Chemistry

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Department news

  • February 2015—Dr. Sherine Obare was appointed Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • January 2015—Dr. Lydia Hines was re-elected as Councilor representing the Local Section to the American Chemical Society.
  • September 2014—Dr. Megan Grunert, along with co-investigators Sue Stapleton (dean of the Graduate College), Jocelyn Steinke (School of Communication) and Renee Swartz (Georgia State University), was awarded a $1,246,037 grant from the National Science Foundation for her project entitled "Understanding URM STEM graduate students identity integration and assimilation into a community of practice."
  • September 2014—Dr. Ramakrishna Guda received a $100,000 grant from the American Chemical Society for his project "Electron-Phonon Interactions in Atamically Monodispersed Gold Cluster/Graphene Oxide Nanocatalysts."
  • June 2014—Dr. Gellert Mezei received a grant in the amount of $284,833 from the National Science Foundation entitled "Selective, high efficiency anion encapsulation by neutral nanojars."
  • Winter 2014 newsletter