Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemists can make a career out of controlling whether certain molecules are generated as a lefty or a righty. Molecules don’t literally have hands, but scientists often refer to them in this way when looking at molecules that are mirror images of each other and therefore are not superimposable.

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A Florida State University researcher will receive the Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lea Nienhaus will receive the award for her work on light-matter interactions in hybrid semiconductors. The prize is awarded to a promising young scientist for outstanding work in the field of experimental or theoretical photochemistry.

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Research to improve 3D printing algorithms, develop better materials for measuring radiation and test the effectiveness of steroid treatments all received funding from a Florida State University program that supports faculty interested in transforming their academic work into commercial ventures.

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The best answers to scientific questions can often be found in nature. A team of scientists from Florida State University and University of South Carolina have found a way to mimic photosynthesis — converting light energy into chemical fuel in the lab. Their study is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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People use lithium-ion batteries every day to power devices from toys to smartphones to electric vehicles and more, but organic liquid materials used to design these batteries are extremely flammable under certain conditions.

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A Florida State University alumna is investigating how to prevent vitamin A deficiencies via a National Science Foundation entrepreneurial research fellowship, which enables her to explore how to make staple food crops, like corn, higher in their concentrations of crucial nutrients, including vitamin A.

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More than 264,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among women.

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Cera Hsu is a doctoral student pursuing a materials chemistry degree through Florida State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, she received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Valdosta State University. Hsu has been a graduate research assistant with Professor Albert Stiegman’s research group since coming to FSU in Fall 2017. Her research involves studying the effects of microwave heating on the chemical dynamics of reactions. Hsu is also a graduate teaching assistant, and she earned the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant in General Chemistry Award for Spring 2020 and Spring 2021. This will be her second year as president of FSU’s Graduate Women in STEM organization.

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A Florida State University alumnus has been named to Chemical and Engineering News’ (C&EN) prestigious “Talented 12” List. Each year, the list highlights a dozen young scientists on the rise conducting research in their fields to solve formidable global problems.

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A decorated Florida State University chemist has received another prestigious award from the American Chemical Society. Igor Alabugin, a Distinguished Research Professor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected by the Florida chapter of the ACS to receive the 2022 Florida Award in recognition of his contributions to the chemistry field.

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A team of Florida State University researchers has uncovered a way to use low-energy light to manipulate photopolymers or plastic films — a finding that has implications for a wide range of technologies that use light as an energy source to create shape-shifting structures.

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A Florida State University doctoral student has won an award from the American Chemical Society for her research aimed at improving methods to screen new materials for their potential to be recycled.

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