05, 2014

From the elixir of life to the fountain of youth, people have been searching for a way into immortality since humans could think.

Although science hasn’t led us that far yet, Dr. Barry Lunt from the BYU College of Informational Technology and Dr. Matthew Linford from the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have created a way for our digital information to be immortal—or, at least, nearly so.

On July 21, Lunt and ...

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A Lab in Your Living Room

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Research, Aug 13, 2014

Dr. Adam Woolley's lab is in the process of developing a device that will allow people to test themselves for diseases at home.

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Kara Stowers Joins Inorganic Faculty

Posted: in Faculty, Inorganic, Aug 06, 2014

Dr. Kara Stowers explains her past research in catalysis, and looks forward to her time at BYU.

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Finding New Treatments for Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nature

Posted: in Faculty, Organic, Research, Jun 25, 2014

Dr. Michaelis' lab is developing "assembly-line chemical synthesis" using processes found in nature.

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Getting Their Hands Dirty at Open Lab Day

Posted: in Student, Jun 11, 2014

Y-Chem provides laboratory tours, explosive experiments, and magic shows for middle and high school students.

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John Lamb Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "All Ye Need to Know"

Posted: in Emeritus, Jun 11, 2014

Dr. Lamb speaks in university-wide forum about attaining knowledge throughout life.

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Using Sponges to Soak Up Smog's Secrets

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, May 28, 2014

Dr. Milton Lee and his research group are helping to eliminate smog, one monolithic structure and nanometer sieve at a time.

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