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 […]

Gold is the new green

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Chemist awarded NSF Career Award to study environmentally friendly gold catalysts By Will Ferguson Office of Communications and External Relations Gold is worth more than money. Soon it could help to make the pharmaceutical industry greener thanks to the work of Amanda Jones, an assistant professor of chemistry at Wake Forest University. Jones received a […]

Research at the Forest

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Research highlights from the 2013-2014 academic year By Will Ferguson Office of Communications and External Relations “From turning waves into electricity to developing new treatments for debilitating diseases, Wake Forest researchers raised the bar of scientific excellence yet again during the 2013-2014 academic year.” Read More at Wake Forest News