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A Row Over a Physical Phenomenon, an Overdue Admission and Validation for a UNC Scientist

How molecules interact and pack closely together to generate microscopic collective behavior will help scientists make sense of the different structures and phases they see in the simplest liquid crystal.

2024 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Recipients

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the recipients of our annual Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Research Awards.

Wilkerson-Hill recognized as 2024 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
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Sidney Wilkerson-Hill has been recognized as a 2024 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

CHASE Solar Hub pioneers liquid fuel conversion

At the center's Chapel Hill headquarters, more than 100 researchers work to turn sunlight into methanol.

Inspired by Female Role Models, Julianne Hall Puts Her Stamp on Chemistry Education
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Julianne Hall wins Chemistry's Fred Young Extra Mile Award

Tyler Motley’s Passion for Chemistry Fuels a Desire to Go the Extra Mile for His Students
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Tyler Motley wins Chemistry's Fred Young Extra Mile Award

Cole Sorensen named the Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Awardee for all of physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering at UNC
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Chemistry 5th year student Cole Sorensen named as the UNC 2024 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Awardee for all of physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Cookies with Professors doing Cool Research

Photos of Chemistry undergraduate students and faculty eating cookies and talking.


Real-Time TDDFT for Nonequilibrium Electron Dynamics

In the invited Perspective article for the Journal of the American Chemical Society, members of the Kanai research group discuss...

Monolayer-like Exciton Recombination Dynamics of Multilayer MoSe2 Observed by Pump-Probe Microscopy

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have garnered considerable interest over the past decade as a class of semiconducting layered materials.

Mechanism-Guided Kinetic Analysis of Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction Mediated by a Cobalt Catalyst Bearing a Pendant Basic Site

Cobalt polypyridyl complexes stand out as efficient catalysts for electrochemical proton reduction, but investigations into their operating mechanisms...

Theory of moment propagation for quantum dynamics in single-particle description

We present a novel theoretical formulation for performing quantum dynamics in terms of moments within the single-particle description.


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