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Distinguished Professor Elected to Prestigious Quantum Molecular Science Academy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Chemistry Building

Piotr Piecuch, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected to one of physical science’s most exclusive learned societies,…

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Celebration Planned to Commemorate Anniversary of FDA Approving Anti-Cancer Drug

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Cisplatin Celebration Graphic

A live stream is available for those who can not attend in person but would like to watch the event. On Aug. 3-4, Michigan State University’s Department of…

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MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Harvest Medical Isotopes at FRIB

Monday, June 18, 2018
Harvesting Isotopes

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Office of Nuclear Physics awarded nearly $357,000 to a Michigan State University chemist to look into new methods of gathering…

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MSU Chemistry Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Chemistry Building Image

J. Emiliano Deustua, a fourth-year MSU Ph.D. chemistry student working with University Distinguished Professor Piotr Piecuch, has been awarded a prestigious Phase-I MolSSI Software Fellowship from the Molecular…

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MSU’s Maleczka Tapped for Chemical Sciences Roundtable

Friday, January 19, 2018
Robert Maleczka

Robert Maleczka, Jr., Michigan State University professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Science, was invited to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering…

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Novel Computational Approach to Electronic Structure Theory

Friday, January 12, 2018
(L to R) Chemistry senior postdoctoral associate Jun Shen, graduate student J. Emiliano Deustua and University Distinguished Professor Piotr Piecuch point to the three computers (named Coupled, Cluster and Theory) they use for their research. Courtesy of MSU

A group of Michigan State University researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation, which holds the…

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MSU Gets NSF Grant to Study How Undergrads Learn Science

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Cooper, Long, Stoltzfus and Schwarz

Undergraduate science students at Michigan State University are being asked questions about antibiotic resistance and other phenomena that require them to look below the surface, connect concepts across…

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MSU Researchers to Use Algae to Reduce Power Plant Emissions

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
T.B. Simon Power Plant

Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by a $1…

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Crystal Structure Shows Electrons, Unusual Enzyme

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hausinger and Hu

Michigan State University have combined structural biology and enzymatic approaches to clarify the catalytic mechanism of an unusual enzyme. “We now have a crystal structure that allows us…

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Mass Spec/Proteomics Researcher Joins MSU

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Liangliang Sun

Liangliang Sun recently joined MSU as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. The focus of his research is on the development of highly sensitive, high throughput…

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