USF Department of Chemistry

USF Department of Chemistry Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida! It is a place to begin and/or continue your academic journey.
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The Department of Chemistry constitutes one of the cornerstones of scientific research and scholarship.

The Chemistry Department is proud to invite the public to two defenses.Gabriela Suarez will be defending her masters dis...
02/19/2024

The Chemistry Department is proud to invite the public to two defenses.

Gabriela Suarez will be defending her masters dissertation, "Effects of Diminazene Aceturate on Drosophila melanogaster a lipidomic analysis" virtually this Friday, February 23rd at 9:30 am. Please use this link & code (Room Code: LcURYj) to attend: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MzBkZDQ2ZTQtYzA2My00OTM0LTkzZTAtOTdiZmUwZWY2ZjYw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22741bf7de-e2e5-46df-8d67-82607df9deaa%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2215ba57bd-8e71-443f-be89-461be1a98a33%22%7d

Jessica D. Young will be defending her doctoral dissertation, "Introductory Chemistry Student Success: Evaluating Peer-Led Team Learning and Understanding Sense of Belonging" virtually on Monday, March 4th at 12 pm. Please use this link to attend: http://tinyurl.com/bde26xed

A round of congratulations for the USF Chemistry Department!Dr. Ioannis Spanopoulos has been named a Fellow of the Inter...
02/15/2024

A round of congratulations for the USF Chemistry Department!

Dr. Ioannis Spanopoulos has been named a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IIAM): http://tinyurl.com/267m4a34

Dr. Sherrisse Bryant has been selected to be a COBA Bulls Captain for their February 25th game against Southern Methodist University!

Dr. Jianfeng Cai’s lab, in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Wayne Guida (Chemistry), Dr. Libin Ye (Molecular Biosciences) and Dr. Chuanhai Cao (Pharmacy and Byrd Alzheimer’s Center) and their students, have published their manuscript in the official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences: http://tinyurl.com/5xsash8n

Congratulations Dr. Martin!
01/30/2024

Congratulations Dr. Martin!

Please help us congratulate Professor Emeritus Dr. Dean Martin from our USF Department of Chemistry, whose paper “The First African American Chemistry Doctorate Recipient” was named the Most Outstanding Paper by the American Chemical Society’s Division of the History of Chemistry!

Congratulations, Dr. Martin! Thank you for representing so well!

Congratulations, Dr. Leahy.
03/13/2023

Congratulations, Dr. Leahy.

One of our graduate students, Jacob McAlpin, will be defending his dissertation: "Considerations for curricular reform i...
02/23/2023

One of our graduate students, Jacob McAlpin, will be defending his dissertation: "Considerations for curricular reform in undergraduate chemistry: Cooperative adoption factors, modeling social influence, and focusing on specific populations". The public is welcome to attend the defense. Wish him luck!

The 21st annual Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference is taking place on March 4th, 2023 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in...
02/21/2023

The 21st annual Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference is taking place on March 4th, 2023 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in ISA (Interdisciplinary Science Building)

Breakfast and lunch are provided for free!

To learn more about the plenary speaker, Dr. Marilyne Stains, click here:https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/chemistry/documents/castle2023plenary.pdf

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09/28/2021

Join us in congratulating USF Department of Chemistry Professor Jennifer Lewis on her selection for the American Chemical Society
award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry. As part of a national movement to improve student success in the STEM fields, Dr. Lewis researches better ways of teaching chemistry. Her current research projects involve the assessment of student learning and attitudes, the evaluation of a doctoral program, and analysis of student participation patterns in small learning groups.

Read more via CENNEWS at the link below. https://cen.acs.org/people/awards/ACS-2022-national-award-winners/99/i35

02/11/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Mildred Acevedo-Duncan and Dr. Julie Harmon (Awarded Posthumously) on being named 2021 National Academy of Inventors Senior Members

Professor Julie Harmon-- The Department of Chemistry lost a treasured colleague and friend with the passing of Julianne ...
02/04/2021

Professor Julie Harmon--

The Department of Chemistry lost a treasured colleague and friend with the passing of Julianne Penberthy Harmon on January 26. Julie was an accomplished polymer chemist, having completed her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and working for a time in the private sector at companies such as Eastman Kodak and PPG Industries. She spent her entire academic career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida, starting as an assistant professor in 1993 and rising through the ranks to full professor. While her primary focus was on polymer chemistry, having conducted pioneering work on things like transparent polymeric nanotube films and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), she enjoyed teaching not only polymer chemistry but also biochemistry to our graduate and undergraduate students and considered that to be her greatest pleasure. She is survived by her husband Chip, who has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. At a time that it is safe to do so, we will hold a celebration of Julie’s life. Her obituary can be found at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tampabaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=julianne-harmon&pid=197646716&fhid=8584.

08/17/2020

The Academic Success Center is offering virtual tutoring for General Chemistry I and II!

To sign up fill out this Qualtrics Form: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Cy4rJvnazefVNH

The Virtual Study Groups will meet for the first time starting the week of Monday, September 7th.

For more details about other Study Groups: https://usf.box.com/s/sl0jz43ou8vgzug7hurd5ynrt0e6kxsc

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Psilera Bioscience was co-founded by two alumni from the department: Dr. Jackie Salm and Dr. Chris Witowski. Read more a...
08/13/2020

Psilera Bioscience was co-founded by two alumni from the department: Dr. Jackie Salm and Dr. Chris Witowski.

