News & Events
The Westerly Winds in the Southern Hemisphere have shifted, with their maximum moving from 49 to 53 degrees south latitude and have intensified 25 percent. Prof. Wingenter discovered the bio-chemical-physical feedback that is driving these changes in winds and ocean currents in the Southern hemisphere. Because of this he was recently invited to contribute to The Width of the Tropics: Climate Variations and Their Impacts, an AGU Chapman Conference. He is now looking for bio-chemical-physical links inducing changes in solar radiation and the heat budget resulting from changing El Nino patterns which impact the tropical belt resulting in an increase in the Earth deserts and drought. He also contributed to the Solar Radiation Management Science 2015 Conference in Cambridge, England where he is active in the international community in seeking regulations and solutions to climate change problems.
Dr. Mike Heagy joined the Editorial Board to the International Journal of Photoenergy. Congratulations to Dr. Heagy!!!
December 4th at noon in Weir 102
Chemistry Department undergraduate students Ria Quiantana, Liam Hallada and Doleshwar Niroula won a competition to present their posters at the 7th Annual Cancer Symposium (El Paso, Texas). These projects were carried out in collaboration with the Department of Biology.
Graduate Student Samantha Saville will be defending her thesis: "Uranium Capture on Modified Inorganic-Organic Graphite Hybrid Material to Develop a Specific Uranium Binding Filtrate Material For Mining Reclamation and Private Water Uses"
November 18th at 11:00 in Bureau of Geology Building 210
Oluwaseun Ogunro recently published his work "Global Distribution and Surface Activity of Macromolecules in Offline Simulations of Marine Organic Chemistry" in Springer Biogeochemistry.
Dan Leonard and Hanqing Pan recently published their work "Photocatalyzed Reduction of Bicarbonate to Formate: Effect of ZnS Crystal Structure and Positive Hole Scavenger" in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces