Posted on: October 28, 2014

Patricia Dos Santos was recently interviewed, by 88.5 WFDD radio, concerning microbes, bacteria and their relationship to biotechnology. “With biotechnology, we can harness the power of the smallest living things on the Earth to fight disease or even to manufacture products. Microbes are organisms made of a single cell, and are by far more abundant than […]

Shiba P Adhikari wins best poster presentation at the Nanomanufacturing 2014 Conference

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Shiba P Adhikari, a graduate student working on Materials for Sustainable Energy was best poster presentation at the NANOMANUFACTURING 2014 conference held at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Graduate student, Shiba Adhikari, from Dr Lachgar’s lab recently was awarded best poster presentation at the NANOMANUFACTURING 2014 conference. The conference was held at the Joint […]

Pierre Duncan and Shiba Adhikari represented Dr Lachgar’s Lab at the 2014 SE Conference of the ACS (video)

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Junior undergraduate student Pierre Duncan, and Graduate student, Shiba Adhikari, represented Dr Lachgar’s Lab at the 2014 South Eastern Conference of the American Chemical Society held in Nashville, TN, 16-19 October. Pierre presented his work on a new green chemical synthesis to prepare solid catalysts used for the conversion of waste to advanced biofuels. Shiba […]

David R. Bryant – 1st WF Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Dr. David R. Bryant was named the winner of the 1st WF Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award at the General Meeting of the WF Friends of Chemistry during the University’s recent Homecoming festivities.  Dr. Bryant received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Wake Forest in 1958 and then earned his Ph.D. at Duke University in organic […]

Kathryn Riley Receives National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Kathryn Riley was recently awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for a research proposal entitled “Electrochemical Investigation of ZnO Nanoparticles at the Nano, Molecular, and Biomolecular Scale”. The proposed work aims to use a variety of analytical techniques to evaluate the potential toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles, which are commonly used in cosmetic products like sunscreens. The […]

Congratulations to Bruce King

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Bruce King

Professor Bruce King was recently awarded funding, from the NIH and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, for his proposal entitled “New Reagents for Tracking Protein Oxidation in Cells by MS and Imaging Methods”. Read More Faculty News At Inside WFU

Meet Jessica Leuchter

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Major: Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla. Jessica Leuchter has contributed research to several peer-reviewed publications and recently worked as a lead author of a review commemorating the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the Israel Journal of Chemistry. After graduation, Jessica will participate in the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School at the Weizmann Institute of […]

Proposal Funded

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Understanding and Supporting Student Intrinsic Motivation in STEM Courses” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read More at Inside WFU

Beating Bad Bacteria

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Wake Forest sophomore receives prestigious award to study dangerous bacteria By Will Ferguson Office of Communications and External Relations The notion that trillions of bacteria are packed into the human body is enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies. But not all bacteria are bad, said Hannah Martin, a rising sophomore. On the contrary, there […]