Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Dr. Milton Lee and Dr. Adam Woolley named in Analytical Scientist Power List 2019

Posted: Nov 21, 2019

Congratulations to emeritus Professor of Analytical Chemistry Dr. Milton Lee and professor Adam Woolley for being featured in the Analytical Scientist Power List 2019.

Dr. Adam Woolley

Career Highlight

Working with a diverse group of excellent students and colleagues, and being able to watch their continued professional development.

The Future

I see two key yet diverging directions: miniaturizion and simplification through tools like integrated microdevices, paper microfluidics, 3D printing and point-of-care diagnostics, and sophisticated analytical ...

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Homecoming Alumni Dinner 2019

Posted: Nov 20, 2019

This Year’s homecoming dinner, held Friday, October 18, was certainly an event to remember. Kicking off the yearlong celebrations for the 100th year of the Chemistry Department a stunning café light lit reception was held in the Benson Building followed by an exquisite dinner by Clarion Gardens catering. A special exhibit detailing the history of the department was on display at the front of the room for alumni, current faculty, and other attending guests ...

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National Chemistry Week 2019: Three Celebrations in One Week

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

This year’s National Chemistry Week coincided the International Year of the Periodic Table as well as the centennial anniversary of the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Celebrations for this spectacular event took place from the 20- 26 October. In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table, the theme for this year was “Marvelous Metals.”

Students, faculty, and community members came together to enjoy a week full of Magic Shows, liquid nitrogen ice-cream, ...

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Far-Out Findings

Posted: Nov 07, 2019

BYU and NASA are reaching deep into space with dust analyzers, rotorcrafts, and computer simulations.“We’re trying to anticipate problems before they come up,” says chemistry professor and project director Daniel E. Austin (BS ’98). “If you’re going to send people to Mars, it had better be a successful mission.”



Read the full article by Lauren K. Lethbridge in the BYU Magazine here

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Celebrating the magic of chemistry at BYU

Posted: Oct 04, 2019

National Chemistry Week is an annual community-based program dedicated to promoting the value of chemistry in everyday life. This year, NCW will be Oct. 21 through 25, and the BYU department of chemistry and biochemistry will host public chemistry magic shows in honor of the program.

Students and community members alike are invited to attend the shows on campus at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. every night of NCW (5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday). Free ...

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Winter 2019 TA Awards

Posted: Sep 03, 2019

Congratulations to the Winter 2019 recipients of the acclaimed Garth L. Lee Undergraduate Teaching Awards. This award is given in recognition of excellent instructional work within the students duties as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is funded by the Garth Lee Endowment.

"The award is named in honor of Professor Garth L. Lee, who was a master teacher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utah State University for ...

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2019 University Conference Awards

Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Congratulations to the Dr. Daniel H.Ess and Dr. Adam T. Woolley for being awarded the following awards at the 2019 University Conference:


Dr. Daniel H. Ess

Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award

This award honors faculty members for outstanding research and creative accomplishments and is made possible by the generosity of the Karl G. Maeser Scholarship Society.

Dr. Adam T. Woolley

Sponsored Research Recognition Award

This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate ...

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Dr. David Dearden Reappointed as Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Dean Gus Hart of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences has reappointed David Dearden as chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. He will serve in the position for another three years.

Dearden has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles. He has received the Alcuin Fellowship twice, and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. Currently, Dearden’s research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses on ...

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