Department of Chemistry
Two graduate students from the chemistry department, Alexander Sokolov and Tao Liang, have won the 2013 Dissertation Completion Award. They will receive funding from the graduate school this coming academic year in order to complete their dissertations by next summer at the latest.
A new video produced by the American Chemical Society features current research from the lab of assistant professor Tina Salguero. The video, part of the ACS Publications "Breakthrough Science" series, focuses on a recently published communication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (DOI: 10.1021/ja310587c) highlighting the synthesis of nanosheets of calcium copper tetrasilicate (CaCuSi4O10), the key component of a pigment known as Egyptian blue that has been manufactured since the third millennium BC. The work has received much press from major scientific news outlets, such as Scientific American, C&EN, the Materials Research Society, and even The History Channel and Archaeology magazine.
Several of our professors and students were honored with awards from the Northeast Georgia ACS affiliate this year. Of the eleven people honored, seven were from UGA.
Atherosclerosis, a buildup of cellular plaque in the arteries, remains one of the leading causes of death globally.
With so much attention focused on the achievements of our professors and their graduate students, it’s easy to forget about the burgeoning undergraduate population that is making a big impact within UGA’s chemistry department.
Dr. Lionel Carreira was awarded the Georgia BioBusiness Academic Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the University of Georgia Research Foundation for his successes as a spirited entrepreneur and for his longstanding commitment to education and research.
Six graduate students in the Department of Chemistry have been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award. These awards are conferred annually by the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning.
Kasey Darley, a senior chemistry major from Macon and member of Dr. Dhar's NanoTherapeutics Research lab, has been selected to present her work at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in La Crosse, Wisconsin.