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Chemistry & Biochemistry alum can be found in research labs, corporate board rooms, law firms, hospitals, and more. Read more about their recent awards and accomplishments 

Recent Alumni Awards & Accomplishments

Alumni News | 60 years later, Bobcats reflect on OHIO learning, living and ‘the best years of our life’

Joy and Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, visit Ohio University’s new Chemistry Building in July—60 years after the couple moved to Athens, where they started their family and Dr. Kokenge earned a doctoral degree in chemistry.Excerpted from Ohio University News For Dr. Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, Ohio University isn’t just the place where he earned a doctoral degree he never intended to get. It’s the community where he and his wife started their family and continue to make memories. And it’s where some sage advice […]

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Posted on 08/05/2021

Chair’s Message | New Building, New Board, New Opportunities

Dr. Stephen Bergmeier, portrait in labBy Steve Bergmeier Professor & Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry I hope all is well with you. Much has changed in our local community, as in the world, due to this challenging and unprecedented time. However, our commitment to you, our extended department family of alumni, students and friends, remains […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Chen Publishes 3 Papers with Alumni, Richardson

Polymer dots for bioimaing at the near-infrared region.Dr. Jixin Chen recently published three papers—on bioimaging in the near-infrared region, promising materials for photovoltaics and optoelectronics, and a new thermal imaging technique to measure the temperature profile of a thin film—with graduate students from Ohio University and colleagues from around the world. Chen, associate professor of Chemistry & […]

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Posted on 08/31/2020

Alumni News | Carey Busch Named Interim Dean of University College

Carey Busch, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs named Ohio University alumna Dr. Carey Busch as the Interim Dean of University College. She replaces Dr. Sayrs, who was named provost effective March 9. Busch earned a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the College of Arts […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool

quidel logoQuidel Corp., which employs many Ohio University alumni in Athens, joins the fight against COVID-19 outbreak with fast, accurate diagnostic tool, according to a news release. The company announced on March 17 that it received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a molecular COVID-19 diagnostic […]

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Posted on 03/21/2020

Alumni News | Tomlinson Breaking New Ground in Cancer Screening

Heather Baird Tomlinson, portraitOhio Today writes about Ohio University alumna Heather Baird Tomlinson, director of clinical operations at biotechnology company Promega Corp., where she is spearheading the development of a cancer screening test. Tomlinson was a Cutler Scholar and earned a B.S. in Chemistry-Biochemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

Message from the Chair | New Building, New Board, New Opportunities

North elevation view of new chemistry building, showing three-story building.By Stephen Bergmeier Professor & Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry Greetings from Athens! I hope your New Year is off to a good start. This year brings exciting new developments for the department. Everyone in the department is looking forward to moving into the new Chemistry building. Phase 1 is […]

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Posted on 02/14/2020

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

Career Week | STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Industry Panel, Jan. 29

Dustin Starkey, portraitOhio University students are invited to a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Industry Panel featuring three Ohio University alumni from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on  Jan. 29 at the CoLab in Alden Library 301. Light refreshments will be offered after the panel. This event is part of the […]

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Posted on 01/01/2020

OHIO Today: Grasselli Brown Shares Love for Science, Knowledge

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, portraitOHIO Today writes about Ohio University alumna Jeanette Grasselli Brown in a story headlined “OHIO gifts share knowledge, wisdom, and love.” Grasselli Brown earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the university. The Frontiers […]

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Posted on 12/30/2019