Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry


Department Calendar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:00 a.m.

Final Public Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Chenjie Zeng, Jin Research Group

Precision at the Nanoscale: On the Structure and Property Evolution of Gold Nanoclusters

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Miriam Freedman, Pennsylvania State University

Surfaces and Interfaces in Atmospheric Chemistry

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Ryan Sullivan

Abstract and Bio

Friday, December 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Tatsuya Higaki

Visualization of Single Molecule for Organic Chemistry

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Daniel Siroky

News & Announcements

Three MCS Professors Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers

Chemistry professors Neil Donahue, Rongchao Jin and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski are among the world’s most highly cited researchers in science, according to Thomson-Reuters.

Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Electrical Signals in the Brain

Maria Kurnikova is part of a team that published a paper in the journal Neuron that shows how one class of epilepsy drugs blocks the spread of out-of-control electrical signals in the brain during a seizure.

Neil Donahue Receives Pittsburgh Award from American Chemical Society

Neil M. Donahue, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2016 Pittsburgh Award from the American Chemical Society's Pittsburgh Section. The award “symbolizes the honor and appreciation accorded to those who have rendered distinguished service to the field of chemistry.” Donahue is noted for his high-impact research in atmospheric chemistry and leadership in climate science both locally and nationally.

New Gene-Editing Technology Cures a Genetic Blood Disorder in Mice

The technology may offer a minimally invasive treatment for blood disorders

The next-generation gene-editing system developed by Danith Ly and his colleagues at Yale can be administered is minimally invasive and significantly decreases unwanted, off-target gene mutations as compared to CRISPR.

New gene-editing trick discovered just in time for J-Lo’s “CRISPR” TV series (The Washington Post, October 26, 2016)

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Neil M. Donahue have shown that semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provide greater understanding into how organic particles behave in the atmosphere.

Matyjaszewski Wins 2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

Matyjaszewski shares the prize with Kyoto University’s Mitsuo Sawamoto.

photo of ACS Scholars with Dean Doerge and Maggie Braun

MCS Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars

Congratulations to the six Mellon College of Science seniors who have been selected as 2016-2017 Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars.