Department of Chemistry

Tectonic Plates Science Café with Cyndi Taves, 'To wheat or not to wheat: Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease' - Sept. 8

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.
Amanda Leigh Clark '11 receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship
Amanda Leigh Clark '11, a biochemistry major and Lumen Scholar from Skaneateles, N.Y., has received a $5,000 fellowship award from the Phi Kappa Phi national academic honor society to help fund her graduate studies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Lumen Scholar seeks new treatment to heart disease
Heart attacks and other cardiovascular conditions kill thousands of Americans every day, and as a high school student, that statistic turned personal for Elon University senior Amanda Clark. The biochemistry major focused her undergraduate research while at the university on identifying some ways that heart disease develops, which could in turn lead to better treatments, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
Lumen Scholar studies molecules & potential Alzheimer’s treatment
More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that impairs memory and behavior. Elon University senior Caroline Peckels is analyzing compounds found in walnuts that may one day lead to new treatment for patients with the degenerative condition, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011.
Elon professor Joel Karty awarded NSF research grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded Elon University chemistry professor Joel Karty a three-year, $181,000 research grant to work with undergraduates assisting him in his ongoing study of two types of molecular phenomena that govern chemical stability.
Students present at American Chemical Society Meeting
Four students from the chemistry department presented their research last weekend at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in New Orleans.
Laura Roselle, Joel Karty awarded Senior Faculty Research Fellowships
Elon University professors Laura Roselle and Joel Karty have been selected as Senior Faculty Research Fellows for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
Elon senior receives national chemistry research award
Elon University senior Anthony Rizzuto has been named the recipient of a 2010 Eastern Analytical Symposium Student Research Award, a highly competitive national prize in the chemistry field given each year to six undergraduate researchers.
Elon professor Gene Grimley takes reins of national honor society
Since coming to Elon in 1987, professor Eugene “Gene” Grimley has focused much of his energy on helping to build a strong chemistry program. He’s now turning his attention to an even bigger stage as the new president of Phi Lambda Upsilon, the national chemistry honor society with tens of thousands of active members across the United States.
Civitan International of North Carolina honors Earl Danieley as "Citizen of the Year"
Civitan International of North Carolina this summer honored J. Earl Danieley, Elon University's president emeritus and a professor of chemistry, with its Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.
Earl Danieley recognized by United Church of Chapel Hill
The United Church of Chapel Hill is celebrating its centennial anniversary, and on May 23, 2010, the church unveiled a bronze plaque listing all of its former pastors, including Elon University president emeritus J. Earl Danieley.
Elon junior recognized by Goldwater scholarship program
For the second consecutive year, Elon University junior Amanda Leigh Clark has been recognized with an honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to students planning for careers in science, math or engineering.
President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley '46 takes center stage for 'fireside chat'
Elon’s 2010 Founders Day celebrations concluded Thursday, March 11, with a “fireside chat” with President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley ’46. Members of the audience were treated to tales about Danieley’s life and his many experiences at Elon as student, faculty member, administrator and president.
Kathy Matera named to A.L. Hook science and mathematics professorship
Kathryn Mansfield Matera, associate professor of chemistry, has been selected as the third recipient of the A.L. Hook Emerging Scholar Professorship in Science and Mathematics at Elon University. The professorship provides funding and opportunities for faculty to mentor students and involve undergraduates in research and special projects.
Elon sophomore recognized by scholarship program
Elon sophomore Amanda Leigh Clark was recognized this week with an honorable mention in the 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to students planning for careers in science, math and engineering.
Lisa Ponton co-authors Innovative Chemistry Exam
 Lisa Ponton, assistant professor of chemistry, worked for three years with colleagues from a range of institutions across the nation in developing an unprecedented type of standardized exam for chemistry, the Diagonistic of Undergraduate Chemical Knowledge, or DUCK, exam.