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A circuitous path

September 26, 2022

Brian Hogan’s journey to becoming a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Science’s chemistry department has been anything but a straight path. But through perseverance and asking for help, the Tar Heel found a way to quiet the doubt that lingered in the back of his mind.

Inviting controlled chaos into drug synthesis

August 12, 2022

Chemist Pedro de Jesús Cruz’s recent study aims to solve an issue that frequently arises in the manufacturing of chemicals on a commercial scale: how to create and isolate a desired product without resulting in an abundance of difficult-to-dispose-of byproducts.

Artistic minds

April 6, 2022

From dancing to singing to 3D printing, our students tap into their creative side to explore the world around them.

Carolina initiative receives $7.5M to power future tech

March 8, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill leads a group of four universities awarded $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop organic semiconductors for the next generation of electronics. Wei You in the department of chemistry is principal investigator on the project.

Creating a better plastic

February 7, 2022

Carolina chemists may have a solution to the country’s plastic problem by “upcycling” plastic trash to tougher, stronger material.