Welcome to the Department of Chemistry!

Stephen Murphy Crystals
In the Glaser Lab, undergraduate student, Stephen Murphy, shows the results of his recrystallization experiment.
Cucurbituril guest - host complexes. Credit: Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis group
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
Klaus Woelk, associate professor of chemistry, and graduate student Casey Burton debate a volume measurement.
Polymer cross-linked aerogels - mechanically strong, lightweight materials. Credit: Nicholas Leventis group
Schrenk Hall - winter 2018

Recent Chemistry News

Upcoming Events

FEB 25 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Dr. Manashi Nath, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Smart Materials for Energy Conversion: The Story of Transition Metal Chalcogenides

MAR 04 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Dr. Susan Kauzlarich, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of California-Davis, Zintl Phases for Thermoelectric Applications

MAR 11 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Sangeeta Sur, Graduate Student, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Inelastic Collisions of Ozone and Argon

MAR 11 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Sangeeta Sur, Graduate Student, Missouri University of Science and Technology; seminar titled, "Inelastic Collisions of Ozone and Argon."

MAR 18 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Emma Schmittzehe, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Advanced Pulse Techniques for Analysis and Compensation of Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields in NMR Spectroscopy

APR 08 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Dr. Rebecca Y. Lai, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln; Folding-and Dynamics-based Electrochemical Biosensors

APR 15 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Parwani Rewatkar, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Synthesis of Ceramic and Metal Aerogels from Xerogels and Applications in High Temperature Thermal Insulation and Thermites

APR 22 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Dr. Jingrang Lu, National Exposure Research Lab, EPA, Cincinnati; Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Associated Metabolic Activities During the Development of a Cyanobacterial Bloom Revealed by Metatranscriptomics

APR 29 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Dr. Risheng Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology; DNA Engineering: Application From Drug Delivery to Plasmonic Metamolecules

MAY 06 - Chemistry Seminar at Schrenk Hall

4:15 PM

Chandana Mandal, Graduate Student, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Mechanically Strong and Transparent Silica Aerogel for Applications in Thermally Insulated Windows

Breaking News

  

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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Congratulations to Shuohan Huang, who has just published her first 100% Missouri S&T paper “Hydrolysis of 2D Transition-Metal Carbides (MXenes) in Colloidal Solutions” in ACS journal Inorganic Chemistry! Fundamental chemistry of MXenes is largely a terra incognita, and this is one of a few reports available on the subject, which will hopefully attract more attention to unusual chemical properties of MXenes and other 2D materials in general. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02890.

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Dr. Janet Kavandi, an S&T alum and the presenter of the 2016 Stoffer Lecture, was selected for the US Astronaut Hall of Fame on January 3rd.  She has logged more than 33 days in space and has orbited the earth 535 times. She has served in various leadership capacities with NASA and is currently director of NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.  The induction ceremony will be held April 6th, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Orlando, FL.

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Dr. Smitty Grubbs was named a Flygare Award winner for 2019.  This award recognizes top young members of the molecular spectroscopy community within 10 years of reciving their PhD.  The award is only given every 2 years to two individuals, which makes it rather exclusive.  Dr. Grubbs will give a 45-minute lecture at the upcoming International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy.  Congratulations Dr. Grubbs!

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Dr. Richard Dawes will co-chair the 2019 Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (DMC) Conference at Montana State University. The conference is held every two years and is independently run by members in the DMC community.  More information about the conference can be found here:  https://tofu.msu.montana.edu/cs/dmc_xxvii_2019.  Congratulations Dr. Dawes!

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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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