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Chemistry News

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Student Symposium and Celebration

      June 01, 2015

      On May 28, 2015 the Chemistry department held a seminar at which this year’s recipients of our annual research awards presented their findings

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    • Chemistry Students Win Awards at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day

      May 29, 2015

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students who have won the awards listed

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    • Marcellus Shale region

      Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region

      May 19, 2015

      A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.

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    • Drexel Student ACS Hosts: ChemWars

      April 29, 2015

      Chemistry Wars 2015 was held on April 11, 2015 at Drexel Park, hosted by Drexel’s American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter

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    • Students Wanted for the Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program

      March 17, 2015

      The Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program provides support for students for a period of up to ten (10) weeks to do research in chemistry at Drexel University. The stipend is $4000. Please note, summer lodging will be provided this year. This program is open to all Drexel students who are freshmen in the academic year 2014-2015 and who are enrolled in the following majors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Mathematics, Nutrition Science, Physics, Psychology and Science (undecided). After the completion of the research, the students are each required to make a 10-minute power point presentation (date to be determined) to the donors, Drs. Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff.

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  • 2014

  • 2013

    • Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Award 2013

      November 05, 2013

      The Department of Chemistry was pleased to present its 2013 Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus Award to Professor Frank Jordan of Rutgers Newark.  Dr. Jordon received his BS in Chemistry from Drexel in 1964.

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    • Biospectroscopy Group Research Featured on the Cover of Biochemistry

      October 01, 2013

      Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner’s, PhD students Jonathan B. Soffer, Leah Pandiscia, and undergraduate Emma Fradkin published a cover article on

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    • Announcing New Department Leadership

      October 01, 2013

      It’s another busy academic year in the College of Arts and Sciences and with it comes some exciting changes in the leadership of our departments

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    • Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

      July 23, 2013

      Research in the science world is often done behind closed doors, never seeing the light of day until publication. For Drexel’s Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, however, this is not the case. In 2006, Bradley, an associate professor of chemistry, coined the term “Open Notebook Science” to describe a way of doing science in which researchers make their work freely available to the public in real time.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2007

    • Dr. Yen Wei has Published his 384th Scientific Paper

      June 11, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Drexel Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, has his 384th scientific paper: Shuxi Li (Drexel Chemistry), Apoorva Shah (Triton Systems, Inc.), Alex J. Hsieh (Army Research Lab and MIT), Ross Haghighat (Triton Systems, Inc.), S. Solomon Praveen (Drexel Chemistry), Indraneil Mukherjee (Drexel Chemistry), Elizabeth Wei (Drexel Chemistry), Zongtao Zhang (Drexel Chemistry), and Yen Wei (Drexel Chemistry) on "Characterization of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate - silica) hybrid materials with different silica contents", published online in May 2007 by a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Polymer.

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    • Congratulations to Mr. William Erb, the recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Achievement Award.

      June 11, 2007

      Congratulations to Mr. William Erb, who is the recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Achievement Award. The awardee is selected by the department on the basis of both their academic record and demonstrated accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the department.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Daniel King

      June 11, 2007

      A well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Daniel King, co-winner of the 2007 Allan Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence, which is awarded to faculty at the junior level. The award was presented at the 2007 Faculty Recognition Dinner which was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

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    • Congratulations to Thomas Measey

      May 22, 2007

      Congratulations to Thomas Measey

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    • Chemistry Students Win Awards at CoAS Honors Day

      May 18, 2007

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Receives Award

      May 14, 2007

      Dr. Anthony Addison, professor in the Department of Chemistry receives award

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivers an Invited Speech

      May 04, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered an invited speech on "Novel Nano-Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering"

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    • Social Networking Anyone?

      April 30, 2007

      Nature's science and technology blog Nascent just did a review of activities on Nature Island in Second Life. Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley has developed an area on Nature Island where his organic chemistry undergraduate students can take quizzes and where his group's research (UsefulChem project) is posted.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley

      April 02, 2007

      An interview with Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of chemistry, was published in a MarketPlace.com story on March 28, 2007, about open-source science.

