Chemistry PhD Student Chris Acquah Wins Two-Minute Pitch Award

Chemistry PhD student Chris Acquah of the Crespo lab was recently awarded one of ten awards at the Two-Minute Pitch Your Poster Contest during Innovation Week. Congratulations, Chris!  

Chemistry Alumni Homecoming Begins Oct. 6!

The Chemistry Department's inaugural Chemistry All-Alumni Reunion will kick off on October 6 with a medley of events! Please see the flyer below for more information regarding the reunion. Registration is now open!  

Congratulations to Dr. Blanton Tolbert!

Please join us in congratulating our very own Prof. Blanton Tolbert on being selected as the Inaugural Vice President of Science Leadership and Culture at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Prof. Tolbert is a world-renowned biophysical chemist, and his research expertise includes understanding the molecular mechanisms of RNA...

Registration for YCES is Live

Registration for the Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences (YCES) 2022 Workshop on Electrochemical Measurements is now live. Please visit to claim your spot today!

Gray Group Publishes Nonlinear Optical Chromophores

Graduate student JJ Mihaly and undergraduate Stephanie Collins have published organogold(I) complexes that are long-lived triplet-state phosphors with promising nonlinear optical properties.  This work is part of an ongoing collaboration among the Gray lab at CWRU, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the United States Air Force Academy, with...

Collaborative Work by the Gray Group Published in Organometallics

Gray group graduate students Tadeas Liska and Mengdi Li, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Houston, published a family of phosphorescent platinum(II) alkynyls where excited-state charge transfer is enhanced by remote boron substitution. Luminescence persists for milliseconds at 298 K in polymer films, with radiative yields reaching...

Fall 2023 Applications for the PhD and MS in Chemistry programs are now open!

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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.