Department of Chemistry

The Online Medicine Man

From the time he was six years old, UA alumnus George Lundberg knew he wanted to be a doctor. “I was a sickly child,” Lundberg recalled of his upbringing in Silverhill, Alabama. “I had ordinary childhood illnesses—a lot of sore throats and a lot of bronchitis—and there was a kindly old family doctor, a general… Read more »

Chemistry Students Study Wine Production in Germany

From the August 2017 Desktop News | This spring, UA chemistry students had the opportunity to study abroad in Germany. However, they weren’t taking the usual course load of inorganic or physical chemistry. This group went to learn about the chemistry involved in making wine, called Oenology, as well as a little history behind the drink. The… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 9-15, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program COLLEGE NEWS: July 9: Tuscaloosa News – July 9 Seventeen college students from a variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2017. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has supported the REU… Read more »

UA to Use NSF Funding to Boost STEM Teachers in High Schools

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to place as many as 15 STEM teachers in area schools through a $1.95 million grant that will provide tuition assistance, enhanced teacher training, and robust salary supplements. UA was recently awarded a Developing Leaders in Science Teaching grant from the National Science… Read more »

A&S in the News: May 31–June 10, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Excellence in Education: Meridian Star (Mississippi) – May 30 Joshua Campbell of Bailey, Miss., has been inducted into the University of Alabama’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. UA recently inducted 43 College of Arts and Sciences students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. SummerTide SummerTide returns to Gulf Shores for 14th… Read more »

Dr. Arunava Gupta Named UA’s SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winner

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Officials of the Southeastern Conference recently announced that Dr. Arunava Gupta, Distinguished University Research Professor, is the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama. All 14 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium and become their university’s nominee for the overall SEC Professor of… Read more »

Researchers Explore Biomass Potential to Replace Petrochemicals

From the October 2016 Desktop News | For years, manufacturers of some pharmaceuticals and everyday items made of plastic have relied on non-renewable petrochemicals that gush from the bowels of the Earth—black gold, Texas tea—as a key ingredient. Now Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo III, a University of Alabama chemistry professor, and an international group of scientists are… Read more »

UA Researchers Expand Opportunities with Upgraded Atom Probe Technology

From the July 2016 Desktop News | A new, powerful microscope recently installed at The University of Alabama will expand exploration into nanotechnology and geological sciences, helping research and spurring economic development. Earlier this year, UA acquired the newest generation Local Electron Atom Probe, or LEAP. This microscope shows researchers the location and distribution of atoms in… Read more »

A&S in the News – July 2-July 8

Dig deeper into Old Cahawba history Selma Times-Journal – July 5 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the history of Alabama’s first state capitol. The park will hold archaeological days on July 21-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Friday, July 22 Dr. Virgil Beasley,… Read more »

Students Receive Truman, Hollings, and Fulbright Awards

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Each year students from the College of Arts and Sciences prove themselves nationally, and with two Truman scholars, two Hollings Scholarships, and four Fulbright Awards, this year is no exception. Fulbright Awards The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually-designed research projects or for English-teaching… Read more »