HU Chemistry Department awarded grant to install microwave reactorsHampton, Va - The U.S. Army has awarded the Hampton University chemistry department a $223,000 grant to install microwave reactors and develop standardized procedures for other chemistry programs to follow. This grant will allow the HU chemistry department to replace most conventional forms of heating, in the organic chemistry laboratory and in synthetic research, such as bunsen burner, water, oil and sand baths with microwave irradiation. The grant period runs through May of 2015. The principal investigator is Dr. Godson C. Nwokogu, professor of chemistry and the co-principal investigators are HU chemistry department faculty Drs. Charles Bump, Kesete Ghebreyessus, Edmund Ndip and Michelle Waddell. The department will then compile an extensive list of standardized microwave reaction procedures that any chemistry program wishing to adopt microwave heating can use to build its own comprehensive list of undergraduate laboratory activities. “Microwave …
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The Hampton University School of Science has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s HBCU-Research Infrastructure in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. Dr. William Moore, associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, will be the principal investigator on the project.
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