News Archives

Cecilia Gentle's International Research Highlighted

October 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Cecilia Gentle's International Research Experience for Undergraduates was recently highlighted in the Newsroom.

Students Present Research at MRSEC

September 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Fourteen student researchers in chemistry presented posters at the Summer Undergraduate Research Expo of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Minnesota.

New Faculty Member Joins the Department

August 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Joshua Layfield joined the Department September 2014

Poster Session Summer 2014

Summer Poster Session Held

August 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

On August 8th, students, faculty, staff, and parents gathered to showcase summer research.

Read Our Summer Newsletter

July 29, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Check out our summer newsletter to read about recent activities and upcoming events in the UST Chemistry Department.

Dr. Mithra Marcus gives plenary talk to POGIL

July 22, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Mithra Marcus recently gave a plenary talk to the 2014 POGIL North Central Regional Workshop.

Dr. Justin Donato is awarded a grant from the State of Minnesota

May 20, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Justin Donato and his collaborator Dr. Timothy LaPara of the University of Minnesota were recently awarded a grant from the Legislateive-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) to study triclosan resistant microbes in wastewater treatment conditions.

Department Members Receive Awards

May 12, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Several department faculty and students have recently received awards from St. Thomas and at local and national meetings.

Dr. Tom Ippoliti Awarded a US Patent

April 23, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Tom Ippoliti and two former students were recently awarded a US Patent for his work on biodegradable polymers.

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.

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 Chemistry Department

Cecilia Gentle's International Research Highlighted

October 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Cecilia Gentle's International Research Experience for Undergraduates was recently highlighted in the Newsroom.

Students Present Research at MRSEC

September 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Fourteen student researchers in chemistry presented posters at the Summer Undergraduate Research Expo of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Minnesota.

New Faculty Member Joins the Department

August 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Joshua Layfield joined the Department September 2014

Poster Session Summer 2014

Summer Poster Session Held

August 27, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

On August 8th, students, faculty, staff, and parents gathered to showcase summer research.

Read Our Summer Newsletter

July 29, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Check out our summer newsletter to read about recent activities and upcoming events in the UST Chemistry Department.

Dr. Mithra Marcus gives plenary talk to POGIL

July 22, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Mithra Marcus recently gave a plenary talk to the 2014 POGIL North Central Regional Workshop.

Dr. Justin Donato is awarded a grant from the State of Minnesota

May 20, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Justin Donato and his collaborator Dr. Timothy LaPara of the University of Minnesota were recently awarded a grant from the Legislateive-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) to study triclosan resistant microbes in wastewater treatment conditions.

Department Members Receive Awards

May 12, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Several department faculty and students have recently received awards from St. Thomas and at local and national meetings.

Dr. Tom Ippoliti Awarded a US Patent

April 23, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Dr. Tom Ippoliti and two former students were recently awarded a US Patent for his work on biodegradable polymers.

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.

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.