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Meet the 2019-2020 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Talha Furkan CananBy Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Talha Furkan Canan Electrical Engineering Faculty Advisor: Dr. Savas Kaya Canan uses engineered Schottky […]

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Posted on 12/04/2019

New NQPI Member Breaks Chemical Bonds, Builds Professional Partnerships

Jessica White’s research on metal complexes is relevant for medical research.By Amanda Biederman, Ph.D. NQPI writer Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter The development of effective treatments for cancer and infections represents a crucial aspect of the modern field of medical research. Dr. Jessica White, a newly inducted member of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute, is working to […]

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Posted on 11/26/2019

Chemists Determine Viability of USB Microscopes for Forensic Examinations

Dr. Anthony Stender with a close up of the USB microscopeBy Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Analytical chemist Dr. Anthony Stender pointed a green-color, palm-sized microscope at some crystal samples and pressed the capture button. As the microscope was connected to a desktop via a USB plug, an image of the crystals’ fine […]

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Posted on 11/26/2019

Malinski, Hua Research Shows ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Is Only as Unhealthy as its Composition

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portraitFrom Ohio University News New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as “bad cholesterol,” is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL, which is incorrect more often than not. The presence of LDL is […]

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Posted on 11/21/2019

White and Pordel Use NMR, Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Impact of Ligand Set During Light-Activated CO Release

Dr. Jessica White, portrait in officeDr. Jessica White and third-year Ph.D. student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of Mn(I) photoCORM ligand set on photochemical intermediate formation during visible light-activated CO release” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019

Stender Receives Two Instrumentation Grants for His Lab

Dr. Anthony Stender, portrait in his officeDr. Anthony S. Stender, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, received two instrumentation grants over the summer in support of his research efforts. The first grant was a “2019 Starter Grant” from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. This annual […]

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Posted on 11/05/2019

Malinski Study Quoted in Natural News about Vitamin D, Heart Health

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portraitResearch by Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, the Marvin & Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was featured in a story headlined “Heart, muscles, mind: Vitamin D helps your body in many ways” at Natural News. In a study published in the International Journal of […]

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Posted on 10/30/2019

Bythell Group Awarded NIH RO1 grant on ‘Universal Metabolite Tagging’

Benjamin Bythell, portraitUnderstanding how the human body processes and metabolizes nutrients is critical to developing new paradigms and treatments for many diseases including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and digestive disorders. The current state-of-the-art mass spectrometric technologies for analyzing metabolism generate large data sets which unfortunately can contain misleading information. Many of the […]

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Posted on 10/29/2019

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Welcomes Benjamin Bythell

Benjamin Bythell, portraitDr. Benjamin Bythell joins Ohio University this fall as an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. What was your professional/academic training? I received a combined BSc. and master’s degree in Chemistry from Bath University, UK in 2002 and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 2007. I then took a […]

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Posted on 10/29/2019

Notable Alumni | John Wetzel Manages the Chemistry of Drug Discovery, Development

John Wetzel, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. John Wetzel ’82 Chemistry is the principal Since 2005, Dr. John M. Wetzel has been self-employed […]

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Posted on 10/21/2019