Igor Alabugin

FSU professor harnesses single electrons to accelerate chemical reactions

A Florida State University chemistry professor has described an unusual phenomenon in which the energy of an electron is spontaneously increased in the course of a chemical reaction. The process is reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Igor Alabugin and his team call this chemical phenomenon “electron upconversion.” In […]

FSU produces a record eight Fulbright scholars

Florida State University can add a new distinction to its academic record books as eight faculty members have earned grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright scholars will head out during the 2018-2019 school year to locations around the world to teach and conduct research in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Malawi, […]

Researchers achieve ‘Olympic ring’ molecule breakthrough just in time for Winter Games

As the world’s premier winter athletes were preparing to take to the slopes, rinks and tracks for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Florida State University researchers were hard at work making a gold-medal discovery of their own. More than 7,000 miles away from the snowcapped peaks of PyeongChang, scientists from FSU’s Department of Chemistry and […]

FSU research: 2017 marks new highs for university scientific, creative endeavors

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2017, engaging in research and creative activity that produced extraordinary work and made international headlines. Here are some of the highlights of the past year: FSU HITS RECORD NIH FUNDING Florida State University researchers brought in record funding of $35.8 million from the National […]

FSU scientists ‘do the twist’ to make better chemical reactions

A team of Florida State University scientists is working to make chemical reactions faster and more selective by reinventing fundamental organic chemistry concepts. Professor of Chemistry Igor Alabugin and doctoral student Trevor Harris developed a new way to control one of the most commonly used reactions used in chemistry today — the alkyne-azide “click” reaction. […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2016

HONORS AND AWARDS André Thomas, Ph.D. (Music), will receive the American Choral Directors Association’s 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award, which is conferred every two years upon a choral leader who has made “unusual contributions to the art of choral music” through teaching, conducting or leadership. Thomas will accept the Shaw Award at the 2017 ACDA national […]