MCS Students Learn to Use Automated Science RemotelyAfter the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced Mellon College of Science researchers out of their labs, a group of undergraduate students took the opportunity to learn about the burgeoning field of automated science with the help of the innovative Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL).
IGS Webinar Highlights the Harmful Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting ChemicalsIn a webinar recently hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Green Science, a leading expert on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) shared his new research on how the substances affect human health.
Bernhard Designs Materials for Energy, Electronics of the FutureStefan Bernhard, Scott Institute Energy fellow and Carnegie Mellon University chemistry professor, conducts research on converting sunlight into fuel, which has been the driving force of his work since his undergraduate career.
Riley Weatherholt Receives Steinbrenner Fellowship to Advance Environmental ResearchFriday, August 21, 2020
Riley Weatherholt Receives Steinbrenner Fellowship to Advance Environmental ResearchPh.D. student Riley Weatherholt is one of four recipients of the 2020–2021 Steinbrenner Research Fellowships.
Chemistry Professor Assisting COVID-19 Vaccine EffortThursday, August 13, 2020
Chemistry Professor Assisting COVID-19 Vaccine EffortResearch Professor of Chemistry Mark Bier has been supporting a Pittsburgh-based team working to develop an innovative potential vaccine for COVID-19.
Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to Support their ResearchFriday, July 31, 2020
Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to Support their ResearchFive Mellon College of Science graduate students have received fellowships this year to support their impactful research.
Panel Urges Government Regulators to 'Reassess the Safety' of BPAThursday, July 16, 2020
Panel Urges Government Regulators to 'Reassess the Safety' of BPAIndependent experts urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review their standards on BPA in light of a new report collecting academic studies on the chemical's toxic effects at low doses.
Chemistry Students Create Hazardous Materials Guide To Help Protesters Stay SafeThursday, July 09, 2020
Chemistry Students Create Hazardous Materials Guide To Help Protesters Stay SafeIn cities across the United States, people have been peacefully protesting for racial justice in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. When recent Carnegie Mellon University chemistry graduate Bella Ballin heard about police using chemical agents at such a protest in her hometown, she felt a particular call to action.
Chemistry Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award from Chinese GovernmentTuesday, July 07, 2020
Chemistry Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award from Chinese GovernmentChemistry Ph.D. alumnus Sipei Li has been recognized with the Chinese Government Award for Self-Financed Students Abroad.
Chemistry Graduate Student Wins Award from the International Precious Metals InstituteTuesday, July 07, 2020
Chemistry Graduate Student Wins Award from the International Precious Metals InstituteChemistry Ph.D. candidate Yingwei Li has received the International Precious Metals Institute's Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Student Award. The award recognizes her research on precious metals in the lab of Professor of Chemistry Rongchao Jin.
Obituary: Miguel LlinásWednesday, July 01, 2020
Obituary: Miguel LlinásMiguel Llinás, professor emeritus of chemistry, died on June 28 at the age of 81. Llinás joined the department in 1976 and contributed pioneering work in the area of protein NMR of plasminogens, significantly advancing the understanding of the mechanisms of blood clot dissolution.
Chemistry’s Danith Ly Receives Grant to Develop Global Pathogen Surveillance SystemThursday, June 25, 2020
Chemistry’s Danith Ly Receives Grant to Develop Global Pathogen Surveillance SystemCarnegie Mellon Professor of Chemistry Danith Ly has received a $500,000 grant from the DSF Charitable Foundation and the Mellon College of Science to take the early steps in developing a Global Pathogen Surveillance System (GPS2) that will integrate molecular circuits with existing telecommunications technology to identify potential hotspots for the emergence of infectious diseases.
Chemistry Professor Honored as One of World's Best Young ScientistsTuesday, May 26, 2020
Chemistry Professor Honored as One of World's Best Young ScientistsAssistant Professor of Chemistry Stefanie Sydlik was recognized as one of the world's leading young scientists in 2020 by the World Economic Forum.
Two Seniors Win 2020 MCS Gilman AwardWednesday, May 20, 2020
Two Seniors Win 2020 MCS Gilman AwardMathematical Sciences major Dallas Foster and chemistry major Camille Williams won the Mellon College of Science Gilman Award. The award, named in honor of former MCS Dean Fred Gilman, recognizes the students’ exemplary achievements through the college’s Core education.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover New, Rapid Mechanism for Atmospheric Particle FormationWednesday, May 13, 2020
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover New, Rapid Mechanism for Atmospheric Particle FormationCarnegie Mellon University researchers working with an international team of scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows atmospheric particles to very rapidly form under certain conditions. The research, which was published in the journal Nature, could aid efforts to model climate change and reduce particle pollution in cities.
Chemistry Senior Alexis Hoane Receives Judith A. Resnik AwardFriday, May 08, 2020
Chemistry Senior Alexis Hoane Receives Judith A. Resnik AwardAlexis Hoane is the recipient of the 2020 Judith A. Resnik Award, an award named after the Challenger astronaut and CMU alumna. The award recognizes an exceptional, senior woman graduating with an undergraduate technical course of study who will be pursuing graduate or professional training in a technical field.
