Presidential Research Lecture: At the Water's Edge
Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Aqueous Surfaces, to include a welcome from UO President Michael Gottfredson. Lecture will be May 7th at 7:00pm in the Lillis Business Complex, Auditorium 182.
Thin Films of Nickel and Iron Oxides Yield Efficient Solar Water-Splitting Catalyst
Researchers in the Solar Materials and Electrochemistry Laboratory of Shannon Boettcher, professor of chemistry, studied the catalyst material and also developed a computer model for applying catalyst thin films in solar water-splitting devices as a tool to predict the effectiveness of a wide range of catalyst materials for solar-hydrogen production. The project has resulted in two recent papers.
ConfChem Conference on Educating the Next Generation
Read more about the UO's Chemistry of Sustainability Course in this recent ACS publication. This work was a collaboration between Julie Haack, Jim
Hutchison, Andy Berglund, Mark Lonergan, David Tyler and Darren Johnson.
Bioinformatics Master’s Opens Doors in DNA Sequencing
“The new master’s program provides cross-disciplinary training to prepare graduates for today’s cutting-edge jobs in biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical industries,” said Dr. Andy Berglund, an associate professor in the Institute of Molecular Biology. Read More
New Courses by UO Professors in Program to Help Schools
A special University of Oregon program will offer a pair of courses for high school students during winter term, augmenting the offerings of local school districts by holding classes on furlough days and other non-instructional days. UO Chemistry Professors Dr. Marina Guenza and Dr. Andrew Marcus will be teaching Advanced Topics in Chemistry 1. Read More
UO Chemistry Professor David Tyler would like to dispel some myths about "green" consumerism.
David Tyler, chemistry professor, plastics expert, and public speaker helps us make sustainable choices based on facts rather than trends or clever marketing. Read More
UO Chemistry Professor Richmond Appointed to National Science Board
Geri Richmond, the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, has been appointed to the National Science Board, according to a White House announcement. Read More
UO Opens the New Lewis Integrative Science Building
Kimberly Andrews Espy, vice president for research, innovation and graduate education, announced, “And now I declare the Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building officially open,” as Beverly Lewis, one of the major donors behind the $65 million science building, pulled a lever and released green and yellow balloons on the audience. Read More
Dr. von Hippel is the recipient of the 2013 Biophysical Society Founders Award
University of Oregon's Professor of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Dr. Peter von Hippel, will be honored with the Founders Award for establishing the principles which underlie the quantitative study of all protein-nucleic acid interactions. He will be honored at the 2013 Biophysical Society Founders Awards Symposium on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Excellence in Teaching and Research
The University of Oregon Chemistry Department has a long history of excellence in teaching and research in diverse branches of Chemistry.
Research advances made here have made significant contributions to many areas of Chemistry and beyond, including Biochemistry, 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.
Situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Cascade Mountain Range and coastal rain forest, Eugene and its surroundings provide an attractive place to live and work.
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Faculty Position in the Chemistry Department
The Institute of Molecular Biology and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oregon have an opening for a tenure-related biochemistry faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2013 or later. More Information...
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