Board of Regents

Congratulations Chemistry!

June 25, 2018

The board voted by consent agenda to split the CU Boulder Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry into two independent departments: the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry.

3MT Logo

3 CHEM Graduate Students to give a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation

Feb. 12, 2018

Congratulations to Erin McDuffie, Katelyn Long, and Katherine Primm on their qualification for the final round of the Graduate School’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition!

Electronic Skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.

Professor Marvin Caruthers

2 CU Boulder faculty named 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellows

Jan. 9, 2018

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named two CU Boulder faculty members to its class of fellows for 2017. Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers of CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was honored for his pioneering contributions to the chemical synthesis of DNA and RNA, making it possible to decode and encode genes and genomes.

Olester Benson

Alumnus wins prestigious national chemistry award

Dec. 4, 2017

Olester Benson has been named the recipient of the 2017 Percy Julian Award.

David Jonas

Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

Dec. 1, 2017

Professor David Jonas has been awarded the 2018 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics for his notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics.

Steven George

Dr. Steven George recipient of the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture

Sept. 27, 2017

Steven George was awarded the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture for seminal contributions to understanding, development and applications of atomic layer deposition.

Tarek Sammakia

The Best Should Teach

Aug. 22, 2017

The Best Should Teach Initiative strives to acknowledge excellence in teaching and academic leadership. The initiative is managed by the Graduate Teacher Program in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lindley and Marguerite Stiles established the initiative in 1996 to promulgate the message that “The Best Should Teach.”

Oana Luca has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her cross-coupling research. Photo by Cay Leytham-Powell.

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca, an assistant professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at CU Boulder, has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her work attempting to make the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs both quicker and cheaper by innovating an old chemical procedure for new means.

Jacob Rodriguez

Chemistry undergraduate wins prestigious 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 10, 2017

Jacob Rodriguez, a junior in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific awards for undergraduates.

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