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Machine Learning Symposium – Sept. 20

Researchers interested in creating a community of UO scientists using machine learning as an analysis tool will be meeting September 20th from 12:30 to 4 pm in the EMU ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 20th. Short talks and conversation will explore specific topics.  See https://pages.uoregon.edu/raghu/machine_learning_symposium_2018.html for more information. Registration if

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Chemical catalysis expert to join Energy and Sustainable Materials Cluster

Chemical catalysis expert to join Energy and Sustainable Materials Cluster

Dr. Amanda Cook will be  will be joining the UO Chemistry faculty this summer as a part of the UO’s Energy & Sustainable Materials Clusters of Exellence program. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan while working for Prof. Melanie Sanford, Dr. Cook began working for Prof. Christophe Coperet

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Molecular materials scientist to join Energy and Sustainable Materials Cluster

Molecular materials scientist to join Energy and Sustainable Materials Cluster

Dr. Carl Brozek will be joining the UO Chemistry faculty this summer as a part of the UO’s Energy & Sustainable Materials Clusters of Exellence program.  Dr. Brozek is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Gamelin Research Group and the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. His research has

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DeRose & Haley lab projects shed new light on cancer drug

DeRose & Haley lab projects shed new light on cancer drug

Emerging research from the lab of Prof. Vickie DeRose could support increased efficacy and safety of one of the most widely used drugs used to fight cancer.  In two recently published papers, separate projects using different approaches and led by two of DeRose’s doctoral students, have made

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Parthasarathy leads Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge research team

A UO research team, led by Prof. Raghuveer Parthasarathy is the recipient of a Kavli Challenge award to support high-risk, interdisciplinary research. The team, which includes Parthasarathy (UO MSI), Prof. Brendan Bohannan (UO IEE) and Karen Guillemin (UO IMB), will create tools that will enable new experimental

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Computational chemist to join energy and materials cluster

Christopher Hendon, a computational chemist, will bring his broad experience to bear on the ongoing challenge of developing more efficient energy sources. He’s the first hire in the UO’s Energy and Sustainable Materials Initiative, a Cluster of Excellence that builds on UO’s existing strengths in green chemistry, sustainable materials and

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A designer molecule offers new hope for damaged cells

A designer molecule offers new hope for damaged cells

Researchers in the UO lab of chemist Michael Pluth are part of a global battle against oxidative stress in the human body. It happens as we age and when we eat too much, smoke and drink alcohol. Read More

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PNNL to partner with University of Oregon on materials science

PNNL to partner with University of Oregon on materials science

RICHLAND, Wash. – A new agreement between the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Oregon will allow scientists to obtain joint appointments that bridge the two research institutions.  Link to article.

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2016 Energy & Sustainable Materials Symposium

2016 Energy & Sustainable Materials Symposium

September 30 – October 1, Crater Lake Rooms, EMU Registration at: http://materialscience.uoregon.edu/2016-energy-sustainable-materials-symposium/  

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Simon’s Foundation funds Corwin’s research on “Cracking the Glass Problem”

MSI researcher Eric Corwin is part of a 13 member international team working on a new initiative seeking to understand the “glassy state of matter”. Corwin was recently awarded a $745k, 4-year award for his research into the study of jammed systems as it relates to glass.

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