Research

News about significant research accomplishments.

Open Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions – (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) – Apply by October 1

The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications from outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor tenure track position in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry beginning July 1, 2023. Candidates with research focus broadly defined in the areas of chemical synthesis, with applications in catalysis and new reaction methodology development are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong […]

Open Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions – (Open Area of Chemistry) – Apply by October 1

The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications from outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor tenure track position in an open area of Chemistry, beginning July 1, 2023. Strong candidates will have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. The successful applicant will benefit from the department’s supportive and collegial environment, which includes close affiliations […]

QC Receives an Award From The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Professor of Chemistry Qiang Cui, who is also a Research Fellow at the Hariri Institute, received a 2021 Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Award from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to develop a machine-learning approach for analyzing protein allostery. The project, entitled “Understanding Protein Allostery using Machine Learning and Deep Mutation […]

Professor Elliott Published in Nature Communications: Enzymatic Discovery Cools a ‘Hot’ Intermediary

Enzymatic Discovery Cools a ‘Hot’ Intermediary In the world around us enzymes perform the wizardry of allowing reactions that should occur, to do so in a timely fashion. Enzymes that transform hydrogen peroxide often generate a highly reactive, ‘hot’ intermediate along the way, which will transform another molecule in a startling feat of chemistry. In […]

BU Chemistry NSF-REU Program Awarded Three-Year Renewal of Funding

BU Chemistry is pleased to announce a three-year renewal of funding for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  This summer program, hosted by the Chemistry Department, provides students from primarily undergraduate institutions with opportunities to work in advanced research laboratories. Of the 33 students who participated in the program over the past three years, […]

Professor Kamenetska Awarded Prestigious 3 Year Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Grant

We are excited to announce that the Boston University Chemistry Department’s newest faculty member, Professor Maria Kamenetska, was recently awarded an Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Grant (AFOSR-YIP) for her novel work on robust DNA conductance and force signatures for detecting protein binding to DNA with base-pair resolution. With the creation of the BU […]

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2018 GROW (Greater Boston Research Opportunities for young Women) Poster Session

As they finished out the sixth and final week of the 2018 GROW (Greater Boston Research Opportunities for Young Women) program, the 12 summer interns present their capstone to the six weeks of research conducted during a Poster Session held on Friday, August 10th in the Science Metcalf Building Lounge located on the first floor from 2:00 – 4:00 […]

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Boston University’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

On Friday, May 4th, 2018 the work of 22 students was spotlighted in this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS).  The high-caliber projects presented underscored the importance of the hands-on, challenging research that is the hallmark of Boston University’s Chemistry major. The even was organized by the Undergraduate Programs Committee, Professor John Snyder and coordinated by our Undergraduate Program […]