$1.5M grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – A middle-aged man is stricken by a heart attack and crumples to the floor. But when paramedics arrive, they skip the oxygen and instead administer a bit of toxic gas that puts the patient into a protective state of “hibernation.” Later, fully recovered in the hospital, […]

Matteson honored with American Chemical Society Cope Award

Don Matteson at his lab bench. Photo by Carolyn Joswig-Jones     Matteson PULLMAN, Wash. – As a youngster, Don Matteson was known among his friends as a bit of a mad scientist. Encouraged by his high-school-biology-teaching father, Don cooked up lead alloys, brewed gooey rubber and distilled alcohol from home-canned jars of plums gone […]

Four selected as American Chemical Society fellows

  Sue Clark   Kerry Hipps   Kenneth Nash   Young Wang PULLMAN – Four WSU faculty members have been named 2010 Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). They are among 192 distinguished scientists who were named ACS Fellows in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and service to ACS, the world’s largest […]

Professor named American Chemical Society fellow

PULLMAN – Yong Wang, Voiland Distinguished Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and associate director of the Institute for Interfacial Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).   Fellows are recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in chemical science […]

Abelson lecture investigates nanotechnology

 PULLMAN – The 2010 Abelson Lecture at WSU will be delivered by Tobin J. Marks, one of the world’s foremost authorities in the fields of organometallic chemistry, chemical catalysis, materials science, organic electronics, photovoltaics and nanotechnology. He is the Ipatieff Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University. Marks’ research has […]

DOE funds radioactive isotope study

PULLMAN – Chemist Nathalie Wall of Washington State University and a colleague at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded more than $600,000 from the Department of Energy for a study of how a radioactive isotope moves in soil and water. Information from the study will help scientists understand and predict radioactive particle migration on […]

Chemistry senior lands Texas Research Award

PULLMAN – WSU chemistry major Brian Shuhler received second-place honors and a $1,000 cash prize in a national research competition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in New Braunfels in December. Shuhler, a senior from Bellingham, originally competed against more than 70 undergraduates from 62 universities and colleges in 30 states in the […]

Ph.D numbers up 9.5 percent

Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School, set a goal of a 5 percent increase in graduate enrollment for this semester and, if you look at the numbers he is most concerned about, WSU nearly doubled that goal. “I’m very happy with these numbers,” he said, showing a graph of new doctoral student enrollments that […]

McHale enjoys success in sciences and on stage

When Jeanne McHale tells people what she does for work, they are sometimes surprised. Her warm, outgoing demeanor is not what they expect from a chemistry professor. They say, “You don’t look like a chemistry professor,” she said. Or they say something like, “I hated chemistry.” McHale is not quite sure what a chemistry professor […]