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  Peter Lykos joined the Department of Chemistry in 1955, retiring in 2013. He had a distinguished academic career as a physical chemist and a strong interest in the area of computers in chemistry, now known as computational chemistry. Lykos was a pioneer in the use of computers in the...
The division of Chemistry will offer the following new course for Fall 2013: Course Number: CHEM 519 (3 credits) Course Title: Good Manufacturing Practices This course is designed to educate students in the area of pharmaceutical regulatory science. Students will learn about Good Manufacturing...
A chemist whose "artificial leaf" was named one of the top inventions of 2011 by Time Magazine was this year's Kilpatrick Lecturer in Chemistry. Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, spoke...
On the last day of fall semester, Chemistry Associate Chair and Lecturer Maria Tanner and her general chemistry course students performed a dynamic chemistry demonstration show called Chemistry in Action. Chemistry majors Shirley Nwangwa and Matthew Seludo, seven other undergraduates, and chemistry...
Generous support from the Martin and Mary Kilpatrick Lecture endowment helped the chemistry division to have an extremely successful Kilpatrick Lecture in Fall 2011, attracting 300 attendees from academia, industry and high schools. The annual Kilpatrick Lecture has become a signature event for IIT...
The BCS Chemistry Division announced the winners of the 2010-11 Kilpatrick Scholarships in November 2010. The Kilpatrick Scholarships, an endowed scholarship program, were established by Martin Kilpatrick, former chemistry department chair and Mary Kilpatrick, former faculty member. Kilpatrick...
Susan Solomon, Illinois Institute of Technology alumna (Chem '77) and internationally renowned atmospheric scientist, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, on October 11, 2009. 
Professor of Chemistry Ishaque Khan co-authored "Vanadium oxide based nanostructured materials for catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of propane: Effect of heterometallic centers on the catalyst performance" in Catalysis Letters.
Assistant Research Professor Sameer Varma co-authored the cover story "Ion selectivity from local configuration of ligands in solutions and ion channels" in Chemical Physics Letters.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Aditya Unni appeared on WBBM-TV Channel 2 discussing the chemicals that terrorist suspect Najibullah Zazi allegedly planned to use to make an explosive. Read the full article >

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