Grants Support New Faculty Research

All three of the new chemistry faculty who have been hired in recent years have successfully garnered financial support from outside the college for their research projects. If you missed it, here’s a rundown:

Prof. Kelly Chacón won a grant to study how pathogenic E. coli thwarts high copper levels

Prof. Kelly Chacón [biochemistry, 2015-] won a grant of $53,500 from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to study pathogenic bacterial metal detox via x-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. (Read more at “Chem Prof Wins Grant to Investigate Sinister Pathogen” Sallyportal, 5 April 2016)

Prof. LaLonde will investigate the potential of bismuth as a catalyst.

Prof. Rebecca LaLonde ’01 [organic chemistry 2013-] won a $40,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement to investigate the element bismuth. (Read more at “Chemistry prof wins grant to work on heavy metal” Sallyportal, 10 July 2015)

Prof. Juliane Fry [environmental chemistry 2008-] received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the effects of nitric oxide (NOx) in southeastern forests. (Read more “School of Hard NOx” Reed magazine, Eliot Circular, June 2013)

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