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2015 News

Clarkson University Researchers Have Young Benefactor

Keillor Dilger has already mastered the art of selling, so fundraising for a cause was her next logical step. That came easily to her as well, but the Potsdam native turned to her mother for help in deciding where to donate the $82.01 she raised for autism.


You see, Keillor is six years old. She opted to present her gift to Clarkson University to support autism research taking place there. That makes her the youngest donor anyone there can recall, but what really impressed the second-grader was the “very cool” tour she took of a research lab on campus.

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Clarkson University Doctoral Students to Present Research on Protein Biomarkers for Cancer, Autism at Conference

Two Clarkson University chemistry doctoral students have been invited to present at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition in November.


Devika Channaveerappa of Bangalore, India, and Kelly Wormwood of Lowville, N.Y., will travel to the annual symposium in Somerset, N.J., to deliver oral presentations in the technical session on bioanalysis and biomarker discovery. This is the second year presenting at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition for both students, who work with Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Costel Darie.

Channaveerappa will present her project "Proteomics Study to Identify the Protein Differences in Human Breast Milk from Cancer Patients and Controls Using Mass Spectrometry." This project is in collaboration with Professor of Environmental Toxicology Kathleen Arcaro of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

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Clarkson University Doctoral Student Wins Travel Grant for International Conference on Electrochemistry

A Clarkson University chemistry doctoral student has won a travel grant from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) to attend the biannual ECS Meeting in October in Phoenix, Ariz.

Anahita Karimi of Iran is researching nano-impact electrochemistry to develop a new technique for the detection and characterization of nanoparticles. Karimi, whose advisor is Egon Matijevic Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Silvana Andreescu, said this method has demonstrated significant promise for studying nanoparticle properties, including nanoparticle coating, size and shape, and catalytic activity. This approach can be used as a cost-effective alternative to microscopic and spectroscopic techniques.

Her research describes the development of an electroanalytical collision technique to characterize the fundamental surface properties, functionalization and redox reactivity of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles.

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Chocolate & Caffeine May Boost Cognitive & Motor Skills, Clarkson University Researchers Say

A chocolate bar might help you negotiate your next business deal, say Clarkson University researchers who are teaming up for a series of studies on the effects of caffeine, cocoa and dark chocolate on cognitive function and fatigue.

Collaborative Research on Caffeine and ChocolateAssistant Professor of Physical Therapy & Physician Assistant Studies Ali Boolani is researching the effects of synthetic versus natural caffeine and adaptogens on the mind and body. His research focuses on the effects each has on cognitive function, mood, fine motor task performance, blood pressure and heart rate.

Along with Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Costel Darie, the researchers will administer a 100 milligram shot of caffeine to participants. Before and after the caffeine dose, they will measure cognitive and motor function as well as levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress and low blood sugar.

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Clarkson University Doctoral Student Wins Award for Chemistry Research

A Clarkson University chemistry doctoral student has received an Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Graduate Student Research Award for her design and development of a portable aptasensor for rapid visual detection of mycotoxin contamination.

Gonca BulbulGonca Bulbul of Istanbul, Turkey, is developing a portable detection method of Ochratoxin A, a type of mycotoxin. Mycotoxins are produced by some species of mold and can cause health problems.

This new detection method uses aptamer conjugated nanoparticles as colorimetric probes, which change color due to mycotoxin contamination and enable a rapid visual detection of Ochratoxin A without any need for elaborate laboratory equipment. This method also provides other advantages such as ease of operation and low cost.

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Clarkson University Chemistry Doctoral Student Wins Scholarship for Single Cell Analysis Research

Sapan Patel

A Clarkson University chemistry doctoral student won a $1,500 scholarship from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to study single cell analysis, this summer.
 
Sapan Patel of Gujarat, India, attended a single cell analysis course this summer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Patel works in Clarkson Trustee Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Sr.'s lab at the Sloan-Kettering Institute.
 
