Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

      The “C” in “college” might as well stand for “cramming.”​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Studies show students are notoriously bad at adopting and adhering consistently to high-impact study habits that help them retain knowledge long-term. Researchers and faculty at Kent...

In 1901, the 16 Major League Baseball teams produced 455 home runs. Players were discouraged from attempting it — too much risk of flying out. Nearly 120 years later, players couldn’t seem to help themselves, and MLB smashed all previous records, with 6,776 home runs — 771 more than the previous record set in 2017. The year in between, while...

Students studying in a classroom The "C" in "college" might as well stand for "cramming." Studies show students are notoriously bad at adopting and adhering consistently to high-impact study habits that help them retain knowledge long-term. Researchers and faculty at Kent State University, however, are...

Materials Science Graduate Program:
Graduate Education on Soft Matter Science

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, is...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances. It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, is...

Kent State celebrates the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” As members of Kent State University’s scientific community gather to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Several Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU grants are designed to provide faculty with funding to create research positions and experiences specifically for undergraduate students....

Kent State professor Hanbin Mao (middle) co-authored a paper with graduate students Sagun Jonchhe (left) and Prakash Shrestha (right) on the genetic factors influencing the formation of cancer cells. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017. These numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it. An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by...

Kent State professor Hanbin Mao (middle) co-authored a paper with graduate students Sagun Jonchhe (left) and Prakash Shrestha (right) on the genetic factors influencing the formation of cancer cells. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host its annual Honors Week plenary lecture on Thursday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kiva.  This year's speaker is Dr. W. E. Moerner, Nobel Laureate, from Stanford University.  Dr. Moerner's talk is titled, "What Can You Learn from Watching Single Molecules?  From Super-Resolution Imaging to...