Dr. Popescu Gets NSF Grant for Mössbauer Work

Dr. Codrina V. Popescu, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received continuing funding from the National Science Foundation for her interdisciplinary projects in Mössbauer spectroscopy of iron proteins.  This new award is funded by the Chemistry of Life Processes Program in the Chemistry Division and the Molecular Biophysics program in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB).  Read More»


Ursinus Students To Study Nanotubes in MIT Lab

Imagine a needle so tiny that it could deliver a dose of medicine to a single cell.That same needle, according to Ursinus Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Ellison, could detect intracellular substances and find diseases long before symptoms arise. Read More»


Chemistry Chair on Religion and Science Panel

Mark Ellison, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a panelist at an upcoming forum discussing thought-provoking questions in religion and science. “Creation or Big Bang Theory: A Forum on Religion and Science” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church St., Phoenixville, will take place May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Read More»


Science Students Present at Chemists Convention

Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biology majors traveled with chemistry faculty to Lebanon Valley College to present their research at the 77th annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention April 13. Read More»


Student First Member of BCMB Honor Society

Grace Soloff was elected as Ursinus’ first member of Chi Omega Lambda, the National Honor Society for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Grace, of Collegeville, Pa., was one of 16 students elected nationwide.

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Chemistry Lecture Will Address Vanishing Images in Paintings

Dr. Jennifer Mass

Dr. Jennifer Mass, Senior Scientist and Laboratory Director of the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory at the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Museum, will present a lecture on April 5 at 12:15 p.m. in Pfahler 208. The title of the talk is “The Synchrotron and the Masterpiece: Uncovering Vanishing Images in Paintings Using X-Ray Fluorescence and Absorption Spectroscopies.” Read More»


Students Study Bioremediation for Cleaner Wetlands

Environmental Chemistry students traveled with Professor Tina Ross to a Superfund site in New Castle County Delaware this Fall semester. The site had a legacy of chemical releases that eventually led to intervention by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read More»


Grant Will Enhance Skills for Chemistry Students

A grant awarded to the Ursinus Chemistry Department for collection devices and software means students will be able to use their college-issued laptop computers to collect, display and work with laboratory data in more advanced experiments. The Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant was one of 12 out of 49 proposals selected for funding. Read More»