Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry


Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Mark Bathe, MIT

Programming and Probing Biomolecular Machines

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Bruce Armitage


Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Amanda C. Bryant-Friedrich, University of Toledo

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Catalina Achim

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News & Announcements

photo of Neil Donahue

Atmospheric Chemist Neil Donahue Wins Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest

The Esselen Award is one of the American Chemical Society’s Northeastern Section’s Most Prestigious Awards

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Chemist Yisong Guo Receives NSF Career Award

Carnegie Mellon University chemist Yisong Guo has received a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation. Guo, an assistant professor of chemistry, received the five-year grant to study three newly discovered non-heme mononuclear iron-containing (NHM-Fe) enzymes. These enzymes are known to play a role in a number of processes that impact health and aging.

 Structure of Au246(SR)80 nanoparticle

Synthetic Nanoparticles Achieve the Complexity of Protein Molecules

Rongchao Jin and chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts — biomolecules. The study, published in Science, also reveals the atomic-level mechanisms behind nanoparticle self-assembly.