University of South Florida

Department of Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty Honors and Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Harmon for being awarded, as Co-PI, on NSF Major Research Instrumment grant.

With collaborators in the College of Engineering and College of Medicine. The grant is titled "Acquisition of a Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Platform for Multi-Disciplinary Research and Education".

Congratulations to Dr. Shengqian Ma, who has been named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher

Dr. Ma has also recently received a grant from the Department of the Interior's Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR). His funded project involves "Efficient Nutrient Recovery from Urine to Prevent Downstream Water Treatment Costs and Resale of Valuable Commodities".

Drs. Cai and Cao awarded NIH Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Jianfeng Cai and Dr. Chuanhai Cao, who recently were awarded an NIH grant titled "Gamma-AApeptides as novel biomaterials inhibiting Abeta peptide aggregation".

Chemistry Faculty Obtain Seven NSF Grants This Summer!

Drs. Jianfeng Cai, Juan Del Valle, Shengqian Ma, Jennifer Lewis, Jeff Raker (2 grants), and Xiaodong (Mike) Shi have all received the news that they will receive funding from the National Science Foundation to support their research programs. Additionally, Dr. H. Lee Woodcock is a co-investigator on the grant awarded to Dr. Del Valle. The total direct costs of all new awards is $1,792,075, and considering direct and indirect costs, the total is $2,617,078. Congratulations to all of these outstanding chemists!

Fiona Kearns attends Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting

Ms. Fiona Kearns, a graduate student in Dr. Lee Woodcock's group, was selected to attend a meeting with Nobel Laureates and other Promising Young Scientists. On June 23rd, she attended the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany. She was one of 23 delegates funded by Oak Ridge Associated Universities to represent the United States at the meeting (selected from over 200 applicants around the nation) and was one of only two students representing Florida institutions at the global event.

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