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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

Masson Co-Authors Paper in Top-Tier Chemistry Journal on Supramolecular Self-Sorting

Eric Masson studies pumpkin-shaped Cucurbituril moleculesDr. Eric Masson co-authored a paper on “Dual Layer” Self-Sorting with Cucurbiturils in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a top-tier research journal with one of the highest impact factors in the chemical literature. Masson is the Roenigk Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. […]

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Posted on 01/16/2020

Chemistry Student, Faculty Present at 2019 NOBCChE National Meeting in St. Louis

Demi Reed at NOBCChE ForumTwo members from Ohio University’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department recently presented original research at the 2019 NOBCChE national meeting in St. Louis from Nov 18 – 21. The annual meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) provides students, postdocs, faculty, and […]

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Posted on 01/13/2020

Students Present at Ohio Inorganic Weekend, Roell Takes Undergraduate First

Sarah Roell takes first at Ohio Inorganic Weekend.Dr. Jessica White and Dr. Travis White, both Assistant Professors of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, and members of their research labs participated in the 2019 Ohio Inorganic Weekend at the University of Toledo on Nov. 1-2. Ohio Inorganic Weekend is a student-focused meeting for inorganic chemistry groups in […]

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Posted on 01/12/2020