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The Snee and Hu groups have revealed energy transfer from QD-dye conjugates is not efficient.

Problems with solar energy conversion revealed by UIC groups

A recent report by the research groups of Profs. Snee and Hu revealed heretofore known problems with converting energy from inorganic sensitizers to organic dyes. Examples of such coupled systems include quantum dot-organic…

Undergraduate Awards Day was held on Apr. 14

Undergrad Awards Day!

Our deparment held Undergraduate Awards Day on Apr. 14. Speaking was Wink/Cho group alumnus Dr. Jeong Choe, with awards given to the following students: Outstanding Performance in Honors General Chemistry, Karylle Baltazar, David…

Career Fair 2023 is on April 21st

Chemistry Career and Undergraduate Research Fair

The Department of Chemistry will host the Career and Undergraduate Research Fair on April 21st. There are speakers from Lilly, AbbVie, and DTI, who will discuss their career paths, as well as an…

In Memoriam George Crabtree

In Memoriam, Physics Colleague George Crabtree

The dept. of Chemistry sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Prof. George Crabtree, who passed on January 23. Prof. Crabtree was a member of the physics department and collaborated with…

A new fluorescent material has been invented at UIC.

UIC-Princeton consortium reports new fluorescent material

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago and Princeton University have reported a new fluorescent material, called a type II “giant” quantum dot, that has shattered existing records on emission…

UIC rises in rankings again.

UIC rises (again) in rankings!

The University of Illinois Chicago’s status among the country’s top public national universities continues to grow as the institution rose four spots to tie for 42nd in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World…

Mike Trenary has won the 2022 Outstanding Researcher Award.

Prof. Trenary Wins 2022 Outstanding Researcher Award!

Michael Trenary has won the 2022 Outstanding Researcher Award from the Prairie Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, which was conferred at the chapter’s annual symposium held at the University of Notre Dame…

Prof. Gao has won the 2022-23 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

Gao wins McKnight Award

Ruixuan Gao, UIC assistant professor of chemistry and biological sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2022-23 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award! He will lead a project to chemically engineer a…

Prof. Nguyen has been highlighted by Nature Chemistry for his recent article in JACS

Nguyen group's JACS article receives Nature highlight!

The Nguyen group has developed a new class of porous materials (called UIC-1) that can remarkably mimic protein active sites to a much higher degree than previous porous frameworks as recently reported in…