USA Today, Forbes and the News Sentinel recently highlighted the research of Neil Williams, a fourth-year chemistry doctoral candidate in professor Sheng Dai’s research group. Williams is part of a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that discovered a method for removing carbon dioxide directly from air.
Department of Chemistry News
A UT doctoral candidate will have a hand in organizing an international event on sustainable science. Roberto Federico-Perez was chosen to help coordinate the 2017 International Symposium on Green Chemistry, which aims to change deeply held practices in the field of chemistry.
Al Hazari visited with WBIR-TV Channel 10 to preview a part of his annual ‘Magic of Chemistry’ show.
UT researchers have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the world.
Al Hazari, retired director of labs and lecturer in chemistry, will host the Magic of Chemistry show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 in Room 555 of Dabney-Buehler Hall. He will introduce children and adults to the wonders of chemistry through a series of exciting and often explosive demonstrations.
Chemistry professor Janice Musfeldt has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to further the field of advanced materials.
A graduate student in the Department of Chemistry has designed the cover art for a recent issue of a well-known industry journal.
UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.
George Kabalka, a chemistry professor whose research has helped in the advancement of imaging techniques used in the medical field, will retire from UT after a forty-six-year career.
Parans Paranthaman has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association is honoring Paranthaman for his contributions to the field of chemistry, including materials for superconductors, solar cells, lithium ion batteries, and processing of magnetic materials.