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Zaida Morales Martinez, Professor Emeritus at FIU Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2017 Recipient of the ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. The award will be presented at the 2017 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society which will be held in Charlotte North Carolina on November 7 - 11, 2017. This is indeed an honor. Congratulations Zaida!

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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.

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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.

By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer with no known cure.

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Researchers from Florida International University recently detailed a potentially revolutionary new method to test for the presence chemicals with the help of widely available cotton fabric.

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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.

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"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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Worlds Ahead biochemistry Ph.D. graduate Jill Beaver has been awarded an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Provost Kenneth Furton uses his forensic expertise in scent detection for contemporary art exhibit at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum.

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