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Department NewsCongratulations to Grace Conway, who received the A&S David Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship
Faculty Members with External Research Grants
Student Co-authored Publications in The Past 5 Years
Undergraduates Performing Research during 2014-2015 School Year
Student Presentations at Regional or National Meetings Last Year

Faculty Highlights

  • Leopold and Parish Publish with Students

    Professors Michael Leopold and Carol Parish along with University of Richmond  students have published "Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Nonaromatic Explosive Detection" in the journal ACS Sensors.

     
  • Leopold and Parish Publish with Students

    Professors Michael Leopold and Carol Parish along with University of Richmond  students have published "Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Nonaromatic Explosive Detection" in the journal ACS Sensors.

     
  • Gupton Article

    Chemistry professor John Gupton and collaborators published, "Application of Vinylogous Carbamates and Vinylogous Aminonitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Uniquely Functionalized Pyrroles and Quinolones," in Tetrahedron.

  • Coppage and Leopold Article

    Chemistry Professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with undergraduate co-authors published, "A Multi-Size Study of Gold Nanoparticle Degradation and Reformation in Ceramic Glazes" in the journal Gold Bulletin.

  • Leopold and Coppage Article

    Chemistry professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with an undergraduate co-author, published a study entitled, "Sintering-Induced Nucleation and Growth of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Resonance Ceramic Color," in the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials.

  • Leopold and Pollock Article

    Chemistry professors Mike Leopold and Julie Pollock in collaboration with Prof. Will Case of Converse College, postdoctoral research Dr. Mulugeta Wayu, and undergraduate students have published "Functionalized carbon nanotube adsorption interfaces for electron transfer studies of galactose oxidase," in Bioelectrochemistry.

  • Downey Articles

    Chemistry professor Wade Downey, with undergraduate coauthors, published “One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Alkylation of Ketones with Propargyl Carboxylates Promoted by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate” in the Journal of Organic Chemistry and “Chalcone and cinnamate synthesis via one-pot enol silane formation-Mukaiyama aldol reactions of ketones and acetate esters” in Tetrahedron Letters.

  • Parish Award

    Chemistry professor Carol Parish has received the American Chemical Society's 2019 Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution.

  • Pollock Articles

    In collaboration with researchers from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, chemistry professor Julie Pollock has published two articles on toll-like receptor signaling inhibition in inflammatory pathways; 1. Identification of Toll-like receptor signaling inhibitors based on selective activation of hierarchically acting signaling proteins, in Science Signaling and 2. "Triaryl pyrazole Toll-like receptor signaling inhibitors: Structure-activity relationships governing pan- and selective signaling inhibitors," in ChemMedChem.

  • Johnson Article

    Chemistry professor Miles Johnson published "Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Palladium Proazaphosphatrane Complexes Invoked in C–N Cross-Coupling," in Organometallics.

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Mailing address:
Chemistry Department
Gottwald Science Center B-100
138 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8242
Fax: (804) 289-1897

Chair: Christopher Stevenson
Administrative coordinator: Tanya Wagner