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Tag: chemistry and biochemistry
Jon Carnahan
Longtime NIU chemistry chair Jon Carnahan died Wednesday at his home in Sycamore. He was 60. A well-loved fixture, Carnahan worked in the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 33 years and had served as department chair since 2006. His passion was working with students. He served as research adviser for 22 Doctor of...
Victor Ryzhov
Victor V. Ryzhov, recipient of the 2016 David Raymond Technology in Teaching award, will present “Incorporation of Virtual Labs into Analytical Chemistry Curriculum” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Altgeld Hall 125. Ryzhov, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will explore a typical issue for large...
Chem Demo
All ages are welcome to attend the FREE annual Chem Demo Night, scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Hosted by the NIU Chem Club, the theme of the night will be “The Magic of Chemistry.” The evening conjures up experiments that feature some exciting...
Chem Demo
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its spring 2015 Chemistry Demo Night at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Faraday Hall 143. The evening will feature an epic battle between “Team Hot” and “Team Cool.” “This year’s event is not one to miss,” says Chem Demo coordinator Devon Boland. “You can...
How can you beat the power of the sun? NIU chemistry and biochemistry professor Tao Xu thinks you can’t. He believes solar power will be a big player on the energy scene in the future. “Eventually, we’re going to use up the fossil fuels, which are not recyclable,” Xu says, noting that some predict known...
Olujide Akinbo
NIU alum Olujide Akinbo has been promoted to a full chemistry professorship at Butler University, crediting the extensive hands-on experience and extended family at NIU for his success and adjustment to the American culture. “Coming to NIU gave me a tremendous amount of hands-on experience in the instrumental aspect of the discipline,” the Nigerian native...
NIU Chem Club demonstration
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its fall 2013 Chemistry Demo Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Faraday Hall 143. The theme  will be “When Chemistry Gets Spooky,” and experiments will highlight the more crowd-pleasing aspects of chemistry – explosions, fire and bright and colorful reactions. “The demo night...
Narayan Hosmane
Northern Illinois University’s Narayan Hosmane, a Board of Trustees professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a foreign member of the prestigious Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Supporting education and applied scientific research, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences is one of the largest and most distinguished academic groups in Russia. The academy’s...
Mike Mascitti
Senior Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team was named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Thursday. Last weekend in the MAC Tournament, Mascitti played the full 90 minutes in both NIU’s semifinal victory over third-seeded West Virginia and the championship...
U.S. Capitol
A trio of NIU students is headed to Capitol Hill for Congressional Visit Days. The annual two-day event brings scientists, engineers, researchers, educators and technology executives to Washington, D.C., to raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. Congressional Visit Days are scheduled Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25. They are coordinated annually...
Heide Fehrenbach, Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and Reed Scherer
Northern Illinois University has named historian Heide Fehrenbach, chemist Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and geologist Reed Scherer as its 2012 Board of Trustees Professors – an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. The trio works in fields that seem far removed from each other. Fehrenbach illuminates...
Tao Xu
NIU professor Tao Xu, who has developed a promising nanoscience research program in solar energy conversion, is now getting a big boost from the National Science Foundation. NSF awarded the chemistry and biochemistry professor with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant of $400,000 to support his research and teaching efforts. CAREER awards support...
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