Category: "Chemistry"

Chemistry Paper Published

September 14, 2018

Kareesa Kron '18

Research conducted by Kareesa Kron ’18, Mikaela Kosich ’16 and professors Bob Cave and David Vosburg has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. The team conducted a computational study of endiandric acid molecules which occur naturally in some species of tropical plants from the Beilschmiedia and Endiandra genera. “All of these molecules have […]

Johnson Joins NSF-sponsored Inorganic Chemistry Project

September 11, 2018

Adam Johnson, professor of chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor Adam Johnson will participate in an innovative study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. As one of the first 20 faculty (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource [VIPEr] Fellows) selected for this ground-breaking project, Johnson will join other inorganic chemists from across the country in a […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

August 29, 2018

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Harvey Mudd Chem-Bio Majors Earn Best Poster Award

August 17, 2018

Harvey Mudd chemistry and biology students Lakshmi Batachari ’18 and Chris Doering ’19 pose next to their winning Undergraduate Research poster at the 2018 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting.

When microbiologists from around the world gathered this month for the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting, they were joined by two Harvey Mudd College students whose research was so impressive it earned them a Best Undergraduate Poster award. At the longest-running series of molecular biology meetings, joint chemistry and biology majors Lakshmi Batachari […]

NSF Grant Funds Pollution Research in Paris

August 14, 2018

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If chemistry professor Lelia Hawkins has her head in the clouds, it’s on purpose. Her research seeks to understand how air pollution affects climate and anthropogenic climate change. One method of studying this is via simulation of brown carbon compounds in an atmospheric cloud chamber. Since 2015, Hawkins has been using discretionary funds to take […]

Karukstis Named ACS Fellow

July 31, 2018

Kerry Karukstis, Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor and chemistry department chair

Kerry Karukstis, the Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, has been named to the 2018 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows for outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the science profession and service to the Society. She is the first Harvey Mudd College chemistry faculty member to be selected […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Join 7C Leadership Program

June 11, 2018

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To prepare faculty for the challenges of effective leadership and to shape positive institutional change, The Claremont Colleges are offering a new opportunity for faculty across the seven campuses. Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members—Vivien Hamilton, Susan Martonosi and Katherine Van Heuvelen—were selected to participate in the inaugural year of the program. The yearlong Claremont […]

Vosburg Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

April 26, 2018

David Vosburg

In his lab at Harvey Mudd College, chemistry professor David Vosburg seeks to make medicinally useful molecules in new ways, especially biomimetic ways, using chemistry that imitates how such molecules are believed to be formed naturally in plants. This fall, Vosburg will continue his research with a new layer of complexity: He’ll do it in […]

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Student Named Goldwater Scholar

April 19, 2018

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Leah Stevenson ’19, an aspiring chemist at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 211 scholarships […]