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The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University offers a dynamic and cutting-edge educational experience in the chemical sciences. Relationships across disciplines include close collaborations with the departments of Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physics.

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Dr. Emily Pentzer helps organize Future Faculty Workshop 2017

Date posted: July 26th, 2017

This weekend will kick-off the Future Faculty Workshop 2017 at CWRU! The workshop, working under the theme of “The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials” aims to demystify “the path toward a career in academia”. …Read more.

CWRU Chemistry is now on Facebook!

Date posted: July 13th, 2017

Be sure to “Follow” us on Facebook to receive updates of departmental events, information, and more! Check us out at: …Read more.

Carlos Crespo-Hernández achieves breakthroughs in photochemistry while nurturing aspiring scientists

Date posted: June 6th, 2017

Crespo-Hernández provides hands-on research experience to economically disadvantaged and underrepresented students through Project SEED, a nationwide initiative funded by the American Chemical Society.

Department welcomes our 2017 NSF REU in Chemistry fellows!

Date posted: June 2nd, 2017

The department welcomes 6 students for our 2017 NSF REU in Chemistry program who will be involved in an intensive hands-on 10-week research program. Each fellow is assigned to a PI and will conduct summer research resulting in a written report and poster presentation at CWRU’s Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) Intersections.  …Read more.

Dr. Rekha Srinivasan receives The James Stephen Swinehart Fellowship

Date posted: June 1st, 2017

Dr. Rekha Srinivasan’s passion in organic chemistry and belief in undergraduate education made her the first recipient of the newly endowed professorship, The James Stephen Swinehart Fellowship. Dr. Srinivasan was recognized during our Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Academic Awards Ceremony this past May. …Read more.

Mandel Award for Outstanding Chemistry Faculty recipient Dr. John Protasiewicz

Date posted: April 3rd, 2017

For John Protasiewicz, going green is about more than sustainability. It signals a supportive, more collaborative approach—something altogether different from the high-stress, pressure-cooker environment evoked by bright red. It represents one of many reasons why Protasiewicz won the Mandel Award for Outstanding Chemistry Faculty this year. …Read more.

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Crespo Group paper selected as one of the top in P&P

The recent paper,”The Triplet State of 6-thio-2′-deoxyguanosine: Intrinsic Properties and Reactivity Toward Molecular Oxygen” by Crespo Group members, Marvin Pollum and Luis Ortiz-Rodriguez was selected as one of the top papers published in Photochemistry and Photobiology for P&P’s virtual issue celebrating the publications 55th anniversary.


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