Patel said the experience was an excellent opportunity for him to learn the latest developments, methods and innovations in the field of single cell analysis.
 
Scientists had previously believed cell populations were homogenous, and genomics, trancriptomics or epigenomics measurements at population level were averaged, resulting in a loss of critical information that can only be obtained at the single cell level. Now, Patel said, several studies confirm that cell populations vary at the single cell level and the importance of studying them one cell at a time.
 
Patel said the course allowed him to learn more about technologies to analyze single cells, including transcriptomics, genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, peptidomics, single cell western blotting, single cell stimulation, transfection and making probes against proteins with molecular evolution methods.
 
Students in the course were also familiarized with upcoming technologies such as soft x-ray technology and how to characterize single cells in their natural microenvironment.
 
"The course included hands-on research as well as several lecturers demonstrating how to utilize different methods to characterize single cells," Patel said. "This course will be really helpful for me to understand some of the questions that we are trying to answer while studying cancer cell-to-cell communication, and it also will be helpful in my future career."
 
Patel thanks his mentors, Bayard D. Clarkson Sr. at Sloan Kettering Institute and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Costel Darie at Clarkson University, for their support and advice.
 
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Costel Darie Recieves Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Costel C. Darie has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of chemistry & biomolecular science in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Darie joined Clarkson in 2009. He received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in biochemistry at Cuza University in Romania, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Freiburg in Germany. Darie also received a nursing degree at Vaslui County Hospital, Romania.

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Clarkson University Researchers Publish Paper on New Ultra-High Density Data Storage Material Design

Clarkson University researchers have published a paper in a prestigious chemistry journal on the design of next-generation, ultra-high density data storage materials.

The article, "Metal−Organic Frameworks as Platforms for the Controlled Nanostructuring of Single-Molecule Magnets," appears in a 2015 issue of the Journal of American Chemical Society.

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Clarkson University Chemist's 17th Book Celebrates Polarography

Clarkson University Distinguished Emeritus Research Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Petr Zuman is the author or co-author of 17 books, but his most recent one is especially dear to the 89-year-old because it highlights his first scientific love -- polarography.

For non-scientists, polarography is an electrochemical technique used to determine the composition of solutions. Zuman was introduced to polarography in 1947 by his mentor, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, who was honored for his pioneering work with the 1959 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Clarkson University's Partch Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Richard E. Partch, senior university professor with Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

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Prestigious Physical Chemistry Journal Features Clarkson University Research on Cover

A leading physical chemistry research publication featured the work of a Clarkson University research team on a cover of a spring issue.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics journal published the article, "Reaction-Diffusion Degradation Model for Delayed Erosion of Cross-Linked Polyanhydrides Biomaterials," in its May 2015 issue. The work contains a theoretical model of time-delayed erosion for drug delivery applications.

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2015 Senior Awards

Outstanding Senior Award
- Alyssa Hotalen

The Outstanding Senior Award is given to the graduating senior in Biomolecular Science major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by academic excellence as well as service to the division and University.

Professor Silvana Andreescu (right) with Outsdanding Senior Award and Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award winner Alyssa Hotalen

Academic Achievement Award
- Victoria Kocsis

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Professor Silvana Andreescu (right) with Academic Achievement Award winner Victoria Kocsis

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
- Nora Houlihan

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

Professor Silvana Andreescu (right) with Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award and 2015 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award winner Nora Houlihan 

2015 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
-Nora Houlihan

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
- Alyssa Hotalen

The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson. This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
- Juby Varghese

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.

Professor Silvana Andreescu (right) with The Brunauer Award winner Juby Varghese

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2014 News

11-06-2014

Nobel Laureate Ada Yonath to Present Shipley Lectures at Clarkson University Nov. 20 & 21

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Ada Yonath will present the two lectures of Clarkson University's 20th Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, November 20 and 21. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Read More...

