School of Chemical Sciences
School NewsDouglas Mitchell will receive the 2016 National Fresenius Award. He was cited for his his contributions toward the mechanistic understanding and reengineering of natural product biosynthesis. Chemistry News article. Paul Hergenrother is the recipient of the 2016 Innovation Transfer Award/University of Illinois. The award honors someone whose research has resulted in either a discovery or a work with the potential for significant societal impact. Chemistry News article David Flaherty and Neil Wilson have uncovered the mechanism for direct synthesis of H2O2 on palladium cluster catalysts, potentially allowing its replacement for the more toxic chlorine. ChBE News article. John Rogers and collaborators have developed tiny implantable brain sensors that dissolve away when they are no longer needed. UIUC News Bureau article. Steven Zimmerman was recently honored with the 2015 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity. Chemistry News article. Yi Lu and co-workers made mutations in amino acids in the protein azurin to widen its redox potential, making improved redox enzymes a possibility. Their research was published in the Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. C&EN article. The Oldfield and Gennis research groups have found that some drugs already in use may have antibacterial properties that bacteria have difficulty developing resistance to. UIUC News Bureau article.
Yi Lu, Richard Masel, Catherine Murphy, and John Rogers are on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015. UIUC News Bureau article. More School News
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Christian Ray was the recipient of this years LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Instructional Staff.
Jerrod Henderson received the 2014-2015 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement.