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Switzer Spincoating
Spin coating epitaxial films. Left: cartoon of spin coating process. Right: electron and optical microscope images of spin-coated materials.
Pittcon photo Shi group
Students from the Honglan Shi group attended the International Analytical Chemistry Conference, Pittcon and EXPO 2019.
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Spring 2019 Chemistry Newsletter Now Available!
Sangeeta Sur
Ph.D. candidate, Sangeeta Sur, is studying a stabilization step of the Chapman cycle, which is a part of formation and destruction of ozone.
Stephen Murphy Crystals
Stephen Murphy, an undergraduate student in the Glaser lab, shows the results of a crystallization experiment for a compound he helped to synthesize.
Electrodeposited metal oxides for solar energy and battery applications. Credit: Jay A. Switzer group
Dr. Honglan Shi, research professor of chemistry, and graduate student Ariel Donovan are pictured at work in the new Center for Single Nanoparticle, Single Cell, and Single Molecule Monitoring.
Field test of aircraft emissions. Credit: Philip D. Whitefield group
Polymer cross-liner aerogels - mechanically strong, lightweight materials. Credit: Nicholas Leventis group

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Researchers in the Chemistry Department at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical way to produce highly-ordered films of semiconductors for applications in flexible electronics, solar cells, and LEDs. The research is published in the April 12, 2019 issue of Science. The research was directed by Dr. Jay A. Switzer, the Donald L. Castleman Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Senior Investigator of the Materials Research Center. The diverse research team also consisted of Meagan Kelso and Naveen Mahenderkar, graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering, Qingzhi Chen, a graduate student in Chemistry, and John Tubbesing, a senior undergraduate in Chemistry.  DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw6184

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The Spring 2019 Chemistry Newsletter is now available!  This newsletter is a quick look at the recent accomplishments of faculty, students, and alumni.  It also highlights some of the cutting-edge research happening in the Chem department at S&T and includes descriptions of brand new instrumentation acquired this past semester.  Take a look and discover the exciting new developments happening on campus.

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Congratulations to Dr. Grubbs, who was named a Texas TRIO Achiever by the University of North Texas. TRIO Achievers are named based on their successful participation in the TRIO program and are recognized for their outstanding academic achievement. The TRIO Achiever candidate must have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.

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Congratulations to Siddesh Umapathi, who won the three minute thesis competition that was put on by the Office of Graduate Studies.  Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition for graduate students to develop and showcase their research communication skills.  Presenters are scored by the judges based on comprehension/content, and engagement/communication. Siddesh presented his work on hydrogen as a potential fuel source. He will be representing Missouri S&T in the Midwest Association of graduate schools, coming up in March.

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