Bruchez Named National Academy of Inventors FellowMarcel Bruchez, professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Two Chemistry Faculty Named Among World's Most Highly Cited ResearchersThe research of two Mellon College of Science faculty is some of the world’s most highly cited in the sciences, according to a list published by Clarivate Analytics.
Sudoc Named Startup to Watch by Chemical & Engineering NewsSudoc, a startup co-founded by Carnegie Mellon University chemists Terrence J. Collins and Ryan C. Sullivan, has been named one of 10 Startups to watch by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Sudoc is developing and commercializing TAML catalysts, a bioinspired environmentally friendly molecule that outperforms toxic chemicals in a wide range of applications and can be used to remove pollutants from the natural and built environment.
CMU Offers New Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability StudiesTuesday, October 19, 2021
CMU Offers New Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability StudiesA new additional major in environmental and sustainability studies is now available for all undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University regardless of their primary major.
Senior Ping-Ya Chao Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Negotiating ResearchMonday, October 04, 2021
Senior Ping-Ya Chao Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Negotiating ResearchPing-Ya Chao, who is double majoring in policy and management and chemistry, is applying science to improve the art of negotiation. Her undergraduate research project could potentially uncover influential conversation tactics and strategies.
Carnegie Mellon University and Emerald Cloud Lab to Build World’s First University Cloud LabMonday, August 30, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University and Emerald Cloud Lab to Build World’s First University Cloud LabCarnegie Mellon University and Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) have entered into a partnership to build the world’s first cloud lab in an academic setting. The remote-controlled lab will provide a universal platform for artificial intelligence-driven experimentation and revolutionize how academic laboratory research and education are done, accelerating the pace of discovery as part of Carnegie Mellon’s $250 million investment in state-of-the art science facilities. .
Introducing Isaac Garcia-Bosch and Gabriel GomesFriday, August 27, 2021
Introducing Isaac Garcia-Bosch and Gabriel GomesWe are excited to introduce you to associate professor Isaac Garcia-Bosch, who joined our department this fall, and assistant professor Gabriel Gomes, who will be joining the department in January 2022.
Karoline Eckhart Wins Kwolek FellowshipSaturday, July 24, 2021
Karoline Eckhart Wins Kwolek FellowshipChemistry Ph.D. candidate Karoline Eckhart has been named a co-recipient of the 2021 Kwolek Fellowship in Chemistry. The fellowship is funded by a bequest from Carnegie Mellon University alumna Stephanie Kwolek, best known as the inventor of the synthetic fiber Kevlar. It provides up to $50,000 to women Ph.D. candidates who "have shown significant advances in their research."
Xiangsha Du Wins Kwolek FellowshipSaturday, July 24, 2021
Xiangsha Du Wins Kwolek FellowshipChemistry Ph.D. candidate Xiangsha Du has been named a co-recipient of the 2021 Kwolek Fellowship in Chemistry. The fellowship is funded by a bequest from Carnegie Mellon University alumna Stephanie Kwolek, best known as the inventor of the synthetic fiber Kevlar. It provides up to $50,000 to women Ph.D. candidates who "have shown significant advances in their research."
Mechanism Guided Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Quinolone AlkaloidsThursday, July 01, 2021
Mechanism Guided Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Quinolone AlkaloidsNew research from Carnegie Mellon University chemists sheds light on how complex natural products could be more effectively made through mechanism guided chemoenzymatic synthesis. The work was published in the latest issue of the journal ACS Catalysis, and was featured as a supplementary journal cover. The cover was designed by Mellon College of Science Publications Manager and Graphic Designer Rachel Keeney.
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create DNA-style Helical Inorganic SupercrystalsThursday, June 17, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create DNA-style Helical Inorganic SupercrystalsIn new research, Carnegie Mellon University chemists synthesized complex gold supercrystals with arrangements resembling the iconic helical structure of DNA. The work, published today in the journal Nature, highlights new promise for the precise design and engineering of supercrystals.
Chemistry Senior Wins MCS Gilman AwardThursday, May 20, 2021
Chemistry Senior Wins MCS Gilman AwardChemistry Senior Wins MCS Gilman Award
Carnegie Mellon, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Historic Partnership to Accelerate CMU’s Science and Technology Leadership and the Transformation of Hazelwood GreenThursday, May 20, 2021
Carnegie Mellon, Richard King Mellon Foundation Announce Historic Partnership to Accelerate CMU’s Science and Technology Leadership and the Transformation of Hazelwood GreenCarnegie Mellon University and the Richard King Mellon Foundation today announced that the two longtime partners will together make a transformational investment in science and technology leadership at the university; in a more vibrant future for the Hazelwood neighborhood; and in Pittsburgh’s ongoing economic renaissance.
Chemistry Senior Rachel Motz Receives Fugassi and Monteverde and Resnik AwardsWednesday, May 19, 2021
Chemistry Senior Rachel Motz Receives Fugassi and Monteverde and Resnik AwardsChemistry senior Rachel Motz is this year's recipient of the Dr. J. Paul Fugassi and Linda Monteverde Award and the Judith A. Resnik Award.
Matyjaszewski Honored with Two Major AwardsFriday, April 30, 2021
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 ToolkitWednesday, April 07, 2021
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 StudiesFriday, April 02, 2021
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