Chemistry Alumna Founds Nonprofit

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Shahedah Fornah (’12): Fighting Ebola Alumna founds nonprofit to stop the deadly disease in Sierra Leone By KERRY M. KING (’85) Wake Forest Magazine Shahedah Fornah (’12) is president and co-founder of Pearls of Wata, a nonprofit that raises funds and collects supplies — everything from surgical gowns and bleach to a “burial team package” — to […]

Students support Missions of Mercy

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Pre-health students turn out in record number to support free dental clinic By Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations Senior Stephanie Campbell, PDSA president, volunteers at NCMOM. Helping patients deal with the pain associated with rising health and dental care costs is a lesson pre-health students at Wake Forest won’t soon forget. That’s […]

Research Day, a hallmark event

Posted on: November 18, 2014

By Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations During his welcoming remarks for the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Day, Randall Rogan, co-interim dean of the college, told those gathered they would be impressed. With 133 posters by 146 student presenters, topics ranged from epigenetic factors involved in chronological aging, to exploration of the doctor-patient […]

True Value Meals

Posted on: November 6, 2014

by Dr. Angela King, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry “My family and I live on a 22-acre farm in Stokes County. We are serious gardeners. I can’t remember the last time I bought a tomato at the store and I have saved my own okra and basil seeds each year for over a decade. […]

Congratulations to Christa Colyer

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Christa Colyer on her receipt of funding in the amount of $101,930 from Ameritox (to begin November 01, 2014) for her proposal entitled “Ameritox – Wake Forest University Department of Chemistry Research Partnership.”

Microbes

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 […]