Department of Chemistry

Grounded in science: Alum leading the way in development of vaccine for cancer

Geoffrey Lynn ’07 hopes to bring benefits to cancer patients and their families with a new personalized cancer vaccine.

Noyce Program accepting applications for paid summer STEM internships

The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.

Chemistry professor publishes catalysis research

Jen Dabrowski publishes research article on delineating the role of B–Si-based catalysts in selective transformations of an unsaturated class of carbohydrates.

Chemistry student presents at SERMACS

Elon College Fellow, chemistry major and senior Amanda Brechbill was selected to present her research at the 68th annual Southeast Regional American Chemical Society meeting.


Homecoming kicks off with Alumni Awards ceremony

Seven distinguished alumni received the 2016 Alumni Awards on Oct. 21 in recognition for their professional achievements, leadership and service to society

Chemistry professor selected for national new faculty workshop

Assistant Professor Jen Dabrowski participated in the 2016 Cottrell Scholars Collaborative new faculty workshop. 

Teaching the teachers: Elon faculty share STEM study ideas with local educators

The day-long professional development workshop for area teachers was supported by a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. 

Journal article highlights findings of Elon chemistry professor's research

Assistant Professor Jen Dabrowski has published a research article on selective conversion of carbohydrates to fine chemicals.

Jen Dabrowski presents research at SERMACS

Assistant professor Jen Dabrowski presented her research on conversion of biorenewable resources to fine chemicals at the 67th annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Memphis, TN.

Jen Dabrowski presents at UNC Chapel Hill Women in Science and Engineering meeting

Elon faculty make STEM fun for local schoolchildren

A pilot project led by faculty members Martin Kamela and Dave Gammon brought Alamance County elementary and middle school students to campus for four days of science and math activities while Elon University students traveled away for spring break.

Tom Riley '16 presents at international professional meeting

The March meeting of the American Physical Society is the largest annual international meeting of physicists, featuring more than 9,000 presentations from authors around the world.

Interdisciplinary team of Elon faculty and students publishes research on magnetic microspheres for biomedical applications

Associate professors Ben Evans (Physics) and Tonya Train (Biology) published alongside Julia Ronecker '13 (Biochemistry), David Han '18 (Engineering), Daniel Glass '10 (Engineering), and Alison Deatsch '13 (Physics) in Materials Science and Engineering: C.

A problem with proteins produces a different kind of outcome

Senior biochemistry major Michelle Landahl wanted a summer research project to help answer longtime questions about particular types of cellular proteins. Things didn’t work out as planned.

National scholarship funds Elon student's summer project at Caltech

Elon University senior Christian Seitz received a 2015 Amgen Scholarship to research the 3D structure of molecular bases within the human nose that allows humans to detect scent.

Elon students present at biomedical engineering conference

A group of students from Elon’s Engineering Club and Engineering World Health traveled Oct. 23 to the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Two students win competitive science research internships in Germany

Ben Kaiser '16 and Alyssa Romano '16 will conduct science research at German universities this summer.

Lumen Scholar recognized for research at national conference 

Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.

Neil deGrasse Tyson weaves humor with wisdom in Q&A

The famed astrophysicist took questions from Elon University students on Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium program where he advised his audience not to “ever shortchange your curiosity for the promise of money” as they pursue their life passions.

Renowned scientist encourages Elon audience to seek objective truths

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson headlined Spring Convocation on April 2, 2015, with a passionate defense of science, an analysis of what drives people to accomplish great feats, and advice to students for being lifelong learners.

Undergraduate researchers from Physics, Engineering, and Chemistry present at an international biophysics conference

Matt Bausch ’16, Aaron Neaves ’16, and David Han ’17 presented at the 59 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, February 8-11.

Gene Grimley talks with WGHP Fox 8 about radon dangers

The professor of chemistry was interviewed for a Jan. 5, 2015, story on radon testing kits currently available for free to residents of Alamance County in North Carolina.

Lumen Prize helps Elon student research cell death in kidney failure

Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.

CATL announces Fall 2014 Teaching & Learning Grant recipients

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 Teaching and Learning Grants.

Career Moves: Mentors & career advisers help alum with top engineering school placement

Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Nanotechnology pioneer talks of advances in lifesaving treatments

Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.

Alumnus commissions portrait of distinguished chemistry professor

Professor Emeritus Paul Cheek faithfully served Elon for more than three decades and his likeness now greets visitors to the Department of Chemistry suite on the third floor of the university’s McMichael Science Center.

Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper

Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation. 

Ben Evans presents at World Congress on Biosensors

The assistant professor of physics presented "An optical biosensor for point-of-care medical diagnostics" at the 24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors held May 27-30, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

Chemistry professor honored by ASBMB for undergraduate mentoring

Assistant Professor Vickie Moore traveled to San Diego in April 2014 to present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Students and professors showcase scholarship at SURF

The 21st annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum included poster sessions and classroom presentations from more than 200 Elon University students who teamed with faculty mentors to explore questions related to their fields of study.

Chemistry department honors outstanding students

At the Chemistry Department annual picnic last week awards were given to honor outstanding student academics, service and leadership.

Chemistry professors, Lumen Prize alumni co-author journal article

Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.

Summer research opportunity in chemistry

Chemistry undergraduate research experience at University of California - Irvine

New book by Joel Karty reshapes the way organic chemistry is taught

A textbook by Elon University's Joel Karty is one of a kind as a growing number of college professors incorporate into their instruction the same organizational methods and teaching techniques that Karty promotes.

Three sophomores selected as Noyce Scholars

Amy Heaton, Sarah Woidill and Anna Lewis have been selected to participate in Elon's Noyce Scholars Program, which comes with a $21,900 scholarship for each of their final two years at the university.

Lumen Prize project takes aim at Parkinson’s

Inspired in part by his grandmother’s fight against Parkinson’s disease, Elon University senior Andrew Fischer hopes his undergraduate research will be a small contribution to the elusive search for a cure to the degenerative neurological condition.

Three professors honored with Elon College excellence awards

Kirstin Ringelberg, Kathy Matera and David Crowe in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, last month received Faculty Excellence Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Pie Your Professor whips up cash to cream cancer

Alpha Phi Omega's annual College Coffee fundraiser for the American Cancer Society gives students stress relief with the approach of final exams.

Elon names 2013 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Victoria Moore received N.C. Biotechnology Center Grant

Winter 2013: "I Am Elon" with Alex Helman '13
Alex Helman calls the third floor of McMichael home for most of her waking hours. See why in this installment of "I Am Elon."
Chemistry students honored for research presentations
Rachel Wilson, Kelsey Van Dalfsen and Cecilia Smith were recognized at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemistry Society.
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Members of Chemistry Department Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
The Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $38,685 to Victoria D. Moore, Karl D. Sienerth and Kathryn M. Matera.
SURE scholars share fruits of summer research
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program offers top students stipends to work closely for eight weeks with Elon faculty.
SURF 2012 celebrates student & faculty research
Elon’s annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum highlights some of the best recent scholarship by university students and professors.
Elon juniors honored by Goldwater program
Kelsey Van Dalfsen has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholarship recipient while Julie Ronecker received an Honorable Mention.
President Emeritus Earl Danieley '46 honored by American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society has honored Elon President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley '46 this fall with a certificate recognizing 60 years of service.
National Science Foundation awards Elon $1.2 million to train science & math teachers
A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will bolster the number of math and science teachers Elon University graduates in the years ahead through a partnership with the Alamance-Burlington School System.