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Phillip Hammer’s research poster, “Dissolution and Electrochemical Reduction of Zirconium, Thorium, and Uranium in Ionic Liquids,” was recently accepted for presentation at the 19th annual Posters on the Hill symposium, which will be held April 22 and 23 in Washington D.C.  In his research poster, he demonstrates a method to dissolve heavy metal oxides, including uranium oxides, in ionic liquids. The pure metals were then electrodeposited onto an inert electrode and recovered from the ionic liquid. The ultimate purpose is to be able to remove radionuclides from nuclear process wastes in order to re-use it in power generation, and to minimize waste. He has also performed electrochemical analysis on uranium ions dissolved in water, in order to determine more effective strategies of removing the actinides from the waste water streams. Chemistry Professor, Dr. Dale Russell is his research mentor.  Congrats to Phil!

Jon Scaggs, Department Lab Manager, is looking to hire another student employee in the stockroom. The minimum requirements are that you must have completed Chem 310 and 212, preferably with at least a B in all organic and analytical lecture and lab courses (and it would be good to have at least a B in all science courses). A chemistry major is preferred.  This hire needs to be done immediately! If you are interested, please pick up an application from either of the chemistry stockrooms (SCNC 307 or 360), or from the Chemistry Department office (SCNC 153-154). Return your completed application to Jon at jonathanscaggs@boisestate.edu or to his mailbox in the Chemistry offices, SCNC 153-154. (Note: your application must be signed by your advisor or research director – so plan ahead!) The pay starts at $9 per hour, with the potential for increases. The application is now posted in the Internships/Job Postings tab on the Chemistry Majors Bb site. This position needs to be filled as soon as possible, so if you are interested, please submit your application to Jon by FRIDAY, FEB 13!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking a full time lecturer.  Details about the position can be seen on the Human Resources website at http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/searchcareers/lecturer-10/

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking a full time lab teacher.  Details about the position can be seen on the Human Resources website at http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/searchcareers/lab-teacher-3/

 

 

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