7/2008 - Post-doc Jay Wackerly has arrived at the Chemistry Department. Jay will be working for Professor Jeff Katz in his Organic Chemistry laboratory, thanks to Professor Katz's NSF grant. Jay will be joining us for two year. He comes to us from Urbana, Illinois, and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please take a moment and welcome Jay and new wife Valerie, to Maine!
Current departmental news: 1/18/2008 - Professor Jeff Katz receives tenure from Colby College. Congratulations to Jeff for his accomplishments as a teacher and scholar.
More news: 7/19/2007 - Professor Dasan Thamattoor recieves NSF grant for Experimental and Theoretical Investigation into the Reactions of Atomic Carbon with Organic Substrates. Interesting divalent carbon intermediates (carbenes) will be generated by reactions with a variety of organic chemical substrates. More specifically, these organic substrates include alkenes, alkynes, azulene, acid chlorides, 1,2-dicarbonyl compounds and molecules with highly strained single carbon-carbon bonds.
5/2007 - Professor Jeff Katz receives CAREER grant from NSF. Colby was the only four-year undergraduate institution on the list of 35 NSF chemistry winners (see Colby Magazine for highlights). Katz's proposal includes a mentoring-through-research component for minority students. For more information, click here.
7/2007 - Chemistry Free Radicals have winningest season ever! Click here to see the squad.