Research being done in the laboratory of John Keith, assistant professor of chemical engineering and R.K. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Energy, on simple and effective ways of modeling chemical reactions in solutions was represented in text and in a unique piece of artwork in the journal "Chemical Science."
“The red cross in the cover art symbolizes the medical red cross that you see on ambulances," Basdogan says. "Our model is like a paramedic team that comes with an ambulance: it’s a quick fix that can be really effective.”
Their study titled “A paramedic treatment for modeling explicitly solvated chemical reaction mechanisms” analyzed a very complex chemical system called the Morita-Baylis Hillman reaction.
Basdogan developed the image for the back cover using tools and skills she learned in a course taught by Assistant Professor Chris Wilmer at the Swanson School of Engineering, called Advanced Scientific Visual Communication.
More details on the study is available on the Swanson School of Engineering website.