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Jasti and Prell to Join UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce our two newest hires, Ramesh Jasti and James Prell.

Prof. Jasti and his group will move to Oregon this summer where he will be an Associate Professor in the organic/inorganic division. Jasti started his career at Boston University where he pioneered the field of cycloparaphenylene chemistry (carbon "nanohoops").

Dr. Prell will start this summer as an Assistant Professor in the physical chemistry division. He is currently finishing his postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. At Oregon Prell will utilize state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques to examine biological processes.

UO Connection for New Publication – Environmental Science: Nano

Environmental Science: Nano launched their inaugural issue in February, 2014. UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Jim Hutchison serves as an Associate Editor for this new journal published by the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry – the first societal journal to focus solely on environmental nanoscience and nanotechnology. This first and subsequent issues are accessible online at:

Visiting Professor, Thomas Greenbowe, Receives ACS 2014 National Award

Thomas Greenbowe was awarded the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education at the the 247th ACS National Meeting this March in Dallas, TX. Read more

Shannon Boettcher receives 2014 Cottrell Scholar Award

Shannon Boettcher, Professor in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been honored with a 2014 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science and Advancement. Read more

Thailand names new green chemistry lab for Ken Doxsee

Assumption College in Thonburi, Thailand opens the Doxsee Green Chemistry Laboratory in honor of Ken Doxsee, Professor in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Read more

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Richard Chartoff featured in Men’s Journal story

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Geri Richmond chosen as President-elect of AAAS. Read more

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Mark Lonergan, Geri Richmond and Tom Stevens Honored at CAS Reception. Read more

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Michael Haley awarded UO’s Noyes Professorship in Chemistry. Read more

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Geri Richmond receives Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award. Read more

The Bumpy Road to More Efficient Energy Sources - Shannon Boettcher lab in the news. Read more

Oregon Scientists Offer New Insights on Controlling Nanoparticle Stability

In a project — detailed in the Nov. 27 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C — doctoral student Beverly L. Smith and James E. Hutchison, who holds the Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry at the UO, analyzed how nanoparticle size and molecules on their surfaces, called ligands, influence structural integrity under rising temperatures..
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Dr. Tom Stevens elected as AAAS Fellow

Tom H. Stevens, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected for his contributions in cell biology, particularly for insights into the molecular mechanisms governing protein trafficking in the eukaryotic secretory pathway.
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Research Professor Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Global Health and Development Research

Richard Chartoff, research professor in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Polymer Characterization and Thermal Analysis Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR), will pursue an innovative global health and development research project.
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Brad Nolen's group identifies protein that builds cell's skeleton

Reporting in the journal Current Biology, Assistant Professor Brad Nolen's research group has discovered the protein that starts the formation of branched actin filaments, key structures that determine cell shape and function. The protein, Dip1, and other WISH/DIP/SPIN90 proteins, form seed filaments that are then handed off to other known filament regulators. Read More

UO Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Marina Guenza Organizes Symposium for Fall 2013 ACS National Meeting and Exposition

Professor Marina Guenza served as co-organizer, with Dr. Barbara Capone of the University of Vienna, for the Course-Graining and Multiscale Modeling Symposium sponsored by the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society at the 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, which took place September 8-12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event, showcased the state of the art research in the field, with more than fifty talks by scientists from top Universities around the world. Read More

UO Chemistry Department Professor Richmond, Appointed Presidential Chair

Dr. Geraldine "Geri" Richmond, who was named last year to the 25-member National Science Board, has been appointed to serve as the UO's second-ever presidential chair. Read More

Excellence in Teaching and Research

The University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

Research advances made here have made significant contributions to many areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry, including materials and nanoscience, chemical physics, molecular synthesis, medicinal chemistry, optics and spectroscopy, and theoretical chemistry. State-of-the-art science facilities make the Department a unique center for both undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry.

Our Department is also proud of its tradition of excellence in teaching. Our undergraduates are very active in research labs and the high percentage of students performing research is a unique and invaluable aspect of our undergraduate experience.

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Faculty Positions Open within the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2014 at the anticipated rank of assistant professor. More Information...

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure track or tenured position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2014 at the rank of assistant or associate professor. More Information...

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