electricity in “living material,” LED, saturated fats not linked to heart, carbon nanotubes


New “living material” can conduct electricity, finds new study

MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots… Read more

 

New processing technique for brighter, resilient LED

Research team at North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid… Read more 

 

Saturated fat not linked to heart disease, say scientists

Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart diseases… Read more 

 

Carbon nanotubes replace silicon in photovoltaic solar cells

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly attractive for photovoltaic solar cells as a replacement to silicon. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden have discovered that controlled placement of the carbon nanotubes into nano-structures produces a huge boost in electronic performance… Read more

Advertisements

Hot Chemistry Jobs Of The Week


BASF

BASF

Lab Technician I

BASF Corporation- Huntsville, UNITED STATES

Job Description

BASF Corporation are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.BASF Corporation make the chemistry and technology used in vehicle catalytic convertors and other environmentally smart products. Read more & apply

 

BioAmber

BioAmber

Senior Engineer

BioAmber- Houston, UNITED STATES

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Catalysis , the Senior Engineer will be responsible for executing, and reporting experimental programs for further analysis toward the goal of new/improved commercial catalysts and catalytic processes.The Senior Engineer should have an MSChE or BSChE degree in chemical engineering.Strong knowledge of laboratory and pilot plant scale reactors.Industrial approach to selecting, testing and improving heterogeneous catalysis.Senior engineer is expected to interact effectively with other scientists, engineers, and business people within the company.Read more & apply

 

BASF

BASF

Chemical Processor

BASF Corporation- Elyria, UNITED STATES

Job Description

BASF Corporation at Elyria, OH manufacturing site is seeking candidates for the position of chemical processor. BASF Corporation are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Read more & apply

 

Johnson Matthey Plc

Johnson Matthey Plc

EHS Manager

Johnson Matthey Plc- Billingham, UNITED KINGDOM

Job Description

Johnson Matthey Plc are looking to recruit a highly motivated EHS Manager to provide leadership on site EHS strategy and to develop effective working practices that supports the continuous improvement in EHS culture and performance throughout the Chilton site.Reporting to the Site Manager, you will lead a team of EHS Advisors to provide best practice EHS guidance and risk management to a class leading standard, in support of a diverse range of activities such as capital project design and construction, technology development, research and site operations, health management and environmental protection.Read more & apply

 

The Dow Chemical Company

The Dow Chemical Company

Analytical Chemist

The Dow Chemical Company- Collegeville, UNITED STATES

Job Description

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for a R&D; Analytical Chemist in Collegeville, PA supporting Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions (DC&IS;). This position is for our future technology facility in Collegeville, PA (expected to begin work in our Spring House, PA facility and transition to new facility in the 2nd half of 2014) with an initial short training period in Buffalo Grove, IL. The selected candidate will be part of a diverse technical team responsible for the innovation of new products and the support of current operations & technologies associated with the Industrial Care market segment.Read more & apply

 

wacker

wacker

Chemical Operator Trainee

Wacker Chemical Corporation- Calvert, UNITED STATES

Job Description

The chemical operator trainee is an hourly union rated position. The work schedule will be seven day/twelve hour rotating shift. The position is responsible for performing chemical operator duties involved with the manufacture of VAE dispersions (vinyl acetate/ethylene emulsions).Read more & apply

 

Cytec Industries Inc.

Cytec Industries Inc.

Operations Engineer

Cytec Industries Inc.- Mount Pleasant, UNITED STATES

Job Description

Cytec Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.Read more & apply

 

Avantor Performance Materials

Avantor Performance Materials

Quality Engineer

Avantor Performance Materials- Phillipsburg, UNITED STATES

Job Description

The Quality Engineer provides support to manufacturing with quality related issues, including but not limited to customer complaints, Out of Control/Out Of Specification investigations, CAPAs, Process Validations, Batch Production Record, Work Instruction and Procedure revision and Management of Change.Read more & apply

 

Evonik Industries AG

Evonik Industries AG

Director (m/f) Project Business EMEA

Evonik Industries AG- Darmstadt, GERMANY

Job Description

The Director Project Business Injectable Formulation & Manufacturing Services ensures sustainable growth of the Evonik Health Care business by strengthening the project pipeline of the Pharma Polymers & Services activities in the EMEA region.Read more & apply

 

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Risk Scientist

NOVA Chemicals Corporation- Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Job Description

This role is critical to the focused operation of NOVA Chemicals Corp. in our on-going effort to manage the risk to the public and company in our ongoing operation. As part of the Corporate Process Safety team the Risk Scientist/Engineer will work with the operating facilities and the wealth of information and techniques available in academia and other domains. Expertise will be required to understand and communicate what acceptable risk is with a particular focus on both clarity, consistency and communication in methodologies for modeling.Read more & apply

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY OF BOUNCING BALLS


Chemistry of Bouncing Balls

Introduction

Balls have been toys practically forever, but the bouncing ball is a more recent innovation. Bouncing balls were originally made of natural rubber, though now bouncing balls can be made of plastics and other polymers or even treated leather. You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics.Read More

 

 

Biosensors, upgrading natural gas, plants to detect pollutants, zinc oxide coatings


