Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry News
Chemistry, the “central science,” deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, especially in chemical reaction. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.
Current Chemistry News
UNLV undergrad Mary Blankenship blends public policy, science, and economics into a cocktail for successful global change.
As director of UNLV's radiochemistry program, Art Gelis enjoys mentoring doctoral students.
Jackie Phan reflects on her many years at UNLV and what inspires her as she pursues her Ph.D. in biochemistry.
UNLV scientist Gary Kleiger at the forefront of a potential new drug modality; research published in the journal Nature.
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.
Chemistry In The News
Researchers in the UK have devised a process that uses electricity to remove radioactive contaminants from irradiated nuclear graphite. The process could reduce the volume of waste from nuclear power plants that requires expensive and long-term storage.
Whether in the lab, in the air or far beyond Earth's orbit, Western faculty members are blazing trails and inspiring change in their fields of study.
Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $828,904 in funding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Chemical reactions are complex. Even if only a few molecules are involved, the final configuration will depend on a huge number of parameters – including, in principle, all the possible locations each electron in each atom can occupy as the reaction takes place.
Over many decades now, traditional drug discovery methods have steadily improved at keeping diseases at bay and cancer in remission. And for the most part, it's worked well.
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced a $25 million grant to a University of California, Berkeley-led consortium of 11 universities for research and development (R&D) in nuclear science, engineering, and security. This long-term investment will support the consortium at $5 million per year for five years. The grant, awarded for the third time to a Berkeley-led consortium, followed the announcement of a funding opportunity issued in April 2020.