Research Highlights

Frontal Polymerization

frontal polymerization on wood surface

The capacity of frontal polymerization as a coating strategy for wood substrates was studied. Results indicate resin viscosity and film thickness critically affect the qualitative and quantitative propagation of the thermal front resulting in the formation of the coating.

Frontal Polymerization Article

Stabilization of electrocatalysts

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Fighting deactivation: Classical and emerging strategies for efficient stabilization of molecular electrocatalysts.


Electrolytes in motion

Electrolytes in motion

The molecular structure and dynamics of electrolytes is important in science and engineering due to their use in electrochemical storage. Time resolved infrared spectroscopic methods are currently the best tools for investigating the electrolytes at the microscopic level, but understanding these liquid systems remains very challenging.


Photochemical Oxidation Mass Spectrometry

protein oxidation

A193 nm laser is directed at the electrospray source of a mass spectrometer that contains hydrogen peroxide and a protein. The photogenerated radicals oxidize the protein, enabling ultrafast characterization of its structure.

Photochemical Oxidation Article


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A siloxide podand ligand is used to tease out structure-reactivity relationships in alkyne metathesis. It also affords a very rare (and dynamic!) metallatetrahedrane.



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An evaluation study with a mixed methods approach evaluating program impacts and outcomes of a minority training program over a period of 14 years. Results indicate which strategies were most effective in promoting interest and matriculation into graduate programs among underrepresented groups in STEM.

Training Program Article

News and Events

Vickie Thornton Receives Staff Award

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Staff Award

LSU Chemistry Welcomes New Chair

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Professor John Pojman

Xin Gui Receives Ludo Frevel Scholarship Award

Xin Gui in Laboratory

Award Highlight


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