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Dr. Miles Authors Paper in Journal of Chemical Education

Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Run-D.M.C.: A Mnemonic Aid for Explaining Mass Transfer in Electrochemical Systems” (J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1649?1653). The article focused on the use of a novel mnemonic device relating the well-known hip-hop group, Run-D.M.C., to an important concept in electrochemistry. Specifically, the three modes of mass transport to a working electrode surface are diffusion, migration, and convection. Using the mnemonic aid “Run-D.M.C.” helps students recall these different processes in electrochemical systems.

Bachman co-authors paper in Accounts of Chemical Research

Professor Robert Bachman co-authored a critical review entitled “Use of Organic Precursors and Graphenes in the Controlled Synthesis of Carbon-Containing Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion”.

Students present their research at Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Erin Brahm (Chemistry '13), Hali Gipson (Biochemistry '13), Maggie Hudson (Chemistry '14), Asmita Shrestha (Chemistry '14), and Scott Ward (Biochemistry '13) presented the research they have conducted in conjunction with faculty in the Chemistry Department at the 2012 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held November 14-17 in Raleigh, NC.

Student-Faculty Research Published in Langmuir

A.J. Zucchero (C’04), Jamie Robinson (C’10) and Prof. Robert Bachman have published a paper entitled “General Approach to Low-Molecular-Weight Metallogellators via Coordination-Induced Gelation of an L-Glutamate-Based Lipid” in Langmuir (2012, 28, 27-30). The paper reports the Bachman group’s initial foray into a new area of research. The focus of the work was the synthesis of a new class of molecules capable of both binding metal atoms and forming gels, a class of materials consisting of a liquid immobilized by a small amount of a gelling agent (Jello is a well-known example). The materials reported by Bachman and his students may find use in separation of metal ions from solution or catalysis.

Bachman and students’ article published in JACS

The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) has published an article co-authored by Rob Bachman, Chelsea Pyle (C'08) and Margaret Anne Gray (C'09).

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