Recent News

Celebrating Dr. Ramon Barnes’ 80th Birthday

Dr. Ramon Barnes’ 80th birthday, and scientific contributions to the atomic spectrometry community, will be celebrated with a special symposium at SCIX 2021.

“Ramon M. Barnes & his Impact on Spectrochemical Analysis”
September 27th, Monday, 8:30 to 10:10 AM
Session: 21ATOM05
Location: Meeting Room 553 (5th floor, Rhode Island Convention Center)

Sponsored by Applied Spectra, Inc. the session will feature lectures from Dr. Gary M. Hieftje (Indiana University), Dr. Gary A. Meyer (Promerus, LLC), Dr. Steven J. Ray (The State University of New York at Buffalo), Dr. R. Kenneth Marcus (Clemson University) and Dr. Detlef Guenther (ETH Zurich).

Assistant Professor - Chemistry - DNA/RNA: The Department of Chemistry, along with the Center for Bioactive Delivery within the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, (IALS, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position. As the development of new therapeutic molecules shifts toward biologics, we seek applicants who will develop an innovative translational research program focused on the development and/or delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids and/or other functional biologics. Associated topics of interest include, but are not limited to, developing stable versions of biologics and smart delivery of macromolecular therapeutics to target locations. Full description and details.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence and that our students, faculty, and staff should reflect the diverse world in which we live. Recognizing and valuing the wide range of voices and perspectives in all spheres of the academic enterprise, we are committed to policies that promote inclusiveness, social justice, and respect for all.

“Fostering an environment that protects intellectual exploration, advances mutual respect, and promotes inclusivity is critical to the mission of the university.” — Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy

The UMass Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion supports these efforts with resources, events, campus climate initiatives, podcasts, and more.

Antiracism Resources - Books, podcasts, movies, and programs for adults and children.
Fight Hate - Our community must stand united in the face of hate.

Building Bridges is a campus initiative that seeks to draw on the power of solidarity and creative expression to bring people together across race, religion, class, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, nationality and more.

You Receives Burlew Award

Assistant Professor Mingxu You was awarded the 2020-21 John S. Burlew Award from the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society (CVS-ACS). The Burlew Award was established in 1986 to “recognize outstanding contributions to chemistry by CVS-ACS members”. Dr. You has been recognized for his significant contribution in DNA and RNA nanotechnology and has co-authored over 75 journal articles and 3 book chapters in this field.

Upcoming Events

Prof. Mingxu You
UMass Amherst
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Department of Chemistry

“Cellular Imaging and Regulation with Nucleic Acids”

Rick Metz
11:30 am
LGRT 1634
Prof. Ashkan Salamat
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Physics and Astronomy
James Walsh
11:30 am
LGRT 1634
Prof. Nicholas Stephanopoulos
Arizona State Univ.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Biodesign Institute

"Hybrid nanomaterials from the self-assembly of proteins, peptides, and DNA"

Michelle Farkas
11:30 am
LGRT 1634
Arash Manafirad
Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

“Manipulating the Properties of Light-Responsive Active Lipid Bilayer Membranes: Measuring Mechanics and Probing Mechanisms”

10:00 AM
Research Adviser:
Anthony Dinsmore
Linden Kohler Allison
Dissertation Defense
Thursday, October 14, 2021

"An Exploration of the Thermoelectric, Thermoresistive, and Hygroresistive Properties and Applications of Vapor Printed PEDOT-Cl"

2:00 pm
GSMN 153
Research Adviser:
Trisha Andrew