2022 Eli Lilly and Company Young Investigator Award

Boone Prentice, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the 2022 Young Investigator Award from Eli Lilly and Company. The award is given annually by Eli Lilly’s Analytical Chemistry Academic Contacts Committee and recognizes a “rising star” in analytical chemistry. Prentice’s research focuses on developing novel molecular … Read more

Professor Adrian Roitberg awarded Honorary Doctorate

The University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) has awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Adrian Roitberg for his contributions to science and specifically his collaborators with Argentinian groups. Prof. Roitberg received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from that University. The title will be awarded at a ceremony in Argentina, and Prof Roitberg will deliver a series … Read more

A UF Chemist’s Breakthrough with Tiny Particles is a Big Deal for Design

Charles Cao and research team identify the possibilities of interconnected nanocrystal networks in future design applications By Lauren Barnett — August 18, 2022 A clear understanding of the stability of atomic-level structures of materials is critical for technological advancements, yet many aspects of these tiny assemblies remain a mystery to scientists. In a discovery that … Read more

Interconnected-Nanocrystal Networks-Reflections in the Surreal Mirror

An Interconnected-Nanocrystal Network Expends the Synthetically Accessible Chemical Space for Materials Design. August 18, 2022 Solids from a collection of atoms can adopt a variety of structural phases having respective physical and chemical properties, providing entire chemical space for materials discovery.  At ambient conditions, there is often one thermodynamically stable phase for a given atomic … Read more

2022 Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Fellowship recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Fellowship. The endowment honors Prof. Paul Tarrant, a member of our department from 1946 to 1981, and this award promotes outstanding research for graduate students working in the division of Organic Chemistry. This year’s recipients are Alec Esper, Cory Kornman, Angie … Read more

Professor Zhongwu Guo wins ACS Cabohydrate Division 2022 Melville L. Wolfrom Award

Professor Zhongwu Guo, Steven M. and Rebecca J. Scott Chair, has received the ACS Carbohydrate Division 2022 Melville L. Wolfrom Award. This award recognizes one’s outstanding service and contributions to the field of carbohydrate chemistry. Dr. Guo’s research interest in focused on developing novel synthetic methods for carbohydrates, glycolipids, and other glycoconjugates, as well as … Read more

Ken Wagener Awarded 2021 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry

Ken Wagener was awarded the 2021 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry for his significant contributions in both industry and academia, including pioneering the acyclic diene metathesis polymerization, which launched an entirely new field of synthetic polymer chemistry (Chemical & Engineering News, January 4, 2021).  At UF, Prof. George Butler (founder of the Butler Polymer Research Laboratory) previously received … Read more