News & Announcements Archive


The Goldberg Group Published in ACS Publications

The Goldberg Group Published in ACS Publications
The Goldberg Group reports a series of sequentially formed peroxo(diiron), FeIV(O), and FeIII(OH) complexes from the reaction of a thiolate-ligated nonheme iron complex with O2. These complexes improve our understanding of the fundamental process of dioxygen activation by iron complexes and the related sulfur-ligated nonheme iron enzymes. To read the full article, please go to: […]


Avery and Xu (Thoi lab) publish in JACS!

Congratulations to Avery and Xu in the Thoi lab for their publication in JACS on using functionalized MOFs to mitigate a critical failure pathway in Li-S batteries! Check out their paper here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b09538 Congrats again Avery and Xu!


ChemDNA teaches science through Harry Potter

ChemDNA teaches science through Harry Potter
Students from the chemistry department, through the group ChemDNA, volunteered at a Harry Potter STEM day hosted by the USO. ChemDNA had a great time helping kids build LED wands, make slime, grow mandrake plants, and learn about invisible ink. Subscribe to ChemDNA for more events! https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/chemdna/contact-us/


Dr. Lisa Pogue Gets Published in Frontiers in Energy Research

Dr. Lisa Pogue Gets Published in Frontiers in Energy Research
Dr. Lisa Pogue, chemistry postdoctoral scholar in the Institute for Quantum Matter, a department of energy energy frontiers research center, writes an amazing article on energy relevance of quantum materials where she goes into detail to explain what quantum materials really are and how they will help enable technologies of the future. You can read […]


Alexandra Gittens Awarded Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship

Alexandra Gittens Awarded Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship
Congratulations to Alexandra Gittens, a PhD candidate in the Greenberg lab, who has recently been awarded the prestigious Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship. The Nathaniel Boggs, Jr. Ph.D., Memorial Fellowship was established in 1999 by University Trustee Emeritus and alumna Paula Boggs, in memory of her father who received Howard University’s first Ph.D. in biology. The fellowship […]


Three PhD Students Receive Honorable Mention in International Policy Memo Competition

Eric Peterson, Simran Saund, and Benjamin Stephens—PhD candidates in the Department of Chemistry—were part of a Johns Hopkins team that received an honorable mention in the International Policy Memo Competition held by the National Science Policy Network in conjunction with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance. Their memo was titled “Baltimore Clean Air Act; the need for a new waste management system in Baltimore.”


Greenberg Lab Members Recently Published in JACS

Greenberg Lab Members Recently Published in JACS
Congratulations to Huabing Sun, Liwei Zheng and Kun Yang of the Greenberg Group for their recent communication, Positional Dependence of DNA Hole Transfer Efficiency in Nucleosome Core Particles in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Their research resolves discrepancies regarding electron transfer in nucleosomes and has ramifications on its role in controlling DNA-protein interactions […]


Cheng receives grant from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program

Cheng receives grant from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program
Lan Cheng is among 73 young scientists across the country selected to receive grants from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program. The five-year award entitled “Development of Novel Relativistic Electronic Structure Methods for Actinide-Containing Compounds” supports the work on relativistic quantum chemistry and computational actinide chemistry in Cheng group. Congratulations, Dr. Cheng!