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Chemistry Associate Professor Andy Knight awarded U.S. Navy fellowship

Loyola press release - April 13, 2003

Associate Professor of Chemistry Andy Knight, Ph.D., was awarded an American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) U.S. Navy Senior Fellowship. The fellowships allow faculty at colleges and universities to visit a U.S. Navy Laboratory for 10 weeks and collaborate with senior Department of Defense scientists on projects of mutual interest. Knight has been awarded the ASEE U.S. Navy Fellowship five times in as many years. He joined the Loyola faculty in August 2000.

Knight’s research interests extend from homogeneous catalysis of industrially important processes, to molecular electronics, green chemistry and the design of artificial endonucleases for antiviral and antibacterial applications. He will conduct research on the synthesis of new artificial endonucleases (molecules that cleave RNA and DNA) in collaboration with Maureen Shuh, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at Loyola, and Eddie Chang, Ph.D., with the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Knight, who received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews, currently maintains a research group of 12 undergraduate students at Loyola.