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What Do Baking and this Ph.D. Student's Thesis Have in Common?

February 27, 2020

If you're going to enter a Ph.D. program, it should definitely be in an area you are passionate about so your interest and drive can carry you through the inevitable challenging seasons. For fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, ...

How SMU's Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery is Changing the Future of Health

June 14, 2018

Imagine – biologists and chemists, coming together with computer designers and video gamers to develop a drug that can help save the lives of cancer patients. This cutting edge technology and multidisciplinary approach ...

How to Become a Computational Chemist: Seth Yannacone's Story

May 17, 2018

Has Computational Chemistry Answered One of Science's Oldest Questions?

May 3, 2018

What do Aristotle, Sir Francis Bacon, René Descartes, and Dr. Dieter Cremer, founder of SMU’s Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group, all have in common? They were all fascinated by the same mysterious natural ...

The Importance of Interdisciplinary Chemistry Research

April 19, 2018

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein The history of science is full of stories about discoveries made by delightful accident and coincidence. ...

Theoretical and Computational Chemsitry Research: Reflections and Advice from Inside a PhD Program

March 15, 2018

Are you interested in a PhD in Chemistry, but unsure what to expect? It can be difficult to tell what a program is like when you are first looking around, and a website description can only give you so much information. ...

Diary of a Chemistry Ph.D. Student: Stephen Budy

August 21, 2017

As the first day of school starts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) for the Fall 2017, I am still excited about another school year and all the new things to come. I started as a PhD graduate student in the ...