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2014 School News

photos of Scott Denmark and Jonathan SweedlerTwo Illinois chemistry professors were the recipients of awards at the March ACS National Meeting. Scott Denmark received the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry, "For his creative applications of organosilicon compounds in organic synthesis and his fundamental investigations of mechanism, structure, and reactivity of organosilicon compounds." Jonathan Sweedler was awarded the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry, "For his research that emphasizes analytical neurochemistry, involves the development of small-volume methods to probe individual neurons, and uses these techniques to discover novel neurochemical pathways."
photo of William Banholzer and Joan BrenneckeThe ACS presented two Illinois chemical engineering alumni with national awards. William F. Banholzer (Masel) received the 2014 Earle B. Barnes Award and Joan F. Brennecke (Eckert) received the 2014 E. V. Murphree Award. ChBE News article.
image of regenerated plasticJeffrey Moore and collaborators have made further advances in their research by developing regenerating materials as a mechanism for self-repair. The journal Science recently published their work. UIUC News Bureau article, BBC News Hour article.
research imageThe Deborah Leckband research group has found that cell-to-cell force sensing converts mechanical information into biochemical signals that alter cell function. Their research can be found in April 15 issue of the Journal of Cell Science. ChBE News article.
photo pf Wilfred van der Donk and John RogersWilfred van der Donk and John Rogers have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rogers was recognized for pioneering flexible, stretchable electronics and van der Donk was recognized for discovering and designing new anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo of Lici A. Schurig-Briccio, Shannon Bogue, Xinxin Feng, Kai Li and Eric OldfieldEric Oldfield and colleagues are developing analogs of a multi-target antibiotic that may be very effective against pathogens such as malarial parasites and tuberculosis yet less toxic to humans. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo Sara SkrabalakIndiana University Assistant Professor and Illinois chemistry alumnus, Sara Skrabalak (PhD, Suslick, 2007) received the 2014 ACS Award in Pure Chemistry. Her research involves the creation of multi-functional materials useful in catalysis, biotechnology, energy, and environmental remediation.
research members of the Martin Burke and Chad Rienstra research groupsIn collaboration, the Martin Burke and Chad Rienstra research groups have determined the mechanism by which amphotericin acts as a fungicide. Additionally, the Burke group has developed a derivative that could be less toxic to people. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo of Moore, Sotos, WhiteA continuous self-healing system for fiber-composite materials has been developed by Jeffrey Moore and fellow researchers. Their work was published in Advanced Materials. Beckman Institute article.
photo of Patricia BlairPatricia Blair received a 2014 ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Grant. She is a graduate student in the Douglas Mitchell research group. She investigates the mechanism of action of plantazolicin against Bacillus anthracis.
photo Prashant Jain Prashant Jain is one of 23 chemists nationally awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He was recognized for his work with nano-optics and molecular imaging. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo Zaida Luthey-Schulten and Taekjip HaZaida Luthey-Schulten and Taekjip Ha collaborated to determine how ribosomal RNA interacts with proteins for ribosome assembly. Their study was published in Nature. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo of self-healing plasticJianjun Cheng and colleagues are developing self-healing plastics using readily available components. They modify the molecular bonding so that re-bonding is easier. Their research may be found in the journal Nature Communications. UIUC News Bureau article, video.
book cover of Physics of Gas-Liquid FlowThomas J. Hanratty recently published the book "Physics of Gas-Liquid Flows". The book summarizes progress in the understanding of multiphase flows and contributes to the establishment of the discipline as a new branch of fluid dynamics. ChBE article.
photo Charles SchroederCharles Schroeder was named a Beckman Fellow in the Center for Advanced Study for the 2014-15 year. ChBE article.
photo of Huimin ZhaoHuimin Zhao will receive the 2014 Gaden Award for a paper that he and his colleagues wrote, "Cloning and characterization of a panel of constitutive promoters for applications in pathway engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". ChBE article.
SCS News — 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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