Matyjaszewski Honored with Two Major AwardsCarnegie Mellon University chemist Krzysztof Matyjaszewski has received two major awards recognizing his contributions to the field of polymer chemistry — the 2020 William H. Nichols Medal and the 2020 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award.
Carnegie Mellon/Yale PNA-Based Technique an Essential Part of the Gene Editing ToolkitIn an article published in the April 8 issue of Nature, the National Institutes of Health’s Somatic Cell Gene Editing Consortium provided a detailed update on the progress of their nationwide effort to develop safer and more effective methods to edit the genomes of disease-relevant somatic cells and reduce the burden of disease caused by genetic changes. A PNA-based gene editing technique developed by Carnegie Mellon and Yale researchers is mentioned as an essential part of the gene-editing toolkit.
Power and Promise of Automated Science Shown in New StudiesTwo new studies by Carnegie Mellon University researchers demonstrate the power and promise of automated science in allowing scientists to efficiently and inexpensively collect large amounts of data.
Chemistry Professor Receives Grant to Study Material StabilityWednesday, March 24, 2021
Chemistry Professor Receives Grant to Study Material StabilityAssistant Professor of Chemistry Olexandr Isayev has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research as part of a collaborative effort to better understand how organic molecules degrade.
Carnegie Mellon University Licenses Innovative Green Chemistry TechnologyThursday, March 11, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University Licenses Innovative Green Chemistry TechnologyCarnegie Mellon University has announced a licensing agreement with the start-up Sudoc, LLC to market the innovative TAML catalyst technology developed by Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry Terrence J. Collins.
Carnegie Mellon Research Shows How Wildfires May Have Larger Effects on Cloud Formation and Climate Change than Previously ThoughtWednesday, February 24, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Research Shows How Wildfires May Have Larger Effects on Cloud Formation and Climate Change than Previously ThoughtAs the frequency and size of wildfires continues to increase worldwide, new research from Carnegie Mellon University scientists shows how the chemical aging of the particles emitted by these fires can lead to more extensive cloud formation and intense storm development in the atmosphere. The research was published online today in the journal Science Advances.
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Help Shed Light on How Iodine-Containing Molecules Contribute to the Formation of Atmospheric AerosolsFriday, February 05, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Help Shed Light on How Iodine-Containing Molecules Contribute to the Formation of Atmospheric AerosolsAs part of a worldwide collaboration, Carnegie Mellon University chemists have helped discover that iodic acids can rapidly form aerosol particles in the atmosphere, giving scientists more knowledge of how iodine emissions can contribute to cloud formation and climate change.
Dow Funds Chemistry Resources for Remote LearningWednesday, January 27, 2021
Dow Funds Chemistry Resources for Remote LearningNew funding allows CMU to provide chemistry resources to a larger and more diverse group of high school students and teachers.
Brothers Complete Long Journey To DoctoratesMonday, January 25, 2021
Brothers Complete Long Journey To DoctoratesBrothers Andrew and Henry DeYoung have accomplished something very few siblings do: They will defend their doctoral theses at Carnegie Mellon University within a few weeks of each other.
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Help Discover Mechanism Behind Important Biosynthetic ReactionTuesday, January 12, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Help Discover Mechanism Behind Important Biosynthetic ReactionCarnegie Mellon University chemists have helped discover the reaction mechanism behind the biosynthesis of kainic acid, an important natural product used to study neurodegenerative disorders.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Biohybrid Nanoparticles that Could Revolutionize Drug DeliveryWednesday, January 06, 2021