Chemistry Department News
This year, an estimated 8,880 Utah residents will be diagnosed with cancer, according to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. When you include friends and loved ones of patients, the number of individuals affected by cancer is much larger. The research of Professor Josh Price, of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is aimed at reducing that impact by enhancing the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs like those used to treat breast cancer and glaucoma.
Posted: in Student, Apr 17, 2012
Terik Daly, a geology major, already has experience studying cosmic collisions, thanks to a simulator he built with Dr. Daniel Austin. Daly credits the undergraduate research opportunities at BYU for helping him secure a spot at Brown University.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry gathered together on Wednesday, April 4, to spend an evening in celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of its students over the past year.
The rooms were packed to capacity with around 260 attendees. BYU Dining Services prepared and served a three-course meal as the room buzzed with conversation and congratulations. Dr. Gregory F. Burton, the chair of the department, began the night with a warm welcome to all those ...
Posted: in Student, Apr 05, 2012
When Pankaj Aggarwal came to BYU in August 2009 to start his PhD studies, he wasn’t sure if he was doing the right thing. He entered Dr Milton Lee’s research group that December and began studying new liquid chromatographic methods used for identifying proteins and peptides.
Two and a half years later, Aggarwal is still uncertain of what the future may hold, but there is a difference. Then, he was unsure and uneasy ...
Posted: Feb 14, 2012
The fifth annual Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Lecture Series were given by Richard N. Zare on February 7 and 8. Zare is a renowned chemist who has had a long and successful career. He is currently a professor of chemistry at Stanford University.
John Lamb, Robert Paxman and Kim Christensen were recently recognized for their excellent work and service at the annual CPMS banquet on Thursday, January 19.
Scott Sommerfeldt, the dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, announced fourteen recipients of different awards for service, citizenship and teaching.
Dr. Lamb was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award (10+ years). Sommerfeldt called special attention to his application of software tools and focus on student interaction.
“John is ...
Most of us know hydrogen peroxide as a way to bleach hair, but MacKenzie Mayo is using it to help turn yard waste into renewable energy.
Posted: in Student, Jan 23, 2012
Aman Makaju (BS ’11) heard about Mormons while—of all things—watching the irreverent cartoon South Park. Curious, he requested a Book of Mormon. One of the obliging missionaries had studied at BYU, which Makaju learned had “amazing” undergraduate research opportunities.
Read the article by Maddie Gearhear Nordgren, BYU Magazine
Photo by Jessica Henrie, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU Magazine, Winter 2012 issue. Used with permission.