Christine Curiac (left), a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, measures optical properties of new materials to understand how they will behave catalytically as part of a collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation working to turn nonrenewable fossil fuels into sustainable solar fuels. Jared Delcamp (right), a UM associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is working with peers at the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University on the project. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services