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Haoyuan Chen Receives Reid Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Doctoral Research

Congratulations to our own graduate student, Haoyuan Chen, for receiving the Reid Award and giving a presentation titled "Multi-scale Computer Simulation of RNA" at the 2015 Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology's Graduate Student Awards Ceremony

Maria Panteva Successfully Defends Thesis!

Maria Panteva successfully defended her thesis on November 11th, 2015. Her thesis is titled "Development and Application of Computational Models to Study Ion-Nucleic Acid Interactions"

Erich Kuechler Successfully Defends Thesis!

Erich Kuechler successfully defended his thesis on October 21st 2015. His thesis is titled "Charge-dependent non-bonded interaction methods for use in quantum mechanical modeling of condensed phase reactions."

Thakshila Dissanayake Successfully Defends Thesis!

Thakshila Dissanayake successfully defends thesis, titled "A multiscale computational approach to study RNase A catalysis"

Darrin York Named New Jersey Professor of the Year!

Professor Darrin M. York has been named the New Jersey Professor of the Year for his innovative solutions to a problem that has plagued large universities like Rutgers for a long time.

Brian Radak Successfully Defends Thesis!

Brian Radak successfully defended his thesis on September 23, 2014, graduating from the graduate program in Chemical Physics

Ming Huang Successfully Defends Thesis!

Ming Huang successfully defended his thesis on August 4, 2014, graduating from the graduate program in Scientific Computation.

Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Service, and Diversity Initiatives

Members of the university community who have made outstanding contributions in the classroom, to their disciplines, or for the benefit of the community or world were honored during a May 7 reception at the Rutgers Visitor Center.

Ming's Sugar Pucker Profile Paper Featured on April Cover of JCTC!

A graphic from the York Group paper "Improvement of DNA and RNA Sugar Pucker Profiles from Semiempirical Quantum Methods" has been featured on the April cover of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation.

Major Changes to Rutgers General Chemistry Course - First Page Headlines!

Changes to the overall structure of the Rutgers University general chemistry course have been implemented over the past two semesters, amid the "General Chemistry Problem." This problem refers primarily to the high rate of dropping or failing of the class as a whole. Course coordinator, Dr. Darrin York, has made it his mission to combat the underlying issues, which have included the creation of an online software for the purposes of recitations, office hours, and review sessions.

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