Current Research Grants
Teaching and research activities in the Chemistry Department are supported by numerous grants from external funding agencies. This is a list of some of our recently funded projects.
Prof. Sheryl Hemkin is part of multi-disciplinary team awarded a $480,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop curricular materials on computational modeling. More...
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has provided a $30,000 Faculty Start-up Award to Prof. Simon Garcia for his research project titled "Molecular control of crystal growth will enable the rational synthesis of nanostructured metal oxide materials"
- The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has provided a $30,000 Faculty Start-up Award to Prof. John Hofferberth for his research project on "directed molecular evolution"
- The Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society has awarded $35,000 to Prof. Yutan Getler for his research project to develop new catalysts for lactic acid polymerization.
- The National Science Foundation has awarded Prof. John Hofferberth a $61,525 grant for a research project titled "RUI Collaborative Research: Chemosensory Basis of Host Selection by Ant-associated Butterflies."
- The Edgerton Foundation has provided a $125,000 endowment to Kenyon College to support a lectureship and student research fellowship on sustainable energy, to be coordinated by Prof. Scott Cummings
- The Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society has awarded $32,000 to Prof. Scott Cummings to support his sabbatical research on the photochemistry and photophysics of metallo-diethynylarenes.
- The National Science Foundation has provided $38,400 in support to Prof. Scott Cummings and Prof. James Keller for their project "Laser Spectroscopy to Enhance Inquiry-Mode Laboratories in Chemistry"