News from the Chemistry Department

Students attend National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

April 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Sixteen UST students and two faculty presented at the 2014 Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX.

Junior Cecilia Gentle to Study in Italy this Summer

April 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Junior chemistry major Cecilia Gentle is one of 17 students chosen by the American Chemical Society to partake in an International Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.

Junior Chemistry Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Junior Cecilia Gentle and two other UST students were honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship program.

Celebrate Joe Brom's Retirement

April 14, 2014

Please join in celebrating with Dr. Joe Brom on Friday, May 9th from 4-8 p.m. at O’Gara’s!

Alumni Receive Recognition in Graduate School

April 3, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Three recent UST Chemistry Alumni have received recognition. Jamie Byrnes ('12) and Amber Schoenecker ('13) are the recipients of NSF Graduate Student Fellowships. Kyle Chamberlain ('13) received a Teaching Assistant award.

Browse our Winter Newsletter

March 18, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Take a look at all of the activities going on in the Chemistry Department. Browse our Winter 2014 Newsletter!

Dr. Gary Mabbott presents work at Pitcon 2014

March 17, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Gary Mabbott and undergraduate research student Maggie Malone-Povolny recently presented posters at Pitcon 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Chemistry Club Makes a Difference

February 5, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Chemistry Club members log 249 hours of volunteer service.

Alumni Page Launched

January 25, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

A new page for alumni has been added to the Department website.

Dr. Tom Ippoliti presents work at Bayer Material Science

January 23, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Tom Ippoliti recently gave a presentation entitled "Kinetics of Model Amine Compounds with Cyclohexyl Isocyanate" at Bayer Material Science in Pittsburgh, PA.

New Website

January 7, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department along with other members of the College of Arts and Sciences has a new web presence.

Tommie Media profiles Dr. Tom Ippoliti's Research

October 7, 2013

Tommie Media recently profiled the work of Tom Ippoliti and the applications of his color-changing molecules.

Chemistry Department & Libraries Work Together to Preserve Books

September 13, 2013

Meghan Talbot, a research student of Dr. Tess Guino-o recently collaborated with the UST Libraries to analyze books from the archival collection.  With Meghan's help they were able to identify a white film that had been growing on much of the collection.  They now have the clues to work toward preservation of the materials.  Please read the whole article by following the link below.

Dr. Kris Wammer presents research at annual ACS meeting

September 8, 2013 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Kris Wammer, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, gave a talk titled “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in a River Impacted by Agricultural and Municipal Inputs” at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting, held Sept. 8-12 in Indianapolis.

Tommie Media takes a closer look at the Department's new handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.

September 8, 2013

Tommie Media recently sat down with Dr. Gary Mabbott to discuss the newly acquired handheld X-ray flourescence spectrometer.  The instrument has already been used to look at some items from St. Thomas art collections.

Photo of Summer 2013 ACTC Symposium

UST Hosts an ACTC Chemistry Symposium

July 17, 2013 / By: UST Chemistry Department

On July 17 the 3M Auditorium at UST was filled with slightly more than 100 chemistry and biochemistry students from six local colleges and universities, as undergraduate researchers gathered for the annual Research in Chemistry Summer Symposium. The gathering also included 28 faculty from St. Thomas, Hamline, Macalester, St. Catherine, Augsburg, and Bethel.

Chemistry Study Space

The Department has been improving study spaces.

March 17, 2013

Some of the recent improvments to the sudy and meeting spaces in the Chemistry Department were recently profiled by Tommie Media.

Dr. Justin Donato is awarded a grant from the Research Corporation

July 1, 2012 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Justin Donato received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for his work titled "Shedding Light on the Mechanism of Action of an Enzyme that Confers Resistance to a Common Antimicrobial Agent."

Dr. Lisa Prevette is awarded a grant from the Research Corporation

July 1, 2012 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Lisa Prevette received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for her work titled "Characterization of the Interaction Between Cell-Penetrating Compounds and Glycosaminoglycans."

New Faculty Join the Department

January 1, 2012 / By: UST Chemistry Department

In 2012 two new faculty joined the UST Chemistry Department.

News from the UST Newsroom

Three Undergraduates Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:23:30 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.

Professional Notes for April 11, 2014

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:32:55 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This week's notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.

Cornell Chemistry Professor to Lecture on the ‘Perfect Plastic’ Sept. 5

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:18:04 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Dr. Geoffrey Coates will discuss plastics that have reduced environmental impacts.