Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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...

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...

Prospective students and their families attend Explore Kent Chemistry Day We invite high school students and their parents and siblings to visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Explore Kent Chemistry Day on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Our program will begin in the Student Center Ballroom at 10:00am.  Chemistry and Biochemistry professors will describe our curriculum, job prospects with our degrees,...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University, was awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements.  The prestigious medal is awarded to outstanding chemists working permanently...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University, was awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements.  The prestigious medal is awarded to outstanding chemists working permanently...

Students work in an academic laboratory. Are you a problem-solver who would enjoy working in a fast-paced academic laboratory facility?  Consider joining our team!  The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is currently looking for an Academic Laboratory Manager. The position affords the opportunity to manage the daily operations of our academic facility, consisting of...