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Professors Create Chemistry Camp to Fill Void and Inspire Young Minds

Posted: in Alumni, Community, Emeritus, Faculty, Physical, Research, Staff, Student, Aug 25, 2016

The inaugural BYU Chemistry Camp was a fun-filled three-day event for campers ages 9-12 who participated in hands-on, inquiry-based chemistry experiments. Campers came from all local Provo schools (Franklin, Provo Peaks, Timpanogos, and Wasatch) and from as far away as Alaska and Tennessee.The idea for the camp was sparked by Dr. Ess who was looking for a science camp for his 10-year old daughter to attend this summer. With no rigorous science camp offered ...

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Crash Testing Bacteria: BYU Chemistry Professor Daniel Austin and His Graduate Students Try to Find Fatal Limit

Posted: in Faculty, Research, Staff, Jul 31, 2016

The research group, funded by NASA, is studying high velocity impact of bacterial spores. More specifically, the group is trying to find the speed limit above which bacteria won’t survive when they crash into a hard surface. And the best part? There is a video!

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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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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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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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