Recent News

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner named Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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Undergraduates in Summer Research

Josh: This summer I did a research internship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA through their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  I worked on a project this summer that focused on finding better drug therapies for Ebola virus and other filoviruses.  Specifically, I looked at antibodies from human survivors of Ebola […]

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Congratulations to Dr. R. Gerald Bass

Dr. R. Gerald Bass, Chemistry Department Chairman from 1995-1998 and Emeritus faculty has been elected as a 2015 ACS Fellow. This is a great honor and well-deserved recognition of his contributions to science, education and service to the ACS Community. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to […]

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Dr. Sally Hunnicutt recipient of VCU Distinguished Teaching Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sally Hunnicutt on her Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Hunnicutt is one of VCU’s faculty gems. She has stepped forward across the educational enterprise to take leadership roles and make positive changes. She is a gifted classroom instructor, an innovator in chemistry pedagogy, and a leader in developing effective advising […]

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2015 John B. Fenn Lecture

Acceleration of Reactions in Charged Microdroplets Richard N. Zare Stanford University September 8th, 2015  Academic Learning Commons room 1201 5:30-6:40 p.m. Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, we have studied the synthesis of isoquinoline in a charged electrospray droplet and the complexation between cytochrome c and maltose in a fused droplet to investigate the feasibility of droplets […]

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Dr. Hani El-Kaderi Awarded Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

Chemistry’s Hani El-Kaderi, along with Puru Jena awarded a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) has award the both $100,000 for their project, Nano-Inspired Electrolytes and Cathode Materials for a New Generation of Li and Na-Ion Batteries. 

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Chemistry Undergradute Joins Ebola Treatment Team

Joshua David, ’17 will be spending his summer at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He will be part of a team trying to develop medication to treat Ebola. Please see the Richmond Times Article for more!

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Edith Allin awarded Excellence in Leadership

Edith M. Allin, Fiscal Service Center Manager for Chemistry and Forensic Science was awarded the College of Humanities and Science’s Excellence in Leadership .  In order to be nominated for this award one must;  exude excellence in leadership within their unit or program and has a minimum of five years of service in the College. Please join us in thanking […]

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Undergraduate Alumni makes JCP Editor’s Choice List

VCU Chemistry undergraduate alumni, Joshua Driskill ‘s research paper has made  the Journal of Chemical Physics 2014 Editor’s choice list. Josh graduated from VCU in Spring 2014 with B.S in Chemistry, Professional Chemist track. He conducted research in Dr. Alenka Luzar’s lab through out his undergraduate career.

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Dr. Samy El-Shall to Give Elske Smith Lecture

M. Samy El-Shall, professor in the Department of Chemistry, will present this year’s Elske v.P. Smith lecture on Tuesday, April 21 in Virgina Rooms A & B of the Student Commons. Samy’s lecture, VCU Opportunities for Research Cooperation and Science Diplomacy in the Middle East, will discuss several new approaches to utilize the unique faculty […]

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