Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kent State safety Jordan Italiano sizes up an opponent’s wide receiver just before the start of a play during the 2014 season. Kent State University student-athlete Jordan Italiano of Canfield, Ohio, was tabbed “Smartest Player in College Football” in NFL.com’s 15 for ’15 series released on June 16. The pre-medicine/biochemistry major and safety on the Kent State football team carries a 3.978 heading into his senior year. A standout on the field and in the...

Kent State safety Jordan Italiano sizes up an opponent’s wide receiver just before the start of a play during the 2014 season. For Robert Twieg, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the recent news of his longtime collaborator William E. Moerner winning the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was actually no surprise at all. In fact, he believes that “he’s deserved it for a while.” On Oct. 8, Moerner, a professor at...

Kent State safety Jordan Italiano sizes up an opponent’s wide receiver just before the start of a play during the 2014 season. Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research on: How plants respond to environmental stress such as drought  The microstructures of...