UNL Chemistry Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng
Type-I van der Waals Heterostructure Formed by MoS2 and ReS2 Monolayers
Congratulations to Dr. Xiao Zeng and his theoretical group for their recent publication in RSC’s Nanoscale Horizons! Along with Dr. Zeng’s group, the team included an experimental group from the University of Kansas. The team reports a type-I semiconducting van der Waals heterostructure formed by monolayers of MoS2 and ReS2, which provides new ways to utilize two-dimensional materials for light emission applications, and a new platform to study light-matter interaction in atomically thin materials with strong confinement of electrons and holes.
UNL Chemistry Professor Rebecca Lai
Lai named the Education and Outreach Director of the MRSEC
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Lai on being named the Education and Outreach Director of the Nebraska Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)! Dr. Lai was a MRSEC member in the past and was actively involved in the MRSEC research and education and outreach programs. As director of education and outreach, she will oversee MRSEC programs such as REU, RET, K-12 outreach, and Bridge. For more information on the MRSEC’s education and outreach efforts, please visit http://mrsec.unl.edu/education.
Nebraska Red by Stains and Li
A new collaborative paper by Dr. Cliff Stains and Dr. Hui Li has been published in Chemical Communications. The communication, “Nebraska Red: A Phosphinate-Based Near-Infrared Fluorophore Scaffold for Chemical Biology Applications,” is the first to report the novel fluorophore, which the authors have named Nebraska Red.
UNL Chemistry Professor David Berkowitz
Prof. Berkowitz named a member of the Board of Editors of Organic Reactions
Prof. Berkowitz named a member of the Board of Editors of Organic Reactions! The venerable Organic Reactions series dates back to 1942, when Roger Adams inaugurated the series as founding Editor-In-Chief. Scott Denmark currently serves as Editor-In-Chief and is advised by the Board of Editors who represent expertise across the spectrum of synthetic organic chemistry.
UNL Chemistry Professor James Takacs and UNL Biochemistry Professor Concetta DiRusso
$11.3 million grant to establish the Center for Integrative Biomolecular Communication (CIBC)
A five-year grant from NIH’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE, program will support the university's Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, or CIBC. The Center is co-led by Professor James Takacs of the UNL Chemistry Department and Prof. Concetto DiRusso of the UNL Biochemistry Department and totals $11.2 M over 5 years in Phase I.
Welcome to the web site for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska’s flagship campus here in Lincoln. We are a BIG Ten University on a steep growth trajectory! The Department has strengths at the disciplinary interfaces in Chemical Biology and Materials Chemistry. The former area builds around a long-standing tradition of research excellence in Organic Chemistry and Bioanalytical Chemistry and the latter benefits from an exceptional cadre of computational chemists ... Read More
David B. Berkowitz
Willa Cather Professor