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Analytical Chemistry

'Self-cleaning' pollution-control technology could do more harm than good, study suggests

Jonathan Raff

Research by Indiana University environmental scientists shows that air-pollution removal technology used in "self-cleaning" paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve. The study finds that titanium dioxide coatings are likely in real-world conditions to convert ammonia to nitrogen oxide, the key precursor of harmful ozone pollution. Full Story >>

IU chemists named Sloan Research Fellows

Erin Carlson and Sara Skrabalak

Indiana University Bloomington chemists Erin Carlson and Sara Skrabalak have been named Sloan Research Fellows, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced. They are among 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive the fellowships for 2013. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington student awarded Churchill Scholarship for graduate study in the U.K.

Churchill Scholar Kent Griffith

Indiana University Bloomington student Kent Griffith has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Scholarship, enabling him to pursue one year of graduate study in chemistry leading to a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Full Story >>

Indiana University study finds flame retardant pollutants at far-flung locations

Chemicals used as flame retardants are present as environmental pollutants at locations around the globe, including remote sites in Indonesia, Nepal and Tasmania, according to a study by researchers from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Full Story >>

Center of Innovation recognizes discoveries of IU Bloomington chemist Clemmer

David Clemmer

A symposium this week at Indiana University will mark the establishment of a Waters Corp. Center of Innovation recognizing the work of IU Bloomington chemist David Clemmer in inventing and developing ion mobility mass spectrometry, a key technology for biochemical analysis. Full Story >>

IU chemist Novotny receives award for lifetime research achievements

Milos Novotny

Milos Novotny, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Lilly Chemistry Alumni Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has received the Italian Chemical Society's Giorgio Nota Award for his pioneering work and lifetime achievements in capillary liquid chromatography. Full Story >>