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Congratulations to Drs. Kevin O'Shea and Bruce McCord


Chemistry professor Kevin O'Shea is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Convocation Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring. Professor Bruce McCord received the Faculty Award for Research and Creative Activities. Congratulations to both!

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Views of Biological Molecules


Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a new way to construct precise three-dimensional images of biological molecules, potentially leading to, a revolution in how scientists study the inner workings of cells.

FIU's IFRI Leads the Way in Fighting The Opioid Epidemic


Florida International University Researchers hope to pinpoint where heroin comes from and help stop the opioid crisis. The chemical structure of the drug provides clues to the manufacturing process used to turn opium poppies to heroin, an opioid that killed nearly 13,000 users in the United States in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The efforts of the FIU Center was featured in a Miami Herald Article and the most recent edition of FIU News.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Seminar, Friday

10/20/2017 11:00 AM

Robert Hondal (University of Vermont) "Why Nature uses Selenium in Enzymes and tRNA."

Graduate Seminar, Friday

10/27/2017 11:00 AM

John K. Gibson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) "New and Fundamental Actinide Chemistry Revealed in the Gas Phase"

Graduate Seminar, Friday

11/03/2017 11:00 AM

Bruce Mincher (Idaho National Laboratory) "The effects of radiation chemistry on radiochemistry; when unpaired electrons defy great expectations"

Employment Opportunity

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and research plans in organic or organic materials chemistry with potential applications in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is expected. The successful candidate: (a) Must develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program at FIU with substantial graduate and undergraduate student involvement. (b) Will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Organic Chemistry, plus additional courses in his / her area of specialization. (c) Is expected to play a major role in the growth of our doctoral Nuclear Chemistry/Radiochemistry Track.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with 37 faculty, has dynamic and growing Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry supporting over 100 graduate students, as well as a vibrant undergraduate program with ~100 B.A. and B.S. graduates each year.

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