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Tomas Hirschfeld Award: Mengliang Zhang

Mengliang Zhang obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy Engineering and M.S. in Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy from Jilin University, China, and started his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Ohio University in 2010.


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Welcome Dr. Jixin Chen

The department would like to welcome Dr. Jixin Chen, as our newest faculty member. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the development and application of physical and analytical techniques to understand the complex behavior of molecules and nanoparticles at surfaces and interfaces. He is particularly interested in single-molecule microscpectroscopy, in which he has studied a few bio-platforms such as proteins and DNAs using methods including single-molecule super-resolution imaging and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET).




World Intellectual Property Organization Publishes Three Patents Involving OHIO Chemists


‘Online Monitoring of Fuel Cell Reactions by Desorption Electrospray Mass Spectrometry’
The inventors are Dr. Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ning Pan; and Dr. Howard D. Dewald, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning at Ohio University.

‘Ionization of Chemicals in Mixture at Low PH by Ambient Ionization/Mass Spectrometry’
The inventors are Dr. Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ning Pan, and Pengyuan Liu.

‘Method for Identifying Layers Providing Corrosion Protection in Crude Oil Fractions’
The inventors are: Henry Alan Wolf (US), Fang Cao (US), Saul C. Blum (US), Alan M. Schilowitz (US), Shiun Ling (US), James Mclaughlin (US), Srdjan Nesic (US), Peng Jin (US) and Gheorghe Bota (US).

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Dr. Peter Harrington to speak at BIT's Annual conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014

BIT's 3rd Annual conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014 will be held in Dalian International Convention Center, China during April 25-28, 2014. The conference will provide a highly interactive platform for leading experts and researchers to discuss recent Analytical scientific and technical advances.



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Faster Screening of Chemical Compounds

Faster Screening of Chemical Compounds: Hao Chen sketches a way to enhance the analytical chemist’s tool box.”

Dr. Hao Chen’s research using desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry was recently chosen as a cover story for the most recent issue of OU’s Perspectives magazine.

Also highlighted in this issue was “Combating Cancer Growth”, which features the research of Drs. Xiao Chen, Stephen Bergmeier, Jennifer Hines, and Shiyong Wu. Read more here.



Professor Masson revamps Organic Chemistry pedagogy with Orgomino

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In collaboration with John Bowditch of OU's Game Research and Immersive Design Laboratory (GRID Lab), Dr. Masson has developed a new computer game designed to help students learn and understand organic chemical reactions. Read more about it here.



Department Colloquium - 4:10 PM, Walter Hall, Rm 145

Oct 27Joseph Kittle

Molecular Technologies Laboratories, LLC
Host: Jensen
Nov 3Xiaoming (Shawn) He

Ohio State University
Host: Wu
Nov 10Françisco Raymo

University of Miami
Host: Rack
Nov 17Seth Horne

University of Pittsburgh
Host: Holub
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Other Events

Nov 10Chemistry Placement Exam
194 Clippinger Labs.


Note: Starts at 3:05pm. Bring a #2 pencil, a calculator and your student ID
Host: Chemistry
Nov 12Chemistry Placement Exam
194 Clippinger Labs.


Note: Starts at 3:05pm. Bring a #2 pencil, a calculator and your student ID
Host: Chemistry
Nov 13Chemistry Placement Exam
194 Clippinger Labs.


Note: Starts at 3:05pm. Bring a #2 pencil, a calculator and your student ID
Host: Chemistry
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Of Interest

Chemistry 1510 Students,

Important textbook information, please read.

Quarter to Semester Transition Information

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Bobcat Student Orientation

The information here is important to you if your major requires you to take general chemistry (Chem 1510, 1520)

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Apply to grad school

Apply for admission the graduate program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University. We believe that you will find our program to be an interesting and rewarding educational experience.
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