6-19-2014

Prof. Evgeny Katz was awarded with a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing by the journal Electrochemistry Communications

 

5-28-2014

Clarkson University Professor Evgeny Katz Receives Lifetime Research Achievement Award

Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science in Clarkson University’s School of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded Clarkson's Lifetime Research Achievement Award. Read More...

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2013 News

2013 Senior Awards

Outstanding Senior Award
- Martin  LaFleur

The Outstanding Senior Award is given to the graduating senior in Biomolecular Science major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by academic excellence as well as service to the division and University.

Academic Achievement Award
- Kathryn Chambers

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
- Christopher Netzband

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2013 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
- Sydney Laramie

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2013 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
-Shane Lanahan

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
- Rose Gooding, Corinne Wilson

The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson. This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
- Shane Lanahan

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.

 

2013 Undergraduate Awards


The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
- Tyler Wilkinson

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
- Nora Houlihan

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on a plaque and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office. This award is presented to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
- Alyssa Hotalen

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM221 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
- Eleanor Vane

The award recognizes an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
- Peter Lamothe, Victoria DuVall, Nora Houlihan

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

 

Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Students and Professor to Present Research at TedX Conference

Chemistry and Biomolecular Science undergraduate student Bryce Bandish, graduate student Kevin MacVittie and research assistant professor Alisa G. Woods are among the speakers at the TedX conference. The tittles of their talks are “Prison and Agriculture”, “Human Powered Pacemakers” and “The Autism Epidemic” respectively. This conference will take place on Saturday, April 13 in Cheel Commons.

Two More Clarkson University Students Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Two more Clarkson University honors students have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, and one has received an honorable mention.

Yarong Lin ‘14, a chemical engineering and applied mathematics & statistics double major from Flushing, N.Y., and Pinguang Yang ‘14, a biomolecular science and applied mathematics & statistics double major from Brooklyn, N.Y., have been awarded scholarships. Read More...

 

The Chemistry of Drink & More at Clarkson University Shipley Lectures April 18 & 19

Professor Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University, will deliver the two lectures of Clarkson University's 18th Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, April 18 and 19. Read More...

 

Clarkson University Alumnus to Deliver Matijević Lecture

Clarkson University alumnus Curtis Zimmerman, manager for Government Liaison Innovation & Technology at BASF Corporation, will deliver the second Egon Matijević Lecture on Friday, February 22. Read More...

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2012 News

 

Chemistry Magic Show to Benefit Potsdam Holiday Fund Dec. 9 at Clarkson University


Clarkson University Professor Jim Peploski’s chemistry magic shows have become a popular on-campus draw for students, parents and alumni.

Peploski will bring his exciting experiments, known as “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show,” to the community on Sunday, December 9, from 1-2 p.m. in Room 360 of Clarkson’s Science Center. Read More...

 

Clarkson University's Woods Wins German Psychiatry Prize for Autism Research

Clarkson University Research Assistant Professor Alisa Woods of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science has been awarded the 10th annual Hanse Prize for Psychiatry for her neuropsychiatric research on biomarkers in psychiatry. Read More...


 Professor Egon Matijević to be honored at National American Chemical Society meeting


Egon Matijevic'Professor Egon Matijević

A special symposium has been organized in honor of our distinguished colleague, friend, and mentor Egon Matijević at the 2012 Fall ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA (August 19-23, 2012). The event will be held under the auspices of the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and will be titled “Half a Century of Fine Particles Science: A Symposium in Honor of Egon Matijević at 90”.

Prof. Matijević has made outstanding contributions to the field of colloid science, and has received the most prestigious awards bestowed by his peers, most notably, the Kendall Award, the Thomas Graham Award, the Iler Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, the Langmuir Lectureship, the Kolloid Gisellschaft Award/Germany, the Bozo Tezak Medal/Croatian Chemical Sciences, and the Gold Medal from the American Electroplaters Society.

