Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Post-Doc Student's Opinion Piece Published in Journal

Posted: in Analytical, Dec 28, 2015

Abhijit Ghosh, a postdoctoral research associate working with Dr. Milton Lee, had an opinion piece published in The Analytical Scientist. The piece discusses the importance of two innovations in analytical science, solid phase micro-extraction and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.

Read his comments in the In My View section of the December 2015 addition here.

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Milton Lee Makes Top 100

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Dec 07, 2015

Dr. Milton Lee was named on the Analytical Science Power List 2015--a list of the hundred most influential researchers/engineers/software developers/business leaders in the field of analytical science. The Power List is created by the journal, The Analytical Scientist, and Dr. Lee was also featured on its first list in 2013.

Nominations are chosen for the Power List by a jury of well-respected scientists and the journal editorial team.

Congratulations to Dr. Lee ...

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Milton Lee to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: in Faculty, Nov 23, 2015

Dr. Milton L. Lee has been chosen to receive the 2016 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award. The award will be presented to Lee this March at the Pittcon 2016 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

"The Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award honors a seasoned professional for a lifetime of contributions to the advancement of chromatographic techniques and applications," reads the announcement article in LCGC. "Professor Lee's work stands out for its broad range across both ...

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Jennifer Nielson: Teacher First, Chemist Second

Posted: Nov 03, 2015

BYU professor Jennifer Nielson is a chemistry enthusiast, humanitarian, and self-proclaimed "nerd"--but first and foremost, she is a teacher. 

Read the full article here.

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Colorful Chemistry

Posted: Nov 03, 2015

“Color is important because it helps us see when a chemical reaction has taken place,” explains Dr. James Patterson to an eager crowd at his Thursday night magic show.  He mixes two colorless liquids together in a beaker and holds it up high. “Watch carefully! We don’t want to miss the moment when the chemistry happens . . .” The people in the crowd hold their breaths. A moment passes in silence.  Suddenly, the crowd gasps and ...

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Homecoming Alumni and Fall Social 2015

Posted: in Alumni, Emeritus, Faculty, Staff, Oct 12, 2015

The 2015 Homecoming Alumni and Fall Social for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was held Friday, October 9, in the Benson Science Building.  Alumni, young and old, came with their partners to greet faculty, staff, emeritus, and department retirees at a reception followed by a delicious meal.

After the meal, everyone moved to a lecture hall for a presentation and talk.  Dr. Francis R. Nordmeyer, who served as Department Chair for nine years, was ...

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Adam Woolley Honored at SciX Conference

Posted: in Faculty, Oct 06, 2015

Dr. Adam Woolley received the 2015 AES Mid-Career Award at last week's SciX Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. He was also invited to speak at the conference about his current research. 

Read more on the SciX website here or the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Website here.

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Homecoming Alumni and Fall Social

Posted: in Alumni, Sep 23, 2015

All alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus, department retirees, and their partners are invited to the annual homecoming social on October 9, 2015. Please RSVP to Peggy Erickson by September 30, 2015. 

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