Department of Chemistry

Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nano drug delivery

Posted by on March 21, 2018

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A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Kansas in a scientific paper published today (March 21, 2018).

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New MXene materials could capture wasted frictional energy from smartphones, and more

Posted by on January 31, 2018

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Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone, it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone’s battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T.

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Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

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The third and final phase of Missouri S&T’s Biosciences Complex is included in the list of major construction and renovation projects approved by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Yinfa Ma to lead S&T’s Center for Biomedical Research

Posted by on September 1, 2017

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Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology and associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Arts, Sciences and Business, became director of the newly renamed Center for Biomedical Research at Missouri S&T today (Friday, Sept. 1). The center was established in 2008 […]

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 19

Posted by on August 10, 2017

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Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center who received funding from the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) will present their research as part of the OBI Research Symposium Saturday, Aug. 19.

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A fight against aging

Posted by on August 1, 2017

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For years, Jatin Mehta watched his mother’s health degrade as she dealt with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes. When she passed away on March 5, 2016, Mehta dedicated his research to her, and to the millions of others around the world that die from age-associated diseases every year.

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Chemistry researcher receives prestigious honor

Posted by on July 21, 2017

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A renowned researcher and educator at Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected to join an exclusive group of chemists. But he says the honor has more to do with the quality of research, education and community outreach at Missouri S&T than with his individual accomplishments. Dr. Yinfa Ma, associate dean for research […]

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Functional as a philosophy

Posted by on June 13, 2017

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After working for several years at Chevron Corp. on government contracts in his native Pakistan, Malik Adnan Saeed decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. He says Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his work in the field of aerogels inspired his choice to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T student earns ECS Fellowship

Posted by on June 5, 2017

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Siddesh Umapathi, a Ph.D. student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fellowship for the 2017 summer. This fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue research work in a field of interest to ECS and includes a $5,000 cash award.

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Researchers create shape-memory aerogels with rubber-like elasticity

Posted by on May 2, 2017

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Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly impossible to improve on a substance considered the final frontier in lightweight materials. But chemists from Missouri University of Science and Technology have done just that by making aerogels that have rubber-like elasticity and can “remember” their original shapes.

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