NSF awards $290,000 grant to chemistry professor Carol Parish for molecular research
August 3, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $290,000 grant to Carol Parish, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, for molecular research related to alternative fuels, anticancer antibiotics and graphene nanodevices.
Parish will use the funding to employ a research associate and for materials, supplies and travel to present results at professional meetings.
She is collaborating with Hans Lischka of Texas Tech University on the project, “Multireference Studies of Organic Polyradicals, Radical Reactions and Graphene Nanoribbons.” They expect results from their research to hold significant promise for advancing the fields of multireference theoretical chemistry, mechanistic organic chemistry, materials design and drug optimization.
Parish has taught at Richmond since 2005. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals and won awards of excellence for her teaching and research.
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