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Rui Gao has joined our department!

New Faculty Rui Gao

The UIC Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences welcome Dr. Ruixuan (“Rui”) Gao to join as an Assistant Professor starting in 2021! Dr. Gao studies how basic molecular building blocks—such as proteins, lipids,…

The UIC Hospital system, one of the largest in the world, is researching the COVID crisis.

U of I System assisting state in COVID-19 response

The University of Illinois System is sharing expertise and resources from across its three universities and healthcare enterprise to support the state’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. President Tim Killeen said the…

Dr. Jerry Krishnan and Dr. Richard Novak are PIs on drug discovery for COVID-19 treatment.

UIC studying Remdesivir for COVID-19

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. COVID-19 is caused by a highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2 that results in acute lung injury and respiratory…

Chandimal is a graduate student in the Cologna Group.

Chandimal Pathmasiri wins Provost's Award

Chandimal Pathmasiri of the Cologna group is this year’s recipient of the UIC Provost’s Graduate Research Award (PGRA)!  This award provides $5,000 to supports Chandimal’s pilot study that will be used to develop…

Prof. Jordi Cabana does alternative energy research and recently won a Scialog grant!

Jordi Cabana wins the Scialog Award!

Prof. Jordi Cabana, with colleagues at Florida State University and University of Southern California, recently won the Scialog award in Advanced Energy Storage by ResCorp. The award supports research, intensive dialog, and community…

UIC is ranked #7 in the nation by the WSJ!

UIC rises (again) in national rankings!

In 2020 UIC once again made the Wall Street Journal’s top-ten list of high-value universities: last year we were ranked higher than Stanford; this year we outranked UCLA and Princeton. They ranked UIC as No.…

Prof. Luke Hanley was named UIC LAS Distinguished Professor on Nov. 20.

Luke Hanley named UIC Distinguished Professor.

Prof. Hanley was honored at the LAS Distinguished Professor Award Ceremony and Lecture on Nov. 20. He has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 1990. He…

Nan Jiang has won the NSF Career award.

Nan Jiang wins CAREER!

Prof. Nan Jiang has received the recommendation of his proposal, entitled “CAREER: Probing Chemistry of Surface-Supported Nanostructure at the Angstrom-Scale”, as a CAREER Award from National Science Foundation. The CAREER is a prestigious…