Making Science a Fan-tastic Experience

Saturdays in the fall may be made for college football, but they’re not too bad when it comes to chemistry, either, says Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang.  >>

To view a video of this event, see:
"Better Chemistry through Football"



Professor Larry McLaughlin appointed Vice Provost for Research

Professor of Chemistry Larry W. McLaughlin has been appointed vice provost for research, Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza announced recently.

McLaughlin, a biological chemist who has taught at BC for 25 years, will work with faculty and administrators, as well as students, to support, enhance and advance research activities across BC.   >>



Welcome New Faculty

The Chemistry Department welcomes Professors Eranthie Weerapana, Frank Tsung and Amnon Stanger to the halls of Merkert. Read more about our distinguished new colleagues    >>



Professor Lawrence Scott to receive ACS 2011 George A. Olah Award

Professor Lawrence T. Scott has been chosen to receive The American Chemical Society 2011 George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry.   >>



Professor Evan Kantrowitz designs scientific application for iPad

Looking to analyze scientific data on your iPad? There's an app for that, thanks to Professor of Chemistry Evan Kantrowitz.   >>



Faculty Outreach

Chemistry faculty continue to reach out to students at all stages of learning to spark an interest in science   >>



In Memoriam: Professor Andre Jacques de Bethune (1919-2010)

Retired Professor of Chemistry André Jacques de Béthune, an accomplished researcher and teacher who taught at Boston College for 41 years, passed away on 30 October in Newport Hospital, Newport, RI.   >>



New Faculty Grants

For a list of new grants awarded to Chemistry faculty, please see:   >>


Hee Yeon Cho awarded 2011 ACS Graduate Fellowship

Ms. Hee Yeon Cho has been awarded a 2011 Graduate Fellowship by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.   >>



Jeong-Long Lin Summer Research Fellows Named

The Chemistry Department named three Jeong-Long Lin Summer Research Fellows. For ten weeks last summer, Lin Fellows were engaged in research in faculty laboratories at the Merkert Chemistry Center, where they joined teams of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.   >>



Dr. John L. LaMattina (BCC'71) Fellows

We are pleased to announce that David Moebius, Robert O'Brien and Ping Zhang were named as LaMattina Fellows.   >>



Dr. Raymond L. Rodin Fellowships in Chemistry Announced

The Chemistry Department announced the appointment of Amanda Worthy, Jennifer Quimby and Sa Zhou as Rodin Graduate Fellows.   >>



Brian Lawrence Gray Prize awarded at Chemistry Student Awards Ceremony

At the Chemistry Student Awards Ceremony in May, Department Chair Professor Amir Hoveyda presented the inaugural Brian Lawrence Gray Prize to Ka Dennis Cheng.   >>


Boston College Chemistry celebrates 2011 – The International Year of Chemistry

Visit the website of the American Chemical Society for interactive features celebrating The International Year of Chemistry.   >>


The Gao Group Publishes a VIP in Angewante Chemie   >>


Atmospheric Research at Boston College   >>

Homegrown Catalyst Provides a Solution to a Problem in Synthesis   >>

New Water Splitting Electrodes Developed   >>

The total synthesis of sclerophytin A by the Morken Group   >>

Professor Larry McLaughlin's research featured in Chemical & Engineering News   >>

Professor Kian Tan's Research is Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News   >>


Alumni Spotlight: Dr. John L. LaMattina receives ACS Award

Dr. John LaMattina received the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management from the American Chemical Society earlier this year.   >>

Alumni Notes   >>

Industrial Recruitment   >>

Chemistry Welcomes Our Newest Alumni   >>

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Welcome New Graduate Students

Meet our first-year graduate students who began Chemistry doctoral studies in September.   >>

Merkert has New Operations Manager

Dr. Ian B. Parr joined the Merkert Chemistry Center as Operations Manager and Safety Officer in July 2010.   >>

Eric Fort is first recipient of the John Madden Distinguished Service Award

The John Madden Distinguished Service Award has been established in honor of Mr. John G. Madden, former Chemistry Operations Manager and Safety Officer.   >>


Inaugural American Chemical Society Graduate Research Symposium hosted by BC

The Boston College Chemistry Department hosted the inaugural American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Division Graduate Research Symposium in July 2010.   >>

Chemistry Student Research Symposia

Young Chemistry scholars present their research at two fall department events   >>

Spring 2011 Seminars   >>


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