Department of Chemistry

Taking a positive lead

Posted by on May 25, 2021

When Gladwin Bryan Labrague was searching online for colleges as a high school student in the Philippines, he knew he wanted to find a friendly campus that offered a strong educational environment. Now a senior in chemistry, Labrague says he made the right decision.

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S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

Posted by on May 12, 2021

Nineteen students in eight categories received recognition and cash awards as winners of the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri S&T. The conference featured oral and poster exhibitions that represented work from students in nearly every major at Missouri S&T. First-place winners were awarded a cash prize of $500. Second- and third-place finishers received $250 and $100, respectively.

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Katherine Grote is Missouri S&T’s 2021 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 21, 2021

Missouri S&T celebrated Dr. Katherine Grote, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, as the 2021 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 21) during a virtual ceremony.

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Terry Wilson named S&T Women’s Advocate of the Year

Posted by on April 21, 2021

Terry Wilson, associate teaching professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 21.

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Chemistry Nobel Laureate to present fifth Stoffer Lecture

Posted by on April 2, 2021

Missouri S&T will host a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry as part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration events. Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University, will deliver the fifth annual Stoffer Lecture virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.

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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators virtually

Posted by on April 1, 2021

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will exhibit their latest research projects virtually for the state’s top legislators throughout the week of April 12.

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Labs don’t stop for pandemics

Posted by on March 29, 2021

When students returned to classes in the fall 2020, many courses moved to hybrid and remote learning due to social distancing requirements. For hands-on laboratory courses, this posed a question that the chemistry faculty were ready to answer after quickly developing ways to offer labs to all. 

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Newly discovered material may ease wear and tear on extraterrestrial vehicles

Posted by on March 11, 2021

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover continues to explore the surface of Mars, scientists on Earth have developed a new nanoscale metal carbide that could act as a “superlubricant” to reduce wear and tear on future rovers. Researchers in Missouri S&T’s chemistry department and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with a class of […]

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Biomedical engineers develop ‘smart’ sensor bandages

Posted by on February 4, 2021

In a time of COVID-19 restrictions and minimal travel, many people are turning to virtual doctor appointments and consultations as a safer alternative to in-person doctor visits. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working to make this new wave of telemedicine more successful by creating an oxygen-sensing patch printed on a flexible, disposable bandage that can interact with a smartphone. This smart bandage could enable remote monitoring for the early detection of illnesses such as pressure ulcers, allowing for immediate treatment or intervention.

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Georgia Tech leader Dr. Colin Potts named Missouri S&T’s new provost

Posted by on January 27, 2021

Dr. Colin Potts, vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of interactive computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, will become provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Missouri S&T effective June 1.  “Dr. Potts is a dynamic and effective leader who brings an exceptional record of academic and administrative experience to S&T,” says […]

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