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Spring 2017 Newsletter is Dedicated to Professor Len Keller


Farewell to a good friend and leader: A retrospective on the career of FIU founding faculty and founding chair of the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Leonard S. Keller.

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit


The coating used on the fabric was invented by FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and chemistry researcher Abuzar Kabir who are co-authors of the study.

Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills


"The new analytical development will increase the number of molecules that can be examined six-fold, giving scientists a more detailed look into the chemical changes crude oil undergoes in a spill,” said Paolo Benigni, Ph.D. candidate in FIU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and lead author of the study. “This work opens the door to answering complex chemical questions about how molecules change in the environment.”

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Focus on innovation: better chemical testing


FIU Magazine features FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Abuzar Kabir of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education who collaborated on research which has led to patents with the potential to revolutionize the multi-billion dollar sample preparation and analytical testing industry.

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer


A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and testing cheaper, faster, and more sensitive. The new technology, which has been independently validated, promises to disrupt a multi-billion-dollar industry.

From immigrant to NSF Graduate Research Fellow


Two FIU Chemistry Students, Marcela Jaramillo and Gabriela Goldberg were awarded the Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ms Jaramillo was featured in the current FIU News.

Upcoming Events

FIUMASS event on July 18, 3-5pm.

07/18/2017 03:00 PM

The target audience is summer interns (e.g., REU, SRI, FSTAR), undergraduate, graduate students and post-docs. Pizza will be served at 3pm.

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