Gerasimchuk presented at the 35th International Conference on Solution Chemistry Aug. 26-30 in Szeged, Hungary. An old friend and collaborator asked him to share his work. Gerasimchuk agreed to show his recent newly patented research on a series of compounds that have potential to fight cancer. The platinum compounds Gerasimchuk found emit light that penetrates tissue … [Read more...] about Chemistry and world travels
Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk presented the keynote at the 19th World Congress of Materials Science and Engineering June 11-13 in Barcelona, Spain. He originally wanted to do an oral presentation but was offered in addition to be the keynote speaker in the chemistry and physics of new materials section. Gerasimchuk spoke first on non-traditional, smart materials that originated … [Read more...] about Chemistry professor gives keynote address
Avogadro's number, (6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power), holds a dear place in the hearts of chemists everywhere. It is celebrated from 6:02 a.m. until 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 23. That week is National Chemistry Week by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Missouri State University’s chapter of ACS has several chemistry activities planned to commemorate Avogadro's number and National … [Read more...] about Get in the chemistry spirit
One of our new assistant professors of chemistry, Dr. Cyren Rico, is on a roll. In addition to sharpening his teaching skills, he recently published two papers: Cerium oxide nanoparticles transformation at the root-soil interface of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Shifts in N and δ15N n wheat and barley exposed to cerium oxide nanoparticles Both publications focus … [Read more...] about Nanomaterials: How do they affect us?
Being a professor is not as easy as it seems. Yes, you can lecture until you’re blue in the face, but are you engaging with your students? Are your students learning anything? Dr. Cyren Rico, assistant professor of chemistry, wants his students to leave with a knowledge and maybe even a love for chemistry. To make that a reality, he attended a workshop Aug. 2-4 in … [Read more...] about Learn something new every day