I hope you enjoy our March 2015 edition of the online Catalyst alumni magazine. We give a shout out to Dr. Elisa Tomat for earning a NSF CAREER award for her work in the field of inorganic chemistry. NSF reviewers were especially impressed with the "Chemistry Discovery" course that Elisa developed for undergraduate and graduate students. Way to go, Elisa!


Professor and Head
Chemistry & Biochemistry


Volume 1, Number 2
March 2015
Photo Credit: Elisa Tomat


Assistant Professor Elisa Tomat receives a prestigious NSF CAREER award. 


  Photo credit: Tech Parks Arizona



GlycoSurf Benefits from Tech-to-Market Process.


Photo credit: Royal Society of Chemistry

Assistant Professor Michael Heien's lab scores journal cover on the February 2015 issue of Chemical Communications.


CBC Regents Professor Neal Armstrong appointed Associate Vice President for Research at The University of Arizona.


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Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 14-15, 2015
CBC Student Poster Fair - April 30, 2015
CBC Student Awards Ceremony & Luncheon - May 14, 2015
CBC Grad Student Research Symposium - August 14, 2015
CBC All Alumni Reunion - November 2016


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Alumni News

James Fordemwalt (BS in Chemistry, 1955) - Being a UA alumnus and an ASU Professor Emeritus, I have unresolvable divided loyalties. I can't decide if I'm a "Wild Devil" or a "Sun Cat"!! My best solution so far has been to be out of town for the UA/ASU foot game. I've been retired for 14 years and have enjoyed every minute of it, visiting my sons and grandchildren, going on cruises, and tours of Australia, England, Italy, and Switzerland (including the village of  Vordemwald). 

Christian Roessler (PhD in 

Biochemistry, 2010) - I am back in Arizona as I recently was hired by Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley.

Wesley Cai  (BS in 

Biochemistry, 2014) - I am pursuing a PhD (mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in breast cancer) at Yale University. I am enjoying the seasons here in Connecticut, but this winter has left me longing for some Tucson weather!

CBC Alumni - Have you moved recently? Please help us keep our records current by updating your contact information.



Prior Issues:

Vol 1, Issue 1, February 2015