News + Announcements
  • Beratan to teach Signature Course

    Prof. Beratan will teach a Duke Signature Course this spring entitled “How does biology work?”  The course is aimed at sophomores, juniors and seniors in Trinity and Pratt with an interest in how the quantitative tools of chemistry, physics and math can be used to describe the function of biology’s molecular machinery.  As brief video introduction to the course appears here:

  • Prof. Paul Modrich Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Congratulations to our Duke colleague, Prof. Paul Modrich, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering work to elucidate the molecular basis of a DNA repair mechanism, now known as mismatch repair.

  • New Graduate Fellowship Program Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education

    The Duke Chemistry Department is pleased to announce a newly awarded grant from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program from the U.S. Department of Education.  The award supports the Department’s ongoing efforts to recruit and prepare talented, diverse, and motivated graduate students for professions to meet tomorrow's teaching and research needs in the chemical sciences.  The program provides fellowships to continuing doctoral-level students to engage in innovative, mentored teaching experiences. 

  • Hargrove wins Young Investigator Award from Prostate Cancer Foundation

    Professor Hargrove has been recognized by the Prostate Cancer Foundation as a future research leader in the field of prostate cancer.  The award provides resources for Professor Hargrove to pursue novel therapeutic strategies involving RNA-targeted small molecules to help combat prostate cancer.


  • Wiley selected for 2015 Beilby Medal and Prize

    Professor Ben Wiley has been selected to receive the 2015 Beilby Medal and Prize by the Awards Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Materials Division, the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). The award recognizes Ben's pioneering contributions to the field of metal nanowires, including the demonstration of the use of copper nanowires as a low-cost transparent electrode for solar cells.