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Events

Aug
4

Inquires please contact Camille Pride at campride@sas.upenn.edu

 

 

Title: Exploring The Power of Eluent pH As A...

Aug
17

Join us at the ACS National Meeting for an alumni social.

 

6:30-8:30 PM

 

Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

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Aug
27

Inquires please contact Camille Pride at campride@sas.upenn.edu 

 

 

Title:  Elucidating Photochemistry of Fluorescent Protein based Biosensors with...

News

E. James Petersson, Eric J. Schelter, and Ivan J. Dmochowski have all been promoted.

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Eric Schelter appeared on the Business News Network to discuss his recent discoveries on the...

John Tellis of the Molander group has been selected as one of 45 finalists for the...

Professor David Christianson has been named the Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow at the...

Research Highlight

EJS

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process.

 

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now pioneered a process that could enable the efficient recycling of two of these metals, neodymium and dysprosium. These elements comprise the small, powerful magnets that are found in many high-tech devices.The research was lead by Eric J. Schelter, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, and graduate student Justin Bogart. Connor A. Lippincott, an undergraduate student in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research, and Patrick J. Carroll, director of the University of Pennsylvania X-Ray Crystallography Facility, also contributed to the study.

 

Get the full story from Evan Lerner here. The paper is available here.

 

 

 

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