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Harvesting Solar Energy

Posted: Mar 19, 2015

Chemistry graduate student Trevor Smith grows nanocrystals to capture the energy in sunlight. Smith is the second author of a paper published in the journal Nanotechnology. He and first first author Stephen Erickson, a physics student, work with professors Richard Watt and John Colton.

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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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Kara Stowers Joins Inorganic Faculty

Posted: Aug 06, 2014

Dr. Kara Stowers explains her past research in catalysis, and looks forward to her time at BYU.

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Ironing Out the Differences

Posted: Jan 29, 2014

Dr. Richard Watt works to fight Alzheimer's and Diabetes with a new model for ferritin iron loading. 

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Inorganic Chemistry Professor Recognized for Contributions to Ion Chromatography

Posted: Sep 28, 2012

Professor John D Lamb recently received an award for “sustained and significant contribution” to ion chromatography at the International Ion Chromatography Symposium in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 17-20.

Dr. Andreas Seubert, a professor at the University of Marburg, Germany and organizer of this year’s symposium, presented the 2012 Ion Chromatography Award to Dr. Lamb at the conference, which has been held nearly every year since 1988. Dr. Lamb, who goes to the symposium frequently, estimated ...

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Chemists Turn Gold to Purple- On Purpose

Posted: Jan 27, 2011

Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy – similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis.


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BYU Graduate Students Receive Recognition at Two International Conferences

Posted: Sep 16, 2010

News Release:

BYU graduate students, Landon A. Wiest and David S Jensen, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently received recognition at two international conferences in the summer of 2010.

At HPLC 2010, in Boston, MA (June, 2010), Landon Wiest was nominated for the Csaba Horvath Young Scientist Award and was accordingly given an opportunity to share his research with the chromatography community by delivering a podium presentation. We estimate that 300 – 400 people ...

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