Chemistry Department News
Posted: in Faculty, Sep 18, 2013
Stacey Smith joins BYU faculty.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Professor Daniel Ess and colleagues earned the front cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) for their research on biaryl structural motifs.
The team developed several new ways to link aromatic carbon rings to make biaryls, a common structure in pharmaceuticals, biologically active natural products, and transition-metal ligands. There are a variety of ways to create this link, but these new methods are especially useful.
“The biaryl carbon-carbon link is generally difficult ...
Posted: in Student, May 21, 2013
Chad Jones, a third-year PhD student working in Dr. David Dearden’s lab, has recently won an award for “best chemistry post.”
The award was presented by Science Seeker, an online entity funded by the National Association of Science Writers that collects the latest science reporting, analysis and discussion. Every year, it accepts nominations for best blog posts in ten different areas including chemistry. This year’s award winners range from professional writers at Scientific ...
Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, May 21, 2013
Dr. Paul B. Farnsworth was one of four professors asked to serve as advisors for the ACS’ Chemical and Engineering News(C&EN) at the 2013 Pittcon Conference and Exposition, held in Philadelphia March 17-21.
Although the annual conference includes technical symposia,C&ENand Pittcon “is known for its huge exposition of analytical and laboratory instruments from hundreds of companies. A panel of four academic advisors—specialists in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and ...
Posted: in Research, May 03, 2013
A new development in Dr. Emily Bates’ migraine research may change the future of migraine medicine and has attracted the attention of national news.
National Public Radio interviewed Dr. Bates for a news slot in its award-winning show, “All Things Considered,” which aired Wednesday, May 1. Local television news stations includingKUTV Channel Two, Fox 13 and ABC4 also covered the story.
With a team of researchers from around the country, Dr. Bates recently determined ...