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Congratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation Dr. Yehia Mechref (Chair) and Dr. Michael F. Mayer with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec (TTU President) Cooling-Rate Dependent Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Phase Transition in an Organic Co-Crystal Increasing the Buffering Capacity of Minimal Media Leads to Higher Protein Yield
Accurate Characterization of the Lowest Triplet Potential Energy Surface of SO<sub>2</sub> With a Coupled Cluster Method A Manganese Hydride Molecular Sieve for Practical Hydrogen Storage Under Ambient Conditions 
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Departmental News

■ Prof. Gamez group delivered the following presentations at the 11th Annual Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 2-3, 2019:
'Glow Discharge Optical Emission Elemental Mapping Method Development for Thin Sections and Solutions,' Cody Baker, Yue She, Gerardo Gamez
'Development of Laser Rayleigh Scattering Plasma Diagnostic Instrument for Characterization of Plasma Gas Kinetic Temperature Maps in Plasmas Used for Chemical Analysis,' Lee Jong Min,' Kevin Finch, Gerardo Gamez
'Characterization of the Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry Desorption/Ionization Source for Performing Real-Time Derivatization Reactions,' Zachry Kempf, Yinglei Pu, Gerardo Gamez

■ Miranda Andrews gave the talk 'Effects of photochromic moieties on pendant groups that participate in secondary bonding interactions' with authors Miranda C. Andrews and Anthony F. Cozzolino at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL on Apr 4th.

■ Prof Mechref gave an invited talk at the department of Chemistry, University of North Texas entitled 'The Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptides Isomers in the Development and progression of Human Diseases,' April 12, 2019.

■ Prof. Hutchins is featured on the TTU homepage. The article 'Chemistry Researcher Targeting Ways to Remove Contaminants From Water highlights her research and recent emerging investigator award.'

■ Prof. Gamez served on a NSF Chemistry review panel for the Chemical Measurements and Imaging program (March 4–5, 2019).

■ Twenty six undergraduate students doing research with our faculty participated in the 2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Gamez group delivered the following presentations at the 11th Annual Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 2-3, 2019:
'Glow Discharge Optical Emission Elemental Mapping Method Development for Thin Sections and Solutions,' Cody Baker, Yue She, Gerardo Gamez
'Development of Laser Rayleigh Scattering Plasma Diagnostic Instrument for Characterization of Plasma Gas Kinetic Temperature Maps in Plasmas Used for Chemical Analysis,' Lee Jong Min,' Kevin Finch, Gerardo Gamez
'Characterization of the Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry Desorption/Ionization Source for Performing Real-Time Derivatization Reactions,' Zachry Kempf, Yinglei Pu, Gerardo Gamez

■ Miranda Andrews gave the talk 'Effects of photochromic moieties on pendant groups that participate in secondary bonding interactions' with authors Miranda C. Andrews and Anthony F. Cozzolino at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL on Apr 4th.

■ Prof Mechref gave an invited talk at the department of Chemistry, University of North Texas entitled 'The Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptides Isomers in the Development and progression of Human Diseases,' April 12, 2019.

■ Prof. Hutchins is featured on the TTU homepage. The article 'Chemistry Researcher Targeting Ways to Remove Contaminants From Water highlights her research and recent emerging investigator award.'

■ Prof. Gamez served on a NSF Chemistry review panel for the Chemical Measurements and Imaging program (March 4–5, 2019).

■ Twenty six undergraduate students doing research with our faculty participated in the 2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Gamez group delivered the following presentations at the 11th Annual Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 2-3, 2019:
'Glow Discharge Optical Emission Elemental Mapping Method Development for Thin Sections and Solutions,' Cody Baker, Yue She, Gerardo Gamez
'Development of Laser Rayleigh Scattering Plasma Diagnostic Instrument for Characterization of Plasma Gas Kinetic Temperature Maps in Plasmas Used for Chemical Analysis,' Lee Jong Min,' Kevin Finch, Gerardo Gamez
'Characterization of the Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry Desorption/Ionization Source for Performing Real-Time Derivatization Reactions,' Zachry Kempf, Yinglei Pu, Gerardo Gamez

■ Miranda Andrews gave the talk 'Effects of photochromic moieties on pendant groups that participate in secondary bonding interactions' with authors Miranda C. Andrews and Anthony F. Cozzolino at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL on Apr 4th.

