Chemistry Department News
- Roy Receives University Teaching Award Dr. Chris Roy has been selected as the 2012-2013 recipient of the Robert B. Cox Teaching Award. Read more in Duke Today.
- The Science of Cooking Class Blog Check out Prof. Charbonneau's CHEM 89 class blog on the chemistry and physics of cooking.
- Charbonneau is a Top Reviewer at The Journal of Chemical Physics Professor Patrick Charbonneau has been named one of the top 20 reviewers for 2012 by
The Journal of Chemical Physics.
- Rathmell Wins Graduate Student Award from Materials Research Society Aaron Rathmell has received the Material Research Society Silver Graduate Student Award for his work on copper nanowires in Prof. Benjamin Wiley's lab. This award recognizes students of exceptional ability who show promise for future achievement in materials research.
- A new approach for explorations in uncharted chemical space. Post-docs Aaron Virshup and Julia Contreras-Garcia, working in the groups of Profs. Beratan and Yang, together with Adjunct Prof. Wipf, report a new approach to taking "stochastic voyages into uncharted chemical space" in order to construct representative libraries that span new galaxies of drug-like compounds. They have shown that the regions sampled are absent in earlier real and virtual molecular libraries. Their approach appears as the JACS Just Accepted paper and an article also appears in Duke Today.
- Cameron Brown Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship Chemistry graduate student Cameron Brown from the Craig group has been selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Cameron will use the three years of stipend support that the award provides to continue his PhD thesis research on new classes of stress-responsive materials.
- Assistant Professor of the Practice The Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Dorian Canelas has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice in Chemistry. Dr. Canelas has been teaching in the department over the past four years, and among other education related activities, developed the CHEM 99D "Introduction to Chemistry" course recently highlighted in a Duke News article.
- Three New Professors to Join the Faculty in Summer 2013 Dr. Steven Malcolmson, Dr. Jennifer Roizen, and Dr. Amanda Hargrove will join the Department as Assistant Professors starting this summer. Dr. Malcolmson's and Dr. Roizen's research interests are in the area of Organic Synthesis and Dr. Hargrove's research interests are in the area of Chemical Biology. The Malcolmson Lab will be developing novel catalysts to access new modes of reactivity for C-C bond formation. The Roizen Lab will using novel reaction methods to access natural products and their derivatives for use as anti-infectives and selective ion channel inhibitors. The Hargrove Lab will be using small molecules to characterize the regulatory activity and therapeutic potential of long noncoding RNAs.