by The University of Chicago
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When the University of Chicago was founded in 1891, one of the first departments to be established was the Department of Chemistry. From the beginning, the Department has embodied the University's central mission of excellence in both research and teaching. Fifteen Nobel laureates in Chemistry have been associated with the University of Chicago. The Dept. of Chemistry faculty numbers 25, with considerable strength in the core areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as in interdisciplinary research areas at the boundaries with biology, physics, and materials science. Four faculty members hold joint appointments with other departments and many are members of one or more interdisciplinary research institutes, centers, and committees (for example, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics the James Franck Institute, and the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center).
|1||VideoUsing Theory and Computation to Understand Biology||A look inside the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, where a diverse group of researchers is developing a multiscale theoretical and computer simulation capability to bridge behavior at the molecular scale to that of complex, collective processes at the cellular scale.||1/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoUniversal solvent no match for new self-healing sticky gel||Ka Yee Lee and Niels Holten-Andersen speak about their research and show a demonstration of the manufacturing of the substance.||1/27/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoGeometric cues of stem cells||Milan Mrksich, Professor in Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, discusses the geometry of stem cell development in this video.||3/18/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoWriting the Blueprint for Life||Professor Milan Mrksich explains molecular engineering, how it relates to his own work and the University's plan for the Molecular Engineering Institute. Specifically he talks about the challenges in creating a "blueprint" for designing organic matter.||11/10/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoProtective Hypothermia||Cardiac arrest and industrial cooling? Dr. Lance Becker of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have discovered an improbable link between the two that may transform treatment for heart attacks. Copyright 2003 The University of Chicago.||6/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoBiological Microsystems||Milan Mrksich, professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, discusses his research on integrating living cells with non-living engineered microsystems to create hybrid devices. (c) 2006 The University of Chicago||1/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoMaterial folding||Research at the University of Chicago and the University of Santiago in Chile has identified some general rules that apply to wrinkling and folding in materials of widely varying thickness and composition. This 41-second video, taken with the aid of fluorescence microscopy, shows the folding of microscopically thin lipids (fats) under horizontal compression.||5/15/08||Free||View In iTunes|