Department of Chemistry


Lasting Impact: CWRU Ranks 11th Most Influential in Science

Date posted: November 11th, 2015

A new ranking of national universities based on their “lasting contributions to society” puts Case Western Reserve 11th in the country, just behind Carnegie Mellon and ahead of Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell universities. …Read more.

Dr. Srinivasan Awarded WISER Faculty Advisor of the Year 2015

Date posted: April 21st, 2015

Instructor Rekha Srinivasan was nominated as Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER), part of the CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. …Read more.

Undergraduates Win 2nd Place SOURCE Poster Award

Date posted: January 30th, 2015

Congratulations to undergraduate students Hannah Jenkins and Kelsie Leary of the Crespo group, who tied for second place in the Intersections: SOURCE Poster Awards on 5 December. …Read more.

Grad Student Marvin Pollum Receives Photobiology Travel Award

Date posted: May 12th, 2014

Marvin Pollum, a 3rd year PhD student in The Crespo Research Group, received the Frederick Urbach Memorial Student Travel Award to present his research work at the 37th American Society for Photobiology’s conference in San Diego, California. …Read more.

Grad Student Shu Situ Wins Community Service Award

Date posted: April 18th, 2014

Congratulations to Ms. Shu Situ, a 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Samia‘s research group, for being selected as the 2013-2014 Lenore A. Kola Graduate Student Community Service Awardee. …Read more.

ACS Project SEED Fellow Briana Sealey’s Research Experience Featured in Imagine Magazine

Date posted: April 7th, 2014

American Chemical Society Project SEED fellow Briana Sealey’s summer research experience was recently featured with an article by The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Imagine Magazine. …Read more.

Gray Group Publishes Research on Blue Chromophores

Date posted: February 18th, 2014

The Gray group’s research on metal complexes of azadipyrromethene complexes was recently published in Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics. Azadipyrromethenes are blue pigments that show promise in photodynamic therapy and solar energy recovery. …Read more.

Tolbert Group Awarded HIV Research Grant

Date posted: February 12th, 2014

Congratulations go out to Dr. Blanton Tolbert who has been awarded a grant from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. The funds will support his research group’s project on Host and Viral Control of P-TEFb Activation and HIV Transcription Elongation. …Read more.


Gray/Berdis Research on Ir(III) Based Metallonucleosides Published in Chemistry—A European Journal

Date posted: October 16th, 2013

The Gray group’s current research on developing suitable metallo-probe to track nucleoside transporters across the cell membrane was published in Chemistry—A European Journal (8th Oct, 2013). …Read more.

Department Welcomes 2013 Graduate Students

Date posted: September 30th, 2013

The Department of Chemistry welcomes its fall 2013 graudate students. Click here for photos and information (Case ID required). …Read more.

Paul D. Adams Honored with NOBCChE Award

Date posted: September 16th, 2013

CWRU alumnus Paul D. Adams, PhD, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 President’s Award for Excellence in STEM Research and Mentoring from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). …Read more.


Drs. Protasiewicz and Schiraldi Named as ACS Fellows

Date posted: August 1st, 2013

Professor of Chemistry John Protasiewicz and Professor or Macromolecular Science & Engineering David Schiraldi (secondary faculty member in chemistry) were named as 2013 American Chemical Society Fellows. …Read more.