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The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)
With state-of-the-art teaching labs and classrooms, as well as unparalleled research labs and infrastructure for PSU faculty, the CLSB will offer PSU students in the life sciences the premier educational experience in the Pacific Northwest when it opens in July 2014.

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging Applications

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging Applications
The Goforth Lab synthesizes size-controlled, uniform, nanomaterials of diverse kinds for biomedical imaging applications, with emphasis on photoluminescent silicon and X-ray opaque bismuth nanoparticles.

Materials and Surface Chemistry

Materials and Surface Chemistry
the Johansson group investigates the interfacial chemistry of materials.

Research Highlights

Professor Rob Strongin was awarded NIH funding to develop methodology for detection and quantitation of whole blood glutathione. Click here to read more in detail about this research project.

Professor Shankar Rananavare recent submitted a provisional patent for a new method of patterning sub-50-nanometer structures, which allows creation of very fine patterns for connecting transistors to chip surfaces.
Professor James Pankow headed a team recently awarded a grant form the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to build a 20 TFLOP high-performance coputing system to investigate computationally intensive research problems such as climate modeling.
Professor Dirk Iwata-Reuyl was awarded a new grant from the NSF to support research on the structural and mechanistic basis of function in enzymes belonging to the Tunneling-fold superfamily. 
Professor Niles Lehman has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Evolution.

Departmental News

Friday Seminar
April 25, 2014: Clifton E. Barry III, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, How can chemistry contribute to the fight against tuberculosis?

Seminar starts at 3:15PM in SB1, room 107. Refreshments provided!!

View our seminar schedule here.
REU site for this summer
Portland State University's Center for Climate and Aerosol Research (CCAR) is now home to a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) progam.

Students interested in working on projects of current interest in the atmospheric science are encouraged to appy here.
Dr. Lorne Isabelle, a friend and valued colleague, passed away on January 12, 2014, with his loved ones by his side. As the lab manager for Jim Pankow's research group, Lorne worked with many people during his time here at PSU in the Chemistry Department. He will be greatly missed.



Prospective Graduate Students: Click here to apply for Graduate Study in Chemistry!!