Chemistry Students Win at Health Hacks

Chemistry

Chemistry Students Win at Health Hacks

Chemistry majors Neda Ojaghlou and Mahdi Shafiei were members of “Heads Up,” the team that placed third at VCU’s third annual HealthHacks. HealthHacks is a 24-hour problem-solving marathon sponsored by The College of Engineering in conjunction with the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  More than 130 students from Virginia Commonwealth University and other universities worked […]

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Science Diplomacy in a Changing World

April 12, 2018 1:00 – 2:00pm Lecture by Jonathan Margolis: Science Diplomacy in a Changing World: How Science in Foreign Policy Works for Peace, Security, Prosperity & Development Science diplomacy operates in a unique niche of U.S. foreign policy tools. International scientific cooperation allows U.S. scientists – working for the government, academia, or non-governmental institutions […]

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Endowed Professorships Support Research

The College of Humanities and Sciences uses private endowment resources to support the work of its faculty on a wide range of research and teaching activities. Faculty members are awarded endowed chairs and professorships when they have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship, service, creativity, and innovations.   Faculty are nominated for an endowed […]

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High Schoolers Do College-Level Chemistry Research at VCU

Five Richmond Public high school students spent the past summer doing college-level research in the VCU Chemistry Department labs, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program and the Blue Sky Fund. Project SEED was established in 1968 by the American Chemical Society to expose economically disadvantaged high school students to chemistry research laboratories, […]

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Chemistry Faculty Receive $200,000 in State-Funded Research Grants

Chemistry chair Dr. Samy El-Shall and Professor Nicholas Farrell were each awarded $100,000 grants from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced early this month. These prestigious awards support Virginia research in high-potential areas of study with commercial promise including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, water quality, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned […]

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Visiting Scholar Using Solar Radiation to Clean Water

Dr. Amr Ali Hassan has six months left at VCU to harness the power of the sun to clean contaminated water. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, Hassan is conducting research at VCU on the development of new nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of pesticides. Photocatalysts are materials which when combined with energy from the sun […]

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VCU Remembers Lidia Vallarino

Lidia Marisa Vallarino, Ph.D., who retired as a professor from the Department of Chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, died January 22, 2017. Affectionately known in the department “Dr. V,” she was a prolific scholar, authored over 80 publications in international journals, held six patents, co-authored four chemistry textbooks and served the […]

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Chemistry Professor Receives Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Nicholas Farrell, is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the VA Section of the American Chemical Society.  His nomination from Dr. M. Samy El-Shall, highlighted his research, innovation and scientific leadership: “Dr. Farrell’s major research is on platinum-based anticancer agents, on which he is acknowledged as a leading international authority. The […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Chemistry Professor Named “Volunteer of the Year”

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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