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C. Brandon Ogbunu named MLK Visiting Professor

Ogbunu will join the Department of Chemistry this Fall.

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Danna Freedman named 2022 Blavatnik Award Finalist

Blavatnik Scholars are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of the human condition through scientific progress.

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Chemists reveal how tau proteins form tangles

Two types of tau proteins mix together in a nearly random way to generate the tangles seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

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New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing

When coated onto plastic tubing, the catalysts could act on chemicals flowing through, helping to synthesize drugs and other compounds.

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Movassaghi paper published in JACS

The paper, Total Synthesis of (−)-Voacinol and (−)-Voacandimine C, was published online on May 11, 2022

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Dan Suess wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Award recognizes talents and leadership qualities of young faculty in the chemical sciences.

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Gabriela Schlau-Cohen earns Tenure

Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2022.

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“Spring-loaded” system pops phosphorus into molecular rings

An alternative to methods requiring harsh chemical conditions, the reaction offers a new route to making useful phosphorous-containing compounds.

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Brett McGuire wins 2022 Teaching with Digital Technology Award

These sudent-nominated awards recognize faculty and instructors who have used digital technology to improve teaching and learning for MIT students.

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Alison Wendlandt interviewed by Chemical & Engineering News

Wendlandt, an Assistant Professor, joined the faculty in 2018.

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Study reveals the dynamics of human milk production

A new analysis shows how milk-producing cells change over time in nursing mothers.

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Chemical reactions for the energy transition

Yogesh Surendranath and his team are bringing powerful techniques of electrochemistry to bear on the problem of designing catalysts for sustainable fuels.

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Three faculty named as research collaborators in the 2021 class of LUCI Fellows

Professors Swager, Nelson, and Englund will work with scientists from military service labs in this DoD-funded initiative.

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