Department welcomes Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Professor

Vozza Professor of Chemistry Susanna Widicus Weaver arrived at UW–Madison on May 27, 2020, to conduct research in prebiotic astrochemistry and how life may form with the evolution of planets. Weaver received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University (2000) and her Ph.D. in chemistry at California Institute of Technology (2005). She most recently was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Emory University.

Construction Update 05/11/2020

This week’s presentation at the department meeting chronicled progress on several projects the Facilities Committee has overseen. It provides a visual tour of the new chemistry tower from the sub-basement up to the ninth-floor mechanical …

Chemists look for ways to assess and improve indoor air quality

In a city teeming with traffic, it’s common to smell exhaust and other air pollutants on the street. But air pollution doesn’t always stay outside. Fluctuations in outdoor air quality can cause changes in indoor air pollution, which can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and can adversely affect pregnancies, according to the National Institutes of Health.