Chemistry faculty member wins AVS award

Congratulations to Matthias Young for winning the AVS Thin Film Division Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award!

A new view of microscopic interactions

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When two cars collide at an intersection — from opposite directions — the impact is much different than when two cars — traveling in the same direction — “bump” into each other.

A Targeted Approach to Fighting Cancer

In the near future, a prostate cancer patient in Missouri may be injected with a radioisotope that can help imaging scanners accurately determine the precise location of a tumor.

Not so sweet: MU contributes to a way to determine honey fraud at an international honey contest

How can you be sure that the world’s best honey isn’t fake?

MU Team to Develop Research Pipeline for UM System

At the beginning of the school year, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced a series of investments in research and creative works that will help the system’s four universities achieve excellence through innovation.

'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water, MU study finds

July 08, 2019

Story Contact(s):
Eric Stann,, 573-882-3346

MU Chemistry announces this year’s graduate student awards

The Department of Chemistry would like to congratulate this year’s graduate student award winners. The winners were announced at Colloquium on May 3.

Troutner Radiochemistry Award:

Revelations about radioactive zirconium forge a new path in research about the universe

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Scientists have many “road maps” that guide them in respective fields of research by consolidating countless years of knowledge into a useful resource.

DoD Awards Propel Research in Chemistry and Materials Science

The University of Missouri recently was awarded two highly coveted Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards from the Department of Defense (DoD), making MU one of only three higher education institutions in the nation to receive more than one award.

Just like flipping a switch – in only half a picosecond

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Solar cells, quantum computing and photodynamic cancer therapy. These all involve molecules switching between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms. Previously this process, called a “spin flip,” was thought to occur slowly in most cases.

John E. Adams Re-Elected Chair of ACS Board of Directors

John E.

Suits group publishes Nature Chemistry Paper

The Suits group just published a paper in Nature Chemistry on intersystem crossing in gas-phase radical reactions.

Professor Silvia Jurisson wins two awards

Congratulations to Professor Silvia Jurisson for winning two awards as last month’s TERACHEM conference in Bressanone, Italy.

George P. Smith wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Story by Sara Diedrich

Dr. George P. Smith was already awake and walking to the kitchen for a cup of coffee Wednesday morning when the phone rang. It was 4:30 a.m., too early for a casual conversation.

Fall 2018 ACS meeting news

The Glass group was highlighted for a talk at the Boston ACS meeting on Supramolecular Sensors for Glycolipids.

Join Us in Congratulating the 2018 Division of Physical Chemistry Research Award Winners!

University of Missouri

MU senior selected as Mitchell Scholar - Christopher Dade is one of 12 American students to receive award for postgraduate study in Ireland

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Christopher Dade, a senior majoring in chemistry at the University of Missouri, has received a George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend for one year of postgraduate study in Ireland.

Chemistry Professor named APS Fellow

Tommy Sewell, Professor of Chemistry, was elected a 2017 fellow of the American Physical Society.

Faculty Searches - Two tenure-track positions

The Department of Chemistry is actively recruiting for two tenure-track postions. One position is for a theoretical physical chemist at the assistant professor level.

MU Professor of Chemistry Arthur Suits is a co-author of this new article in Science

Dr. Suits says the research is the result of a MURI (Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Initiative) collaboration on ultra-cold ion chemistry, with experiments from physicists at UCLA, theory from the University of Connecticut, and chemistry guidance from Dr. Suits.

Former student Min Luo was part of a team that published a blockbuster paper in the journal “Cell”

Former Tanner Group Graduate Student Min Luo, now a postdoc at Harvard University, was part of a team that published a blockbuster paper in the journal “Cell” showing the structure of a CRISPR-Cas3 complex at near-atomic resolution using cryo-electron microscopy.  Here are links to the paper at C

Fighting Cancer: New Microscopic Technique Could Help Detect, Diagnose Metastatic Melanomas

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fight against skin cancer just got a new weapon. For years, melanoma researchers have studied samples that were considered uniform in size and color, making them easier to examine by more conventional means.

MU Professor Receives President’s Award for Early Career Excellence

University of Missouri System Interim Chief of Staff David Russell today awarded the third of ten UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2017 to Justin Walensky, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

New Class of Materials Could Revolutionize Biomedical, Alternative Energy Industries

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound to hydrogen atoms, are transforming the biomedical industry.

Chemist Discovers New Class of Materials

About eight years ago, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mark Lee Jr. was in the lab trying to make a simple ether compound from a boron-oxygen-hydrogen bond.