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Organic Chemistry and Student Success with Susan Odom

Listen to Odom’s podcast for more on training students, next-generation battery research, and the connection between chemistry and cooking.

Corrine Elliott recognized for research accomplishments with a 2016 Goldwater Scholarship

Corrine Elliott was awarded a 2016 Goldwater Scholarship.  The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

Corrine Elliott receives a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society

Corrine "Nina" Elliott, an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry and mathematics at UK, is the receipient of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the American Chemical Soceity's Division of Organic Chemistry.  This $5,000 fellowship will allow Corrine to continue research in the Chemistry Department at the University of Kentucky for the Summer of 2016.

Article by UK Chemistry Professor Named One of Top 10 Articles of 2015

The editors of the journal Energy Technology named an article by University of Kentucky Chemistry Professor Susan Odom one of the top 10 articles of 2015.  Odom’s publication, "A Highly Soluble Organic Catholyte for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries," was selected based on the number of downloads and citations, and the feedback of the journal’s editorial office Energy Technology publishes articles covering all technical aspects of energy process engineering from different angles.

Odom group publishes in Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Susan Odom and group members Aman Preet Kaur, Corrine Elliott, and Selin Ergun reported their results in protecting lithium-ion batteries from overcharge in paper titled "Overcharge Performance of 3,7-Bis(trifluoromethyl)-N-ethylphenothiazine at High Concentrations in Lithium-Ion Batteries." Citation: J. Electrochem. Soc., 2016, 163, A1-A7.

First Annual UK Postdoctoral Symposium

They conduct lab research and teach classes, but they are neither faculty nor graduate students. Postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, serve an important role at UK, a research institution. However, they are scattered across various departments and have not always had an opportunity to meet and share their work.

Looking For Light: Chemistry, Visual Poetry, Narrative and Aria


Third Annual M.A.S.C. Event at UK (Math, Arts, and Sciences Coalition.)

Exploring the idea of interconnectedness between the arts and sciences and between us all, Vocalist Shareese Arnold, Artist Marjorie Guyon, and Chemist Susan Odom will present a collaborative mixed media performance at the UK Art Museum utilizing speech, projected image, poetic narrative and aria.  

In this mixed media performance presentation, scientist Susan Odom will elaborate on her innovative energy research which focuses on utilizing synthetic organic chemistry to create materials for energy collection and storage. Her presentation will explain on the creation and use of pigments in artwork and how light interacts with matter to create what we perceive as different colors, Dr Odom will also explain some of the science unifying art and music. Artist Marjorie Guyon and vocalist Shareese Arnold will use "projected image to demonstrate the ability of an image to inhabit an entire landscape, the power of the narrative and the ability of aria to raise us out of ourselves and into a greater good.” 

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
UK Art Museum - Singletary Center for the Arts

UK Chemists Tackle Battery Overcharge Problem

Research from the Department of Chemistry will help batteries resist overcharging, improving the safety of electronics from cell phones to airplanes.

"See engagement." UK Chemistry Lab Hosts High School Students

Chemistry professor Susan Odom has hosted two Paul Laurence Dunbar High School students in her chemistry laboratory over the past semester, conducting a project that could change the way lithium-ion batteries are produced.

Meet Susan Odom: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Susan Odom is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. Odom, an organic and materials chemist, studies lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries to try to make them safer and increase their longevity. In her lab at UK, she synthesizes organic molecules and polymers and incorporates them into Li-ion batteries to see if they improve the batteries' performance.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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