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Chemistry Students Represent at College 3MT Competition

Posted: Mar 06, 2015

Two of Dr. Woolley’s students, Mukul Sonker and Jayson Pagaduan, received honorable mention at the 3MT competition for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences on February 20, 2015.

3MT, or 3 Minute Thesis, is a relatively new program at BYU where graduate students are given three minutes to explain their theses and win the interest of a diverse audience.  The 3MT format was developed by the University of Queensland to help students in ...

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Chromatography Student Published in Top Journal

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

PhD student Tayyebeh Panahi recently had an article published in the Journal of Chromatography A, one of the top journals that publishes work in analytical chemistry. 

Panahi works in Dr. Roger Harrison’s lab developing new stationary phases for ion chromatography columns. She then applies these columns to the separation and detection of analytes in biofluids and environmental waters.  Her article (on which she collaborated with Dr. Harrison, Dr. John Lamb, and Douglas Weaver) focuses ...

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PhD Student Wins Poster Competition in Florida

Posted: Dec 18, 2014

Sambhav Kumbhani, a PhD student from Mumbai, India, won first place for his poster at the 33rd annual American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference in October 2014.

Kumbhani is a sixth year graduate student at BYU. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mumbai, but was drawn to BYU because of Dr. Jaron Hansen’s atmospheric chemistry research.  Hansen’s lab collaborates closely with two retired professors ...

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Detecting Kidney Disease and Prostate Cancer in Minutes

Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Dr. Adam T. Woolley, with grad students Debolina Chatterjee and Danielle Mansfield, recently authored a study using urine samples to detect signs of disease. 

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Three Students Win Awards at 2014 SciX Conference

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

This year's conference was a great success for Dr. Paul Farnsworth's research group. 

The 2014 SciX Conference (September 28-October 3), held in Reno, Nevada, was a great success for Dr. Farnsworth’s research group.  The conference, which stands for “The Great Scientific Exchange,” is held annually at a different North American location and draws scientists from around the world. SciX is sponsored by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).

Farnsworth ...

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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. 

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Click to read the article about Barry Willardson.

Click to read the article about Steven Graves.

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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.

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