Chemistry & Biochemistry

Cord Brundage, Eugenia Turov and Katherine Evans

Cord Brundage, Biology; Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; and Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; were named Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars of UW System on May 30. Throughout the coming year, they will participate in a professional development program to examine teaching and learning issues and be guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

Submitted on: June 1

Recep Pekdemir, Cord Brundage, Tisha King-Heiden, Kristin Koepke, Eugenia Turov, Ashley Edwards, Jessica Welsh, Bryan Kopp, Jason Sumontha and Katherine Evans

Recep Pekdemir, Accountancy; Cord Brundage and Tisha King-Heiden, both Biology; Kristin Koepke, CATL; Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ashley Edwards and Jessica Welsh, both Communication Studies; Bryan Kopp, English; Jason Sumontha, Psychology; and Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; served by representing UWL at UW System’s Faculty College event May 30-June 2, 2023. The theme for Faculty College 2023 was Teaching & Learning with a Social Justice Lens.

Submitted on: June 1

Heather Schenck

Heather Schenck, Chemistry & Biochemistry, received the award for a winning smart phone app proposal. This idea won first prize in the APPStart Challenge from WiSys. The 2022 APPStart Challenge began in March. Three finalists presented app designs in December; the winning design, for an app intended to help organic chemistry students, was presented by Heather Schenck. A company that will be founded to own the app will receive kick-start funding from WiSys to pursue app development and marketing.

Submitted on: Dec. 8, 2022

Sujat Sen

Sujat Sen, Chemistry & Biochemistry, authored the article "Grazing incidence X-Ray diffraction: identifying the dominant facet in copper foams that electrocatalyze the reduction of carbon dioxide to formate" in Nanoscale published on Friday, Sept. 2 by Royal Society of Chemistry .

Submitted on: Sept. 2, 2022

Sujat Sen

Sujat Sen, Chemistry & Biochemistry, received the award for Collaborative Research from National Science Foundation for the project "An Engineering Design Approach for the Tandem Catalysis of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) using Nanoporous Bi-layer Structures." As part of the collaborative research effort, students from UWL will visit Purdue and learn state-of-the-art experimental techniques in thin film deposition. Sen is the lead PI on this grant between UWL and Purdue that have been collectively awarded $425,000 over the next three years.

Submitted on: Aug. 30, 2022