Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

BYU Chemistry Stockroom Receiving Manager, Linda Richards, to Retire

Posted: May 25, 2016

After just over 12 years of exceptional service, Linda Richards, the Chemistry Stockroom Receiving Manager of BYU, will retire at the end of the academic year; during which she plans to do volunteer work, spend time in her garden, do a little traveling, and get more involved in her family history work.

Richards’s long career is distinguished by the impact she left on not only her co-workers, but on the countless students she helped ...

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2016 Awards Banquet

Posted: Apr 08, 2016

The Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration Banquet was held April 7, 2016, in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center. Many undergraduate and graduate students were in attendance, as well as faculty and staff. Dinner was provided by BYU catering.

Congratulations to all award recipients and graduating scholars.



Student Research Conference (SRC) Session Winners

Jiuzhi (George) Gao, Emma Burrell, Clayton Moss, Charles Sherrill, Tayyebeh Panahi, Spencer Wallentine, Mason ...

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Richard Piccolo Honored by University

Posted: in Staff, Mar 24, 2016

Richard Piccolo, the BYU custodial department’s area supervisor for the Benson and Nicholes buildings, was chosen to receive the Fred A. Schwendiman award this coming August.

Piccolo was raised a Boston sports fanatic in Watertown, Massachusetts. After high school, his older sister, who was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, convinced him to attend BYU. He knew nothing about the Church at the time, nor did he know that ...

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Rex Lee Run 2016

Posted: in Community, Mar 22, 2016

On March 12, 2016, over 1,500 people gathered at the BYU track to raise money for cancer research and to run together in support of loved ones. The 2016 Rex Lee Run for cancer research is an annual race held in honor of BYU’s tenth president, Rex E. Lee, who succumbed to cancer during his term at the university. Lee’s granddaughter, Stephanie Paulsen, spoke at the run's opening ceremonies with BYU ...

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2016 Outstanding Referee

Posted: in Emeritus, Physical, Mar 08, 2016

BYU professor emeritus Douglas Henderson has been chosen by the editors of the APS Physical Review Journals as a 2016 Outstanding Referee. Congratulations!

Press release contact: Eunice Toro, American Physical Society,, 631-591-4047

Ridge, NY, 19 February 2016 — The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 146 Outstanding Referees for 2016 that have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the Physical Review journals. The decisions were difficult and there are many ...

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Milton Lee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: in Analytical, Emeritus, Mar 08, 2016

At the Pittcon 2016 oral symposium, held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7, Dr. Milton L. Lee was honored with the 2016 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award. This annual award, started eight years ago by LCGC North America (the largest publication dedicated to chromatography), honors one iconic figure in the field of chromatography.

Lee certainly is an iconic figure. He has obtained 20 patents, received 35 major awards, commercialized three instruments, founded three analytical ...

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Woolley's Research Makes Cover of Analyst Journal

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Student, Mar 02, 2016

The Woolley group was honored to have the title and image of their recent article featured on the cover of Analyst.  The article, titled "Development of an integrated microfluidic solid-phase extraction and electrophoresis device," can be found here.

See the full journal cover here.

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Singh and Linford’s Research Makes Cover of ABC Journal

Posted: in Alumni, Analytical, Faculty, Feb 25, 2016

Bhupinder Singh, who received his PhD from BYU in December 2015, was honored to find an article featured on the cover of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry in which he was the lead author.

The article, titled “Multi-instrument characterization of five nanodiamond samples: a thorough example of nanomaterial characterization,” was the culmination of a project Singh started when he first joined Dr. Matthew R. Linford’s lab in December 2011.

Nanodiamonds are produced in explosions that ...

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