Posts tagged with: "Chemistry and Biochemistry"

A team led by chemistry professor Raphael Raptis developed an iron-based material that can distinguish chiral molecules that occur naturally in right- and left-handed forms. In the case of pharmaceuticals, this could be one way to ensure toxic versions of molecules are not included in a formula.

Discovery could be game-changer for pharmaceuticals

Manufacturing drugs may one day become more efficient, courtesy of a recent discovery by FIU researchers. Until today, platinum was […]

The Tao of Sports: Life through the lens of athletics

The Tao of Sports: Life through the lens of athletics

Competing in one of the world’s most grueling athletic events led an FIU professor to establish a new university course […]

How a professor conquered the Deca Ironman

How a professor conquered the Deca Ironman

Joseph Lichter is one of only about 100 people to have ever completed a Deca Ironman—10 Ironman triathlons put together. […]

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Valentine’s Day? No big deal

Valentine’s Day? No big deal

Sometimes the build up to Valentine’s Day is bigger than the actual day itself. While Hallmark and florists make the […]

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

One of the largest rivers in Latin America, the Atrato River in Colombia has been tainted by decades of illegal […]

A culture of invention grows at FIU

A culture of invention grows at FIU

FIU is producing patents like never before Professor Stavros Georgakopoulos (pictured above) exemplifies FIU’s inventing culture. The College of Engineering […]

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NSF recognizes forensic chemist among Hispanic leaders in research

NSF recognizes forensic chemist among Hispanic leaders in research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently profiled eight Hispanic scientists and engineers who are national leaders in their areas of […]

Panel explores effects of red tide on Florida

Panel explores effects of red tide on Florida

Red tide continues to be a source of concern for Florida, according to FIU experts. The harmful algal bloom that […]

Saturn’s largest moon may hold key to cleaner engines

Saturn’s largest moon may hold key to cleaner engines

A new discovery on Titan’s haze is revealing new information about burning fuels on Earth. FIU chemist Alexander Mebel and […]

Naples, USA - April 29, 2018: Florida pink, red and orange sunset in gulf of Mexico with sign for red tide dead fish algae bloom warning

FIU expert panel to discuss Florida red tide

The confirmation of a red tide in the waters off Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties – a rare occurrence on […]

Naples, USA - April 29, 2018: Florida pink, red and orange sunset in gulf of Mexico with sign for red tide dead fish algae bloom warning

Florida red tide experts list

Miami-Dade closed beaches north of the Haulover inlet Thursday morning after confirming the presence of red tide in ocean waters. Earlier […]

Treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide

Treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide

NOAA funds veterinary care research in response to toxic algae Florida International University and Mote Marine Laboratory are developing new […]

Our researchers can’t work without their…

Our researchers can’t work without their…

Researchers go into the field sometimes with just a backpack, other times with suitcases full of gear. Some tools can […]

Closeup of one dead fish washed ashore during red tide algae bloom toxic in Naples beach in Florida Gulf of Mexico during sunset on sand

6 things to know about Florida red tide

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency due to Florida red tide in seven counties, including Charlotte, Collier, […]

July 2018 in photos: Summer Commencement, Arctic research and Roary in a hammock

July 2018 in photos: Summer Commencement, Arctic research and Roary in a hammock

Summers are for making memories. At FIU, we’ve had no shortage of memorable moments that Panthers will cherish forever – […]