Chemistry Highlights

Michael Neidig Receives Sloan Research Fellowship


Michael L. Neidig, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry. Professor Neidig's research focuses on non-precious metal catalysis in organic chemistry, including iron-catalyzed cross-coupling and iron- and cobalt-catalyzed direct C-H functionalization. According to Chemistry Chair, Professor Todd Krauss, "Mike has gotten off to a fantastic start with his research program. His work on understanding the mechanism of iron-catalyzed reactions is world class and defines Mike as a leader in this field after just a few years." (more)

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March 3, 2015
Michael Neidig Receives Sloan Research Fellowship.  more...

February 17, 2015
Lukiana Anka-Lufford Awarded Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award!.  more...

February 17, 2015
Chemistry Welcomes New Inorganic & Organometallic Faculty member: Dr. Ellen Matson.  more...

February 17, 2015
Michael Neidig Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Iron- and Cobalt-Catalyzed Direct C-H Functionalization.  more...

January 27, 2015
NIH Funds Neidig Research on Iron-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Cross Coupling.  more...

December 18, 2014
Daniel Weix Receives Two Awards for Green Chemistry Research.  more...

March 6, 2015 • 2:00 PM
Professor Esther Conwell Memorial Service
The Department of Chemistry will host a memorial service to remember the life of Professor Esther Conwell.
UR Interfaith Chapel

March 30, 2015 – April 3, 2015
Undergraduate Advising Week
Open Advising and Faculty Drop-in Advising is available for students with questions regarding chemistry programs or courses.
Hutchison 404D, 460, 451, 124, 414

April 30, 2015
Senior Poster Session 2015
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!
Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall

May 7, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2015
The presentation of the 2015 Harrison Howe Award to Dr. David W.C. MacMillan.
Class of '62 Auditorium, URMC

May 17, 2015 • 2:00 PM
Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2014
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2015.
May Room, Wilson Commons

March 30, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Elucidating Photochemical Reaction Pathways in Fluorescent Protein based Biosensors using Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Professor Chong Fang
Hutchison Hall 473

April 1, 2015 • 12:00 PM
Catalysis, Mechanistic Understanding and Collaboration as Tools to Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Fuels
Professor Karen I. Goldberg
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

April 3, 2015 • 9:00 AM
Gold-Catalyzed Transformations of Alkynyl Aryl Sulfoxides
Kierra Huihui
Hutchison Hall 473

April 6, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Transition Metal Catalysis of Non-traditional Electrophiles
Professor Mary Watson
Hutchison Hall 473

April 8, 2015 • 12:00 PM
Carbene-Stabilized Main Group Allotropes: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity
Professor Gregory H. Robinson
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

April 13, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Exploring the Role of Redox-Active Pyridine(diimine) Ligands in the Formation of Uranium-Element Multiple Bonds
Professor Suzanne Bart
Hutchison Hall 473

April 17, 2015 • 9:00 AM
Overcoming Steric and Electronic Obstacles: Development of Efficient Syntheses of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Dr. Ke Chen
Hutchison Hall 473