The Department of Chemistry

Past News and Announcements

  • Graduate student Nadine D. Kraut won the 2010 New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Graduate Student Award. The award will be given in May at the US Military Academy.

  • Luisa Whittaker, recent graduate from the Banerjee group, has been awarded the Graduate Student Gold Award by the Materials Research Society (MRS) for her Ph.D. research performed at UB. This is the highest student distinction awarded by the MRS.

  • Graduate student Divina Angela Navarro will receive the C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award, the highest award given to graduate students by the ACS Environmental Chemistry Division.

  • Graduate student Jesus Velazquez (Banerjee’s Group) awarded the NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Fellowship.

  • Congratulations to Joe Clark, David Lonie and Brian Schultz! They are the recipients of the 2012 Speyer Graduate Fellowship! The Speyer Fellowship is awarded to 3rd year graduate students who have made significant contribution to their Ph.D projects and who have demonstrated exceptional research productivity. Again, congratulations and keep up the great work!

  • Professor Stanley Bruckenstein selected to receive The University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed to alumni by that institution.

  • UB Department of Chemistry ranked #16 in Chemistry graduates (2007-08)

  • Professors Sarbajit Banerjee and Javid Rzayev, two of six UB recipients of the 2009 NSF CAREER Awards

  • Professor John Richard was selected to receive the 2009 Schoellkopf Medal Award by the WNY section of the American Chemical Society

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  • New Instrument Machine Shop Policies

  • 11th Annual Upstate NMR Symposium held at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

  • Summer 2009 NSF-REU Program. For more information, please see our website at

  • Alumna Dr. Carolyn Ribes discusses future energy sources in C&E News

  • Assistant Professor Sarbajit Banerjee wins a prestigious NSF CAREER Award

  • Chemical Biology Symposium held on September 12, 2009.

  • Ms. Rachel Dibbell, a senior graduate student studying for her Ph.D. under Prof. David Watson, wins the 2009 New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy Graduate Student Award.
  • Dr. Dinesh Sukumaran wins prestigious SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Professional Service for his outstanding efforts in the NMR Center and as a mentor to legions of students and postdocs.

  • New Nanoparticle Platforms for Drug Addiction developed by SUNY Distinguished Professor Paras Prasad and colleagues.

    UB News Release (3/28/09); C&E News (4/6/09); The Buffalo News (4/8/09)

  • Three of our graduate students, Jared Baker, Chad Rezsnyak, and Shali Zhu (honorable mention) earned recognition for teaching excellence from the UB Graduate School

  • Assistant Professor Sarbajit Banerjee publishes hot paper on twin metal oxide nanocrystals

  • Associate Professor Diana Aga and Assistant Professor Sarbajit Banerjee's research highlighted in C&E News

  • Assistant Professor Javid Rzayev selected for a prestigious NSF CAREER Award
  • Professor Frank V. Bright named SUNY Distinguished Professor (2008) - UB Reporter Article





The Department of Chemistry