Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, an associate professor of chemistry and co-director of GW’s Environmental Green Chemistry Graduate Program, is taking the lead to address challenges in the classroom and through her National Science Foundation-funded research to devise an environmentally safe process for converting wood into chemicals.
Chemistry alumna Alex Evans, BS '20, MFS '21, alerted first responders with her research on a new synthetic opioid in the District that may be resistant to the antidote Narcan. She was featured in WTOP News, FOX 5 D.C. and published in the ScienceDirect journal.
Welcome to another academic year here at the GW Chemistry Department. I am delighted to kick off the fall semester and recall our usual course offerings, research opportunities, seminar series, retreat and other activities, but also want to take a moment to reflect on our current environment and to recognize that many of us may be experiencing virtual learning and current events very differently.