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June 4, 2020
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In support of Black chemists and all marginalized people, C&EN is replacing our usual weekly roundup of chemistry news with this special newsletter elevating just a few of the talented Black scientists who are advancing our field. Some are young and just beginning; others have already made lasting marks. All deserve your attention.
Paula Hammond is charting a course into the start-up world.
Paula Hammond is charting a course into the start-up world.
Not only is Paula Hammond the head of MIT's chemical engineering department, but she also cofounded LayerBio, which is developing drug-delivery strategies for treating glaucoma and more. Hear her advice for early-career chemists, and read more about this Trailblazer.
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How Willie May rose from the segregated South through the ranks of NIST.
How Willie May rose from the segregated South through the ranks of NIST.
The former director, and now a board member, of the National Institute of Standards & Technology started working at NIST almost 50 years ago as an analytical chemist before he earned his PhD.
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Meet Candice Bridge, whose work could make it easier to find rapists.
Meet Candice Bridge, whose work could make it easier to find rapists.
This University of Central Florida forensic scientist is cataloging lubricants as a way to identify sexual predators.
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Lynden and Shivaun Archer are the cofounders of battery firm NOHMs Technologies.
Lynden and Shivaun Archer are the cofounders of battery firm NOHMs Technologies.
Their start-up is developing longer-lasting, safer, and more sustainable lithium-ion batteries and was named one of C&EN's 10 Start-ups to Watch in 2015.
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9 Black chemists you should know about.
9 Black chemists you should know about.
These inventors, educators, and unsung heroes changed lives through their work in chemistry.
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Joining the voices in opposition of institutional and systemic racism.
Joining the voices in opposition of institutional and systemic racism.
Read C&EN editor in chief Bibiana Campos Seijo's editorial on supporting Black chemists and building a future for our field that embraces diversity, inclusion, and respect.
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The leaky pipeline for Black chemists.
The leaky pipeline for Black chemists.
In the world of chemistry, Black chemists have long been in low numbers, especially in the academic pipeline, and still routinely fall out of that pipeline at every level. Here are the latest data.
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BRILLIANT BLACK CHEMISTS IN THE TALENTED 12
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The polymers pioneer that's stitching sulfur into optical polymers.
The polymers pioneer that's stitching sulfur into optical polymers.
Darryl Boyd of the US Naval Research Laboratory is making souped-up polymers for optics with an assist from the superpower of sulfur.
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Demystifying the science behind breast milk sugars.
Demystifying the science behind breast milk sugars.
Steven D. Townsend is trying to understand how sugars in breast milk can impact infant health.
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This sustainability powerhouse is building multitasking materials for the future.
This sustainability powerhouse is building multitasking materials for the future.
Luisa Whittaker-Brooks saw climate and energy challenges in her Panama hometown. She's developing multifunctional materials to help solve those problems.
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Where we see waste, he sees valuable chemicals.
Where we see waste, he sees valuable chemicals.
William Tarpeh retrieves valuable commodity chemicals, like fertilizers, from wastewater—reducing pollution and energy consumption at the same time.
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