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Chancellor Glenn Boyce presents Nathan Hammer , the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with his plaque for the university’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award during the fall faculty meeting.

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service October 18, 2021 by Shea Stewart Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about […]


Jared Delcamp, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the lab

Chemistry Professor Examines New Forms of Fuel from Sunlight

Research could open door to transforming carbon dioxide into energy September 29, 2021 by Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is exploring novel materials that could unlock a future sunlight-driven energy infrastructure. Using a recent National Science Foundation award, Jared Delcamp is researching how new types of metal catalysts, or materials that speed up chemical reactions to […]


Dr. Murrell Godfrey | Photo by Kevin

Faculty Team Receives First Science Education Partnership Award

Project SCORE aims to increase interest in health sciences among Mississippi youth August 9, 2021 By Patrick Smith A team of University of Mississippi faculty members has received a prestigious $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award program. This is the first SEPA grant awarded to the university. It […]


UM is acquiring an advanced Fourier transform infrared imaging microscope through a National Science Foundation grant. Expected to arrive in the fall, the instrument will be useful to researchers in fields such as forensics, pharmacy, biomolecular sciences, engineering, anthropology and chemistry — where it can be used to further study microplastics in the environment. Photo by Megan Wolfe/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Opening Tiny Worlds of Exploration

NSF funding provides new imaging microscope for UM research August 10, 2021 by Shea Stewart A powerful new imaging instrument arriving soon on the University of Mississippi campus promises to open novel worlds of research exploration. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the university is acquiring an advanced Fourier transform infrared, or FTIR, imaging microscope, […]


Twenty UM graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.They are (top, from left) Mohammed Ahmed, Omayma Al Azzam, Tomayo Berida, Olena Ciftci, Savannah Draud, Kritika Gupta and James Howington; (middle) Myungjin Jung, Siddhi Korgaonkar, Salahuddin Mohammed, Hannah Nelson, Alaa Qrareya, Monika Salkar and Benjamin Sawyer; and (bottom) Joshua Semko, Samir Senapati, Caitlin Shaw, Jaret Webb, Kendall Wontor and Natasha Wood.

Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

Twenty students awarded grants for research, creative scholarship pursuits July 2, 2021 by Shea Stewart With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent […]


Dr. Ralf Zapata and his wife, Rhonda, established a new endowment at the University of Mississippi as a way to "give back" for the scholarships that had a transformative impact on their lives.

Providing Academic Opportunities

Zapatas Create Scholarships for Future Generations of UM Students May 14, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Scholarships awarded to Dr. Ralf Zapata allowed him to earn a chemistry degree in 1983 from the University of Mississippi, enabling him to launch his future without the financial burden of student loans. As Zapata begins to ease into retirement […]


Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award for 2021. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry April 30, 2021 by Shea Stewart A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during […]


Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations April 20, 2021 by Shea Stewart Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for […]


UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Austin Wallace and Qing Ivy Li awarded one of nation’s most prestigious national scholarships April 5, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Two Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students at the University of Mississippi have been awarded prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Qing Ivy Li, of Oxford, and Austin Wallace, of Southaven, became the […]


Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advance. Photo courtesy of Dianne Bond/Bella Vie Photography

Greg Tschumper Wins 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Professor internationally recognized for research in physical and computational quantum chemistry April 1, 2021 by Staff Report Greg Tschumper, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Mississippi, the Southeastern Conference announced this week. Tschumper joined the Ole Miss […]