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Forensic Toxicology is No. 1 in FSAT

Forensic Toxicology is No. 1 in FSAT.  Read more here.

Intern Found Herself at Home in Forensic Toxicology Lab.  Read more here.

Chemistry student studies cold tolerance of algae in the search for renewable energy.  Read more here.

Announcement: The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is welcoming applications to our coursework-only Masters program for spring 2016 and academic year 2016-2017.

Prof. Eric Masson has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Prof. Eric Masson has been awarded a 3-year grant from the Macromolecular/Supramolecular/Nanochemistry program of the National Science Foundation for his project entitled "Dynamic metallo-supramolecular oligomers stabilized by Cucurbit[8]uril connectors: self-assembly applied to combinatorial chemistry.

Since July, Prof. Masson is also the department first Roenigk Chair. During his 5-year term, Masson will work to promote research and teaching in the department. The chair position was established by The Roenigk Family Foundation and Henry (BA Chemistry, 1956) and Kathleen Roenigk.

Four of Dr. Harrington’s Papers Make the BioMed Top 20 List

Dr. Peter Harrington, Professor of Chemistry, has not just one but four publications on the top 20 chemical instrumentation articles published since 2009, according to a ranking conducted by BioMedLibTM Journal.

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Tomas Hirschfeld Award: Mengliang Zhang

Mengliang Zhang obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy Engineering and M.S. in Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy from Jilin University, China, and started his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Ohio University in 2010.

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Welcome Dr. Jixin Chen

The department would like to welcome Dr. Jixin Chen, as our newest faculty member. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the development and application of physical and analytical techniques to understand the complex behavior of molecules and nanoparticles at surfaces and interfaces. He is particularly interested in single-molecule microscpectroscopy, in which he has studied a few bio-platforms such as proteins and DNAs using methods including single-molecule super-resolution imaging and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET).

World Intellectual Property Organization Publishes Three Patents Involving OHIO Chemists

‘Online Monitoring of Fuel Cell Reactions by Desorption Electrospray Mass Spectrometry’
The inventors are Dr. Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ning Pan; and Dr. Howard D. Dewald, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning at Ohio University.

‘Ionization of Chemicals in Mixture at Low PH by Ambient Ionization/Mass Spectrometry’
The inventors are Dr. Hao Chen, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ning Pan, and Pengyuan Liu.

‘Method for Identifying Layers Providing Corrosion Protection in Crude Oil Fractions’
The inventors are: Henry Alan Wolf (US), Fang Cao (US), Saul C. Blum (US), Alan M. Schilowitz (US), Shiun Ling (US), James Mclaughlin (US), Srdjan Nesic (US), Peng Jin (US) and Gheorghe Bota (US).

Read more about it here.

Dr. Peter Harrington to speak at BIT's Annual conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014

BIT's 3rd Annual conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014 will be held in Dalian International Convention Center, China during April 25-28, 2014. The conference will provide a highly interactive platform for leading experts and researchers to discuss recent Analytical scientific and technical advances.

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Faster Screening of Chemical Compounds

Faster Screening of Chemical Compounds: Hao Chen sketches a way to enhance the analytical chemist’s tool box.”

Dr. Hao Chen’s research using desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry was recently chosen as a cover story for the most recent issue of OU’s Perspectives magazine.

Also highlighted in this issue was “Combating Cancer Growth”, which features the research of Drs. Xiao Chen, Stephen Bergmeier, Jennifer Hines, and Shiyong Wu. Read more here.

Department Colloquium - 4:30 PM, Clippinger 194

Feb 8Miaochan Zhi

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Host: J. Chen
Feb 15Mark Distefano

University of Minnesota
Host: Holub
Feb 22Jean Chmielewski

Purdue University
Host: Holub

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Bobcat Student Orientation

The information here is important to you if your major requires you to take general chemistry (Chem 1510, 1520)

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Apply for admission the graduate program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University. We believe that you will find our program to be an interesting and rewarding educational experience.
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