The Chemistry Department will be hosting a Virtual Poster Session on Friday, October 23rd, from 3:00-5:00 PM via Zoom. Passcode: 587532 if needed. To smoothly move from one break room to the other, all participants are asked to use Zoom version 5.3.1 or newer.
The goal of the event is to provide undergraduate and graduate students in Chemistry with an opportunity to share their research experiences not only with the Chemistry Department but also with the wider Michigan Tech community and, possibly, with members of the external audience too. You can find the public Canvas course that is hosting this event here: https://mtu.instructure.com/courses/1336145.
Kathryn Perrine (Chem) presented an invited talk on electrochemical surface corrosion, “Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Complex Interfaces using PM-IRRAS,” at the #ChemistsLive, an American Chemical Society Cross-Division Virtual Live event Friday (Sept. 25) in the Ambient Pressure Spectroscopy in Complex Chemical Environments session (Catalysis Division).
This event followed the ACS Fall 2020 virtual National Meeting where graduate students of the Perrine group, Mikhail Trought and Chathura de Alwis, also presented their research on surface oxidation.
Christina J. Welch, Priyanka D. Kadav, Jared L. Edwards, Jessica Krycia, Melanie L. Talaga, Purnima Bandyopadhyay, and Tarun K. Dam were published on September 3rd, 2020. Their paper, “A Rapid and Facile Purification Method for Glycan‐Binding Proteins and Glycoproteins” was funded by the National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 1608537. It was published on the cover of the September issue of Current Protocols in Protein Science.
Professor Rudy Luck has been selected as a 2020 VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource) Fellow.
The VIPEr Fellows are made up of 20 inorganic chemistry faculty from across the United States. This project is part of a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program. Its purpose is to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course.
Visit https://www.ionicviper.org/ to learn more.
Congratulations Dr. Luck!
Sarah Green (Chem) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $62,695 other sponsored activities contract from the Colorado State University.
The project is entitled, “RCN-UBE: Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH).” This is a potential five-year project.
Shiyue Fang is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $490,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.
The project is entitled, “CAS: Long Oligodeoxynucleotides Directly from Automated De Novo Synthesis.” Yinan Yuan (CFRES) is a Co-PI on this three-year project.
Even during the very unusual circumstances that all of us are facing, the Chemistry Department wanted to celebrate its students in their accomplishments and contributions over the past year.
It was with honor and pride that the department virtually gathered on April 22 to celebrate its students’ achievements, as we continue to see ourselves as a community of scholars.
Outstanding Student in First Year Chemistry: Vincent Pellizzon.
Doc Berry Award: Abby Schwartz.
Leslie Leifer Award in Physical Chemistry: Collette Sarver.
Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Henry Roell.
Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry: Logan Mikesell.
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry: Peyton Bainbridge.
Honorable Mentions: Collette Sarver, Abby Schwartz.
Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry: Jessica Krycia.
Outstanding Senior Award: Peyton Bainbridge, Jessica Krycia.
Honorable Mentions: Logan Mikesell, Sarah Montgomery.
Outstanding Senior Research Award: Michael Hromada, Sarah Montgomery.
Departmental Scholar: Collette Sarver.
Rebecca Sandretto/Susan Stackhouse Summer Fellowship: Steve Beuther.
Outstanding Lower-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Priyanka Kadav (GTA), Jessica Krycia (UTA), Nazanin Nahrjou (GTA).
Outstanding Upper-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Mikhail Trought.
Graduate Student Leadership Award: Mikhail Trought.
Outstanding Graduate Student Summer Fellowship: Shobhit Chaturvedi.
Honorable Mention: Chathura de Alwis.
Momoko Tajiri (Chemistry/MuSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $33,597 research and development grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – Michigan Craft Beer Council.
The project is entitled, “Berries & Brews: Understanding the Market and Technological Processing Opportunities of Michigan Grown Fruit in the Craft Beverage Industry”. Jenny Apriesnig (College of Business/MuSTI), Ezequiel Medici (MEEM/MuSTI), Kazuya Tajiri (MEEM/MuSTI), Lynn Mazzoleni (Chemistry/MuSTI), and Martin Thompson (Chemistry/MuSTI) are co-PIs on this 16-month project.