Congratulations also to Marcus Wright

Posted on: November 13, 2013

Congratulations also to Marcus Wright, who recently won the “Spirit of the Community” award from the Winston‐Salem Sustainability Resource Center. This award recognizes a group or  individual doing exemplary work in sustainability that benefits Forsyth County.

Congratulations to Linda Tuttle

Posted on: November 13, 2013

Congratulations to Linda Tuttle, who is being recognized at this week’s WFU Staff Rewards & Recognition reception (Nov. 12, 4 – 5 PM in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall) for her 5th  year service anniversary.

An attitude of gratitude

Posted on: October 31, 2013

Students and alumni say ‘thank you’ to professors By Kim McGrath Office of Communications and External Relations You were my role model in a male dominated field. You have taught me that a setback is not the end of the world. Thank you for stretching my academic and creative abilities. These are just three of […]

Wake Forest study looks at sugar-based compound as source of biodiesel

Posted on: October 21, 2013

A five-year effort to develop a lower-cost source of biodiesel has led Wake Forest University chemists in the direction of a sugar-based compound to accomplish their goal. Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning fuel that also reduces tailpipe emissions. It depends primarily on feedstock crops. The researchers’ work will appear in an edition of the journal […]

#WFUtaughtme – Wake Forest University Teacher appreciation 2013

Posted on: October 18, 2013

#WFUtaughtme In order to celebrate the professors and teachers who make Wake Forest a community focused first and foremost on the teaching and mentoring of students, we invite you to take part in Teacher Appreciation 2013.  From October 15 – 25, we will be encouraging all members of the Wake Forest community to take the […]

From waste to energy

Posted on: October 17, 2013

From waste to energy Wake Forest chemists develop a new catalyst that makes turning waste into biodiesel cheaper and eco-friendly By Will Ferguson Office of Communications and External RelationsFatty grease extracted from sewer waste may one day fuel your car and power your home. Abdou Lachgar, a professor of chemistry, Marcus Wright, a chemistry lab […]

Homecoming Weekend Events Planned

Posted on: October 14, 2013

Homecoming Weekend will be held this weekend (Oct. 18‐20, 2013). The Chemistry Department and Friends of Chemistry alumni group have planned a number of fun events – please participate in as many as you can. Our alumni tell us they value these opportunities to reconnect with their mentors and to meet new people, too: Click […]

WFU Undergraduate Research Day

Posted on: October 14, 2013

Chemistry had an outstanding showing at the WFU Undergraduate Research Day on Oct. 4: 22 of our chemistry majors or minors presented research posters mentored by 12 different Chemistry faculty members and colleagues in other departments. Check out the photo gallery for the event at:

WFU Major/Minor Fair

Posted on: October 14, 2013

the Undergraduate Committee and students from the ACS‐SA represented our department at the WFU Major/Minor fair on Sept. 27, with 26 prospective majors/minors visiting the Chemistry table. Thanks to all those who volunteered at this annual, student‐run event.

Chemistry Department “Hit‐the‐Bricks”

Posted on: October 14, 2013

Chemistry finished in 4th place (credited with 378 laps around the quad) in the faculty & staff category for the “Hit‐the‐Bricks” cancer fundraiser on Oct. 7. Thanks to Megan Rudock for organizing our team.  Check out this link for more information about this event: