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2006

  • December

    • 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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  • November

    • 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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  • October

    • 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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  • September

    • 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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  • July

    • 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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  • June

    • 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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  • May

    • 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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  • April

    • 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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  • March

    • 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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  • February

  • January

    • 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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