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Graduate student Soumajit Dutta and undergraduate Anh Nguyen win awards from American Chemistry Society Computers in Chemistry division

News | May 19, 2023

The American Chemistry Society’s computers in chemistry division focuses on the latest innovations in theoretical chemistry to the experimental, physical, and biological sciences. Their goal is to promote the use of computers in chemical research and education. 

Plasma electrochemistry offers novel way to form organic chemical bonds

News | May 19, 2023

Plasma engineers and chemists at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a sustainable way of forming carbon-carbon bonds — the bedrock of all organic compounds — without expensive, rare metals that are typically required as catalysts in bond-forming organic reactions.

Professor Diao is one of six MURI award winners at UIUC and one of four in the Grainger college of engineering

News | May 19, 2023

The Department of Defense has announced 31 grants totaling $220 million in support of basic research projects as part of its fiscal year 2023 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program—and UIUC stood out on the list of winners. With six awards, UIUC tied MIT for the largest number of successful MURI proposals. Four of UIUC’s six MURIs are in the Grainger College of Engineering.

Kyle Gray wins the Outstanding Poster Award at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

News | May 15, 2023

Chemical engineering student Kyle Gray won the Outstanding Poster Award for the Nature, Life, and Environmental category at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. His research mentors are chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Charles Schroeder and materials science and engineering professor Gabriel Burks. 

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