“A Search-and-Destroy Strategy for Killing Tumors”

One of Chemistry’s Assistant Professors, Dr. Xiaohua Peng, was featured in the 2015 edition of the UWM Research Report. Current cancer drugs do not distinguish between malignant cells and healthy ones. In order to destroy tumors, drugs must target all… Read More

Chemistry Donation Helps Create Masterpiece

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry donated glassware to Sophmore, Lionel Rocheleau, an Arts major at the UWM Peck School of the Arts. He used the glassware to created a project which represents how science and nature can support each… Read More

Professor Alan Schwabacher Gives TEDx Talk

How creative can science be? Alan demonstrates just how inventive and creative we must be to practice science correctly.

NASA Doctor Hopes Students’ Dreams Take Flight

Former UWM Chemistry Student is a NASA flight surgeon and the lead doctor of NASA’s flight medicine clinic.

Chemistry Alumni Awarded Legion of Merit

Harry Whelan (‘81, BS Chemistry) was recently awarded the Legion of Merit by the U.S. Armed Forces. Whelan splits his time serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a medical offi cer with the Marine Air Control Group 48 at… Read More

UWM Researchers Look to Create Pill for Asthma

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) were notified that the National Institutes of Health will fund a 4-year program to develop a new drug therapy for asthma. Asthma is a growing health care problem, with an estimated global prevalence… Read More

Applied Chemistry Center-of-Excellence

South Eastern Wisconsin Applied Chemistry Center-of-Excellence was established in the department. We are pleased to announce that it will receive a $3 million grant under the University of Wisconsin System Incentive Grant Program. The grant proposal entitled “SE Wisconsin Applied… Read More

Chemistry Graduate Student, John Kestell, Wins ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

UWM PhD graduate John Kestell almost didn’t enter the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, thinking he wouldn’t win. Two weeks later, he found out he had won the state-wide award and would be competing nationally against 60 other candidates in Washington D.C.

Sensing in a flash

Combines the fiberoptic, water-monitoring technology developed by chemist Peter Geissinger with a local business that helps industries treat their wastewater, and you have a sought-after solution that delivers at the speed of light.