July 11, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - College of Arts and Science remembers John Edwin Baldwin, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and former dean of the college. Deeply interested in his field of physical organic chemistry and dedicated to the universities where he worked, as well as to his broader scholarly community, Baldwin developed a reputation as a gifted and meticulous scholar, researcher, collaborator, and legendary teacher and mentor. He died May 26, 2024. He was 86.
July 3, 2024
Three College of Arts and Sciences researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious honor for early-career faculty members in the past year: Luca Mazzucato (biology, mathematics and physics), Brittany Erickson (computer science and earth sciences) and Julia Widom (chemistry). Known as the CAREER Awards, the organization recognizes and fosters rising stars by funding innovative research.
April 23, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - Physics Magazine talks with faculty Paul Kempler about the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry’s Master’s Internship Program that provides students with hands-on experience working with industry partners.
April 18, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - Six students that participated in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department's 2023 Research Experience for Undergraduates program presented their UO research at the Spring American Chemical Society Meeting.
March 7, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - An assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Matthias Agne and his lab are using fundamental science—based on thermodynamics and microscopic physics—to improve solid-state battery developments. And his lab provides a space for students to tackle diverse technical and humanitarian problems.
February 9, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - Artwork depicting research being conducted in the Marina Guenza lab was selected for the cover of the Feb. 8 issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
February 9, 2024
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - University of Oregon researchers have developed a way to make iron metal for steel production without burning fossil fuels. This process could help decarbonize one of the largest and most emissions-intensive industries worldwide. The researchers reported their findings in a paper published Feb. 5 in the journal Joule.
December 11, 2023
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - Adding a squirt of water to coffee beans before grinding reduces static electric charge on the coffee grounds, according to new research from Associate Professor Christopher Hendon.
November 14, 2023
BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY, NEUROSCIENCE - University of Oregon senior Nayantara Arora has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford, making her the first Duck to earn the prized award in more than 15 years. Arora is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in global health and chemistry. At Oxford, Arora plans to pursue two master’s degrees, one in modeling for global health and the other in international health and tropical medicine.
July 27, 2023
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, GLOBAL STUDIES - The Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) awards provide up to $50,000 to seed new interdisciplinary research. This year, three awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Among winners are Jo Weaver (Department of Global Studies), Matthew Barber (Department of Biology and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution), Michael Harms (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Institute of Molecular Biology) and Melanie Spero (Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology).
May 17, 2023
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY- In the new course titled Techno-Economic Analysis for Decarbonization, chemistry and business majors explore what it would take for the U.S. to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The class is a combination of business and science.
May 12, 2023
NEUROSCIENCE, CHEMISTRY - Third-year Clark Honors College undergraduate student Nayantara Arora was recently awarded a $5,000 Public Service Scholarship from Phi Beta Kappa Key.
May 1, 2023
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - In a new study, University of Oregon Professor Kenneth Prehoda and postdoctoral researcher Bryce LaFoya show how ready-to-divide stem cells create a reservoir of extra membrane, which accommodates the increased surface area necessary for two cells. The research was published April 27 in the scientific journal Developmental Cell.
March 22, 2023
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY - Forget poster sessions and PowerPoint presentations. Newly minted UO chemistry doctoral recipient Checkers Marshall prefers to use a more creative medium to share their research: dance.
March 13, 2023
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE - Three more University of Oregon scientists have landed coveted awards from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, funding their research for the next five years.