Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

National Chemistry Week Oct. 19-25

Posted: Oct 01, 2014

This year's theme: "The Sweet Side of Chemistry--Candy."  Learn about the week's events here. Get tickets for chemistry magic shows here

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2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social

Posted: Sep 30, 2014

On Friday, October 17, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Emeritus, Department retirees and partners are invited to attend this special event hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The evening's events will include:

6:00 p.m. reception in W170 BNSN

6:30 p.m. dinner in W170 BNSN


7:30 p.m. in W140 BNSN

Recognition of Dr. Earl M. Woolley

Dr. Paul B. Savage will present "Chemical warfare at the microbiological level ...

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Dr. K. Leroi Nelson writes an article for the Ensign

Posted: Sep 24, 2014

Dr. K. LeRoi Nelson, a professor emeritus of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently wrote an article for the October 2014 issue of the Ensign

Please go to this link to read the article.

Dr. Nelson received a BS degree in Chemistry at Utah State University in 1948 and a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Purdue University in 1952.  In 1956, he began his ...

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Three Chemistry Professors Receive University Awards

Posted: Sep 11, 2014

Professors Adam Woolley, Steven Graves and Barry Willardson each received awards from the University for their effective work here at BYU. 

Click to read the article about Adam Woolley.

Click to read the article about Barry Willardson.

Click to read the article about Steven Graves.

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Article on Professor Kara Stowers Published in C&EN

Posted: Sep 08, 2014

Chemical & Engineering News recently published an article about the exhilarating experience it can be to become a new faculty member.

C&EN highlighted the experience of Kara Stowers, Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at BYU. Read about her experience and the rest of the article at:

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Farewell to Edward G. Paul

Posted: Sep 05, 2014

Edward G. Paul, professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University, passed away on August 29, 2014. He was a longtime faculty member at BYU and will be missed.

His obituary can be read at:

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Digital Immortality

Posted: Sep 05, 2014

From the elixir of life to the fountain of youth, people have been searching for a way into immortality since humans could think.

Although science hasn’t led us that far yet, Dr. Barry Lunt from the BYU College of Informational Technology and Dr. Matthew Linford from the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have created a way for our digital information to be immortal—or, at least, nearly so.

On July 21, Lunt and ...

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A Lab in Your Living Room

Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Dr. Adam Woolley's lab is in the process of developing a device that will allow people to test themselves for diseases at home.

Read the full article here.

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