Erin Wachter wins Travel Award from the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society

Graduate student Erin Wachter was awarded an American Chemical Society Student Travel Award to present her research in two talks at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. The award was provided by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.  The titles of Erin's presentations include "Using a Ru(II) building block and a rapid screening approach to identify nucleic acid selective “light switch” compounds" and "Structural features that influence photochemical reactivity and phototherapeutic activity of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes".

Academic Careers at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions - Faculty Perspectives from Sciences and Liberal Arts

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Chem-Phys Room 114B
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"Academic Careers at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions - Faculty Perspectives from Sciences and Liberal Arts"

5:00 pm, CP-114B

Professors from local liberal arts institutions will speak about their experiences in this panel discussion.  Faculty speakers include: 

  • Prof. Jennifer Muzyka, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Centre College
  • Prof. Sarah Bray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at Transylvania University
  • Prof. Saori Hanaki, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Pre-Health Committee Advisor, Transylvania University

This event is hosted by the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars.  

Moderators: Prof. Susan Odom (UK chemistry) and Dr. Ellen Crocker (UK forestry)

Glazer group's Journal of Materials Chemistry B publication chosen as a HOT article


Anthony group's Journal of Materials Chemistry C publication chosen as a HOT article

Prof. John Anthony's publication titled "The Effect of Regioisomerism on the Crystal Packing and Device Performance of Desymmetrized Anthradithiophenes" was selected as a Hot Article for 2015 in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C, and as such it has been included in the Hot Article 2015 web collection, which can be viewed here (see page 2).

Corrine Elliott receives a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society

Corrine "Nina" Elliott, an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry and mathematics at UK, is the receipient of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the American Chemical Soceity's Division of Organic Chemistry.  This $5,000 fellowship will allow Corrine to continue research in the Chemistry Department at the University of Kentucky for the Summer of 2016.

Yang group reports a Metal-Activated Oligomerization of Acetylene to Naphthalene Using Supersonic Molecular Beams

Since the discovery of nickel-catalyzed cyclization of acetylene to benzene and cyclooctatetraene, transition-metal-activated cycloaddition of alkynes has become a powerful technique to construct ring compounds in organic synthesis. Although cyclo-trimerization and -tetramerization were discovered almost 70 years ago, direct metal-mediated acetylene oligomerization to polycyclic compounds has not been reported. Instead, cycloaddition of different alkynes, or alkynes with alkenes or arynes, has been used to synthesize polycyclic and other complex ring structures.

Three Chemistry Undergraduates Present their Research at Posters at the Capitol in Frankfort, KY

Three chemistry undergraduate researchers from the University of Kentucky, along with more than 200 other student representatives from across the state, presented their research Frankfort, KY, on February 25th to showcase their research to the state legislature at Posters at the Capitol.  

Clearing a Path to Flexible Electronics

On February 22, 2016 John Anthony, a Chemistry professor at the University of Kentucky had an article featured in the Nature Communications publication.  The article titled, "Reducing dynamic disorder in small-molecule organic semiconductors by suppressing large-amplitude thermal motions," deals with understanding performance vibrations in organic semiconductors.

Article by UK Chemistry Professor Named One of Top 10 Articles of 2015

The editors of the journal Energy Technology named an article by University of Kentucky Chemistry Professor Susan Odom one of the top 10 articles of 2015.  Odom’s publication, "A Highly Soluble Organic Catholyte for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries," was selected based on the number of downloads and citations, and the feedback of the journal’s editorial office Energy Technology publishes articles covering all technical aspects of energy process engineering from different angles.

SACS Meeting

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:30pm


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