As a mentor, Prof. Matijević has instructed 15,000 undergraduate students and advised 50 PhD candidates, 46 MS students, and 130 post doctoral scholars. He continues to be an active member in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University as a Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid & Surface Science. Prof. Matijević is still active as a researcher, recently adding a new book titled “Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy”, to his outstanding publications record of over 600 articles, books, and book chapters.

More information regarding the special symposium can be found here.


Work in Professor Sergiy Minko's group published in JACS and highlighted in Chemistry World


Dr. Minko
Professor Sergiy Minko

The group of Prof. Sergiy Minko have recently developed a novel superomniphobic material that has switchable wettable properties.  The material is normally not wettable by aqueous or organic liquids, but this property can be switched off by a magnet.  Their work is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja305348n), and was highlighted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World publication (http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/07/remote-controlled-omniphobic-surface).


2012 Undergraduate Awards:


The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
Nora Houlihan

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
Christopher Netzband

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on a plaque and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office. This award is presented to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
Sara Lambirth

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM221 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
Martin LaFleur

The award recognizes an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
Nora Houlihan, Sydney Laramie, Christopher Netzband, Rebecca Florent

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

Senior Awards:

Academic Achievement Award
Rebecca Schilling

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
Maureen Hill

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2012 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
Jeanette Dorler

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2012 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
None

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
Casey Bly, Maureen Hill

The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
None

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.


Biomolecular Science Major Martin LaFleur Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

marinMartin LaFleur

Junior Martin W. LaFleur, a biomolecular science major from Potsdam, N.Y., has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.   The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the United States given to undergraduates studying the sciences. Only 282 scholarships were awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year.

 LaFleur performs research throughout the year and is currently working in Clarkson Professor Richard Partch’s lab on the development of a chemotherapeutic-functionalized gold nanoparticle to help avoid the drug resistance that is commonly acquired after treatment with targeted cancer therapies.

LaFleur is a presidential scholar and recently joined the Clarkson Honors Program in order to write a formal thesis on his work with Partch.  More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-04-03-1.html


Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Welcomes Two New Faculty

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science welcomes two new faculty beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  Dr. Paul Goulet and Dr. He Dong will both begin teaching and research activities in the Department in August.  


Professor Shipp Appointed Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry


Dr. ShippProfessor Devon Shipp

Professor Devon A. Shipp of the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry. The journal has a 65 year history and is the premier outlet for original chemical research in Australia, New Zealand and southeast Asia. It also accepts papers from other part of the world, and is published by CSIRO Publishing. As part of this position he will handle submitted and invited research papers, and be the primary coordinator for journal activities in the USA. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-04-24-2.html


Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Scientists Implant Biofuel Cell in Living Snail

Researchers led by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, have implanted a biofuel cell in a living snail. This is the first incidence of an implanted biofuel cell continuously operating in a snail and producing electrical power over a long period of time using the snail’s physiologically produced glucose as a fuel. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-03-15-3.html

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Professor Evgeny Katz

You can read more about this research in Nature at http://www.nature.com/news/cyborg-snails-power-up-1.10210

or in Scientific American at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cyborg-snails-power-up.

Katz’s research was published online March 8 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja211714w


Clarkson University Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Graduate Students to Present their Research in Jordan

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department graduate students Katie Poetz, Jennifer Sidletsky and Kenneth Yancey, and chemistry research technician Edward Howell, mentored respectively by Professors Shipp, Goia, Minko and Partch, have been selected to participate in the April 2012 International Chemistry Student Research Symposium at the University of Jordan, in Amman. They will be presenting their thesis research subjects and interacting with peers from over 20 other countries from all over the world. This interaction is made possible by a Memorandum of Understanding between Clarkson and the University of Jordan signed by the respective university presidents in 2008, and the personal invitation from two recent Clarkson chemistry PhD recipients now on the faculty there.


Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Grad Student Selected for NSF Program in Australia

Clarkson University Chemistry & Biomolecular Science graduate student Shay Mailloux of Malone, N.Y., has been selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in the prestigious 2012 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. In June, Mailloux will travel to Canberra, Australia, to be hosted by the Australian Academy of Science for the eight-week research program. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-03-09-3.html


Professor Silvana Andreescu Receives $440K in Funding from NIH

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Professor Silvana Andreescu

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Professor Silvana Andreescu received $440,000 worth of funding from the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  Andreescu and her team will develop a novel sensing technology for real-time monitoring of neurotransmitters.  The technology will be used to study neurophysiological events in collaboration with neurophysiologists and medical doctors at Dartmouth Medical School. The project is a collaborative effort between Andreescu at Clarkson and James C. Leiter at Dartmouth.  More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-01-20-2.html

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2011 News


February 2011: Earlier this month, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, was named one of the world’s top-100 chemists over the past 10 years, as ranked by the impact of his published papers by Thomson Reuters. Katz is listed at #62, with 97 papers in that time frame with 6,147 citations and an impact of 63.37. Read More...

May 2011: Professor Silvana Andreescu was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Clarkson.  She was also honored with the John W. Graham Research Award at the spring 2011 commencement ceremony.  

May 2011: Professor Devon Shipp was promoted full professor in recognition of his accomplishments.

August 2011: The American Chemical Society (ACS) has invited Richard E. Partch, senior university professor of chemistry at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing, to be on its national tour speaker list. Read More...

2011 Undergraduate Awards: 

The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
Nicole Traphagen

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
Kathryn Chambers

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on the plaque awarded to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
Caitlin Mincer

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM223 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
Dustin Whynman

The award is sponsored by Sigma Delta fraternity and consists of $100.00 awarded to an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
Olivia Durham

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

2011 Senior Awards:

2011 Outstanding Senior Award
Rama Yakubu

The Outstanding Senior Award is given to the graduating senior in Biomolecular Science major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by academic excellence as well as service to the division and University. The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science supports this award.

Academic Achievement Award
Jeremy Toscano

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
Kenneth Yancey

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2011 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
Olivia Durham

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2011 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
Anya Scangas

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
Melissa Butkiewicz

 The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
Anya Scangas

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow. 

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2010 News


Professor Devon Shipp, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

The Clarkson University 2010 Awards from The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science

Suzanne Van Arsdale
Academic Achievement Award
The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Taoufik Youbi
Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

Megan Himmler
2010 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

Brendan Farrell
2010 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
The Chemistry Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Christopher Talbot
Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

Megan Himmler
The Brunauer Award

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson's Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world's most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.


Rama Yakubu receives 2010 UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award  

Rama Yakubu, a junior Biomolecular Science major and member of the Honors Program at Clarkson, has been named a UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year.  This prestigious award includes an academic scholarship along with research internships in Merck labs for the 2010 and 2011 summers.  Rama has been involved in research his entire time at Clarkson and is currently working with Prof Costel Darie in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science on a projects involving screening for serum biomarkers.  In one project Rama is screening for inflammation detection using novel biochemical and proteomics approaches.  In another Rama is monitoring two serum proteins as biomarkers for cell differentiation and cell proliferation in sera from patients with various forms of cancer.  Portions of his work will be presented at the North East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Potsdam, New York, this summer, and at the up-coming meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Rama will be finishing his B.S. degree at Clarkson in May 2011.


Guinevere Strack selected to attend 60th Interdisciplinary Meeting of Nobel Laureates   

Guinevere M. Strack, a Chemistry Ph.D. student, has been selected to attend the 60th Interdisciplinary Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany, this summer, 2010.   She will be attending the meeting in a group of 77 of the best graduate students selected from universities across the United States.  She is working on her degree at Clarkson with Professor Evgeny Katz in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science on projects related to biomolecular computing and bioelectronics.  It has included biochemical mimicking of computing operations/devices using enzyme-based systems and their coupling with "smart" signal-responsive materials.


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