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Ignacio Franco receives 2016 NSF CAREER Award to Investigate the Fundamental Limits in the Quantum Control of Electrons

Congratulations to UR Chemistry Assistant Professor Ignacio Franco who is the recipient of a 2016 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled “Decoherence, Non-Equilibrium Properties and Stark Control of Electrons at the Nanoscale.” The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide program that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such support is expected to help build a firm foundation for a lifetime of faculty leadership in integrating education and research. (more)

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January 5, 2016
Bill Jones Interviewed on WXXI News Radio about "Potentially Better Ethanol".  more...

September 25, 2015
Weix Group Reveals New Multimetallic-Catalyzed Biaryl Synthesis.  more...

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

January 15, 2015
Daniel Weix to receive a Novartis Early Career Award.  more...

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

September 17, 2014
The Art and Science of Organic Chemistry.  more...

February 26, 2014
New Faculty Member and Research on Nanoscale Dynamical Processes: Theory and Computation.  more...

October 12, 2013
Chemistry Department Pioneer Wins Top Philanthropy Award.  more...

August 20, 2013
Where Does the Energy Go in a Chemical Reaction?.  more...

August 20, 2013
Selective C—H functionalization in complex antimalarial drug via fine-tuned P450 catalysts.  more...

May 15, 2016 • 2:00 PM
Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2016
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2016.
May Room, Wilson Commons
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May 19, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Chemistry-Biology Interface Retreat 2016
The retreat will focus on chemical tools that can monitor and manipulate the proteome.
101 Goergen Hall
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May 2, 2016 • 4:00 PM
» Hutchison Memorial Lecture
From useless to useful stable carbenes
Professor Guy Bertrand
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 3, 2016 • 2:00 PM
On the interaction of tritium with the surfaces of aluminum, copper, stainless steel (type 316), and gold
Matthew Sharpe
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 3, 2016 • 4:00 PM
» Hutchison Memorial Lecture
CAACs as powerful tools in organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry
Professor Guy Bertrand
Goergen 101, Sloan Auditorium
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May 4, 2016 • 12:00 PM
» Hutchison Memorial Lecture
The novel generation of stable carbenes and related species
Professor Guy Bertrand
Goergen 109
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May 6, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Artificial Metalloenzymes Based on Biotin-Avidin Technology
Hanan Alwaseem
Hylan Hall 201
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May 10, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics in Solar Energy Relevant Materials
Professor Lars Gundlach
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 11, 2016 • 12:00 PM
Charge Properties of Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Abigail Freyer
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 13, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Increasing the Utility of Stapled Peptides Through Novel Linker Chemistries
Oliver Swart
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 16, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Title 1: Bio-molecular systems for solar hydrogen generation; Title 2: Approaches to Improving Prediction of RNA 3D Structures Using Molecular Dynamics
Saikat Chakraborty and Jianbo Zhao
Hutchison Hall 473
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May 19, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Chemical tools to monitor and manipulate the proteome
Professor Thomas Kodadek
Goergen 101 - Sloan Auditorium
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