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The College of Science hosted multiple events during this year’s Homecoming Weekend, including the Dale Webster Lecture, the Second Annual Biology Alumni Reunion, and an alumni appreciation event. The Dale Webster Lecture, hosted by the Department of Biology, featured speaker Carolyn Larabell from...
Andrey Rogachev, assistant professor of chemistry, was the Brown and Williamson Distinguished Guest Speaker last month in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky- Louisville. Rogachev’s talk on “Quantum Chemistry at IIT” outlined his research group activities over the past...
Whether it’s a hacker in a basement or a spy from a rogue nation, we tend to think of cybersecurity as defense for attacks from outsiders. But the most serious threats to an organization’s security (in cyberspace or the physical world) come from within—from a trusted employee, former employee, or...
The research groups of David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, and Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology, have received an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/1R01GM127712-01A1) entitled “Entropy for End-Point and FFT-Based Binding Free Energy Calculations.” The award is...
The Department of Physics hosted the 2018 APS/Illinois Tech XAFS Summer School July 9–12 on the Mies Campus and at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS). Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, co-organized and...
Cyberattacks on the energy sector are on the rise and can cripple a city or country. In Ukraine in 2015, a cyberattack on the electrical grid created a power outage for 225,000 customers. Earlier this year, a U.S. security alert accused the Russian government of hacking multiple U.S. energy,...
The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation of a novel antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter. PROSPECT, located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge...
The Department of Chemistry is proud to announce the 2017–18 student award winners: Chemistry Undergraduate Junior AwardAbdallah Hasan (CHEM 3rd year) Chemistry Undergraduate Senior AwardMelisa Alkan (CHEM 4th year) Chemistry Teaching Assistant AwardElwin Clutter, Ph.D. candidate Chemistry Service...
Students in the Master of Mathematical Finance (MMF) program have developed a comprehensive methodology for risk allocation for a complex basket of trading strategies for ARB Trading Group, a Chicago-based proprietary trading company. The project continues a long tradition of MMF...
Iva Veseli (B.S. BIOL/M.S. CS 5th year) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award to pursue her Ph.D. in the biophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. The GRFP covers expenses for three years of a five-year fellowship period – a...

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