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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.

The Lab of the Future is here

December 22, 2021

The next-generation laboratory made for modern learning and chemistry laboratory training has arrived. The Lab of the Future sets the pace for the future of undergraduate laboratory spaces at Carolina Chemistry.

Caring for a Tar Heel icon

December 9, 2021

Graduating senior Hannah King grew up on a sheep farm in rural North Carolina, and when she got to Chapel Hill, she realized there was a high-profile role that she was perfectly qualified for: caring for Rameses XXII.

Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

November 10, 2021

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

September 20, 2021

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation who have the potential to transform the world with their innovative approaches to key issues.