Chemistry News Feed

  • Chemical properties play a powerful role in the development of flavors.University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., is applying his chemistry expertise to two popular beverages: beer and coffee. An associate professor in the UAB Department of Chemistry, Hamilton lectures for the American Chemical Society around the country about how the chemical makeup of these drinks impacts the characteristics of the products in final form.   “It’s a really popular topic,” Hamilton said. The scientists “love talking about beer and, of course, drinking it.” The theoretical chemist, who typically researches quantum mechanics, discovered a passion for zymurgy, the science of fermentation....

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First-year Chemistry major, Catherine Black, was recently accepted as one of 75 students nationwide into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.


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 In the spirit of interdisciplinary research, Biology major, Stephanie Arana, has received an Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 32nd Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, TN for her topic "Immunomodulatory Multilayer Coatings of Pancreatic Islets Based On Hydrogen-Bonded Polyphenol" Ms. Arana’s research mentor is Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Department of Chemistry.