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Bionic 5k

CCB participates in the 2022 Bionic 5k

April 24, 2022

CCB members participated in the 2022 Bionic 5k race on Sunday, April 24. The Bionic 5k celebrates the power of technology to enable ALL people to run together, and was held this year in Harvard Square.  CCB was very happy to cover registration fees for those in our community who were  interested in joining and participating with our very own CCB team. Learn more about the race here; pictures below:

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New Assistant Professor Richard Liu Joins CCB

April 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Liu will be joining our department this summer as an Assistant Professor. Liu's group will explore redox-active organic moieties as novel catalytic platforms, new methodology to generate nano-structured carbon platforms, and applying myriad physical techniques to elucidate complex reaction mechanisms. Liu completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked with Stephen L. Buchwald on the development of copper-hydride catalysts for olefin hydrofunctionalization...

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Assistant Professor Jarad Mason

Professors Jarad Mason and Daniel Nocera receive 2022 Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research Award

April 3, 2022

Professor Jarad Mason and Professor Daniel Nocera's project, “Microporous Liquids: Next-Generation Electrolytes for Catalysis,” has been selected for funding in the 2022 Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research. 

The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research (formerly known as the Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research) provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. This program...

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Professor Brian Liau

Brian Liau wins the 2022 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

January 18, 2022

Brian Liau, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of ten recipients of the 2022 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for his research: "Investigating allosteric mechanisms regulating DNA methyltransferase enzymes." Liau recieved received Stage 2 funding this year; he recieved the initial award in 2020. The Award was established to support “high-risk, high-reward” ideas with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer, and designed to provide funding to exceptionally creative thinkers with a...

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Assistant Professor Jarad Mason

Jarad Mason wins the 2021 Dream Chemistry Award

December 14, 2021
Jarad Mason, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has won the 2021 Dream Chemistry Award for his project on treating hypoxia with microporous water. The Dream Chemistry Award is an international competition that recognizes young chemists who "dream of solving fundamental problems with bold ideas." The competition is organized by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Read more here:... Read more about Jarad Mason wins the 2021 Dream Chemistry Award
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Researchers find first experimental evidence of elusive quantum state

August 3, 2021

“The Axion insulator is a new quantum state with truly exciting quantum properties.” said Suyang Xu, an assistant professor of chemistry at Harvard and a lead author of the report. “For a long time, researchers have been searching for materials that can realize this state. Finally, we have found a good one!”

The work, published in the journal Nature, is believed to be the first experimental evidence of this type of quantum state and can one day help generate a magneto-electric effect that can lead to...

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