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WSU chemists develop dye offering remarkable potential for bioimaging advancement

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Xian Ming WSU chemist in lab
Xian

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near-infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body. » More …

WSU joins National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

NNSA_Logo PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a new $12.5 million National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence devoted to research in actinide and nuclear chemistry. » More …

Molecular scientist named AAAS Fellow for advancing science

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Natural and Human Resources

John Peters WSU Institute of Biological Chemistry AAS Fellow
Peters

PULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. » More …

Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

Lin-Hongfei, WSU
Lin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants. » More …

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Yi_Gu wsu physics researcher
Gu

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. » More …

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

mary wack
Wack

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment. » More …

Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. » More …

Grad student mistake nabs $103,938 NIH research fellowship

Jacob Day
Day

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

A Washington State University graduate student has turned the results of a botched laboratory experiment into a prestigious National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellowship. » More …

Chemists make major strides in organic semiconductors

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University chemists have created new materials that pave the way for the development of inexpensive solar cells. Their work has been recognized as one of the most influential studies published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry in 2016. » More …