Department of Chemistry

Two Indiana University Bloomington professors have been named recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017. Armin P. Moczek, professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, and Sara E. Skrabalak, the James H. Rudy Associate Professor in the College’s Department of Chemistry, were selected on the basis […]

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Two Indiana University Bloomington chemists have received $525,000 from the National Science Foundation to advance research with applications to the emerging field of carbon recycling. IU scientists Steven L. Tait and Kenneth Caulton will combine their expertise in two distinct fields of chemistry — surface chemistry and metal-organic chemistry — to create new catalysts that […]

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next generation of solar cells, circuits, sensors and other technology. This interdisciplinary team in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry is […]

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The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University Bloomington chemists and biologists has been awarded a major grant to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their […]

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A new treatment for adult-onset diabetes and obesity developed by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington and the German Research Center for Environmental Health has essentially cured lab animals of obesity, diabetes, and associated lipid abnormalities through improved glucose sensitivity, reduced appetite and enhanced calorie burning. In preclinical trials, the new peptide — a molecular integration […]