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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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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…

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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…

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MSU’s Levine Gets 2017 Physical Chemistry Lectureship Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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…

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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…

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