Department of Chemistry

Hook Professor gives invited talk at SERMACS

A. L. Hook Emerging Professor in Science and Mathematics Jen Dabrowski was invited to present at the 70th annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Elon students excel at chemistry conference

Students presented their research at the annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Augusta, Georgia.

Two Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity. 

Elon student featured in Cambodian media

Khmer Times, an English-language news outlet in Cambodia, recently featured Elon senior Usaphea Vanna. 

Haenel and Moore publish article on hybridization impacts on mitochondria function in lizards

Research by Greg Haenel, professor of biology, and Victoria Moore, associate professor of chemistry, brought together expertise from their departments to better understand how mitochondria respond evolutionarily to extreme environments and hybridization. 

Hook Professor Dabrowski publishes in Nature Reviews Chemistry

A. L. Hook Emerging Scholar Jen Dabrowski authored a peer-reviewed article in the journal Nature Reviews Chemistry

Jen Dabrowski named A.L. Hook Emerging Scholar in Science & Mathematics

Assistant Professor Jen Dabrowski of the Department of Chemistry joined the Elon faculty in 2015. 


Elon workshops help area teachers bring STEM into the classroom

Elon faculty members led a variety of workshops for local K-12 teachers on Wednesday, June 13, designed to help them integrate unique science, technology and mathematics concepts in their classes. 

Elon students selected to National Chemistry Honor Society

Phi Lambda Upsilon inducts new members

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Three awarded National Science Foundation fellowships

An Elon senior, an alumnus and a current staff member have each been selected for the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship program, which will support their work toward graduate degrees in STEM fields. 

Chemistry Department students present at national conference

Members of Dr. Dabrowski's and Dr. Clar's research teams present at the 255th meeting of the American Chemical Society

Career Moves: Senior finds help with daunting grad school application process at SPDC

Meghan Peterson ’18, relying on advice and support from professors and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, was recently accepted into four of the nation’s best pharmacy schools.

Alumna's research into Lyme disease highlighted on the Today Show

Sarah Whiteside '13, now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Utah Health, is researching why some Lyme disease symptoms persist even after antibiotic treatment. 

Voices of Discovery series features Nancy Allbritton

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series brings UNC Kenan Professor Nancy Allbritton to McCrary Theatre, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Dabrowski research group presents at SERMACS

SURE student Jenny Kane '18 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jen Dabrowski presented their research on conversion of biorenewable resources to fine chemicals at the annual Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Charlotte, N.C.

Gut instinct: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the link between the brain and the microbiome of the gut 

Alex Ball ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.


Vickie Moore appointed to the Education and Professional Development committee for ASBMB

Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, associate professor of chemistry, was appointed to the Education and Professional Development committee for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in September.  


Study abroad experience inspires alumna to pursue medical degree in Germany

A member of the Class of 2016, Alyssa Romano started medical school this summer in Tübingen, Germany. 

Elon mourns the death of Ruth Cheek

The retired assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry died Sept. 20.

Chemistry students receive national recognition for excellence in research 

Stefanie Miller '17 and Mary Alice Allnutt '18 received awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health, respectively.

Opening Doors: Elon alumnus endows scholarship to help students now

The Charles C. Springs '69 Endowed Scholarship is an estate gift made possible by a new Blended Giving  program at Elon.

Elon University bestows its highest honor – the Elon Medallion — upon five

Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors. 

Matera named to Rawls endowed professorship

Kathy Matera, a professor of chemistry, will spend the next two years as the Japheth E. Rawls Professor for Undergraduate Research in Science. 

Dabrowski research featured on Organic Chemistry Portal

A manuscript coauthored by Jen Dabrowski, assistant professor of chemistry, on conversion of sugars was featured as an Organic Chemistry Highlight on Organic Chemistry Portal.

Clar publishes article on carbon nanotubes

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Justin Clar has published a research article on  the absorption of surfactant molecules to single-wall carbon nanotubes. 

Chemistry Department celebrates student excellence

The chemistry department hosted its annual picnic and awards ceremony on Monday, May 8, and recognized outstanding achievements and academic excellence.

Elon's 2017 faculty retirees recognized

At the annual Faculty/Staff Lunch on May 10, the Elon community honored six faculty members who are retiring his year. 

Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.

Elon mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Paul Cheek

Cheek, who faithfully served Elon for more than three decades in the Department of Chemistry, died May 2.

Chemistry faculty, students attend national American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco

Six faculty and 11 students from the Department of Chemistry attended the national meeting in early April, giving a total of thirteen presentations.

ACSSA garners recognition at Relay for Life

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

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

Dabrowski awarded American Chemical Society national travel award

Assistant Professor Jen Dabrowski garnered her travel award from the ACS DOC to present at the 253rd national American Chemical Society conference.

Young alumni excellence recognized with Top 10 Under 10 Awards

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and their community.

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.