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OHIO News | Myers Probes New Ways to Focus in on Antibiotic Resistance

Mason Myers, portrait“Ohio University student Mason Myers, a senior chemistry major in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) and recently named Goldwater Scholar, has been researching ways on how to focus in on molecules in regards to antibiotic resistance research,” reports Ohio University News in a story headlined “OHIO Goldwater student’s research shows […]

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Posted on 07/13/2020

White Developing Copper Photosensitizers for a Greener Future

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute Spring 2020 Newsletter A team led by Ohio University chemist and NQPI member Dr. Travis White is working to advance the understanding of the basic processes involving copper photosensitizers to drive chemical reactions, which can shed light on efficient, […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Cimatu Studies Materials for Cornea Replacement

Katherine CimatuBy Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physical Chemist and NQPI member Dr. Katherine Cimatu and her group focus on investigating the surface and interfacial properties of soft polymers. Polymers are substances made up of a chain of repeated monomers. Creating a multifunctional […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Chemistry Researchers Return to Labs to Probe COVID-19

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Excerpted from Ohio University News Several Ohio University researchers have received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19. Three research labs in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences are using other funding sources and the […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Harrington Co-Authors Two Articles on Antioxidant Proanthocyanidins

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, recently co-authored two publications on antioxidant proanthocyanidins in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, along with lead author Yifei Wang, a Research Assistant Professor working for him at the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols that are found in […]

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Posted on 05/15/2020

Masson Finds Molecules That Might Inhibit Key Enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 Replication

Dr. Eric Masson on the lawn with his laptop.Three Ohio University chemists have found that molecules synthesized in their group might inhibit a key enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication. Their work could potentially lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Eric Masson, post-doctoral associate Dr. Hector Barbero, and graduate student Nathan Thompson recently showed […]

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Posted on 04/09/2020

Four Chemistry Professors Recognized for Patents

From left, Provost Chaden Djalali and Dr. Michael Held. Photo by Haldan Kirsch.From Ohio University News Four Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. The Inventors Dinner recognized individuals who engaged with the university’s Technology Transfer Office over the past year to commercialize their research findings, by protecting […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Harrington Designs Enhanced Zippy Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Smaller Datasets

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington authored an article on “Enhanced zippy restricted Boltzmann machine for feature expansion and improved classification of analytical data” in the Journal of Chemometrics. “Restricted Boltzmann machines are a component of deep learning, and many people think that they are limited to “big data” for which […]

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Posted on 02/25/2020

Ohio University Chemists Discover a Surprisingly Fast Phase Change in a Material for Solar Cells

Figure. Ohio University researcher discover fast phase changes in mixed halide lead perovskite materials.Lead halide perovskites are a group of materials that are heavily being studied for a variety of applications in solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). These materials have the potential to serve our demands on the green and sustainable future in energy and illumination. However, their instability over time […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Professors Find New Compound with Therapeutic Potential

Ohio University professors (Left to Right) Douglas Goetz, Stephen C. Bergmeier and Kelly McCall led team discovery of a new compound with therapeutic potential.From Ohio University news Imagine discovering a compound that has the potential to create therapeutic opportunities for a plethora of diseases. Ohio University professors from three different colleges, along with the support of many students, faculty members and staff, may have just done that. Dr. Douglas Goetz, Dr. Kelly McCall, […]

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Posted on 02/10/2020