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Motion: The Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules

Posted on Mar 14 by

On Monday, March 18th at 4:30pm in the Library Lecture Hall, there will be a featured speaker, Professor Martin Karplus. Dr. Karplus was awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry in 2013. He will be giving a lecture on Motion: The Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules. The lecture will present an intellectual path from the role of motion in animals, to the molecules that make the motion possible. This lecture is part of the Forum for Emmanuel’s Natural Sciences (FENS) series and is hosted by the Chemistry Club. Faculty from the department will be present and students will be able to ask questions and have discussions with Dr....


Majors Meet Alumni Event

Posted on Feb 21 by

Chemistry and Physics faculty, students, and alumni will be gathering to welcome new Chemistry Majors, to hear about career paths in chemistry, and to celebrate the successes of alumni out in the real world! Victoria Perrone ’14, Chemistry Instructor and Director of Student Life at Boston University Academy, will give a featured presentation on the path to, the importance of, and the joys of teaching chemistry. Many other alumni will share their own career stories with current students as well. Hosted by the Chemistry...


Please Welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Nathanael Lau!

Posted on Feb 18 by

The Department of Chemistry and Physics is extremely excited to announce the addition of a new faculty member to our community. Dr. Nathanael Lau will be joining our department in Fall 2019 as an Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry. Dr. Lau earned his Ph.D in Chemistry at the University of California Irvine and is completing his post-doctoral work at the University of Oregon. We are excited for the knowledge and expertise that he will bring to general chemistry, biochemistry, and inorganic chemistry, especially in air-sensitive chemistry. Dr. Lau’s research on campus with undergraduate students will focus on reactive sulfur species found in metallo-enzymes and will work towards mimicking enzyme active sites through inorganic synthesis. Please welcome Dr. Lau to campus and to our department this fall...


Chemistry at the Centennial Celebration!

Posted on Feb 3 by

The Centennial Celebration (1919 to 2019) kicked off on Friday, February 1st 2019 with a concert on campus by the Eli Cash Band, featuring Philosophy’s own Dr. Kaplan Hasanoglu. The excitement didn’t end there. There were surprise guest performances by Ellen Still, Greg Pare, Dr. Ben Allen, Dr. Ryan Mott, Dr. Adam Silver, and Chemistry’s Dr. Aren Gerdon (rockin on the saxophone). At Emmanuel we are chemists, but also musicians and have so many other...


Sadie Piatt’18 and Prof. Allen Price publish in PLOS ONE

Posted on Jan 15 by

Congratulations to recent graduate Sadie Piatt’18 and Prof. Allen Price on their recent publication in the journal PLOS ONE! The manuscript is on “Analyzing dwell times with the Generalized Method of Moments”. Check out the abstract and full open-access publication here. This work was primarily completed during Sadie’s internship on campus and during her work towards a successful Distinction in the Field project. Sadie is now a graduate student in Biophysics at Harvard Medical School. This work was funded by the National Science Foundation RUI Award (MCB-1715317) and by Emmanuel College and was fueled by Dr. Price’s dedication to exceptional undergraduate research at Emmanuel College....


Career in Chemistry: New focus and opportunities for EC Chemistry Major

Posted on Dec 18 by

A Major in Chemistry – what can you do with that? How do I find a meaningful and fulfilling career that puts this amazing theory and skill to good use? We hear these questions often in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and we are excited to share a new path for students to travel on their way to life after graduation. The department has made some updates to the Chemistry Major that are in line with current College internship requirements, but are also innovative in helping students connect theory to practice through new internship and seminar experiences. Beginning in Spring 2020, the department will offer a new “Seminar in Chemistry” course intended for our Junior Chemistry Majors. This course will have the same focus on scientific writing and presentation skills that all Chemistry Majors need to practice, but will include more information on career preparations and will help students to identify avenues for internships. This will be a required course in the junior year for our majors. Aligning with the new College-wide internship requirement, the Chemistry Major will...