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    • Open Source/Open Notebook Science

      March 11, 2007

      Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley will be giving a talk and participating in a panel about Open Source/Open Notebook Science on April 17, 2007 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley Hosts Open Notebook Session

      February 05, 2007

      As read in the February 1, 2007 Drexelink... Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, e-Learning Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Chemistry, hosted the Open Notebook Science Session at the Science Blogging Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivered an Invited Lecture on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering"

      January 29, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and Director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered an invited lecture on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering" in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University, Newark. He also served as invited panelist on NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI) study section in Bethesda, MD.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivered Invited Lectures on "Nanoporous Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology"

      January 03, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered invited lectures on "Nanoporous Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology" in the Department of Chemistry at University of Connecticut, Storrs, and on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering" in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. He also served as invited panelist on NIH study section for "Nanotechnology for dental materials (NIDCR RFA DE-07-005)" in Bethesda, MD.

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  • 2006

    • Dr. Yen Wei Presented an invited paper on "Templated Synthesis of Novel Electroactive Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Materials"

      December 01, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, presented an invited paper on "Templated Synthesis of Novel Electroactive Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Materials" at the 7th National Conference on Functional Organic Solids in Suzhou, China. The paper was co-authored by Yi Guo, Andreas Mylonakis and Dr. Zongtao Zhang of the Chemistry Department, and Prof. Peter Lelkes, Calhoun Chair Professor, of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University.

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Presented a Paper

      November 06, 2006

      As read in the November 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry, presented the paper "Some Bis (azacylce)Isoindolines and Mono- Di- and Trinuclear Complexes of Nickel (II) Derived From Them&uot; at the American Chemical Society's 232nd National Meeting in San Francisco. The paper is about work performed by Drexel undergraduates Evan Beard, Lindsay Crist, Larry Wolf and Andrew Milewski.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei is honored with a Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Nanotechnology

      November 03, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, was honored with a Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Nanotechnology at the Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan. He delivered an inaugural speech on "A Nanoporous Materials Platform for Drug Release, Conformational Diseases, Dentistry, and Bioengineering" at the International Symposium on Nanotechnology, sponsored by the Center for Nanotechnology at CYCU.

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    • Dr. Lynn Penn Delivers a Talk

      October 16, 2006

      Dr. Lynn Penn, Department Head of Chemistry, delivered a talk entitled "Polymer Brushes for Creating Fiber Surfaces of Controlled Structure and Technological Relevance" at the Fiber Society Meeting, October 10-12, in Knoxville, TN.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei co-chaired a International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry

      October 05, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry, co-chaired a successful International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry (PC2006) in Dalian, China. He also presented an invited paper there on "Synthesis of nanoporous materials for applications in dentistry, drug release, neural diseases and bioengineering", co-authored by Dr. Solomon Praveen, Houping Yin, Dr. Man-Chien Chao, Yi Guo and Dr. Alpa Patel of the Chemistry Department and Prof. Peter Lelkes of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Drexel University, as well as Prof. George Baran of Temple University.

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison and Gordan T. Reeves Presented Research Posters

      September 26, 2006

      As read in the September 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry and Gordan T. Reeves, chemistry doctoral student, presented the research posters " Synthesis, Characterization and Comparison of Ruthenium (II) Complexes of Tetradentate Thioether and Pyridine-Containing Ligands and Bidentate Nitrogen Coligands" and "Synthesis and Structures of New Binuclear Copper (II) Complexes with Bis(3-alkoxy-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde) Thiocarbohydrazones" at the American Chemical Society's 38th Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. The research was completed in collaboration with colleagues and featured the work of Diana Dragancea, a Soros Foundation Fellow at Drexel in the spring of 2006 from the Republic of Moldova.

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    • Dr. Daniel A. Kleier Publishes an Article

      September 26, 2006

      Also read in the September 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Daniel A. Kleier, senior instructor of chemistry, and colleagues published the article "Computational Characteristics of Metal Binding Groups for Metalloenzyme Inhibitors" in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol 2., pp990-6.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley Works with Open Source Science

      July 22, 2006

      Open-source science- the sharing of all details of a research project in real-time- has the potential to remake the scientific landscape. Work now being done in the laboratory of Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is featured in the July 24, 2006 issue of Chemical and Engineering News.

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    • Dr. Daniel King Presents a Poster

      June 26, 2006

      Dr. Daniel King, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, presented the poster entitled "Quantitative Measures of Personal Response Device Effectiveness" at the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting in San Francisco on 9/12/06.

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    • Open-Source Science

      June 24, 2006

      At the request of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Peter Wade served as Chairman of the Visiting Committee for Initial Accreditation of an undergraduate chemistry program at the University of Sharjah. The accreditation visit occured from June 6th to June 8th in 100 degree temperatures. Peter also served as a member on the initial accreditation team for an undergraduate chemistry program at the American University of Sharjah from June 10th to June 12th. Formal reports were prepared for both accreditation visits and a short meeting was held with HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Moubarak al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Education.

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    • The 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting was held in Seattle.

      June 09, 2006

      The Owens research group was well represented at the 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting held in Seattle, WA, May 28-June 1, 2006. William J. Erb presented a paper entitled, "The Study of Salt/Analyte Ratios for Four Matrices in MALDI TOFMS", along with coauthors Kevin G. Owens and Andrew J. Hoteling. The group also presented a poster entitled, "Optimization of the Electrospray Deposition Technique to Produce Better Quantitative MALDI Samples", which was co-authored by former chemistry undergraduate student Rocco DelConte, William J. Erb, and Kevin G. Owens.

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    • Dr. Daniel King gave a talk entitled "Teaching environmental chemistry: which course components are most effective?"

      June 07, 2006

      Dr. Daniel King, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, gave a talk entitled "Teaching environmental chemistry: which course components are most effective?" at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held in Hershey, PA, on Sunday, June 4th.

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    • Congratulations to Ms. Mozhgan Bahadory

      May 30, 2006

      Congratulations to Ms. Mozhgan Bahadory, a winner of the 2006 Teaching Excellence Competition. She will receive a certificate and a cash award to be presented at the Award Ceremony in the Bossone Auditorium at 3 pm on June 1, 2006, Graduate Student Day. Dr. Stephen Director, the Provost, will be present to make some remarks and the ceremony will include a keynote address by Dr. Ron Berk of the Johns Hopkins University. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Lobby of the Bossone Building.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Honored

      May 25, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, was honored with Cheung-Kong Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The Chair is named after "Chang Jiang (a.k.a. Yangtze River)" and is endowed jointly by Mr. Li Ka-shing of Hong Kong, who is the No. 10 richest person in the world in 2005 according to Forbes magazine, and by the Chinese Ministry of Education). Dr. Wei was also appointed as Guest Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University, China.

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    • Ms. Alpa Patel Wins in the Research/Service Competition

      May 25, 2006

      Ms. Alpa Patel, a Ph.D. candidate working under the direction of Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor, at the Department of Chemistry, is the winner in the research/service competition for graduate students at Drexel University. She will be presented the Award at the Ceremony on Thursday June 1, 2006 in the Bossone Auditorium on Market Street.

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    • Chemistry Students Awarded

      May 12, 2006

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department graduate and undergraduate students who have won the awards listed below. The awards will be officially presented at the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Day which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2005.

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    • Recent Publications

      April 17, 2006

      Many faculty have recently published items in the Department of Chemistry.

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    • Professor Joe Foley Presents an Invited Paper

      April 17, 2006

      Professor Joe Foley presented the invited paper "Recent Advances in Surfactant-Based Separation Media in Capillary Electrophoresis and HPLC" in the technical session "Separation Science: It's Not a Contradiction in Terms Anymore" at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Atlanta.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Dan King

      March 07, 2006

      Congratulations to Dr. Dan King, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, for his win in the "Battle of the Brains" competition at the Handschumacher Dining Center. Students nominated faculty to provide a recipe to the Dining Center staff and help serve the meal. The dish Dan suggested, chicken and chick peas in peanut sauce, sold the best… making him the winner. Cooking is chemistry…

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens asks "Is it REALLY Possible?"

      January 22, 2006

      Dr. Kevin Owens, Associate Professor of chemistry, presented a talk entitled "Quantitative Analysis by MALDI TOFMS: Is it REALLY Possible" at the January 18, 2006 meeting of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh held at Dusquesne University.

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    • Congratulations to Ms. Alpa C. Patel

      January 22, 2006

      Congratulations to Ms. Alpa C. Patel, winner of the "Service is Our Business Award", at the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Poster Session sponsored by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society at the meeting held January 19, 2006 at Villanova University. Her poster was entitled "Electrospinning of Silica Micro/Nanofibers Containing CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots". Her co-authors on the poster are Shuxi Li and her advisor Dr. Yen Wei. This is the third time Ms. Patel has won an award at the poster session.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg

      January 22, 2006

      Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry, who received a five-year $527,152 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled: "A New Approach to Modeling Switchable Interlocked Macro-Molecular and Nano-Devices.