Read more about what they are looking forward to at USF Connect: https://bit.ly/3gOB2zT

We are excited to welcome Psilera Bioscience to the incubator! Co-founders, Dr. Jackie Salm and Dr. Chris Witowski are USF Department of Chemistry alumni returning to USF to grow their new biotechnology startup.

This emerging startup is re-imagining natural products as building blocks for the next generation of neurological therapeutics to target depression, PTSD, addiction, etc. They plan to utilize USF faculty, students and our state-of-the-art facilities to take their company to new heights.

Read more about what they are looking forward to https://bit.ly/3gOB2zT

Congratulations to USF Department of Chemistry Professor Jianfeng Cai on being elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of ...
08/02/2020

Congratulations to USF Department of Chemistry Professor Jianfeng Cai on being elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Cai was recognized for his career achievements in bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and biophysics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious scientific organizations dedicated to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences since 1841.

Learn more about Dr. Cai's work at http://jianfengcai.myweb.usf.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/162923233761528/posts/3059258047461351/?d=n

Congratulations to USF Department of Chemistry Professor Jianfeng Cai on being elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Cai was recognized for his career achievements in bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and biophysics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious scientific organizations dedicated to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences since 1841.

Learn more about Dr. Cai's work at http://jianfengcai.myweb.usf.edu/

06/26/2020
04/17/2020

Researchers at the University of South Florida have reached a 'world record' in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules.

One of our graduate students, Phillip Hudson will be defending his dissertation virtually on April 15th, if you would li...
04/14/2020

One of our graduate students, Phillip Hudson will be defending his dissertation virtually on April 15th, if you would like to watch the defense here is the link: https://youtu.be/pxJaL3dWEiE, wish himluck!

The seminar speaker for this week, 3/11, is Dr. Mohammad A Omary from University of North Texas. Dr. Omary will be talki...
03/09/2020

The seminar speaker for this week, 3/11, is Dr. Mohammad A Omary from University of North Texas. Dr. Omary will be talking about "Chemistry: The Fun Science that Enables a World of Modern Apps."

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Peng Sang from the University of South Florida on 3/10 at 2pm in NES 104. The presenta...
03/09/2020

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Peng Sang from the University of South Florida on 3/10 at 2pm in NES 104. The presentation is titled "α-Helix-Mimicking Sulfono-γ-AApeptide Inhibitors/Agonists for Protein–Protein Interactions"

One of our graduate students, Tracess Smalley will be defending her dissertation: "The Role of aPKCs and aPKC Inhibitors...
03/03/2020

One of our graduate students, Tracess Smalley will be defending her dissertation: "The Role of aPKCs and aPKC Inhibitors in Cell Proliferation and Invasion in Breast and Ovarian Cancer". The public is welcome to attend the defense. Wish her luck!

The seminar speaker for this week, 3/4, is Dr. Ginger Shultz from University of Michigan. Dr. Shultz will be talking abo...
03/02/2020

The seminar speaker for this week, 3/4, is Dr. Ginger Shultz from University of Michigan. Dr. Shultz will be talking about "Writing in STEM: Faculty Conceptions of Writing and Its Role in the Undergraduate Classroom"

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Zhenhai Xia from the University of North Texas on 3/3 at 2pm in NES 104. The presentat...
03/02/2020

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Zhenhai Xia from the University of North Texas on 3/3 at 2pm in NES 104. The presentation is titled "Catalytic Origin and Design Principles of Heteroatom-doped Carbon and COF Electrocatalysts for Clean Energy Conversion"

This week another graduate student will be defending their dissertation: Ifeoluwa Ayodeji. The public is welcome to atte...
02/25/2020

This week another graduate student will be defending their dissertation: Ifeoluwa Ayodeji. The public is welcome to attend the defenses. Wish himluck!

The seminar speaker forthis week, 2/26/2020, is Dr. Qiang Zhang from University of Albany. His seminar title is "Strain ...
02/25/2020

The seminar speaker forthis week, 2/26/2020, is Dr. Qiang Zhang from University of Albany. His seminar title is "Strain molecules assist peptide and protein synthesis, a new venue for thiolactones"

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Fenfei Leng from the Florida International University on 2/24. The presentation is tit...
02/24/2020

Chemistry Colloquium welcomes Dr. Fenfei Leng from the Florida International University on 2/24. The presentation is titled "Targeting DNA topoisomerase for drug discovery". If you would like to know more about Professor Leng's research here is his website: https://case.fiu.edu/about/directory/profiles/leng-fenfei.html

We have two graduate students defending dissertations this upcoming week, Timothy Vazquez and Amber Dood. The public is ...
02/21/2020

We have two graduate students defending dissertations this upcoming week, Timothy Vazquez and Amber Dood. The public is welcome to attend the defenses. Wish them luck!

The 18th annual Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference is taking place on March 7th, 2020 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in...
02/20/2020

The 18th annual Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference is taking place on March 7th, 2020 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in ISA (Interdisciplinary Science Building)
Registration is free and open. To register visit, https://castleconf.org
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top poster and oral presentations!
Breakfast and lunch are provided for free!

To learn more about the plenary speaker, Dr. Lila Gierasch, click here: https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/chemistry/about-us/eventspage/castle/speaker.aspx

SAVE THE DATE: The 33rd Annual Department of Chemistry Scholarship and Alumni Banquet will be on April 30th, 2020 at 5pm...
02/13/2020

SAVE THE DATE: The 33rd Annual Department of Chemistry Scholarship and Alumni Banquet will be on April 30th, 2020 at 5pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center. Click the link if you would like to attend or would like to donate: https://usffdn.usf.edu/apps/rsvp/

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