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New Chemistry Building Will Bring Labs Out into the Open

A lab in the new chemistry building with bright work spaces and ventilation.The Chemistry Building under construction between Clippinger Laboratories and Emeriti Park is creating a new look for South Green with its walls of windows, reports Ohio University News. And moving chemistry labs from the basement of Clippinger into a new building with volumes more windows and light will usher in […]

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Posted on 08/06/2020

Wu Named President-Elect of American Society for Photobiology

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Dr. Shiyong Wu was recently elected president-elect of the American Society for Photobiology. He will serve as the president of the society from 2022-24. Wu is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and director of the Edison Biotechnology Institute at Ohio University. He is an associate editor for the journal Photochemistry […]

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Posted on 07/29/2020

Harrington Appointed to NIH Center’s External Advisory Committee

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington was recently appointed to Chair the External Advisory Committee for the National Institutes of Health Center for the Influence of Dietary Botanical Supplements on Biological and Behavioral Resilience, a recently awarded cooperative agreement center at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Harrington is a […]

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Posted on 07/21/2020

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

Ellie Morrison Gets Surprise Proposal at Virtual Graduation

Ellie Morrison, a senior who majored in Forensic Chemistry at Ohio University, received an extra surprise when her family hosted a virtual graduation for her — a marriage proposal from fellow Bobcat Doug Wait. And WBNS TV 10 News at 11 shared their story online: COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) – In […]

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Posted on 05/11/2020

Three Arts & Sciences Faculty on Coronavirus Experts Livestream, May 1

Video screengrab highlighting coronavirus faculty experts Three College of Arts & Sciences faculty are featured as Ohio University hosts its first Ask the Experts livestream on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 1. These faculty will discuss coronavirus and the economic and human impacts of this global pandemic: Dr. Winfried Just, Professor […]

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Posted on 04/30/2020