News & Events

Efrain Rodriguez Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Posted: January 7, 2016

Assistant Professor Rodriguez received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (more…)

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GAANN Chemistry Doctoral Fellowships
  • Posted: October 8, 2015

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 support five Chemistry PhD students each year for the next three years. Since first begun in 2006, the UMD Chemistry GAANN program has awarded GAANN Fellowships to 30 graduate students. [caption id="attachment_10715" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2016 GAANN Fellow

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Alum Matthew Disney (B.S. ’97, Chemistry) Receives 2015 NIH Pioneer Award – NIH
  • Posted: October 7, 2015

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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Professor John Fourkas and collaborators discover how nanostructured surfaces direct cellular motion
  • Posted: September 28, 2015

New research reveals how cells get a foothold to move around in their environment

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UMD-led Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation
  • Posted: August 24, 2015

Sintim and CMNS Researchers in UMD-led Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation

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Congratulations to Dr. Alice Mignerey on her selection as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society
  • Posted: July 21, 2015

Dr. Alice Mignerey has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society for research in both basic and applied nuclear chemistry. (more…)

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Willie May (Ph.D. ’77, Chemistry) is U.S. Government’s Top Chemist
  • Posted: June 23, 2015

Chemical & Engineering news profiles Willie E. May following his appointment as Undersecretary in the Department of Congress and Director of NIST (more…)

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Department Hosts National Organic Chemistry Events
  • Posted: June 11, 2015

The 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium was held on campus at the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts on June 30-July 2.  (more…)

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Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
  • Posted: May 27, 2015

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry gathered on May 22, 2015 to celebrate the achievements of its 2015 graduates.  (more…)

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Chemistry Undergraduate Student Starts Company
  • Posted: May 11, 2015

Omar Goheer is a junior at University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a double degree in Economics and Chemistry

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