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  • 2005

  • 2004

    • Dr. Kevin G. Owens, former graduate student Richard C. King III, and Bruce N. LaPrade Were Recently Granted US Patent

      December 22, 2004

      Dr. Kevin G. Owens, Associate Professor of chemistry, former graduate student Richard C. King III, and Bruce N. LaPrade (Burle Electro-Optics, Inc., Sturbridge MA), were recently granted US patent # 6,828,729 (issued December 7, 2004) entitled, "Bipolar Time of Flight Detector, Cartridge and Detection Method".

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    • Dr. Alan Bandy Receives Three National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants

      October 04, 2004

      Dr. Alan Bandy, R.S. Hanson Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, received three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants

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    • Dr. Peter Wade Leads a Discussion Group

      August 12, 2004

      Dr. Peter Wade, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head of chemistry, was a discussion group leader at the Fourth Annual Leadership in Science Education Conference held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Presents at a Seminar

      August 12, 2004

      Dr. Anthony Addison, Professor of Chemistry, presented a seminar entitled "Coordination Chemistry Consequences in Biomimetic and Oligonuclear Systems" at Texas A&M University.

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    • Dr. Karl Sohlberg Joins a Multi-Investigator Team

      August 12, 2004

      Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is part of a multi-investigator team that recently received a three-year, $334,071 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "DREAM: Drexel Research Experience in Advanced Materials".

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Receives Another U.S. Patent

      July 16, 2004

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, received a US patent for "Mesoporous Materials and Methods of Making the Same". Co-inventors are his former graduate students Drs. Danliang Jin, Jigene Xu and Tianzhong Ding.

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison and Friends Publish an Article

      June 22, 2004

      Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry, and colleagues published an article entitled "Efficient Mechnochemical Synthesis of Tris(Pyrazolylborate) Complexes of Manganese(II), Cobalt(II), and Nickel(II)" (Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2004, 7, 485-88).

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    • Congratulations Graduates!

      June 18, 2004

      The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department would like to congratulate the following students on their graduation

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    • Faculty Recognition Dinner, Behrakis Grand Hall

      June 03, 2004

      The 2004 Faculty Recognition Dinner was held on Thursday June 3, 2004 at 6:00 pm in the Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • Drexel University Research Day

      May 05, 2004

      Congratulations to David Thomas for his winning poster in the Basic/Applied Science-Graduate Division entitled "Stationary Phase Effects on Efficiency in Micellular Liquid Chromatography". David’s faculty advisor is Dr. Joe. Foley.

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    • Bill Erb Wins the Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (DVMSDG) 2004 Student Travel Award!

      April 27, 2004

      Congratulations to Bill Erb on winning the Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (DVMSDG) 2004 Student Travel Award! The cash award will defray travel costs to the annual American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting which will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville TN May 22-27, 2004.

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    • College of Arts & Sciences Research Day

      April 27, 2004

      Congratulations to the following students for their awards at the Fourth Annual CoAS Research Day!

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley to Serve as the New Coordinator of e-Learning

      April 16, 2004

      On April 14 Dean Donna Murasko announced that Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has agreed to serve as the new Coordinator of e-Learning within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Receives a U.S. Patent

      April 14, 2004

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, received a U.S. Patent (No. 6,696,258 B1 issued on February 24, 2004) for "Mesoporous materials and methods of making the same".

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens Publishes Two Papers

      April 06, 2004

      Dr. Kevin Owens' research group published two papers recently in the Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. The first, with co-workers at Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (Gaithersburg, MD) is entitled, "Investigations of Electrospray Sample Deposition for Polymer MALDI". The second, with graduate student Andrew J. Hoteling, describes important instrument improvements developed by the group and is entitled "Improved PSD and CID on a MALDI/TOFMS".

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens Starts the Year Off Right

      April 06, 2004

      Dr. Kevin Owens, Associate Professor of Chemistry, gave an invited talk entitled "Application of Correlation Analysis to Mass Spectral Data: Tips and Techniques" on March 16, 2004 to the North Jersey Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group in Somerset, NJ.

