UNC-Chapel Hill scientists Charles Carter, Qi Zhang, and Abigail Knight were awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to answer the age-old question: How did life on Earth begin?
Covenant alumna and first-generation college graduate Maribel Borger ‘14 returned to Carolina as an undergraduate labs supervisor and lecturer. Learn about how she is now helping future chemists succeed.
Abigail Knight, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation. Her project, “Synthesis of Multiple Architectures of Decodable Biohybrid Polymer Libraries,” focuses on developing a new way to rapidly screen large polymer libraries for desirable characteristics.
Jeffrey Dick, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation. His research project, “Electro-Shock Synthesis of High Entropy Alloy Nanoparticles from Sub-Femtoliter Reactors,” focuses on developing new ways to control the properties of high entropy alloy nanomaterials.
The Pielak Lab is researching the ability of tardigrade proteins to protect protein-based drugs and industrial enzymes from dehydration-induced inactivation. Read more about how their research has the potential to impact vaccine distribution.
Jeffrey Dick, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow. Read more about the fellowship and research in the Dick lab.
Class of 2020 alum Alton Gayton, who received a B.S. in chemistry, reflects on his time at Carolina, what it was like to graduate during a global pandemic, and shares more on his current doctoral studies in virology at Harvard Medical School.
North Carolina native and organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is investigating ways to recreate the power of plants in the lab — work that could lead to advances in drug development.
The Department of Chemistry wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season. View holiday video message from department members.
Kate Vannoy is a recipient of a Department of Justice fellowship. She is looking forward to working on her research project with the goal of producing a cost-effective electrochemical sensor that is capable of simultaneous, in-field quantification of trace amounts of illicit drugs in solvated powder and saliva.