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A photo of Susan Solomon beside the cover of her new book, entitled SOLVABLE.

Q&A: What past environmental success can teach us about solving the climate crisis

In a new book, Professor Susan Solomon uses previous environmental successes as a source of hope and guidance for mitigating climate change.

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Beck Hanscam smiles on a bench beside a white husky with its tongue out.

Postdoctoral Researcher Spotlight: Beck Hanscam

Postdoctoral Researcher Beck Hanscam describes their research and answers 20 random questions.

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Sarah Quinn smiles in front of a sunset on a beach.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Quinn

Chemistry Graduate Student Sarah Quinn describes her research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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"A glowing penicillin molecule."

Scientists use computational modeling to guide a difficult chemical synthesis

Using this new approach, researchers could develop drug compounds with unique pharmaceutical properties.

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Har Gobind Khorana smiles in front of a chalkboard.

Biographical Memoir published on Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel Laureate and Former Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Biology and Chemistry

The memoir was written by Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor Emeritus, and Uttam L. RajBhandary, Lester Wolfe Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology.

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Scientists preserve DNA in an amber-like polymer

With their “T-REX” method, DNA embedded in the polymer could be used for long-term storage of genomes or digital data such as photos and music.

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Jeremiah Johnson (Left) and Heather Kulik (Right) smile in their respective headshots.

Jeremiah Johnson and Heather Kulik among the winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2024 Materials Chemistry Horizon Prize

The prize was given for demonstrating the potential and impact of embedded mechanochemical reactivity on the mechanical limits of cross-linked polymer networks.

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Advocating for science funding on Capitol Hill

PhD students and postdocs recently met with legislators to share expertise and advocate for science agency funding.

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Professor Xiao Wang smiles in a hallway.

Xiao Wang earns Tenure

Wang has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1, 2024.

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Robert Gilliard smiles in an outdoor setting.

An expansive approach to making new compounds

To create molecules with unique properties, Associate Professor Robert Gilliard and his team deploy strategies from both organic and inorganic chemistry.

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Researchers develop a detector for continuously monitoring toxic gases

The material could be made as a thin coating to analyze air quality in industrial or home settings over time.

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Paul Cesana smiles in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Paul Cesana

Chemistry Graduate Student Paul Cesana describes his research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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Image of Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen in her lab.

Gabriela Schlau-Cohen Promoted to Full Professor

This promotion will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

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