Department of Chemistry

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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Chemistry professor to conduct collaborative research in Japan

Posted by on April 18, 2017

A Missouri S&T chemistry professor will spend May in Japan, where he will conduct collaborative research and present a series of lectures as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

Posted by on March 16, 2017

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Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers at Missouri S&T. Writing in the March 17 issue of the journal Science, the S&T researchers say they have developed a way to “grow” thin layers of gold on single crystal […]

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Missouri S&T researcher works to develop nanodiamond materials

Posted by on February 1, 2017

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When you think of diamonds, rings and anniversaries generally come to mind. But one day, the first thing that will come to mind may be bone surgery. By carefully designing modified diamonds at the nano-scale level, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to create multifunctional diamond-based materials for applications ranging from advanced composites to drug delivery platforms and biomedical imaging agents.

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New Missouri S&T research center to focus on environment, energy

Posted by on January 3, 2017

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s newest research center, the Center for Research in Energy and Environment, was established effective Jan. 1. The center will address energy and environmental research under the direction of Dr. Philip Whitefield, chair and professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T.

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New approach to water splitting could improve hydrogen production

Posted by on December 17, 2016

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A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have demonstrated a more efficient, less cost-prohibitive way to split water into its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. Their approach could make hydrogen fuel a more viable energy source in the future while addressing the technological […]

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Honglan Shi: Water woman

Posted by on November 10, 2016

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When foul-tasting and potentially toxic water reaches Missouri residents, water utility supervisors know who to call: Dr. Honglan Shi.

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Mead-making Miners

Posted by on October 25, 2016

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One Missouri S&T alumnus reached deep into the past to determine his and his family’s future. Patrick Martin graduated in 2011 with degrees in chemistry and biological sciences. Today he practices the ancient art of mead-making at his family’s winery, Martin Brothers Winery, using his extensive education and passionate interest in microbiology as his muse. […]

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Former NASA astronaut to be first presenter in Stoffer Lecture Series

Posted by on October 7, 2016

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Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, director of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate, will give the inaugural lecture in the James O. Stoffer Lecture in Chemistry series.

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