Chemistry Newsletter Archive

Access newsletters dating back to 2005 to hear about how the chemistry department has progressed over the years. Each newsletter was tailored to include information about staff, faculty, and exciting research projects that the department has worked on. 


The Chemistry News Archive

 News about the department, faculty awards, graduate students and more. Check out what developments and people have been recognized in recent years. 


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Recent News

Graduate student Santhoshkumar Sundaramoorthy stands in front of his slideshow presentation on

3 Minutes Thesis Competition

Title: Making electric vehicles efficient and affordable 

Graduate Student: Santhoshkumar Sundaramoorthy  (Advisor: Dr. Amitava Choudhury)

On November 3, 2022, Ph.D. graduate student Santhoshkumar Sundaramoorthy secured first place in our university's 3 Minute Thesis Competition. He will be representing Missouri S&T at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) conference for the regional competition in April 2023.

Congratulations Dr. Whitefield!

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Phil Whitefield for receiving a $2.05 million grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study how different types of sustainable aviation fuels could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. Dr. Whitefield received the funding through the FAA’s Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT), which is part of the FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Alterative Jet Fuels and Environment. 

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Congratulations Dr. Grubbs!

Congratulations to Associate Professor and Associate Chair Garry ‘Smitty’ Grubbs for receiving a grant from the DOE in the amount of $145,526 for his project entitled “Studying f-Electron Contributions in Thorium- and Uranium-Containing Molecules.” The period of performance is from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. 


Congratulations Dr. Whitefield!

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Phil Whitefield for receiving a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a project entitled “Engine-to-Engine Variability and Derivation of Characteristic nvPM Emissions Project – 69.



Congratulations Dr. Choudhury!

Congratulations to Associate Professor Amitava Choudhury on receiving a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund for a project titled “Developing sustainable catalyst for propane dehydrogenation: A fundamental case study on iron substituted zeolitic frameworks.” The period of performance is from September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2024.



Congratulations Dr. Nath!

Congratulation to Associate Professor Manashi Nath for receiving an NSF grant for a project titled "CAS: Understanding Structural Metamorphosis of Transition Metal Chalcogenide Electrocatalyst Interfaces." She will be studying surface structure of highly efficient water splitting electrocatalysts.



Congratulations Dr. Reddy!

Congratulations to Professor V. Prakash Reddy on receiving a $500,000 grant from the United States Army for a project titled “Designing Self-Decontaminating Fibers and Fabrics: Toxicity Mitigation of Organophosphate-Based Pesticides and Nerve Agents.” The period of performance is from September 30, 2022 through September 29, 2025.