College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry


  • Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions

    The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world.

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  • Big-data computer will facilitate research, collaboration

    Washington State University recently cut the ribbon on a high-performance computer, heralding a new era of gleaning insights from large and unwieldy masses of data.

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  • Arts and Sciences honors outstanding achievement

    Fourteen faculty, six staff and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the fourth annual College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social.

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  • Chemistry consortium uses Titan supercomputer to understand actinides

    Radioactive materials have long been a part of American history–from the Manhattan Project to the development of nuclear power. The materials central to these innovations are actinides, or elements 89-103 on the periodic table that release large amounts of energy when atoms are split.

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  • Marijuana Breathalyzer Under Development To Nab Drivers Taking the ‘High’ Road

    Washington State University Chemistry Professor Herb Hill heard about the challenges of nailing drug-impaired drivers during a chance encounter at a reception with now-retired Political Science Professor Nick Lovrich, who is known for his expertise and contacts in criminal justice.

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  • WSU researchers working to launch breath test for pot use

    Washington State University researchers say they’re close to having a portable breath test that police can use to detect if someone has recently consumed marijuana.

    The News Tribune reports WSU professor Herbert Hill says his research team will soon begin its second round of testing of the marijuana breathalyzer in hopes of making the device available for police to use sometime next year.

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  • WSU working on roadside breath test for marijuana

    Washington State University researchers are working to develop a roadside test that would detect marijuana in a person’s breath.

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  • June 9-12: Breath test, cancer on medicinal plants agenda

    Marijuana and other medicinal plants are the focus of a research conference hosted by Washington State University in Spokane June 9-12.

    WSU chemistry professor Herbert Hill will talk about a marijuana detection breath test researchers are developing to determine if a driver is under the influence. Amit Dhingra, conference chair, will discuss genomic technologies to ensure strain purity.

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  • $2M grant to fund initial clinical trials in prostate cancer

    An imaging agent discovered by a Washington State University researcher that homes in on prostate cancer will be developed for human clinical trials thanks to a two-year $2 million federal Small Business Innovation Research grant.

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  • Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU

    A car battery that gets you from Pullman to Seattle on a single charge. Flexible electronics that can be sewn into clothing. An affordable transportation fuel made from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Washington State University researchers are a big step closer to making these futuristic technologies a reality thanks to a $521,800 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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