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    • Chemistry Department Undergrads get Awarded

      March 30, 2004

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students who have won the awards listed below. The awards will be officially presented at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day which will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2004.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Presents a Paper Entitled "Synthesis of Polymer-Inorganic Hybrid and Nanocomposite Materials"

      February 27, 2004

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, presented a paper entitled "Synthesis of Polymer-Inorganic Hybrid and Nanocomposite Materials" at Triton Systems, Inc. in Boston. He also gave an invited seminar entitled: "Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Nanostructured Materials Immobilization of Enzymes in Mesoporous Materials for Biocatalyst, Biosensor and Pharmaceutical Applications" at the State University of New York in Binghamton on Feb 20, 2004.

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    • Fourth Annual American Chemical Society-Philadelphia Section Graduate Student Poster Session

      January 16, 2004

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department poster submissions that won awards at the Poster Session, held in the Behrakis Grand Hall at Drexel University:

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Presents a Paper at ACS

      January 12, 2004

      Dr. Anthony Addison, Professor of Chemistry, presented a paper entitled "Strongly Antiferromagnetically Coupled Copper (II) Dimers of Tripodal Oximate Ligands" at the 226th Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New York City. The paper was co-authored by M. Vaidyanathan and colleagues. As a Councilor of the local ACS section, Dr. Addison also addressed the ACS Council on potentially adverse impacts of the new INS policies on the American scientific endeavor.

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  • 2003

    • Dr. Yen Wei Receives the 2003 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Award

      December 02, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, received the 2003 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. He also co-authored a paper entitled "Effects of Confinement and Crowding on Protein Folding and Protein Stability"

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    • Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner is Invited to Singapore

      December 01, 2003

      Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, will present an invited lecture at the 3rd Singapore International Chemical Conference, to be held December 15-17, 2003. Dr. Schweitzer-Stenner also received a three-year, $596,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, "The Use of Vibronic Coupling to Determine the In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Distortions of Metalloporphyrins in Solution and in Proteins".

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Invited to HEP

      December 01, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, was an invited panelist at the Chinese National Higher Education Press (HEP) Conference.

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens Gives Invited Lecture in Maryland

      November 18, 2003

      Dr. Kevin Owens, Associate Professor of Chemistry, gave an invited lecture entitled "Quantitative MALDI of Synthetic Polymer Blends" at the Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Polymer Mixtures Workshop held at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD on November 13, 2003.

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    • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience Adds a New Member

      November 17, 2003

      Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, joined the editorial board of the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Strikes Again

      November 11, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, delivered two plenary speeches at the 6th Organic Solid State Electronics Conference in Wuhan, China (Oct. 17, 2003).

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Presents an Invited Paper

      October 01, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, presented an invited paper entitled, "Wrapping DNA Double Helix with Plastics via Self-Assembly and Photodecomposition of Diazonium Salt and Diazoresin" at the 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Symposium on Polymer Chemistry in Nanotechnology, in New York City, September 7-11, 2003.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Presents Two Papers

      August 12, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, presented two papers at the 36th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Princeton University.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Publishes a New Book

      June 03, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, has published a book "Electroactive Polymers for Corrosion Control", co-edited with Drs. Peter Zarras and John Stenger-Smith, both at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons in California, published by the American Chemical Society and distributed by the Oxford University Press.

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    • Outstanding Undergraduate Awards

      May 29, 2003

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students who have won the awards listed below. The awards will be presented at 2:00pm on May 29, 2003 in the Mandel theatre

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    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

      May 15, 2003

      Congratulations to Gordan T. Reeves, who has just been designated one of the three CoAS Teaching Assistants to win a 2003 T/A Excellence award.

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    • College of Arts & Sciences Poster Day

      April 15, 2003

      Congratulations to Mrs. Melissa Mertzman for a first-prize award in the Graduate Division of the College of Arts & Sciences Poster Day for her poster entitled, "Microemulsion Electrokinetic Chromatography Studies in Enantiomeric Separation Using the Chiral Surfactant Dodecoxycarbonylvaline". Melissa's faculty advisor is Dr. Joe Foley.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei named Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry

      March 30, 2003

      On Monday March 29, 2004 Interim Provost Dr. Ali Houshmand announced that Drexel University will officially confer a named professorship upon three of its most distinguished faculty members at the Convocation ceremony to be held in October of this year. The chemistry departments’ Dr. Yen Wei will become the Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry.

