"Chemistry" Archive

Chemistry professor awarded senior fellowship

Professor of Chemistry Akbar Salam has been awarded a Marie S. Curie External Senior Fellowship to be held at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany.

This fellowship is co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, People, Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND)” and the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Less than 20% of the applicant pool was funded.

Salam will spend Spring 2019 semester in Germany working on a project entitled “Development of Quantum Electrodynamical Theories of Resonance Energy Transfer.”

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Categories: Inside WFU

Staff and faculty milestones June 2018

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Wake Forest Fellows announced for 2018-19

Wake Forest Fellows, 2018-19, left to right: Sarah York, Alisha Hartley, Dominique Tucker, Clay Hamilton, Jayson Pugh, Joseph Ford, Matthew Connor, Sarah Ottenjohn.

Eight seniors will remain at Wake Forest after graduation in May as Wake Forest Fellows.  They will work throughout the campus community, including in the offices of the President, the Provost and the Dean of the College.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional Wake Forest college graduates with the opportunity to work in higher education administration for a year.  Each fellow will serve as a full-time Wake Forest staff member, starting this summer. In addition to working with top administrators, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2018-19 are:

  • Campus Life:  Alisha Hartley, Monroe; major, Psychology; minors, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise and African studies
  • Dean of the College:  Matthew Connor, High Point; major, Religious Studies with a double major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Information Systems:  Sarah Ottenjohn, Cincinnati, Ohio;  major, Mathematical Statistics with a double major in Spanish
  • Office of Personal & Career Development:  Sarah York, Charlotte; major,  Communication (Health-Science Concentration); minors:  Journalism and Creative Writing
  • President’s Office: Joseph Ford, Winston-Salem; major, History
  • Provost’s Office:  Jayson Pugh, Bronx, N.Y.; major, Sociology; minors, American Ethnic Studies and Theatre
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center:  Dominique Tucker, Yorktown, Va.; major, Biology (Microbiology concentration); minors:  Chemistry and Anthropology
  • Wake Downtown:  Clayton Hamilton, Spartanburg, S.C.; major, Music; minors:  Biology and Chemistry

Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in many fields, including law, medicine, public policy and more.  Fellows have since received prestigious academic honors such as Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

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Categories: Inside WFU

Proposals funded: Donati, McDonald, Barrella, Ballard

Congratulations to George Donati, associate research professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Copper is a Host Effector Involved in Protection Against Urinary Tract Infection” has been funded by by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Rotavirus Genome Replication and Virion Assembly” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Elise Barrella, assistant professor of engineering, whose proposal entitled “REE: Developing and Assessing Engineering Students’ Cognitive Flexibility in the Domain of Sustainable Design” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Parallel Tensor Decompositions for Massive Data” has been funded by Sandia National Laboratories.  

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Faculty and staff milestones January 2018

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