■ Prof Mechref gave an invited talk at the department of Chemistry, University of North Texas entitled 'The Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptides Isomers in the Development and progression of Human Diseases,' April 12, 2019.

■ Prof. Hutchins is featured on the TTU homepage. The article 'Chemistry Researcher Targeting Ways to Remove Contaminants From Water highlights her research and recent emerging investigator award.'

■ Prof. Gamez served on a NSF Chemistry review panel for the Chemical Measurements and Imaging program (March 4–5, 2019).

■ Twenty six undergraduate students doing research with our faculty participated in the 2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Gamez group delivered the following presentations at the 11th Annual Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 2-3, 2019:
'Glow Discharge Optical Emission Elemental Mapping Method Development for Thin Sections and Solutions,' Cody Baker, Yue She, Gerardo Gamez
'Development of Laser Rayleigh Scattering Plasma Diagnostic Instrument for Characterization of Plasma Gas Kinetic Temperature Maps in Plasmas Used for Chemical Analysis,' Lee Jong Min,' Kevin Finch, Gerardo Gamez
'Characterization of the Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry Desorption/Ionization Source for Performing Real-Time Derivatization Reactions,' Zachry Kempf, Yinglei Pu, Gerardo Gamez

■ Miranda Andrews gave the talk 'Effects of photochromic moieties on pendant groups that participate in secondary bonding interactions' with authors Miranda C. Andrews and Anthony F. Cozzolino at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL on Apr 4th.

■ Prof Mechref gave an invited talk at the department of Chemistry, University of North Texas entitled 'The Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptides Isomers in the Development and progression of Human Diseases,' April 12, 2019.

■ Prof. Hutchins is featured on the TTU homepage. The article 'Chemistry Researcher Targeting Ways to Remove Contaminants From Water highlights her research and recent emerging investigator award.'

■ Prof. Gamez served on a NSF Chemistry review panel for the Chemical Measurements and Imaging program (March 4–5, 2019).

■ Twenty six undergraduate students doing research with our faculty participated in the 2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd.



Awards and Accolades

cozzolino Prof. Cozzolino has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant titled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: Developing Tools for the Self-assembly of Inverted Bilayer Membranes, Heteromolecular Dyads and Supramolecular Catalysts.' + More
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Mechref Prof. Mechref has been awarded the 'Nancy J Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award for 2019'. The citation reads 'Your(sic) have shown a dedication to and a deep passion for mentoring graduate students. + More
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TTU Logo Faculty members Prof. Hase, Prof. Mayer, and Prof. Thompson, Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor Dr. Roberts-Findlater, and Senior Academic Advisor Ms. Dent were recognized and presented with Raiders Who Rock-Above + More
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Mayer Prof. Findlater has been notified that his Welch grant 'Base Metal Catalyzed Transformations' is renewed for a further 3 years at $195,000 from 6/1/2019 to 5/31/2022. This is his 2nd 3-year renewal.
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poirer Prof. Poirier has been notified that his Welch grant 'New Methodologies for Accurate Quantum Calculations of the Dynamics of Atomic Nuclei' is renewed for a further 3 years at $195,000 from 6/1/2019 to 5/31/2022. This is his 7th 3-year renewal.
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hutchins Prof. Kristin Hutchins has been awarded a TTU 'Summer 2019 Faculty Travel Grant' for up to $1,500 to assist with travel to Lecce and Bologna, Italy for conferences in June by ORI.
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Mayer Prof. Poirier received a $20,000 grant from the Molecular Science Software Institute (MolSSI), to host a workshop in fall 2019 entitled 'Rovibrational Molecular Spectroscopy: Setting standards for software packages and toolkits.' MolSSI is an NSF-funded center.
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Student Highlights

Chitranjan Chitranjan Srivastav has been awarded a competitive 'James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship' by the Graduate School. The award is for $3000 in the upcoming academic year.
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cecila Cecila Smith (Mentor: Prof. Findlater) placed 3rd out of 288 entrants in the '2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference' at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd for her poster 'Conversion of Imines to Secondary Amines Using Iron-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation.'
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Shipra Grad student Shipra Garg (Krempner group) has been awarded a Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship award is $3500 per year for 3 years (Doctorate) starting fall 2019. 
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Amandeep Grad student Amandeep Brar (Krempner group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation in Summer 2020.
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Babak Grad student Babak Tahmouresilerd (Cozzolino group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation in Summer 2020.
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