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Dr. Afonin Receives UNC System Inter-Institutional Planning Grant

   October 9, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Kirill Afonin (Chemistry) for receiving a UNC System Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) together with UNCG, NCCU, and NCSU. Dr. Afonin is a lead PI on the project that  aims to establish a strong research team that will rely on continuous collaboration among diverse institutions and disciplines to address fundamental design aspects of...

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Students Complete Molecular and Cellular Immunology Workshop

   August 30, 2019

Congratulations to the cohort of students who successfully completed a two-week workshop on "Molecular and Cellular Immunology: from Basics to Applications in Preclinical Development of Nanotechnology-Formulated Drugs." This workshop organized by the Afonin Lab in the Department of Chemistry covered topics including an in-depth review of cellular and molecular immunology, basic...

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The Carolina Piedmont local ACS section has won the ACS ChemLuminary Award for best regional meeting in 2017

   August 30, 2019

The Carolina Piedmont local ACS section, chaired by Dr. Jordan Poler,  has won the ACS ChemLuminary Award for best regional meeting in 2017.  Many of UNC Charlott's chemistry faculty contributed to this meeting as symposium chairs, LOC members, and volunteers during the meeting.  A great team...

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Dr. Michael Walter and Meesha Kaushal Create High School STEM Education Kit

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Michael Walter and recent Nanoscale Science PhD student Meesha Kaushal completed the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program at UNC Charlotte, participating in over six weeks of entrepreneurial seminars and programming.

After determining the kits could be commercially viable, they successfully competed for a national I-Corps Team Award. A $50,000 grant has provided financial...

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Margaret Kocherga Featured in CLAS Magazine

   July 19, 2019

Nanoscale Science PhD student Margaret Kocherga was recently featured in CLAS magazine Exchange. The article highlights some of Margaret's achievements including receiving the award for best oral presentation by a student at the 50th North American Silicon Symposium, completing UNC Charlotte's Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program, and earning the Younger Chemists Committee...

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Dr. Kirill Afonin Finalist for CLAS Award for Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Kirill Afonin was a finalist for the Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award. Chemistry Department Chair Bernadette Donovan-Merkert describes Afonin as one of UNC Charlotte’s top researchers. “He is also an effective mentor for students in his research group, and he has developed an innovative course that truly engages students in research and the generation of new...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Science Building

   May 31, 2019

UNC Charlotte broke ground for a new science building that will reshape the way sciences are taught at UNC Charlotte. Set to be opened in 2021, the 130,000 square foot bulding will host both classrooms and laboratories. The building has been designed for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

“This one-stop-shop for our chemistry, biology and physics programs is an indisputable...

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Margaret Kocherga Receives Best Student Oral Presentation at 50th North American Silicon Symposium

   May 22, 2019

Margaret Kocherga, a 3rd year graduate student in the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program, received the award for best oral presentation by a student at the 50th North American Silicon Symposium in Columbia, SC on May 15th, 2019.  The North American Silicon Symposium brings together individuals from industry and academia to celebrate innovation in silicon chemistry. Margaret presented...

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Priya Vadarevu wins Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Research Award

   May 20, 2019

Priya Vadarevu wins Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Research Award. This Reynolds Fellowship assists with the costs that are overlooked in other funding sources and to help students stay focused on their research goals. More information about the award can be found here.

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Justin Halman and Morgan Chandler win Poster Competition at CBES 2019

   May 10, 2019

Justin Halman was the 1st place overall category winner with his poster "Structure and Composition Determine Immunorecognition of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles" at the Charlotte Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES) 11th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition. Morgan Chandler with her poster "Molecular Engineering & Design Focus Area" was a CBES associated winner.

Both...

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