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Make Room for Iodine: Systematic Pore Tuning of Multivariate Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Catalytic Oxidation of Hydroquinones Using Hypervalent Iodine
Concerning the Mechanism of Iodine(III)-Mediated Oxidative Dearomatization of Phenols Nickel-Catalyzed Regioselective 1,4-Hydroboration of N-Heteroarenes Modulation of the Carboxamidine Redox Potential Through Photoinduced Spiropyran or Fulgimide Isomerisation
2018 Fall New Graduate Students2018 Awards and Recognition BanquetCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation. (L-R): Paul Pare, Edward Quitevis, Brent Lindquist, Dominick Casadonte, Dimitri Pappas, Michael Findlater, Robert Shaw, Jorge Morales, Yehia MechrefDepartmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

■ Mr. Norbert D. Dittrich visited Texas Tech University on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and met with the administration and faculty members of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.

■ Prof. John D’Auria is serving on a panel next Monday for Genome Alberta. The panel will be reviewing for the Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program (A3GP).

■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to be a reviewer for the Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS), Brussels, Belgium.

■ The Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are:
Graduate Students
- Biochemistry: Zachary Boswell (Grand Prize winner)
- Analytical Chemistry: Mona Goli (Tie for 1st Place)
- Analytical Chemistry: Ying Liang (Tie for 1st Place)
- Inorganic Chemistry: Amandeep Brar (1st Place)
- Organic Chemistry: Daniel Loya (1st Place)
- Physical Chemistry: Reed Nieman (1st Place)
Undergraduate Students
- Michael Moody (1st Place)
- Stephan Azatian (2nd Place)
- Blake Ferguson (3rd Place)

Departmental News

■ Mr. Norbert D. Dittrich visited Texas Tech University on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and met with the administration and faculty members of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.

■ Prof. John D’Auria is serving on a panel next Monday for Genome Alberta. The panel will be reviewing for the Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program (A3GP).

■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to be a reviewer for the Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS), Brussels, Belgium.

■ The Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are:
Graduate Students
- Biochemistry: Zachary Boswell (Grand Prize winner)
- Analytical Chemistry: Mona Goli (Tie for 1st Place)
- Analytical Chemistry: Ying Liang (Tie for 1st Place)
- Inorganic Chemistry: Amandeep Brar (1st Place)
- Organic Chemistry: Daniel Loya (1st Place)
- Physical Chemistry: Reed Nieman (1st Place)
Undergraduate Students
- Michael Moody (1st Place)
- Stephan Azatian (2nd Place)
- Blake Ferguson (3rd Place)

Departmental News

■ Mr. Norbert D. Dittrich visited Texas Tech University on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and met with the administration and faculty members of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.

■ Prof. John D’Auria is serving on a panel next Monday for Genome Alberta. The panel will be reviewing for the Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program (A3GP).

■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to be a reviewer for the Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS), Brussels, Belgium.

■ The Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are:
Graduate Students
- Biochemistry: Zachary Boswell (Grand Prize winner)
- Analytical Chemistry: Mona Goli (Tie for 1st Place)
- Analytical Chemistry: Ying Liang (Tie for 1st Place)
- Inorganic Chemistry: Amandeep Brar (1st Place)
- Organic Chemistry: Daniel Loya (1st Place)
- Physical Chemistry: Reed Nieman (1st Place)
Undergraduate Students
- Michael Moody (1st Place)
- Stephan Azatian (2nd Place)
- Blake Ferguson (3rd Place)

Departmental News

■ Mr. Norbert D. Dittrich visited Texas Tech University on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and met with the administration and faculty members of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.

■ Prof. John D’Auria is serving on a panel next Monday for Genome Alberta. The panel will be reviewing for the Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program (A3GP).

■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to be a reviewer for the Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS), Brussels, Belgium.

■ The Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are:
Graduate Students
- Biochemistry: Zachary Boswell (Grand Prize winner)
- Analytical Chemistry: Mona Goli (Tie for 1st Place)
- Analytical Chemistry: Ying Liang (Tie for 1st Place)
- Inorganic Chemistry: Amandeep Brar (1st Place)
- Organic Chemistry: Daniel Loya (1st Place)
- Physical Chemistry: Reed Nieman (1st Place)
Undergraduate Students
- Michael Moody (1st Place)
- Stephan Azatian (2nd Place)
- Blake Ferguson (3rd Place)



Awards and Accolades

VinceBertonazziHiemstra The Chemistry & Biochemistry Shops are the 2018 recipients of the TTU Guns Up! Award. Congratulations to Vince, Jeanne, and Scott!
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Krempner Prof. Krempner received an award from the Department of Energy for his grant application entitled "Inverse Frustrated Lewis Pairs as Transition Metal Free Catalysts for Hydrogenations of Organic Carbonyl Compounds, CO2 and CO." + More
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Latham Prof. Michael Latham received an R35 award from the NIH for his grant application entitled "Structural Biology Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex." This award is funded at $1,798,573 total cost for 5 years starting September 1st, 2018.
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Pappas Prof. Dimitri Pappas received a CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award for his grant application entitled "Microfluidic Cancer Assay for Liquid Biopsies and Early Detection." This award is funded at $200,000 total cost for 2 years. + More
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John Prof. John D'Auria has been invited to participate in the Plant Metabolic Engineering Gordon Research Conference The Eight 'F's of Plant Metabolic Engineering; Food, Feed, Flavor, Fragrance, Fiber, Fuel, Pharma and Future Technologies + More
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Student Highlights

Trubenstein Undergraduate student Henry Trubenstein received $1000 funding through CALUE (Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement) to support his undergrad research efforts in Prof. Cozzolino's group.+ More
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MillerUndergraduate student Lauren Miller was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) to conduct research in Prof. Kristin Hutchin's lab this academic year.
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Poster Session WinnerThe Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are: Graduate Students: Analytical - Mona Goli and Ying Liang (Tie for 1st place); + More
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MillerCongratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research (OUR) Award presented by CALUE.
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TTU LogoCongratulations to Amanda Miller & Adrian Falco for awards at the 2018 Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference. + More

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