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Chang Liu receives award at CCTCC Graduate Poster Presentation

Chang Liu, a graduate student in the Jakubikova group, was awarded 3rd place in the Graduate Poster Presentation at the 24th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry (CCTCC) that took place on November 11-12 in Jackson, MS. His poster title was "Impact of the Dye Conformation on Interfacial Electron Transfer in Dye-Semiconductor Assemblies." Posted November 21, 2016

Students from the Jakubikova group honored at SERMACS

Two students from the Jakubikova group were honored at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in the Computers in Chemistry Division's Best Junior Poster competition, Computational/Theoretical category.

Jason Brannock, a senior BA chemistry major, presented his winning poster titled, "Improving the light harvesting capability of Ru(II)-polypyridine dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells" while David Torres, a high school student at Wake STEM Early College High School, presented on the "Influence of pi-conjugated donors on electronic properties of [Fe(tpy)2]2+."

Robert Gotwals, a Visiting Scholar in Professor's Jakubikova's group, and a member of the faculty of the School of Science and Mathematics, received the CHED High School Teacher Award (http://sermacs2016.sites.acs.org/), for excellence in teaching. Posted November 11, 2016

Chemistry students present at NC-ACS local section meeting; Melinda Box receives 2016 Marcus Hobbs award

Congratulations to Chemistry department students for their poster presentations at the NC-ACS local section meeting and to Melinda Box for receiving the 2016 Marcus Hobbs award from the local section. Read the full story here. Posted October 30, 2016

Chemistry students organize 4th annual Triangle Student Research Competition

Leslie Wilson and Cameron Stevens organize the 4th annual Triangle Student Research Competition at the Frontier in the RTP. Read the full story here. Posted October 30, 2016

Dick Zare gives lecture at Thermo Fisher Scientific Endowed Seminar Series in Analytical Chemistry

The 2016 Thermo Fisher Scientific Endowed Seminar Series in Analytical Chemistry was given by Professor Richard (Dick) Zare from Stanford University on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Hunt Library Auditorium. Nearly 300 scientists gathered at the event from NC State and other neighboring universities as well as industrial scientists. Professor Zare's inspiring lecture was titled "Mass Spectrometry: Drop by Drop."
Posted October 18, 2016

Sombers lab featured in The Technician

Dr. Leslie Sombers' lab is featured in the Oct 13 edition of the Technician, "NC State reveals research of drug addiction." Read the article here. Posted October 16, 2016

George Van Den Driessche receives ACS CINF award

Congratulations to George Van Den Driessche (@DFourches group ) for receiving the highly competitive ACS CINF award at the 2016 ACS National Meeting (@ACSNatlMtg). Posted August 31, 2016

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