Defending by ZoomThursday, May 07, 2020
Defending by ZoomIn early March, Carnegie Mellon University moved to remote instruction and closed all but essential campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. As classes, meetings and office hours moved to Zoom, so did graduate student thesis defenses. Despite the unusual circumstances, several MCS Ph.D. candidates ran with this new normal to make their defense experiences memorable.
Gizelle Sherwood Receives Julius Ashkin Teaching AwardMonday, May 04, 2020
Gizelle Sherwood Receives Julius Ashkin Teaching AwardAssistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry Gizelle Sherwood received the Mellon College of Science’s 2020 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award for her devotion and effectiveness in teaching.
Chemistry professor uses artificial intelligence to model potential COVID-19 antiviral inhibitorsMonday, April 20, 2020
Chemistry professor uses artificial intelligence to model potential COVID-19 antiviral inhibitorsWhile physicians and scientists around the world are testing potential treatments for COVID-19, a Carnegie Mellon University chemistry professor is working to model inhibition of viral proteins by molecules with deep neural networks.
Yerzhanova Aims to Keep Carnival Spirit AliveThursday, April 16, 2020
Yerzhanova Aims to Keep Carnival Spirit AliveNew York native's last semester as an undergraduate chemistry major has led to mixed reactions, but she and fellow Spring Carnival Committee members quickly pivoted and began working on a virtual carnival experience that will offer many ways to get involved remotely.
Chemistry Professor Sheds Light on Mechanisms of Key Enzyme ReactionFriday, April 10, 2020
Chemistry Professor Sheds Light on Mechanisms of Key Enzyme ReactionNew research from Assistant Professor of Chemistry Yisong (Alex) Guo breaks down the complex and fascinating chemical processes comprising an important enzyme reaction that is found in many natural processes. The study was featured as a supplementary cover on a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, with artwork by Rachel Keeney, Mellon College of Science publications manager and graphic designer.
Meet MCS's GSA Departmental RepsWednesday, April 08, 2020
Meet MCS's GSA Departmental RepsMeet MCS GSA Departmental Reps
Online Labs for Online LearningTuesday, April 07, 2020
Online Labs for Online LearningDavid Yaron helps provide free resources for high school and higher education teachers during COVID-19
Carnegie Mellon To Develop Molecular Circuit that Acts as Transistor for ImmunotherapyMonday, April 06, 2020
Carnegie Mellon To Develop Molecular Circuit that Acts as Transistor for ImmunotherapyUnder a $1 million moonshot grant, Carnegie Mellon University Chemist Danith Ly and colleagues will develop an integrated molecular circuit that will reprogram and redirect the immune system to fight cancer.
STEM Gels Act Like Stem Cells for New MaterialsThursday, April 02, 2020
STEM Gels Act Like Stem Cells for New MaterialsChemists at Carnegie Mellon University have further developed a polymeric material inspired by the body’s stem cells, called STEM gels. Using techniques, including one developed at Carnegie Mellon, the researchers were able to create a platform that can be controlled using light. Their research, which has implications for the 3D printing of novel materials, was featured on the cover of the April Issue of Trends in Chemistry.
Ryan Sullivan Wins Carnegie Science AwardWednesday, March 11, 2020
Ryan Sullivan Wins Carnegie Science AwardRyan Sullivan, associate professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, has won a Carnegie Science Award in the environmental category from the Carnegie Science Center.
Commemorative Journal Issue Honors Krzysztof Matyjaszewski's Pioneering CareerFriday, February 28, 2020
Commemorative Journal Issue Honors Krzysztof Matyjaszewski's Pioneering CareerA recent issue of the Journal of Polymer Science was dedicated to the achievements and impact of Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences and director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Macromolecular Engineering, for his 70th birthday. The issue collects more than 25 papers on polymer science and engineering from Matyjaszewski's colleagues, collaborators and some of the hundreds of students and postdoctoral associates that have come through his Carnegie Mellon lab in the past 35 years.
Chemist and Advocate Geraldine Richmond Awarded Dickson Prize in ScienceFriday, February 07, 2020
Chemist and Advocate Geraldine Richmond Awarded Dickson Prize in ScienceCarnegie Mellon University will award its Dickson Prize in Science to Geraldine Richmond, a chemist and advocate for women in science. Richmond is the Presidential Chair in Science and a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon. Richmond will deliver the Dickson Prize Lecture, "Surf, Sink or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces," and receive a medal and cash prize at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Cohon University Center's Rangos Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
Carnegie Mellon Chosen to Host Beckman Scholars ProgramThursday, January 16, 2020
Carnegie Mellon Chosen to Host Beckman Scholars ProgramThe Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Carnegie Mellon University as a recipient of a 2020 Beckman Scholars Program Award. Carnegie Mellon was one of 12 universities chosen this year by the foundation to host a Beckman Scholars Program. Exceptional undergraduates from the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry will be eligible for the program. The Scholars will participate in a 15-month mentored research experience where they will learn from some of the university’s top researchers.
Neil Donahue Delivers the Jule Charney Lecture at AGU 2019Friday, January 10, 2020