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Chemists Synthesize a New Breed of Anti-Aromatic Compounds

Chemists Synthesize a New Breed of Anti-Aromatic Compounds

The novel compounds can toggle between three states, which is a scientific first.
Chemist Named Inventor of the Year by UT Austin

Chemist Named Inventor of the Year by UT Austin

C. Grant Willson invented a nanolithography process used for manufacturing computer chips, hard drives and other electronic components.
Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

A crime in France and a class action suit in the U.S. leads to Professor Eric Anslyn receiving funding to support student research on the chemistry of wine.
Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From Chemist's Research

Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From Chemist's Research

In a paper in Science, C. Grant Willson and colleagues report on processes they are developing that could increase storage capacity by a factor of five.
The oPAD

The oPAD

In this video we take an NPR-style look at the origami Paper Analytical Device.

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV.

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant TB is the goal of chemist Andy Ellington, whose project received a $1.6 million grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

Discovery of a ‘Dark State’ Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be increased from 31 to 44 percent, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu.

Distilling Fuels from the Sun

Distilling Fuels from the Sun

In this video chemist Allen Bard talks about his efforts to harness the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil.

Allen Bard Awarded Grant to Improve Energy Storage on the Grid

Allen Bard Awarded Grant to Improve Energy Storage on the Grid

Chemist Allen Bard has been awarded a grant to improve energy storage capacity on the electric grid.
The 'Gold' Standard

The 'Gold' Standard

Chemistry professor and undergraduates research platinum-based fuel cells with advanced computing technologies through the Freshman Research Initiative.

Chemist Peter Rossky Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chemist Peter Rossky Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Rossky, the Marvin K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, chosen in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.

Self-powered, Blood-activated Sensor Detects Pancreatitis Quickly and Cheaply

Self-powered, Blood-activated Sensor Detects Pancreatitis Quickly and Cheaply

Turning Reynold’s Wrap, JELL-O and milk into a way to look for organ failure.

Designer Chemical Weapons, Aerotoxic Syndrome, and the Future of Personalized Medicine

We’re entering the age of personalized medicine, but also, possibly, designer chemical weapons, which would work only on particular genetic populations.

Fueled by the Sun: Green Gold

Researchers across the college aim to harvest biofuels from plants and algae. Part 2 of the series, Fueled by the Sun.