FIU Chemistry Professor and Director of the International Forensic Science Institute talks about fire investigations and standardization in forensic science. This interview is featured the ACS Publication "Central Science" and is in collaboration with Chemical and Engineering News.
This project, entitled "Phase I IUCRC Florida International University: Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS)," There are 5 universities involved (GW, TAMU, Northeastern, and U. of South Alabama are the other 4). FIU is the lead institution and Jose Almirall will serve as the Center Director. Congratulations to Jose and his IFRI colleagues including Bruce McCord, Tony deCaprio, Yi Xiao, Ken Furton and the rest of IFRI.
The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant to Florida International University for support of the project entitled," Collaborative Research: Adsorption and Photochemical Transformations of Arsenic and Selenium Species by Natural Organic Matter-Coated Magnetic Nano-sized Iron Oxide Particles," under the direction of Dr. O'Shea. The award is expected to total $258,377.
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The National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $650,000 in the form of three grants in the field of Chemistry Education. Sonia Underwood and Justin Carmel are joint faculty members with the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and FIU's Stem TI Institute. Congratulations!!!
The NIH/NIAID has awarded our own professor Fenfei Leng with an R21 grant for a project entitled "Targeting transcription-coupled DNA supercoiling for discovering antibiotics against bacterial DNA gyrase". The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research. Congratulations Dr. Leng.
The International Carotenoid Society (ICS) will this year celebrate a half century since the inception of its International Symposium on Carotenoids event, to be held 9 – 14 July in Lucerne, Switzerland. Our own Provessor Landrum is the President of the International Carotenoid Society.