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 […]

Chemistry Department Achievements

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Patricia Dos Santos has been awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor! Akbar Salam has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemistry! Congratulations, too, to Bruce King, whose proposal entitled “Ca093389 – Targeted nanoparticles for Kidney Cancer Therapy” has been funded by the Department of Defense and UCONN (WFU funding agency) from 4/4/2014 – 10/14/2014; and to Mark […]


Posted on: March 25, 2014


14th Annual WFU Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Day

Posted on: March 17, 2014

The 14th Annual WFU Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Day will be held on Mar. 28 at Biotech Place from 1 – 5 PM. This year’s event will include student posters and a new  3‐minute thesis (3MT) oral competition. Please be sure to attend in order to support our students and postdocs as they present […]

Congratulations to John Tomlinson

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Congratulations to John Tomlinson, who received a promotion to the rank of Associate Teaching Professor. This promotion recognizes John’s strong and sustained commitment to teaching and student engagement and his excellent record of service.