The chemistry department welcomes Daniel Weix

This summer, professor Daniel Weix and members of his research group joined the chemistry department, bringing with him a reputation for finding solutions that others might miss.

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Andrew Buller joins the chemistry department

As a new faculty member in the chemical biology and organic chemistry paths in the chemistry department, Andrew Buller plans to begin a research program that draws upon his expertise in protein engineering, biocatalysis, enzymology and chemical biology.

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UW–Madison chemist named American Chemical Society fellow

University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry Professor Ned Sibert is one of 65 newly selected American Chemical Society fellows. The fellows program honors scientists who have made important contributions to the chemical sciences.

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Chemistry professor honored for early-career teaching and research

Randall Goldsmith, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

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High school and middle school students crystallize science

Organized by the Molecular Structure Laboratory at the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, the Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition is accepting registrations for its annual statewide contest among middle school, high school, and home schooled students.

From March 1 to April 30, participating students will work to grow crystals from safe, common materials. In early May, professional crystallographers will judge the submissions and award prizes.

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Novel catalysts improve path to more sustainable plastics production

The second most-produced organic chemical in the world, propene is a key component of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging.

A team led by chemistry and chemical engineering Professor Ive Hermans reports success with hexagonal boron nitride and boron nitride nanotube catalysts in the chemical reaction that converts propane to propene.

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Irving Shain Chair in Chemistry propels department leadership

The newly created Irving Shain Chair in Chemistry will endow the position of department chair in the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry. This professorship was made possible with the Morgridge Match. 

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