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 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!

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 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