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Postdoctoral Fellow Semin Lee designed a method for synthesizing conjugated nanohoops, which are reminiscent of the shortest segment of a carbon nanotube. Beckman Institute News postdoctoral fellow Semin Lee designed a method for synthesizing conjugated nanohoops
The heart of discovery of medical research LAS news The Heart of Discovery: LAS leads the campus in basic medical research. Where does a medical breakthrough begin? At the University of Illinois, where many mysteries of human health are solved, in the laboratories of the College of LAS. The research of the chemistry department is highlighted in this LAS News Article
Alumna Allene Rosalind Jeanes will be inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May for, in part, creating a blood plasma extender used by medics in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Allene Rosalind Jeanes 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame
Kenneth Suskick awarded the Crano Memorial Award Kenneth Suslick will be awarded the annual Crano Memorial Award by the Akron ACS section at their general meeting held on April 26th. He will deliver two lectures as part of the Crano Memorial Lecture Series.
Douglas_Mitchell's research group has created a new bioinformatics tool, RODEO, that promises to capture the breadth of microbial biosynthetic potential. Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology article Doug Mitchell RODEO bioinformatics tool

Martic Gruebele awarded 2017 Nakanishi Prize.

Martin Gruebele will be awarded the 2017 Nakanishi Prize at the Plenary ACS National Award Ceremony. This award recognizes significant work that extends chemical and spectroscopic methods to the study of important biological phenomena.
Paul Hergenrother received the 2017 ACS Cope Scholar Award for innovative use and application of organic synthesis to solve critical problems at the frontiers of chemical biology and translational drug discovery. ACS Publications Article Paul Hergenrother 2017 ACS Cope Scholar Award
Gretchen Adams receives 2017 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Gretchen Adams has been selected to receive the 2017 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Only three members of the instructional staff from the entire university are selected for this honor each year.

Prashant Jain's research group found that ultrasmall nanoclusters of copper selenide could make superionic solid electrolytes for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Illinois News Bureau Article.

This research was also featured in an article on Smithsonian.com. The article concludes that potential benefits of this technology for batteries are twofold: safety and life cycle.

Prashant Jain publishes an article in the journal Nature Communications

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