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Chemist Huang Named MSU Foundation Professor

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Xuefei Huang (center) poses with College of Natural Science Dean R. James Kirkpatrick (right) and Department of Chemistry Chair Rob Maleczka following his investiture ceremony.

Xuefei Huang (photo above, center), Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) chemistry professor, was honored as an MSU Foundation Professor on March 16 at an investiture ceremony…

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New Concussion Sensor Now Available to Athletes

Thursday, March 9, 2017
concussion headband sensor

Two Michigan State University chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports…

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MSU Chemist Gets DOE Grant for Renewable Energy Work

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Milton Smith

Milton Smith, Michigan State University College of Natural Science chemistry professor, has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant for research on renewable energy by the U.S. Department of…

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Stellar Events May Reveal How Heavy Elements Were Formed

Monday, September 26, 2016
Sean Liddick

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest…

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Ultrafast Lasers for Biomedical Imaging and Diagnosis

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Marcos Dantus discusses ultrafast laser technology that can be used to make very accurate medical predictions related to retinal disease, cancer and more. Presentation to the MSU Board…

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MSU’s Huang Selected for American Chemical Society Award

Friday, August 19, 2016
Xuefei Huang

Xuefei Huang, Michigan State University professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the Melville L. Wolfrom Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award acknowledges outstanding…

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Using Ultrafast Lasers to Catch Cancer

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Marcos Dantus uses ultrafast lasers to study microscopic chemical and biological interactions that are impossible to observe with any other tool. Ultrafast lasers have pulse durations that are…

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MSU’s McCusker Named Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Jim McCusker, professor of chemistry, and his students in his lab on Thursday May 22, 2014.

James K. McCusker, professor of chemistry in MSU’s College of Natural Science and director of MSU’s Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials, has been named a Fellow…

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New Invention: Impact-Sensing Headbands

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gary Blanchard and Marcos Dantus, with MSU’s Department of Chemistry, have invented a headband that records the severity and location of impacts on the head. This inexpensive detector…

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New Impact-Sensors Aid in Concussion Protocol

Monday, July 11, 2016

Professors Gary Blanchard and Marcos Dantus, with MSU’s Department of Chemistry, have developed a headband that records the severity and location of impacts. This inexpensive detector allows coaches,…

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