Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Yellow and red fireworks exploding on a night sky

The science behind fireworks

What makes a firework…work? Michael Pollastri, professor and chair of the chemistry department, explains what’s happening inside those Fourth of July favorites—and which color fireworks are particularly challenging to create.

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Amgen Massachusetts and the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis Announce Scholar Award

The Wolfgang Goetzinger-Amgen Memorial Scholar Award is in memory of Amgen’s well-respected and esteemed colleague, Wolfgang Goetzinger, an analytical chemist at Amgen’s Cambridge R&D facility and former post-doctoral fellow in the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University. Goetzinger died in September 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was 51 years old.

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Alexandros Makriyannis

Longtime Northeastern chemist receives prestigious AAPS award

Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair at Northeastern and Founder and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery, has received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award for 2015. This award is part of a long line of accomplishments for Makriyannis, who has published over 500 papers and has over 50 patents in the field of medicinal chemistry.

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