Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Behnam Moeini Wins 2 Awards from the SVC

Posted: Jan 24, 2022

We wish to highlight Behnam Moeini for his achievements! He won two separate awards from the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation: the SVC travel ship award to the SVC 2022 conference and the John B. Fenn, Sr. Foundation Endowed Scholarship ($2500). 

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2021 General Education Professorship Recipient

Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Richard Watt, who has a deep love for both chemistry and his students, has been selected as the 2021 General Education Professorship Recipient.

In light of receiving this recognition, he will also be featured at the GE Inspired Teaching Workshop in February. 

Click the link to read more about Dr. Watt and why he is so passionate about teaching CHEM 101 at BYU. 

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BYU Well-Represented at 2021 Utah ACS Awards

Posted: Nov 05, 2021

The Central Utah section and Salt Lake section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce the 2021 Utah Award winners. Three of the recipients for this year represent the remarkable achievement of BYU’s Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry:

Dr. Adam Woolley, Outstanding Chemist
Dr. Scott Burt, Chemistry Professional
Naomi Flindt, Graduate Student

They will be celebrating the awardees in a virtual meeting on November 19th at 4 p.m. when Dr. Adam Woolley will present ...

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BYU Grad Student Earns Young Scientist Award

Posted: Oct 14, 2021

BYU PhD candidate Sara Soleimani received the Young Scientist award at the 71st American Crystallographic Association summer conference, held virtually this year July 30 – August 5.  This honor is part of the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer awards and winners are selected by elected officers of the Scientific Interest Group.

Soleimani earned a cash award and the opportunity to present a lecture in the General Interest session of the conference for her paper ...

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On the Research Frontier: A BYU Alumnus and Pfizer Employee Dedicated to Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

Posted: Sep 10, 2021

Erik Hicken finished his schooling at BYU in 2005 after receiving his degree in Organic Chemistry and working in Dr. Merritt Andrus’ lab. Of his experience at BYU he remembered, “I got a breadth of experience which has really set me up for success going forward… It was a great place to work.” In Andrus' lab he was able to begin his years of cancer-related research, including studies in the total synthesis of geldanamycin.

“I ...

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Josue Dominguez Ramos- Showing Pride in his Home Country and College

Posted: Aug 04, 2021

Balancing studies and athletics is never an easy feat, let alone becoming an Olympian.

Josue Dominguez Ramos, a biochemistry major from the department, recently participated in the Tokyo Olympics. Dominguez Ramos not only holds three BYU records, but holds eight records in the Dominican Republic. He represented the Dominican Republic in the 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke this past week. To read more about Dominguez Ramos and his journey to the Olympics, visit the following ...

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This Year's REU and Talmage Interns

Posted: May 27, 2021

Welcome to the REU and Talmage interns for the summer. 

These students come from universities all across the country for a 10 week program on BYU campus. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aims to prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and future career opportunities. REU interns have the opportunity of working in several labs, participating in department-wide research projects, attending various professional training workshops, and further connecting with the industries of chemistry and ...

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Recognizing Student Excellence, an Annual Affair

Posted: May 19, 2021

Awards night this year may have been different from previous years, but it surely didn’t disappoint.

Students, faculty, and administrators gathered on April 14th, 2021 for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry annual awards night- only this year it was different than most, due to current COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Utah. Instead of the typical awards night and dinner, individuals gathered via Zoom to be recognized by the department.

The Department of Chemistry ...

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