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AnnouncementDepartment Faculty Promoted

Congratulations to Andrew Terentis, Ph.D. (left) on his promotion to Full Professor and Tito Sempertegui, Ph.D. (right) on becoming a Senior Instructor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.





Vivan MerkVivian Merk, Ph.D. Receives DoD Grant

Vivian Merk, Ph.D. is awarded the FY 2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation grant. The title of the award is Acquisition of a Transmission Electron Microscope to Enhance Multidisciplinary Research and STEM Education.




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Daniel Gil Valenzuela Earns Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar

Our undergraduate student Daniel Gil Valenzuela, mentored by Vivian Merk, Ph.D., was selected to be Florida Atlantic University’s 2021 Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. The Wimberly Scholar award, which has been given to one FAU student each year since 1971, is the most prestigious student academic prize given by our university. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.  Read more.


CharlesChemistry Professor Elected for 3-year Term

The American Chemical Society elects Charles Carraher, Ph.D. for a 3-year Term.  Read More.






Alumna Debbie ThomasCongratulations to Alumna Debbie Thomas

Alumna Debbie Thomas becomes the first author of a journal article for the work she performed as an undergraduate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Debbie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. This work was supported through OURIs Undergraduate Research Grant program. Read more.

img1Maré Cudic Earns Rank of Associate Professor 

Congratulations to Maré Cudic, Ph.D., who was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to joining FAU in fall 2014, she worked at academic and non-profit research institutions in the U.S. and Europe. Read more.



imgAlzheimer's Study Awarded NIH Grant

Deguo Du, Ph.D.  , an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and collaborators, were awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant of $444,434 for the research project titled “Role of the N-terminal Region in Abeta Oligomer and Fibril Formation.”
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andrewAndrew Terentis Recognized as Fulbright Scholar

Andrew Terentis, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus. He will be conducting research and teaching a course in Raman spectroscopy at the University of Cyprus, as part of a project to study how cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) interact with lipid membranes. Read more.