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NSF logoEleven Chemistry and two ChBE students have been offered Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Graduate College News, Chemistry News.

Under the right conditions, gold nanoparticles absorb light and transfer electrons to other reactants. This process can be used to convert CO2 and water into hydrocarbons. In the graphic, carbon atoms are black, oxygen atoms are red and hydrogen atoms are white. Graphic by Sungju Yu / Jain Lab / University of IllinoisPrashant Jain and his colleagues report they can use light to drive two-electron chemical reactions, enhancing a method for converting CO2 into hydrocarbons. U of I News.
Researchers, from left, Sangjin Hong, Yuhang Wang, Chang Sun, Emad Tajkhorshid and Robert GennisRobert Gennis and collaborators determined the structure of a supercomplex of enzymes many bacteria use to generate energy. U of I News.
Researchers Philippe Geubelle, left, Scott White, Nancy Sottos and Jeffrey Moore have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the amount of time and energy consumed compared with the current manufacturing process. Photo by L. Brian StaufferJeffrey Moore and colleagues have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the amount of time and energy consumed compared with the current manufacturing process. U of I News.
Jeffrey Moore photoJeffrey Moore is the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018 Stephanie L. Kwolek Award winner, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the area of materials chemistry from a scientist working outside the UK. Chemistry News.
Left to right: Professor Huimin Zhao, Mohammad Hamedi Rad, Zehua Bao, Pa Xue and Ipek Tasan photoThe Zhao research group has created a system using CRISPR technology to selectively turn off any gene in Saccharomyces yeast. U of I News.
Scott Denmark photoScott Denmark is now a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research encompasses the invention, stereochemical study and mechanistic understanding of new synthetic reactions. U of I News.
Alayna Johnson photoAlayna Johnson was awarded a prestigious 2018-19 Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of 211 undergraduate students chosen nationally. Chemistry News.
Gregory Girolami photoGregory Girolami receives a Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. U of I News.
From left, graduate student Marcelo Melo, chemistry professor Zaida Luthey-Schulten, postdoctoral researcher Rafael Bernardi  photoZaida Luthey-Schulten and colleagues have built a "computational microscope" that can simulate the atomic and subatomic forces that drive molecular interactions. Their research may be found in Nature Methods. U of I News.

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