College of Science

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department News

Tenure-Track Faculty Search Update

Initial on-campus interviews are scheduled for November 28-December 6. Additional interviews will be scheduled for the beginning of Spring semester if needed. 

John Lab Publishes Paper 

Dr. Alex John, Assistant Professor, and Chemistry undergraduate Christine Navarro just published their work entitled "Deoxydehydration using a commercial catalyst and readily available reductant" in the journal Inorganic Chemistry Communications. Congratulations on your publication! 



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"



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