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Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

August 1, 2018

A new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels.

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Ellen Matson wins fellowship supporting innovative teaching

Ellen Matson wins fellowship supporting innovative teaching

July 27, 2018

Assistant professor of chemistry Ellen Matson is one of five inaugural recipients of the Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, awarded for balancing research with a commitment to innovative teaching practices.

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Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

June 20, 2018

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.

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‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

May 23, 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.

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Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2018

Four undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing support for US students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.

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David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

April 18, 2018

With 12 years on the faculty, the associate professor of chemistry is being widely praised by his former students for his role in their current success as scientists.

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Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

April 16, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of neuroscience, are this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards.

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University remembers Andrew Kende, professor emeritus of chemistry

University remembers Andrew Kende, professor emeritus of chemistry

April 16, 2018

Kende was a former chair of the Department of Chemistry and a world renowned organic chemist and inventor who specialized in the synthesis of complex molecules, including ones used for anti-cancer treatments.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

January 31, 2018

University of Rochester chemists are working on changes to existing batteries to provide clean energy when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

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