Department of Chemistry News

Apr 7, 2014
Wright State Chemistry Poster Presenters at Dayton Chapter ACS Meeting

At the Annual Poster session at the American Chemical Society Dayton Section meeting on April 1st, four Wright State students were honored with awards for the best posters describing their research. Six awards were given, evenly split between undergraduate and graduate students. Two of the awards were sponsored by the Applied Spectroscopy Society and four by the Dayton Section. Winning the award for the best poster in the area of spectroscopy was Kevin Dorney, a graduate student guided by...

Oct 11, 2013

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years...

Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Eric Fossum

Eric Fossum, in the Department of Chemistry, is the lead P.I. on a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The three year project, is entitled "Exploiting 3,5-Difluoro Aromatic Systems to Functionalize Poly(arylene ether)s," The grant will provide support for both undergraduate and graduate students.

To quote from the grant summary: "This work will enhance our ability to synthesize new engineering polymers (plastic) with excellent environmental stability and properties...

Jun 28, 2013

A high-power atomic force microscope that could revolutionize the study of materials at high temperatures and pressures is coming into focus in a Wright State University lab.

Apr 16, 2013
photo of daniel bombick

Dr. Daniel Dane Bombick died on the afternoon of April 15, 2013 at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH after a long fight with amyloidosis. Daniel was born on June 2, 1957 in Greenville, South Carolina to Donald and Ruth Ann Bombick. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald A. Bombick. Dan is survived by his mother Ruth Ann Bombick (nee Katchmar); his twin brother Dave Bombick and Dave's wife, Betsy; his daughter Celeste Rauch Bombick; and many other friends...