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January

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Integrated University Program (IUP) seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related fields.

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February

Nicole Alonso and Roboan Guillen, two undergraduate students in Dr. Leng’s research group, have recently invented an innovative method to screen anticancer drugs targeting protein-DNA and protein-RNA interactions in a high throughput format.

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The deadline to submit your application to the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award is approaching fast. Please submit today.

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A collaborative team of FIU professors from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the College of Medicine’s Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, will explore new leads for drug treatments of prostate cancer through research in cancer biology,

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March 1st is the deadline for application to the REU Program Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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April

Three of our National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates scholars have been recognized with prestigious awards. Keep up the good work.

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for the design of a new family of Organometallic Nitric Oxide Fluorescent Sensors. Nitric oxide (NO) is an endogenously produced molecule that plays critical roles in numerous physiological processes.

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The American Society for Mass Spectrometry has named Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, as an “Emerging Investigator”.

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May

Professor Len Keller was recognized for his 43 years of service by the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society. Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life.

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Congratulations to the five M & M Awardees in Chemistry for 2015. This year the awardees are: Jimmy Huang, Keenan Mintz, Jocelyn Nardo, Robert Joseph Wood and Marco Eduardo Zamora Bulla

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Our own Professor Delgado has been recognized as a "Superstar in Education" by Chemical and Engineering News.

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The FIU Top Scholars Award celebrates faculty for outstanding success in their fields. Distinguished members of the academic community were honored for their dedication to excellence and for their accomplishments in research and scholarship. Honorees are nominated by their respective deans through the Office of the Provost.

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June

Milagros Delgado has been selected as this year's recipient of the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez Prize for Mentoring in the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. The award recognizes Milly's dedication to her students and, specifically to the students in the ACS Scholars Program over many years.

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August

This was a summer with major breakthroughs for our growing nuclear program, with four major awards! These awards will go a long way in supporting our nascent radiochemistry track within the Ph.D. in chemistry.

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September

Congratulations to Kevin O'Shea who has been recognized with a Faculty Award in Research and Creative Activities, and Uma Swamy who has been recognized with a Faculty Award in Teaching. Both awards were presented at Faculty Convocation on Sept 24, 2015. Congratulations!

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We congratulate Yi Xiao (PI) on her new NIH/R15 grant: "Aptamer-Based, Exonuclease-Amplified, Colorimetric, Onsite Screening of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Mephedrone in Oral Fluid.², Congratulations, Yi

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MS and Ph.D. Nuclear Research Fellowships for the Spring 2016-Summer 2016-Fall 2016 will be awarded. These fellowships have been established with the goal to grow our newly established Radiochemistry Ph.D. track within the chemistry Ph.D. program, however students outside this track with Nuclear/Radiochemistry related research interests are also encouraged to apply.

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October

Qingxuan Zhou, Biochemistry PhD student received an award for second place in Outstanding Oral Presentation at the annual meeting of the Florida Branch of American Society for Microbiology

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Professor and Core Biomolecular Sciences Institute Faculty Member Dr. Fenfei Leng has been invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.

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Just 2 centimeters long and 2 millimeters in diameter, a sorbent tube invented by an FIU researcher could bring analytical chemistry to the masses.

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Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima was invited as a reviewer in the Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group for the Enabling and Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study.

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Assistant Professor – Physical Chemistry / Radiochemistry (Experimental). The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position in Radiochemistry to begin in August 2016.

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*** The deadline has been extended for these applications until October 15. ***A unique opportunity for undergraduate students from Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering to perform research in the nuclear field and receive a tuition credit of $4,844 per year

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded to Tomas Lindahl,Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar for having mapped how cells repair damaged DNA.

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November

The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for two programs: Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions and DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

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Congratulations to the BBC and MMC Chemistry Clubs

Congratulations to both American Chemical Society Student Affiliates chapters, and to their advisers, for earning the recognition as Outstanding (BBC) and Commendable (MMC) for their activities conducted during the 2014-2015 academic year!

December

Chemistry Waiting List

If you are trying to enroll into a closed chemistry course or a having issues registering for one, You must email chemistry@fiu.edu with your name, panther id and you request/issue. All waiting list questions will be answered by an adviser via e-mail.

Chemistry students have earned the opportunity to participate in hands-on research, competitive summer internships and personal mentorship that will train them to be the next generation of scientists and engineers in charge of environmental restoration in the United States.

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