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‘What I’m supposed to do’

May 12, 2021

As a Tar Heel, Alexis Glaudin found her passion for physical chemistry and research. She’ll now be heading to the University of Washington to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Chemistry’s Johnson named AAAS fellow

November 27, 2018

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Master Mentor

November 12, 2018

Chemistry professor Gary Pielak, a recipient of a UNC Lifetime Mentoring Award, includes undergraduates and graduate students as co-authors on his research, like in a recent paper in PNAS on how protein shape modulates crowing effects in the cell. He … Continued

Developing polymers that mimic chameleon skin

March 29, 2018

Biological materials have complex mechanical properties that are difficult to reproduce using synthetic materials. An international team of researchers, led by UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Sergei Sheiko, has produced a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes color when it changes shape — like chameleon skin. The research appears in the March 30 issue of Science.