Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry


Friday, August 25, 2017
3:15 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Simon Harrisson, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Gradient Copolymers and the Limits of Precision Polymer Synthesis

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Kris Matyjaszewski

Friday, September 1, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Final Public Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Heather Stout, Achim and Münck Research Groups

Spectroscopic Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes with Special Electronic Properties

Location: Mellon Institute Room 409

Friday, September 8, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Final Public Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Jon Willcox, Kim Research Group

Molecular Dynamics Analysis of a Hydrogen-Bonding Ionic Liquid and of Water in Graphene Oxide Membranes

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Department Calendar

News & Announcements

photo of Alex Petti and poster of play

Alumni’s New Musical Comedy Takes Center Stage in Chicago

An all-Carnegie Mellon University production won MCL Chicago’s third annual Premier Premieres! Festival for their musical “The Trouble with Dead Boyfriends.” Co-written by alumnus Alex Petti, the show will take the stage Aug. 17–19 in Chicago for a four-run encore performance.

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Graduate Student Qing Ye Runner-Up for Atmospheric Sciences Award

The Desert Research Institute has named chemistry graduate student Qing Ye the runner-up for the Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences. The award is presented to a woman pursuing a graduate degree in atmospheric sciences or a related program at a university in the United States.

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Catalysts Efficiently and Rapidly Remove BPA from Water

Terry Collins has developed an approach that quickly and cheaply removes more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water. In a paper published in Green Chemistry, Collins’ research team and collaborators at the University of Auckland and Oregon State University also compiled evidence of BPA’s presence in a multitude of products and water sources, as well as the chemical’s toxicity.

CMU Chemical Promises To Rid 99 Percent Of BPA From Wastewater (WESA, August 9, 2017)

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MCS Students Learn to “Speak Up” about Research

Jenny Gao (far right), a senior chemistry major, took third place in the 2nd annual Speak Up! seminar series with her novel approach to bone regeneration.

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Small data unpicks complex interactions: Machine learning models complex physical systems with sparse datasets

Newell Washburn's research covered in Chemistry World, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.