News: Chemistry

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


CREATE Program Brings Research Opportunities to Community College Students

Chemists Sean Roberts and Shawn Amorde collaborate to help prepare students for later scientific careers.

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Three Faculty Members Awarded Sloan Fellowships

Congratulations to Greg Durrett, Sam Raskin and Hang Ren

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More Charge Acceptors aren’t Necessarily Better for Solar Cells

Adding charge acceptors can slow electron transfer in some light-activated materials

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Chemistry Professor Earns Humboldt Award

Dmitrii Makarov, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has won a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander...

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Nanoparticles Make it Easier to Turn Light into Solvated Electrons

‘Green’ reducing agents could help tackle climate change and treat contaminated water

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James Chelikowsky Wins Feynman Prize

Chelikowsky, Director of the Center for Computational Materials at the Oden Institute, received the 2022 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory.

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‘Smart Plastic’ Material is Step Forward Toward Soft, Flexible Robotics and Electronics

New plastic has rigid and stretchy sections inspired by living things.

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Visualizing Science 2022: Illuminating the Intrinsic Beauty in Academic Research

The winners of our most recent Visualizing Science contest include an image related to “smart” material research, simulations of a meeting between a neutron star...

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Baiz Earns Prestigious Research Fellowship

Carlos Baiz, associate professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the...

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