Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Revelations in Science

Posted: in Faculty, Nov 06, 2013

Science and religion are often pitted against each other as enemies. But at this semester’s Education in Zion lecture held on October 23, Dr. Joshua Price explained that spiritual revelation is actually the key to scientific discovery.

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Turning Up the Heat

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Physical, Research, Nov 06, 2013

Dr. Scott Burt and collaborators at UCLA develop an MRI technique that produces a temperature map of gases in heterogeneous reactions. 

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A World Without Chemo

Posted: in Alumni, Oct 30, 2013

BYU chemistry alumnus Philip Low, now the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, works to create medication that targets cancer cells directly without harming non-cancerous cells.

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Discovering How the World Ticks

Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Oct 13, 2013

Welcome John C. Price as a new assistant professor.

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Developing a Taste for Research and Mini-Muffins

Posted: in Faculty, Sep 18, 2013

Stacey Smith joins BYU faculty.

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Faculty, Staff Honored at Annual Conference

Posted: in Faculty, Staff, Sep 11, 2013

President Cecil O. Samuelson welcomed Brigham Young University faculty and staff members back to campus and presented the annual awards during his Annual University Conference address Tuesday, Aug. 27.

John D. Lamb, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was given the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award, the university's highest faculty honor. A widely published and respected inorganic chemist, Lamb was praised as "a university citizen whose interests transcend the narrowly defined areas ...

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New Faculty Spotlight: David Michaelis

Posted: in Faculty, Jul 29, 2013

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes David Michaelis as a new assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Michaelis completed his undergraduate work in chemistry at BYU in 2005. He earned his PhD in 2009 in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he worked on the development of new oxidation reactions. He then took his family to California to perform postdoctoral studies at Stanford University as a National ...

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Excitement, Explosions, and Artificial Scents Filled the Air

Posted: in Student, Jun 17, 2013

Students at the Open Lab Day magic show were captivated by green fire tornadoes, exploding cotton balls, and flaming Y’s that capture the words of Neil deGrasse Tyson: “If you are scientifically literate, the world looks very different.”

Sponsored by Y-Chem, the student chapter of the American Chemistry Society (ACS), Open Lab Day is an exciting demonstration of chemistry-related experiments that encouraged students to notice science in the world around them and provided a ...

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