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Faculty Positions in Chemistry and BiochemistryMechref, Sumner, Latham and Azatian in the pictureCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation Dr. Yehia Mechref (Chair) and Dr. Michael F. Mayer with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec (TTU President) Affinity Separation and Subsequent Terminal Differentiation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells Using the Human Transferrin Receptor (CD71) as a Capture Target
Characterization of Charge Transfer in Excited States of Extended Clusters of p-Stacked Donor and Acceptor Complexes in Lock-Arm Supramolecular Ordering
A Multireference Ab Initio Study of the Diradical Isomers of Pyrazine
Enhancing Sonochemical Efficiency Through Application of the Heterodyne Effect
2018 Fall New Graduate StudentsDepartmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

■ Prof. A. F. Cozzolino was featured on Texas Tech Today on July 10th for his $655,710 NSF Career Award of five-years.

■ Prof. Mechref was invited to join the ISPPP scientific committee.

■ Prof. Mechref was also invited to co-Chair the ISPPP 2021 symposium.

■ Prof. Mechref reviewed a proposal for the Croatian Science Foundation.

■ Prof. Hase gave the Keynote Address at the XXVII Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (DMC) Conference at Big Sky, Montana, July 7 - 12, 2019. The title of his lecture was "Chemical Dynamics Simulations. Comparison with Experiment and Theoretical Models".

■ Prof. Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled "LC-MS/MS of Labeled Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers" at the 39th International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation, Purification and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2019), July 10-12, Baltimore, MD.

■ Prof. Cozzolino presented his research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23-28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Molecular and Anion Recognition by Pnictogen Bonding in Solution."

■ S. Moaven from Prof. Cozzolino’s group presented her research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23 - 28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Formation of reversed bilayer vesicles via pnictogen bonding and their possible applications."

■ Prof. Hutchins gave an invited talk at at GPC 2019: The Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference, June 10-11, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. The title of her talk was "Pyridine-functionalized polymers for removal of pharmaceutical contaminants."

■ Dr. Jonathan Jerke, post-doctoral research associate of Dr. Poirier, gave an invited talk at the US Army Research Office Contractor’s Meeting, Durham, North Carolina, on June 25, 2019. The title of his talk was "Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality: Ewald, diatomic pre-born Oppenheimer, and 3-electron computations."

■ Prof. Poirier gave an invited talk at the 15th International Workshop on Quantum Reactive Scattering (QRS) 2019, Saitama, Japan. The title of his lecture was "Adiabatic Quantum Trajectory Capture Method for Ultra-cold Chemical Reactions."

Departmental News

■ Prof. A. F. Cozzolino was featured on Texas Tech Today on July 10th for his $655,710 NSF Career Award of five-years.

■ Prof. Mechref was invited to join the ISPPP scientific committee.

■ Prof. Mechref was also invited to co-Chair the ISPPP 2021 symposium.

■ Prof. Mechref reviewed a proposal for the Croatian Science Foundation.

■ Prof. Hase gave the Keynote Address at the XXVII Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (DMC) Conference at Big Sky, Montana, July 7 - 12, 2019. The title of his lecture was "Chemical Dynamics Simulations. Comparison with Experiment and Theoretical Models".

■ Prof. Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled "LC-MS/MS of Labeled Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers" at the 39th International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation, Purification and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2019), July 10-12, Baltimore, MD.

■ Prof. Cozzolino presented his research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23-28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Molecular and Anion Recognition by Pnictogen Bonding in Solution."

■ S. Moaven from Prof. Cozzolino’s group presented her research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23 - 28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Formation of reversed bilayer vesicles via pnictogen bonding and their possible applications."

■ Prof. Hutchins gave an invited talk at at GPC 2019: The Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference, June 10-11, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. The title of her talk was "Pyridine-functionalized polymers for removal of pharmaceutical contaminants."

■ Dr. Jonathan Jerke, post-doctoral research associate of Dr. Poirier, gave an invited talk at the US Army Research Office Contractor’s Meeting, Durham, North Carolina, on June 25, 2019. The title of his talk was "Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality: Ewald, diatomic pre-born Oppenheimer, and 3-electron computations."

