News articles tagged with "chemistry"

10/27/2014 08:42:32
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists have used the resources of the Molecular Observatory to take a crucial step toward unlocking the mystery of how bacteria use an enzyme called nitrogenase to convert nitrogen into a form that living systems can use.
10/21/2012 20:21:42
Ann Motrunich
Caltech clean-energy research is accelerating thanks to the renovation of the Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory. Transformed into a cutting-edge facility for energy science, the lab unites two powerhouse programs: the Resnick Sustainability Institute and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.
10/18/2012 09:07:51
Kimm Fesenmaier
Chemists at Caltech have managed, for the first time, to simulate the biological function of a channel called the Sec translocon, which allows specific proteins to pass through membranes. The result is a detailed molecular understanding of how the translocon works.
10/08/2012 14:02:12
Brian Bell

Sarah Reisman, assistant professor of chemistry at Caltech, is one of 10 winners of 2013 Arthur C.

09/03/2012 19:01:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Robust catalysts are needed to drive the water-splitting reaction. Now Caltech chemists have determined the mechanism by which some highly effective cobalt catalysts work.

08/23/2012 18:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech researchers have shown for the first time that a specific sugar, known as GlcNAc ("glick-nack"), plays a key role in helping cancer cells grow rapdily and survive under harsh conditions. The finding suggests new potential targets for therapeutic intervention. 

07/11/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Gregory C. Fu, a new faculty member and the Altair Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, uses his intuition and creativity to develop new chemical reactions that make chemical conversions more efficient.

07/09/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech chemists in the lab of Nobel laureate Bob Grubbs have developed a new class of catalysts that will increase the range of chemicals that can be synthesized using environmentally friendly methods.

06/28/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Last fall, assistant professor of chemistry Long Cai received a New Innovator Award from the NIH—funding meant to both stimulate highly innovative research and support promising new investigators. Just nine months later, Cai has published the first results of his supported research.

06/12/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

When Caltech senior Arvind Kannan graduates on Friday, he will be one highly decorated Techer. During this academic year, the chemical engineering major racked up multiple honors that will support his graduate studies, including a Churchill Scholarship, a Hertz Foundation fellowship, and a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship.

06/05/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Providing a possible new route to hydrogen-gas production, researchers at Caltech have devised a series of chemical reactions that allows them, for the first time, to split water in a nontoxic, noncorrosive way, at relatively low temperatures.

 

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