Department News

Halloween Molecular Mania 2009 at the Oaks Mall

“On Saturday October 31st the Center for Catalysis hosted the 4th annual Halloween Molecular Mania at the Oaks Mall. A group of graduate and undergraduate students led by Prof. Adam Veige conducted experiments for mall patrons from 10am to 2pm in the Belks court area. The experiments were designed to teach students about fundamental aspects of chemistry such as vapor pressure, polymerization, crystallization, and the different states of matter. Students Soumya Sarkar and Michelle Jurcak organized the event and the team’s efforts were highlighted in an article in the Gainesville Sun Newspaper and the Alligator. The event was supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACS-Florida Section, the Chemistry Department and the Center for Catalysis.”

Halloween Molecular Mania 2009 at the Oaks Mall

“On Saturday October 31st the Center for Catalysis hosted the 4th annual Halloween Molecular Mania at the Oaks Mall. A group of graduate and undergraduate students led by Prof. Adam Veige conducted experiments for mall patrons from 10am to 2pm in the Belks court area. The experiments were designed to teach students about fundamental aspects of chemistry such as vapor pressure, polymerization, crystallization, and the different states of matter. Students Soumya Sarkar and Michelle Jurcak organized the event and the team’s efforts were highlighted in an article in the Gainesville Sun Newspaper and the Alligator. The event was supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACS-Florida Section, the Chemistry Department and the Center for Catalysis.”

ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

“Professor Kenneth Merz has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research that recognizes the advances he has made in the use of quantum mechanics to solve biological and drug discovery problems. This highly prestigious international award sponsored by ACS is given to an individual “without regard to age or nationality for outstanding achievement in the use of computers in research, development, or education in the chemical and biological sciences.”

ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

“Professor Kenneth Merz has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research that recognizes the advances he has made in the use of quantum mechanics to solve biological and drug discovery problems. This highly prestigious international award sponsored by ACS is given to an individual “without regard to age or nationality for outstanding achievement in the use of computers in research, development, or education in the chemical and biological sciences.”

Welcome to our Fall, 2009 Graduate Class

A new fall begins and all over campus the University of Florida has a lot of new faces running around. With the Department of Chemistry opening it’s doors and laboratories to the 39 new Graduates. All of our faculty and staff within each division and department would like to give a big welcome to each and everyone of you.

Welcome to our Fall, 2009 Graduate Class

A new fall begins and all over campus the University of Florida has a lot of new faces running around. With the Department of Chemistry opening it’s doors and laboratories to the 39 new Graduates. All of our faculty and staff within each division and department would like to give a big welcome to each and everyone of you.

The Department of Chemistry Welcomes Dr. Wei

“Just Arrived! A big welcome to Dr. David Wei, who joins our faculty as an Assistant Professor this fall. Dr. Wei is a scientist and researcher in the areas of Physical and Materials Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University. He has also held a research position at the Pacific Northwest National Labs. Dr. Wei has published more than twenty papers during his graduate and postdoctoral careers. He is looking forward to getting his research group started here at UF. For more information about his research, go to his web page or email him at wei@chem.ufl.edu.”

The Department of Chemistry Welcomes Dr. Wei

“Just Arrived! A big welcome to Dr. David Wei, who joins our faculty as an Assistant Professor this fall. Dr. Wei is a scientist and researcher in the areas of Physical and Materials Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University. He has also held a research position at the Pacific Northwest National Labs. Dr. Wei has published more than twenty papers during his graduate and postdoctoral careers. He is looking forward to getting his research group started here at UF. For more information about his research, go to his web page or email him at wei@chem.ufl.edu.”