Visiting Scholar Using Solar Radiation to Clean Water

Chemistry

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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Alumni spotlight: Ana Cingel

For some, the end of summer signifies the last days of beach visits and free time but for Ana Cingel, BS Chemistry ’06, it signals the completion of a months-long preparation for the new school year as the Secondary Science Coordinator for the Virginia Beach City Public School system. Ana found her love of science […]

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College Faculty Win PeRQ Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members of the College who won Presidential Research Quest (PeRQ) Awards! Scott Gronert, Chemistry, for  “Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Temporal Responses in the Redox Proteome of Trauma Patients: Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Recoveries with Complications.” Abstract. As part of a large effort at VCU to identify biomarkers related to trauma patient […]

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Staff Spotlight: Kevin Knitter

Kevin Knitter works as a Chemical and Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Core Facility technician in the Department of Chemistry. He has been with the College  for four years in this position. Kevin feels the best part of his job is the opportunity to do independent research in order to extend the facility’s capabilities. He believes in […]

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Alumni spotlight: Brian Schaneberg

Brian Schaneberg, Ph.D. Chemistry ’00, first came to Virginia Commonwealth University as a participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program in the Department of Chemistry. In addition to the urban campus that greatly differed from the small Midwest school he attended, Brian also found a nurturing academic environment that inspired him to pursue […]

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2015 Mary E. Kapp Lecture

April 7 6:30 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, rm 2201 Dr. James M. Mayer Yale University “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions to Oxide Nanoparticle Chemistry” Research in the Mayer group spans the fields of inorganic, materials, bioinorganic, organometallic, and physical organic chemistry. Our primary focus is on redox reactions that involve bond formation […]

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