Michigan State University main website

Department of Chemistry

Recreating Interstellar Ions with Lasers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Marcos Dantus

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule. While H3+ is astronomically…

Read More

MSU’s Hamann Aims to Build More Efficient Solar Power Cells

Monday, June 26, 2017
Thomas W. Hamann with solar panels

Unless you have unlimited funds, finding solar power that is affordable and highly efficient is largely out of reach. A Michigan State University chemist is hoping to change…

Read More

MSU’s Levine Gets 2017 Physical Chemistry Lectureship Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017
exciton

Benjamin G. Levine, assistant professor of chemistry in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, was selected as the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) A/PHYS Lectureship Winner…

Read More

MSU Chemistry Professors Speak at Landmark Cuban Conference

Monday, June 12, 2017
James McCusker and Angela Wilson

Earlier this year, two Michigan State University (MSU) chemistry professors were invited speakers at the first-ever joint U.S.–Cuba conference sponsored by the Cuban Society of Chemistry of Havana. They…

Read More

MSU to Offer Chemistry Lab Courses in Midland this Summer

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Colorful beakers in lab setting

In Summer Session Two, July 6 through August 17, 2017, Michigan State University will offer two credit-bearing chemistry lab courses in its facility at 1910 W. St. Andrews Road,…

Read More

MSU’s Cooper Named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Monday, May 8, 2017
Portrait of Melanie Cooper along with logo mark for Royal Society of Chemistry

Melanie M. Cooper, a Michigan State University (MSU) Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). “I am originally…

Read More

Chemist, Plant Scientist Win Innovation Awards

Friday, April 14, 2017
James Dye and gregg Howe

Two faculty members from the College of Natural Science (NatSci) were among the honorees at the 7th annual Michigan State University Innovation Celebration on April 12. The MSU…

Read More

Vanderbilt Names MSU’s Piecuch to Prestigious Lectureship

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Piotr Piecuch

Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in the MSU College of Natural Science, was selected as the 2017 Lawrence J….

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More