[From News at Princeton] Feb 24, 2014. Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken's most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials such as self-organizing colloids, or optics that can transmit light with the efficiency of a crystal and the flexibility of a liquid.
The unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as "disordered hyperuniformity," a
February 18, 2014. New York, NY. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced that Robert Knowles, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is among the recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships.
Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
“For more than half a century, the Sloan Foundation has been proud to honor the best young scient
Sheng Zhou (‘14, Reider Lab) presented on a longitudinal, quantitative study of melatonin onset and offset at the 47th Winter Conference on Brain Research in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 25-30, 2014. Melatonin is a small molecule marker of circadian rhythm that has proven useful in identifying differing chronotypes. Through applying a battery of statistical tests, Sheng exploited the experimental relative concentration data for this small molecule to begin developing an animal mode
The Princeton University Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Gregory D. Scholes will be joining our faculty effective July 1, 2014. Professor Scholes' research addresses questions about chemical dynamics initiated by light in systems ranging from semiconductor nanocrystals to conjugated polymers to photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins. Scholes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, recipient of the 2011 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Scie
January 16, 2014. Washington, D.C. Garnet Kin-Lic Chan, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, is the 2014 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) William O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research (formerly the NAS Award for Initiatives in Research), presented this year in the field of numerical simulations in condensed matter and materials.
The award citation recognizes Chan for pioneering research in the field of numerical simulation of highly correlated quantu
December 23, 2013. Washington, D.C. The White House announced today that Abigail Doyle, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Doyle is among 19 researchers funded by the National Science Foundation to have received the honor this year. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Results from a collaboration between the Chirik group at Princeton and chemists at Merck, published in Science on 11/29, reports the discovery of new cobalt catalysts that can be used in asymmetric alkene hydrogenation reactions. By combining the Chirik group's experience with base metal chemistry with the high throughput experimentation techniques pioneered at Merck, the team demonstrated that simple cobalt salts, in combination with an appropriate activator, are effective precatalysts
[From Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Discovery webzine] Nov 13, 2013. Water molecules seem simple, containing three atoms – two hydrogens and one oxygen. But this basic structure gets complicated as these molecules interact. Strong attractions between the molecules’ atoms lead to water’s high boiling point. Water molecules’ shape and organization in ice make it an unusual solid, with less density than the liquid state.
Because of these challenges and water
Congratulations to Vincent Chu, Ben Liu, Marissa Applegate, and Kevin Zhang for their prize-winning presentation of Aluminum/Air "Burrito" Batteries in the ChemExpo Undergraduate Outreach competition at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on October 26. They represented the Princeton University Chemistry Society in the competition for best energy-related activity presented by an undergraduate organization. Their second place prize of $75 will go to PUCS to use for more ou
September 27, 2013. Pisa, Italy. The Italian Chemistry Society awarded Emily Carter, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, and associated faculty with the Department of Chemistry; with the Sigillo D’Oro (Golden Seal) at the Avogadro Colloquium hosted by the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. The Sigillo D’Oro of the Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemistry Society) was created in 2005 to reward individuals who hav