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Friday,
03 Feb 2017
4:56 PM
Alumnus Willie May, Former Director of NIST, Joins UMD’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Dr. Willie May to serve as the college’s director of major research and training initiatives

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Tuesday,
10 Jan 2017
12:13 PM
UMD Researchers Share Optimistic Vision for Paris Climate Agreement
New book provides detailed analysis of targets laid out by international community

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Sunday,
08 Jan 2017
9:50 PM
Theorist and interdisciplinary scientist, Pratyush Tiwary, joins faculty
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to announce that Pratyush Tiwary will join the faculty in June, 2017 as an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Depa

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Thursday,
17 Nov 2016
12:54 PM
UMD Chemistry & Army Research Laboratory Collaborators Block Oxidation Failure of Carbon Nanotubes
To find out more, view the article at: 10.1002/adma.201601027

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Monday,
10 Oct 2016
11:17 AM
Papoian, Zhao, Winogradoff and Collaborators Report on Chaperone Orchestrated Assembly of Centromeric Chromatin Superstructures
The genomic DNA of higher organisms winds around hockey-puck like octamers, comprised of histone proteins, forming chromatin fibers that further coil into chromosomes.

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Wednesday,
15 Jun 2016
5:26 PM
Alumnus Tobin Marks Receives 2017 Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor
“I am deeply honored to receive this most important recognition from the American Chemical Society, and likewise am deeply honored to join the ranks of all the previous Priestley medalists

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Monday,
09 May 2016
2:49 PM
Senior Iowis Zhu, Double Degree Candidate in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Named University Medalist
He is, quite simply, a “force of nature,” says Associate Professor Jason D. Kahn, who supervised Zhu in his Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry lab.

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Monday,
25 Apr 2016
2:45 PM
Professor Christopher Jarzynski named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
With this honor, Professor Jarzynski joins some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academic, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

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Monday,
25 Apr 2016
2:37 PM
Jack Tossell, emeritus Professor of Chemistry, passed away on April 25 after a long battle with cancer
Jack was born in Norwalk, Ohio and attended the University of Chicago, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1966. He then moved to Harvard University,

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Tuesday,
12 Apr 2016
2:33 PM
Dr. Myles Poulin to Join Maryland’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Myles Poulin will join the Department this summer as an Assistant Professor. Research Interests. Dr. Poulin’s research interests are in Bioorganic Che

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Tuesday,
22 Mar 2016
1:36 PM
2016 Beckman Scholar Program Announcement
The Beckman Scholar Program is a two‐year program that provides research support for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Sunday,
06 Mar 2016
2:26 PM
Brenna Hodges, class of 2015 for Chemistry awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Brenna Hodges, class of 2015 for Chemistry with a minor in Statistics, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstan

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Friday,
19 Feb 2016
1:28 PM
Dr. Osvaldo Gutierrez joins the faculty in June, 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to announce that Osvaldo Gutierrez will join the faculty in June 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. Osvaldo is c

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Thursday,
07 Jan 2016
1:06 PM
Efrain Rodriguez Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Rodriguez received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Thursday,
15 Oct 2015
9:31 AM
GAANN Chemistry Doctoral Fellowships
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded a new grant from the Department of Education via the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) program. This award will

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Thursday,
15 Oct 2015
9:27 AM
Alum Matthew Disney (B.S. ’97, Chemistry) Receives 2015 NIH Pioneer Award – NIH
Congratulations to alum Matthew Disney, a 2015 NIH Pioneer Award recipient. Read more about his project titled “Using a Disease-Affected Cell to Synthesize Its Own Drug” here.

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Tuesday,
29 Sep 2015
3:16 PM
Prof. John Fourkas and collaborators discover how nanostructured surfaces direct cellular motion
Congratulations to John Fourkas, Wolfgang Losert, lead author Xiaoyu Sun, and several other current and former members of the Fourkas and Losert labs, whose new paper, “Asymmetric Nano/Mic

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Tuesday,
25 Aug 2015
8:47 AM
Sintim and CMNS Researchers in UMD-led Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation
A University of Maryland-led team has found an important link in the biofilm formation process: an enzyme that shuts down the signals that bacteria use to form a biofilm.

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Tuesday,
21 Jul 2015
5:49 PM
Congratulations to Dr. Alice Mignerey on her selection as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Dr. Alice Mignerey has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society for research in both basic and applied nuclear chemistry.

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Tuesday,
23 Jun 2015
4:36 PM
Willie May (Ph.D. ’77, Chemistry) is U.S. Government’s Top Chemist
Chemical & Engineering news profiles Willie E. May following his appointment as Undersecretary in the Department of Congress and Director of NIST

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Wednesday,
17 Jun 2015
11:10 AM
Linda Zappasodi
January 28, 1950 – June 11, 2015

Linda Zappasodi, Director of Facility Operations in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, passed away on Thursday, June 11 at the age of 65.

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Thursday,
11 Jun 2015
11:10 AM
Department Hosts National Organic Chemistry Events
The 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium was held on campus at the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts on June 30-July 2. 

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Wednesday,
27 May 2015
2:24 PM
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry gathered on May 22, 2015 to celebrate the achievements of its 2015 graduates. 

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Monday,
11 May 2015
12:36 PM
Chemistry Undergraduate Student Starts Company
Omar Goheer is a junior at University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a double degree in Economics and Chemistry

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Wednesday,
06 May 2015
11:19 AM
Sang Bok Lee & Gary Rubloff “nanopore battery” wins Outstanding Invention of the Year 2014
The University of Maryland Invention of the Year Awards were announced at the Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships event on April 29

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Wednesday,
06 May 2015
11:16 AM
Willie May (Ph.D. ’77, Chemistry) Confirmed as Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of N.I.S.T
Alumnus Willie May is a past Distinguished Advisor to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Friday,
01 May 2015
2:33 PM
Dr. Nicholas Corsepius awarded the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Prize
  Dr. Nicholas Corsepius was awarded the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Prize

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Wednesday,
01 Apr 2015
1:33 PM
Senior Chemistry Major Brandon Ng Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Brandon Ng has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to study in Israel. Ng has been a researcher in the laboratory of Jason Kahn

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Tuesday,
10 Mar 2015
2:09 PM
Help Send ACS Student Affiliates Chapter to Boston
The UMD ACS Chapter is requesting funding for the 250th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA, which will take place from August 16-20, 2015.

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Sunday,
01 Mar 2015
4:05 PM
UMD inventors including Herman Sintim awarded patent for compounds capable of fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria
University of Maryland researchers have developed chemical compounds that enhance the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics and inhibit the formation and persistence of biofilms.
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