UF Chemists Score Major Grant for Breakthrough Research in Polymer Science

Polymer chemists Austin Evans and Brent Sumerlin receive U.S. government funding By Brian Smith — April 24, 2023 AUSTIN EVANS and BRENT SUMERLIN from University of Florida’s Department of Chemistry have secured a generous research grant from the U.S government that will fuel their materials science research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) program is a highly competitive grant program funded … Read more

RICK YOST AWARDED 2023 ABRF Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies

Professor Rick Yost has been awarded the 2023 ABRF Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies.  Dr. Yost is University Professor Emeritus and directs the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics and the NIH National Metabolomics Consortium. He has received the ASMS Award for Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry, the MSACL Award for Distinguished Contribution to … Read more

2023 UF Center for Teaching Excellence Affordable Access Award

Congratulations  to our Director of General Chemistry, Melanie Veige, for being selected as a recipient of one of the UF Center for Teaching Excellence Affordable Access Awards for 2023. Melanie worked closely with the Center for Online Innovation and Production over the course of Fall 2022/Spring 2023 to reimagine the course CHM1020: Chemistry for the Liberal Arts, … Read more

2023 James and Laura Winefordner Summer Graduate Scholarship

The Analytical Chemistry Division is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 James and Laura Winefordner Summer Graduate Scholarship, Tyler Volta. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Florida and a member of Professor Charles Martin’s research group. His dissertation research focuses on the ionic and electronic transport properties of synthetic gold nanotube membranes. Congratulations Tyler!

Congratulations to the 28th Annual UFIC International Student Achievement Awards

Congratulations to Namodhi Wijerathne and Naveen Thakur for winning the 28th annual UFIC International Student Achievement Awards for their high academic standards and involvement at UF.Naveen is a 5th year graduate student in Dr. Eddy’s lab. His research focuses on understanding the role of lipids on the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors. Namodhi is a … Read more

Dr. Alberto Perez Awarded Prestigious NSF Career Award

Dr. Alberto Perez has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER award from the Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods program in the Division of Chemistry. The award will fund the development of new computational methods to deepen our understanding of nucleic acids. Computational structural studies of nucleic acids have been challenged by nucleic acid flexibility and … Read more

2022 Keaffaber Scholar Award

The Keaffaber Scholar Award recognizes the overall excellence in research and academic scholarship of one of our senior chemistry majors.  To be eligible for the award, the undergraduate must be research active within the Department of Chemistry and committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry.  This year, the recipient of the Keaffaber Scholar Award is … Read more