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Stories from chemistry:

Daniel Ess and Doo-Hyun Kwon

New research from a BYU and Chevron Phillips team could help open doors to tackle “grand challenges in catalysis chemistry.”

Researchers from Utah State, BYU and University of Liege have learned that fibers bent at a certain angle can hold a lot more water than you would expect.

BYU chemistry Ph.D. grad

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses.

Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

BYU chemistry researchers

With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, BYU researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

Jewel Beetles

The Emerald Ash Borer is eating its way across America. Next stop? Utah. But not if BYU biologists can do something about it.

Elementary students create chemical reactions

Chemistry Professor Daniel Ess was looking for a local and rigorous summer science camp to enroll his 10-year-old daughter in when he encountered a problem—there weren’t any.

BYU Chemistry Professor Daniel Austin

Smashing into a solid wall at 670 miles per hour doesn’t even leave a mark.

BYU Chemistry professor Daniel Austin and his graduate students are learning just how hard it can be to kill bacteria.

PhD student Sonika Sharma

A team of BYU researchers have designed a portable version of a device used to identify chemicals in different liquids that can better aid doctors, police, and environmental studies. 

To make most medicines, metals like copper are needed for a critical chemical reaction.