On Juneteenth, we reflect on our desire to be an inclusive community that affirms the intrinsic dignity and worth of every human being. Diversity, in its many forms, is an essential part of an inclusive community.
Welcome to the second installment of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s alumni newsletter. Much has transpired in the department since the launching of our inaugural newsletter, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you up to date. It’s been a great year for us, marked by a strong cadre of 39 baccalaureate, 19 doctoral, and eight master’s degree recipients. Our faculty corralled an abundance of awards and honors that are detailed below. The department welcomed a new faculty member, but sadly bid farewell to Fr. Walter. We were honored to host the family of Nicholas Angelotti (B.S., 1950), as they helped us launch an undergraduate research fund in his name.
Please know that we here in the department are proud of our alumni and welcome opportunities to learn of your accomplishments. Simply send an email to our assistant chair, Mary Prorok and we will do our best to incorporate items of interest into future newsletters. In the meantime, I wish you an enjoyable remainder of the summer. Stay cool and stay in touch!
Patricia L. Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility, has been named an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, 2021. Clark will be responsible for research development, including assisting faculty in developing a...
Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, realized there may be a way to develop therapies for new viruses. Rather than target a virus, he is looking at methods to stimulate the natural antiviral defense systems present in all cells...
Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.
Nine doctoral students from the University of Notre Dame have received Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) Predoctoral Research Fellowships.
The star system, referred to as J0240, is only the second of its kind on record.
Connecting the history of mathematics to the practice was the goal for one Winter Session course in the Department of Mathematics.
Judd Leighton Foundation to Provide up to $125,000 in Matching Funds for Notre Dame Student Entrepreneurs Who Headquarter in South Bend
In an effort to keep more University of Notre Dame student entrepreneurs in the South Bend-Elkhart region, the Judd Leighton Foundation announced that it is making a pool of $125,000 available for Notre Dame student entrepreneurs who choose to stay in the South Bend area.
Notre Dame experiment is en route to the space station; could lead to more effective early cancer screenings
The study, led by Tengfei Luo, a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will be initiated by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Kelley M.H. Young, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named as the new director of the Mary E. Galvin Science and Engineering Scholars Program, effective July 1, 2021.