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Illinois chemists among most highly cited

Prashant K. Jain, Jeffrey S. Moore, Catherine Jones Murphy and Ralph Nuzzo are among the most highly cited researchers worldwide.

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Method opens a window on how stress and strain affect battery performance

Andrew Gewirth, Nancy Sottos and students have perfected a test providing knowledge of the mechanical, electrical and chemical forces within lithium-ion batteries.

Iron catalysts can modify amino acids, peptides to create new drug candidates

M. Christina White and graduate student Thomas Osberger led research finding that two small-molecule iron catalysts can oxidize chiral amino acids and peptides to an array of unnatural forms, giving researchers more options for developing drug candidates.

Chemists led by University of Illinois professor M. Christina White and graduate student Thomas Osberger found that two small-molecule iron catalysts can oxidize chiral amino acids and peptides to an array of unnatural forms, giving researchers more options for developing drug candidates. Photo courtesy of M. Christina White

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Prof. Joaquín Rodríguez-López was awarded the 2017 Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).

The distinction will be presented during the SEAC awards session in Pittcon 2017 in Chicago. The award recognizes accomplishments by researchers who are within the first ten years of their career.

Prof. Joaquín Rodríguez-López was awarded one of three ECS-Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships for the 2016-2017 cycle.

The program, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), encourages young scholars to pursue research in green energy technology for next-generation vehicles capable of utilizing alternative fuels.

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez

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Students Win Shell360 International Competition

Three ILLINOIS students won the international Shell Ideas360 competition for innovation.


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