College of Science

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department News

Tenure-Track Faculty Search Update

The Search Committee has completed its initial evaluation of packages, and the schedule is being established for phone interviews. Phone interviews will be taking place from November 6th-November 9th. Candidates will be contacted via email for specific interview times and days. Thank you to all of the applicants. 


Ernie Simpson, Professor Emeritus, Receives Award 

Although retired, Dr. Ernie Simpson is still active in service to the chemical profession. Simpson was just awarded the Western Regional E. Ann Nalley Award for volunteer service to the American Chemical Society. He will be honored at the October 27 awards ceremony at the 2018 nano-Western Regional Meeting in Pasadena. Congratulations to Dr. Simpson!

Dr. Stieber Publishes Paper

Dr. Chantal Stieber along with two undergraduate chemistry majors, Carlos Yamamoto and Zijie Zhang, published a new crystal structure using our new XRD in the Crystallography Co-op. The paper, entitled "Crystal Structure of (n4-cyclo-octadiene)(3,3'-dimesityl-1,1'-methylenedimidazone-2,2'-diylidene)nickel (0) tetrahydrofuran mono solvate", appears in Acta Crystallographica Section E(see Congratulations on your publication!

bardingDr. Barding Receives Award

Congratulations to Dr. Greg Barding (Chemistry and Biochemistry, co PI), Dr. Mohammad Chaichi (Plant Sciences, co-PI). Dr. Cord Brundage (Animal and Veterinary Sciences, co-PI), and Dr. Ondieki Gekara (Animal and Veterinary Sciences, PI) who received a $150K grant award from the USDA NIFA-NLGCA program for "Enhancing Research Skills of Underrepresented Students: Summer Research Experience"

Dr. Yan Liu Receives Grant Award

Dr. Yan Liu (Co-PI from Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Dr. Wei-jen Lin (Co-PI from Biological Sciences) and Dr. Olive Yi (PI from Human Nutrition and Food Science) received a $45K Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI) grant entitled "Determination of utilizing naringin extracted from orange pomace as an antimicrobial in active packaging films against Listeria monocytogenes"

Dr. Yan Liu Publishes Paper

Congratulations to Dr. Liu on his recent publication with colleagues entitled "N-doped graphene-based copper nanocomposite with ultralowelectrical resistivity and high thermal conductivity" in the journal Scientific Reports



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