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

Dr. Amanda Jones receives NSF Career Award

Posted on: June 19, 2014

  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amanda Jones on her receipt of funding in the amount of $390K from the National Science Foundation (to begin July 01) for her proposal entitled “CAREER: Mechanism as a Driving Force in Gold(I) Catalyzed Alkyne Functionalizations.”

Chemistry Faculty in the News

Posted on: June 18, 2014

Kitchen Chemistry Professor Angela G. King serves up answers on how science can make a better cook. Bread that doesn’t rise. Gravy that won’t thicken. Scrambled eggs that stick to the pan. Most home cooks have been there. In our quest to determine what went wrong we questioned the recipe, the quality of our ingredients, […]

Open Position – Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted on: May 27, 2014

The Wake Forest University Department of Chemistry expects to fill the position of Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow (TSPF) to begin July 2014. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and in […]

Trivia Night – A New Tradition

Posted on: May 19, 2014

By Dr. Al Rives A new tradition is emerging in the department – a visit by many graduating seniors and faculty to Foothills Brewery for Trivia Night near the end of the Spring semester.  Knowledge of trivial matters is not a prerequisite, but a cool chemistry-sounding team name is.  This has happened irregularly over the […]

Congratulations to Our Faculty Colleagues

Posted on: May 13, 2014

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, who was recently selected as the F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellow (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017). Congratulations also to Patricia Dos Santos who was accepted to participate  in the 7th class of the Career Development for Women Leaders Program.

Disease-seeking molecules

Posted on: April 30, 2014

Novel compound could make finding diseases quicker and easier A new compound created by Wake Forest chemists could help scientists probe the secrets behind deadly forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Bruce King, a professor of chemistry and associate provost of research, and Thomas Poole, a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry, engineered the molecular tool […]

Congratulations to Our Chemistry Majors

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Congratulations also to our Chemistry majors who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (the nation’s oldest academic honor society): Alec Christian, Hadley Heindel, Nicole Irving, Nick Koutlas, and Ellen Petryna.

Congratulations to Our Faculty Colleagues

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Congratulations to our faculty colleagues for a number of recent accomplishments: Abdou Lachgar, for his appointment as Director of the WFU Program in Environmental Studies (July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2017); Patricia Dos Santos, for continued NSF funding for her CAREER proposal “Target specificity of cysteine desulfurase in Bacillus subtilis,” (for the period from […]

2014 Department of Chemistry Honors Symposium

Posted on: April 15, 2014

The 2014 Department of Chemistry Honors Symposium will be held on April 23 (4‐6 PM) & April 24 (5 – 6 PM) in Salem 10. A pre‐symposium reception will be held on April 23 from 3:30 – 4:00 PM in Salem 210; and a post-symposium dinner and celebration will be held on April 24 beginning at 6 PM in Salem […]