Chemistry

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Elizabeth Troisi '14 and Professor Justin Hines work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

Students Present Research at National Biology Conference

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Biology majors Elizabeth Troisi ’14 (Londonderry, N.H.) and Phil Nguyen ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) presented research they performed with Justin Hines, assistant professor of chemistry, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. Nguyen tied for second runner up in the undergraduate poster competition, and he and Hines were featured in the society’s [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

August 29, 2013

First Class of Students Earns Health and Life Sciences Minor

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“It may sound cliché, but I believe the health and life sciences minor chose me and not the other way around,” says Alec Eidelman ’13 (B.S. biochemistry).  “My passion for research, collaboration, communication, and education guided me on my path at Lafayette and I believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the future of problem solving.” [...]

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May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Chelsea Mandell '12 works with Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry, in the inorganic chemistry lab in Hugel Science Center.

September 18, 2012

Prof. Chip Nataro Creates Meaningful Research Experiences for Students

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Chip Nataro brings the idea of student-focused teaching and research to a whole new level. He often includes students in his organometallic chemistry research. In fact, he says his research is “entirely dependent” on student participation. Nataro’s deep commitment to mentorship is something he discovered within his first week at Iowa State University, where he [...]

Christine Thomas '01

July 19, 2012

Christine Thomas ’01 Researches Use of Solar Energy to Make New Fuels

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By Dan Edelen As her research on using solar energy to synthesize new fuels garners accolades, Christine Thomas ’01 is also focused on the accomplishments of her students. Thomas, assistant professor of chemistry, Brandeis University, is a recipient of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, which annually recognizes about 100 early-career scientists whose achievements and [...]

Milan Patel ’12 (l-r), Elizabeth Troisi ’14, and Justin Hines work in Hugel Science Center.

July 13, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Works to Understand Causes of Mad Cow, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases

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Justin Hines, assistant professor of chemistry, and a team of students are conducting experiments that could lead to greater knowledge about diseases like Mad Cow, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Hines, who joined Lafayette in fall 2011 after being named an Education Mentor in Life Sciences by the National Academies, has teamed up with Milan Patel ’12, [...]

James Simmons '65

July 12, 2012

James Simmons ’65 Is Award-Winning Expert in Bat Echolocation

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By Dan Edelen One of the foremost experts in bat echolocation, James Simmons ’65 knows about the invisible. He seeks to understand the nature of perception by studying the tiny mammal’s sounds pitched beyond the range of human hearing. “Most people interested in perception are interested in vision,” says Simmons, professor of biology, neuroscience department, [...]

Random Posters

July 9, 2012

Engineering and Chemistry Students Collaborate on Environmental Research

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Through hands-on collaboration, students in chemistry and engineering classes have teamed up to complete comprehensive research focusing on environmental science. The unique approach combines the Environmental Science and Engineering course taught by Arthur Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering, and Environmental Chemistry, taught by Steven Mylon, associate professor of chemistry and [...]

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June 20, 2012

Dr. David Goldstein ’68 Teaches Next Generation of Doctors

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By Kate Helm “The business of medicine has moved us away from the practice of medicine, and we need to recapture that,” says Dr. David Goldstein ’68, chief of the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, and General Internal Medicine, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. “Most medical students want to know hard [...]