Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Florida State University researcher is unraveling the intricacies of a material that scientists worldwide are trying to manipulate to build better solar cells.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D. candidate Brianna Coia uses chemistry to tackle environmental issues

When many people think of helping the environment, big-picture images of trash cleanup or climate change policy activism spring to mind. But for Florida State University Ph.D. candidate Brianna Coia, making a big difference is all in the details.

Chemistry and Biochemistry | Summer 2022
Chemist, entrepreneur and Florida State President Richard McCullough shares his thoughts on science and humanities collaboration and the value of the research enterprise

As Florida State University’s 16th president, Richard McCullough brings to the role more than three decades of experience in academic research and leadership that have helped him hit the ground running since his arrival last August.

Florida State News, College News, Chemistry and Biochemistry | Summer 2022
Florida State University’s academic excellence translates to corporate success

A university education is commonly seen as a gateway for students to access careers in the corporate world. But the country’s top universities also serve as centers for early-stage research and development and hubs for innovation.

Scientific Computing, Computer Science, Biological Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry | Summer 2022

Four Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences students have earned research grants through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

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New research from Florida State University won’t only help you nail the timing for your banana bread — it could also help reduce millions of tons of food waste from the widely cultivated fruit.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Florida State University’s annual “Art in STEM” exhibition returns for its eighth year April 23, inviting a global audience to experience stunning visuals created by researchers in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

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