Emerson Center Research Highlighted by C&EN

The 2016 Emerson Center Symposium. Photo by Jamal Musaev.
The 2016 Emerson Center Symposium. Photo by Jamal Musaev.

Research from Emory’s Emerson Center for Scientific Computing has been highlighted by Chemical and Engineering News. The research, the result of a collaboration between the Emerson Center’s Djamaladdin D. Musaev and the Kenichiro Itami at Nagoya University in Japan, involves Cu-catalyzed C-H imidination. The article, “Onward to simpler C–H functionalizations” appears in the November 07-08 issue of Chemical & Engineering News both in print and online.

[Full Article at C&EN] (subscriber access)

Frank McDonald Authors New Textbook

Frank McDonald
Frank McDonald. Photo by Jessica Lily Photography.

Prof. Frank McDonald has announced the publication of the first volume of his graduate-level textbook,  “Finding the Right Partner”, now available in e-book form at Amazon.com.  This volume focuses on selectivity in carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions; a second volume on carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions is under development and hopefully will be published within the next couple of years. 

[Finding the Right Partner on Amazon]

Chemists from Emory and Oxford Attend Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Emory and Oxford faculty at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). Photo by Tracy McGill.
Emory and Oxford faculty at the Biennial Conference in Chemical Education (BCCE). Photo by Tracy McGill.

A group of Emory University and Oxford College chemistry faculty and postdoctoral fellows attended the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education from July 31 toAugust 4 at the University of Northern Colorado. Brenda Harmon and Nichole Powell chaired a symposium, Karl Hagen and Tracy McGill presented oral papers, and Doug Mulford gave a poster presentation, establishing Emory as a key member of the chemical educational community.  This was a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and implementations of chemistry curriculum, pedagogical methods, technology in the classroom, and undergraduate laboratory design.  Additionally, it was a unique time for Emory and Oxford faculty to learn more about their respective departments and to engage in conversations about how best to support our students in both colleges.