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    • Departmental Undergraduate Student Awards

      February 01, 2003

      Congratulations to the following Award-winning Chemistry Undergraduate students

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    • Chemistry Alum wins 2003 ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

      January 17, 2003

      Dr. Bruce Maryanoff (Ph.D. Drexel University 1972, Chemistry Department Alumni Award 1994) was recently named as the 2003 recipient of the prestigious American Chemical Society Award in Industrial Chemistry. Bruce will receive the award at the 225th National Meeting of the ACS in New Orleans on March 25, 2003. The citation on the plaque will read: “For his outstanding contributions to organic and medicinal chemistry, and for leadership in the discovery and development of TOPAMAX topiramate, a pharmaceutical product for the treatment of epilepsy and other CNS disorders.”

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    • Chemistry Distinguished Alumnus Award

      January 09, 2003

      The Department of Chemistry has named Dr. Walter J. Stevens as the biennial Chemistry Distinguished Alumnus for 2002-2003. Dr. Stevens is currently the Director of the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. He graduated from Drexel with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1967, and went on to do his doctoral and postdoctoral work at Indiana University and Argonne National Laboratory, respectively. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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  • 2002

    • In Memoriam: Louis L. Pytlewski

      September 25, 2002

      In memory... The department passes along with sadness the news that Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Louis L. Pytlewski suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday October 20.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Awarded Grant

      September 03, 2002

      Congratulations to Dr. Yen Wei on the award of a $1,345,991 five-year duration National Institutes of Health grant (NIH-NIDCR) entitled "Novel Molecular Composite Dental Materials."

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    • Material Safety Data Sheets Project Completed

      August 19, 2002

      The MSDS project is now complete! As part of the University's increased attention to safety, Material Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals present in the department's teaching and research labs were required to be within reach of each of the laboratories in the department. You will notice a large number of yellow loose-leaf binders have appeared on each floor that the chemistry department occupies containing these important safety documents.

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    • Congratulations to the Class of 2002

      June 08, 2002

      The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department would like to congratulate the following students on their graduation

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    • ChemSketch v5.0 Licence Donated to Department

      May 20, 2002

      As detailed in the IRT Technology Update 3.8, Drexel University is the beneficiary of the donation of a site license for ChemSketch v5.0 software from Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, www.acdlabs.com). ChemSketch 5.0 is bundled with ACD/Tautomers, ACD/3D Viewer, ACD/Name (freeware) and the ACD/I-Lab Add-on. This donation is the result of a collaboration between ACD and Dr. Kevin Owens in Drexel’s Chemistry Department. ACD is working to incorporate Dr. Owens’ research groups’ expertise in mass spectral correlation analysis into ACD’s MS Manager software. More information can be found on the ChemSketch information page.

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    • Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Established

      April 19, 2002

      The Drexel University Chemistry Department announces the establishment of the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize. Dr. Ira M. Taffer '79/PhD'83 and Dr. Robert Zipkin '79 established the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Fund to honor Bob Hutchins, The George Sassin Professor in the Chemistry Department of the College of Arts & Sciences. He has been a mentor to Ira and Rob- instrumental in their personal and professional successes, especially with their company, BIOMOL Research Labs Inc.

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    • Dr. Karl Sohlberg Selected as a North America DuPont Young Professor

      March 12, 2002

      Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, who has been selected as one of eight North America DuPont Young Professors for the 2002-2003 academic year. This prestigious award includes research funding from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. for a period of three years.

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  • 2001

    • Professor Joe P. Foley Presents at Two Invited Talks

      December 01, 2001

      Professor Joe P. Foley recently presented two invited talks: "Novel Separation Modes and Pseudostationary Phases in Capillary Electrophoresis", to the Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, December 4, 2001, and "Surfactant-Based Separation Media in HPLC and Capillary Electrophoresis: Fundamental Advances and Pharmaceutical Applications", to the Central New England Chromatography Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, December 4, 2001.

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    • Dr. Karl Sohlberg Awarded Research Grant

      October 01, 2001

      Dr. Karl Sohlberg (Assistant Professor) is the lead principal investigator on a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program that was awarded a three-year $599,000 grant for research to address "Atomic-Scale Investigations of the Structure and Dynamics of Complex Catalytic Materials". He also received a $93,552 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Project "Toward Efficient Design Tools for Molecular Machines: Theoretical Investigations of Nanosystems". He also delivered an invited talk entitled "Hydrogen Catalytically Important Oxide Materials" at the Eight International Conference on Composites Engineering in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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