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Crime scene investigators might someday get help from technology being developed by a Northern Illinois University professor and initially tested on campus by his student researchers. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded a grant of more than $628,000 over two years to NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter to support his efforts...
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...
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...
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...
A Northern Illinois University chemist is part of an international team of scientists whose work might someday crack open cold-case files. The scientists are developing a new fingerprinting method that could make it possible to recover previously unusable or undetected prints from old evidence and from surfaces long considered too difficult by crime scene investigators....
A photo of chemistry beakers
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to Chem Blast 2011 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Faraday Hall 143. Every spring semester, the NIU Chem Club hosts an evening of crowd-pleasing chemical demonstrations. Demonstrations in the past have involved small explosions and blowing things up. “And, this year’s Chem Blast won’t be...