Biosensors will protect water from toxins, finds new study

Researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new biosensor that can protect the water supplies from a wide range of toxins, including heavy metals and other poisons… Read more

 

Converting raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel

America’s current energy boom may take a new direction with the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel… Read more

 

Nanotechnology uses plants to detect pollutants, explosives

A team of researchers at MIT have increased the uses of plants by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production and give them completely new functions, such as monitoring environmental pollutants… Read more

Zinc oxide coatings prevents small electronic parts from sticking together

When small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well. Scientists report that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other… Read more

Upcoming International CPhI Pharmacy Events


CPhI India 2014

CPhI India 2014

CPhI India 2014

CPhI India and its co-located events are the largest and most comprehensive pharmaceutical industry events in South Asia. As the pharma industry is increasingly looking towards India for high quality, low cost pharma solutions, this event is the perfect place for companies to pick up on the latest trends and innovations the market has to offer. The event provides a platform to meet the movers and shakers in India’s pharma machinery, technology, ingredients, outsourcing and biopharma industry for a competitive advantage that will help grow your business. Read More

 

CPhI worldwide 2014

CPhI worldwide 2014

CPhI Worldwide 2014

CPhI worldwide 2014 gives a platform to join 30,000 senior pharma professionals from 140+ countries in one place; meet existing and new suppliers under one roof. The event provides chance to find companies across key sectors – with 2,200 exhibitors in 20 dedicated zones covering ingredients, APIs, excipients, finished dosage, contract services, packaging, machinery and more. It helps meet companies from around the world: this is the most efficient and effective way to meet suppliers from major markets like China, India and the US and emerging markets including Turkey, Russia and Malaysia.Read More

 

CPhI south america 2014

CPhI south america 2014

CPhI South America 2014

CPhI South America is the foremost business platform to access the growing market both in Brazil and the whole continent. Benefits of visiting CPhI America are- establish business partnerships with companies from Brazil and many other countries; find main suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients, contract manufacturing, outsourcing services and biotechnology in one place; expand the network in the booming South American pharma market; discover South America’s outsourcing potential and bio-pharma solutions at the BioPh trail.Read More

 

CPhI china 2014

CPhI china 2014

CPhI China 2014

CPhI and P-MEC China bring the leading global ingredients and machinery events to China, along with co-located events representing the entire pharma supply chain with 2,600 exhibitors and over 30,000 attendees. It is a platform to meet key decision makers in pharmaceutical industry from 108 countries including China, India, US, UK, France, Italy, etc. The event helps discover potential partners who can make the connection between products and local productivity, it also helps find all major Chinese suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients, outsourcing, equipment and bio-solutions in one location. Read More

 

CPhI istanbul 2014

CPhI istanbul 2014

CPhI Istanbul 2014

CPhI Istanbul will bring together local Turkish and regional drug manufacturers with global suppliers of raw materials, machinery, packaging solutions and contract services. The events will host 100+ exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors from the region looking for suppliers and manufacturing partners to bring cost-competitive pharmaceuticals to their individual markets. CPhI Istanbul gives a chance to- access to the regional pharma markets with a focus on Balkan, Central Asia, Middle East and North African regions; helps meet with regional drug manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, machinery, packaging solutions and contract services as well as attracting visitors from the region looking for suppliers and manufacturing partners to bring cost-competitive pharmaceuticals to their individual markets; be part of an event supported by a high-level conference featuring opinion leaders from government, academia and the industry. Read More

 

CPhI south Asia 2014

CPhI south Asia 2014

CPhI South East Asia 2014

CPhI South East Asia helps expand the professional network in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pharma market, where you will meet key decision makers and business partners who can help you capitalise on opportunities presented in this dynamic, growing market. The event helps discover potential partners who can help you tap into the pharma industry in the ASEAN region; meet existing partners face to face; meet companies you are considering doing business with under one roof. Read More

 

CPhI russia 2014

CPhI russia 2014

CPhI Russia 2014

CPhI Russia is hosting a range of exhibitors in the field of pharma ingredients, finished dosage, machinery, equipment, technology and outsourcing, this event is your unique opportunity to initiate business and build partnerships in the booming Russian and CIS pharma markets. Key reasons to visit CPhI Russia 2014 are – Create partnerships with leading companies and government institutions from Russia, CIS and CEE regions; gain in-depth market knowledge during the International Forum, a dedicated matchmaking programme and other networking opportunities; network with top-level executives during the matchmaking programme and other networking events.Read More

 

CPhI Japan 2014

CPhI japan 2014

CPhI japan 2014

CPhI Japan is a pharma relevant activity concerning Japan. CPhI Japan successfully enter highly profitable market with a wide range of companies from all areas of pharma active in Japan as well as free to attend seminars presented by governmental bodies and other important institutions. CPhI Japan opens the door to exploring new business opportunities, expanding personal networks, meeting other pharmaceutical professionals and building strong partnerships. CPhI Japan provides you with excellent opportunities to: • Generate new business and build successful relationships with key decision makers representing leading companies from all over the world. • Expand your network and meet over 14,000 visitors and exhibitors. • Get up-dated on the latest trends and developments within the pharma industry by participating in conferences, seminars and exhibitor presentations. • Find all major suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients, the latest machinery & technology, outsourcing solutions. Read More