Chemistry Department News
Posted: Mar 23, 2018
Professor Gary Patti in the Department of Genetics and Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, will be presenting the 2018 memorial Rossiter lecture series. During his graduate studies, Dr. Patti focused on applying NMR to study metabolic pathways in bacteria that could be targeted in antibiotic-resistant bugs. Dr. Patti completed his postdoctoral studies at the Scripps Research Institute with Professor Siuzdak, who is a pioneer of metabolomics and known for establishing key resources in ...
Posted: Mar 19, 2018
Congratulations to Shiladitya Chatterjee, PhD, (pictured center) who won the 2018 TechTalks IM Flash competition between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, marking the very first time that the Department of Chemistry has won this annual event! Chatterjee is a 3rd year graduate student pursuing his PhD in Analytical Chemistry. His areas of expertise include microfabrication, surface characterization, and chemometrics (mathematical analysis of chemical data).
Out of the copious number of students who ...
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
Professor Daniel Mortensen graduated with a BS in Chemistry from BYU in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2016. Dr. Mortensen had a post-doc position at BYU for about six months between graduate school and his current position; during this time he worked with Dr. David Dearden on developing new ways to measure the size and shape of molecules. Dr. Mortensen will be assuming the post as Assistant Professor. Currently ...
Posted: Nov 28, 2017
Twice named the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, Dr. Julianna Boerio-Goates is a retired professor of thermo-dynamics. In this episode of In Good Faith, Boerio-Goates discusses the intersection of science and faith, navigating a mixed-faith marriage and what keeps her connected to God in her everyday life and in her service to her Catholic parish.
Listen to the full radio discussion here
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
The 13- and 14-year-olds at Biochem Camp, a new camp for young scientists put on by the Chemistry Department, got to see something new during their three days of experiments: the chemicals in their own bodies.
Along with testing various everyday foods to discover what chemicals were inside, students extracted the DNA from the cells lining their cheeks. These experiments—and many more—put the test tubes in the campers’ ready hands. Seeing the chemistry ...
Posted: Nov 03, 2017
The Department would like to recognize Emeritus Professor Milton Lee, and Professor Adam Woolley for being listed among the top ten scientists in the October 2017 issue of The Analytical Scientist magazine. Lee and Woolley were recongized for the “Separation Scientists: Cutting-edge chromatographers and experts in electrophoresis,” and the “Giants of Nano: Microfluids and nano science” categories respectively.
Ranked at number 9 for the "Separation Scientists" catagory, Milton Lee has been contributing for more than ...
Posted: Oct 19, 2017
This women’s flag football team is full of Ph.D.s
Between running a summer science camp for kids, Chemistry professors Kara Stowers (wide receiver) and Rebecca Sansom (offensive line) are part of the BYU womens faculty football team!
Posted: Oct 17, 2017
The 2017 BYU annual University Conference was held Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Marriot center. The names of Karl G. Maeser and Abraham O. Smoot are more than familiar to BYU faculty and staff members. Perhaps it is even a cultural requirement to know them in order to work at the university. The contributions of these men to the foundation of BYU are well heralded and well deserved, and every year we remember them ...