Chemistry Archive

  • IIT Emeritus Professor Peter Lykos Has Passed Away

    IIT Emeritus Professor Peter Lykos Has Passed Away

    Illinois Institute of Technology Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Peter Lykos passed away on July 16. Peter Lykos joined the Department of Chemistry in 1955, retiring in 2013. He had a distinguished academic career as a physical chemist and a strong interest in the area of computers in chemistry, now known as computational chemistry. Lykos was a pioneer in the use of computers in the classroom, introducing them to IIT classes in 1959, and was also instrumental in the development of IIT’s Saturday program, teaching computer science to thousands of high school students and their teachers in the 1960s.

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    Creator of “Artificial Leaf” To Give 2013 Kilpatrick Lecture

    A chemist whose “artificial leaf” was named one of the top inventions of 2011 by Time Magazine will be this year’s Kilpatrick Lecturer in Chemistry. Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, will speak on “Alternative Energy for Society and Third-World Applications” on April 17 at 4 pm in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center auditorium.

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  • Chaitan Khosla

    ChBE, BME, Chemistry and Pritzker Institute Seminar: Assembly Line Biosynthesis of Polyketide Antibiotics – February 27

    IIT Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will host a seminar, "Assembly Line Biosynthesis of Polyketide Antibiotics," co-sponsored by the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Division of Chemistry, welcoming Stanford University Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor of Engineering Chaitan Khosla. Khosla's primary research interest focuses on the interface of chemistry and medicine.

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    Chemistry Alum Susan Solomon Wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

    Alumna Susan Solomon (CHEM ’77), internationally renowned atmospheric scientist, was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category.

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    Science Demo Show

    Blow off some steam (gaseous H2O) before finals! Everyone is welcome to attend the Science Demo Show on Friday, November 30, 12:45 - 2 pm in Wishnick 113. The show will feature more than a dozen exciting demonstrations—color changes, fire, explosions—with a bit of background science snuck in!

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    Successful Opening Event for Chemistry Division

    Seventy people gathered in the lobby of Life Sciences Building on August 28 to welcome new students and faculty in the chemistry division of the biological and chemical sciences department, and to celebrate the division’s new home and office space.

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  • Professional Master’s Student Derik Heiss to Speak at Global Space Exploration Conference

    Professional Master’s Student Derik Heiss to Speak at Global Space Exploration Conference

    Derik Heiss, who will graduate from IIT’s master of chemistry in analytical chemistry program this December, will give a talk at this year’s Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in Washington, DC on May 23. Heiss’s presentation is titled “Microchannel Air Revitalization System (MCARS) for Closed-Loop Environmental Control and Life Support."

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    Chemistry’s Hyun-Soon Chong Speaks at World RadioImmunoConjugate Summit in Washington

    Hyun-Soon (Joy) Chong, associate professor of chemistry, spoke about her work for the cancer therapeutic technology called radioimmunotherapy at the World RadioImmunoConjugate Summit, “Recognizing the Potential of Radioimmunoconjugates for Cancer Treatment and Imaging,” February 1-2 in Washington, DC.

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  • Fall 2011 Lecture Videos Online

    Fall 2011 Lecture Videos Online

    Did you miss some of the major lectures from the IIT colleges during the fall semester? Looking for some intellectual stimulation during the winter break? Many lectures and other videos are publicly available to watch on IIT's YouTube channel.

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    2011 Kilpatrick Lecture: George Whitesides

    The IIT Department of Chemisty is proud to welcome Harvard University Department of Chemistry’s Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor George Whitesides as the 2011 Kilpatrick Lecture speaker. A world renowned scientist and advocate for chemistry as a solution to global health and […]

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