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Physical Chemistry

IU chemists produce star-shaped macromolecule that grabs large anions


Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have created a symmetrical, five-sided macrocycle that is easy to synthesize and has characteristics that may help expand the molecular tool box available to researchers in biology, chemistry and materials sciences. 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 >>

IU chemists Carlson, Skrabalak named Cottrell Scholars

Erin Carlson and Sara Skrabalak

Erin E. Carlson and Sara E. Skrabalak, assistant professors of chemistry at IU Bloomington, are among the 11 recipients in 2012 of Cottrell Scholar awards, a highly selective program that recognizes early-career researchers and promotes outstanding teaching. Carlson also has been awarded a 2012 National Science Foundation Faculty CAREER Award, the foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. Full Story >>

Indiana University chemist Dragnea awarded grant for HIV-1 research

Bogdan Dragnea

A team led by Indiana University Bloomington chemist Bogdan Dragnea has been awarded a three-year research grant by the international Human Frontier Science Program for study of processes involved in the self-assembly of the HIV-1 virus. Full Story >>

Book Marks

To Rise in Darkness

Selections in this issue include books about a 1932 uprising in El Salvador, the "burdens of perfection" described in Victorian literature, a new generation of Jewish writers in America and the present and future of electric power technologies. Full Story >>