■ Prof. Poirier gave an invited talk at the 15th International Workshop on Quantum Reactive Scattering (QRS) 2019, Saitama, Japan. The title of his lecture was "Adiabatic Quantum Trajectory Capture Method for Ultra-cold Chemical Reactions."

Departmental News

■ Prof. A. F. Cozzolino was featured on Texas Tech Today on July 10th for his $655,710 NSF Career Award of five-years.

■ Prof. Mechref was invited to join the ISPPP scientific committee.

■ Prof. Mechref was also invited to co-Chair the ISPPP 2021 symposium.

■ Prof. Mechref reviewed a proposal for the Croatian Science Foundation.

■ Prof. Hase gave the Keynote Address at the XXVII Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (DMC) Conference at Big Sky, Montana, July 7 - 12, 2019. The title of his lecture was "Chemical Dynamics Simulations. Comparison with Experiment and Theoretical Models".

■ Prof. Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled "LC-MS/MS of Labeled Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers" at the 39th International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation, Purification and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2019), July 10-12, Baltimore, MD.

■ Prof. Cozzolino presented his research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23-28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Molecular and Anion Recognition by Pnictogen Bonding in Solution."

■ S. Moaven from Prof. Cozzolino’s group presented her research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23 - 28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Formation of reversed bilayer vesicles via pnictogen bonding and their possible applications."

■ Prof. Hutchins gave an invited talk at at GPC 2019: The Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference, June 10-11, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. The title of her talk was "Pyridine-functionalized polymers for removal of pharmaceutical contaminants."

■ Dr. Jonathan Jerke, post-doctoral research associate of Dr. Poirier, gave an invited talk at the US Army Research Office Contractor’s Meeting, Durham, North Carolina, on June 25, 2019. The title of his talk was "Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality: Ewald, diatomic pre-born Oppenheimer, and 3-electron computations."

■ Prof. Poirier gave an invited talk at the 15th International Workshop on Quantum Reactive Scattering (QRS) 2019, Saitama, Japan. The title of his lecture was "Adiabatic Quantum Trajectory Capture Method for Ultra-cold Chemical Reactions."

Departmental News

■ Prof. A. F. Cozzolino was featured on Texas Tech Today on July 10th for his $655,710 NSF Career Award of five-years.

■ Prof. Mechref was invited to join the ISPPP scientific committee.

■ Prof. Mechref was also invited to co-Chair the ISPPP 2021 symposium.

■ Prof. Mechref reviewed a proposal for the Croatian Science Foundation.

■ Prof. Hase gave the Keynote Address at the XXVII Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (DMC) Conference at Big Sky, Montana, July 7 - 12, 2019. The title of his lecture was "Chemical Dynamics Simulations. Comparison with Experiment and Theoretical Models".

■ Prof. Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled "LC-MS/MS of Labeled Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers" at the 39th International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation, Purification and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2019), July 10-12, Baltimore, MD.

■ Prof. Cozzolino presented his research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23-28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Molecular and Anion Recognition by Pnictogen Bonding in Solution."

■ S. Moaven from Prof. Cozzolino’s group presented her research work at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH, June 23 - 28, 2019. The title of his presentation is "Formation of reversed bilayer vesicles via pnictogen bonding and their possible applications."

■ Prof. Hutchins gave an invited talk at at GPC 2019: The Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference, June 10-11, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana. The title of her talk was "Pyridine-functionalized polymers for removal of pharmaceutical contaminants."

■ Dr. Jonathan Jerke, post-doctoral research associate of Dr. Poirier, gave an invited talk at the US Army Research Office Contractor’s Meeting, Durham, North Carolina, on June 25, 2019. The title of his talk was "Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality: Ewald, diatomic pre-born Oppenheimer, and 3-electron computations."

■ Prof. Poirier gave an invited talk at the 15th International Workshop on Quantum Reactive Scattering (QRS) 2019, Saitama, Japan. The title of his lecture was "Adiabatic Quantum Trajectory Capture Method for Ultra-cold Chemical Reactions."



Awards and Accolades

Mayer Prof. D. Casadonte was selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.
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Janos Prof. C. Korzeniewski has received a grant from the NSF for the project "Advancing Strategies for In-Situ Determination and Spatial Mapping of Components within Membrane Systems for Energy Conversion". + More
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Janos Prof. C. Korzeniewski has been awarded beamtime at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, Maryland for the project "Spatial Profiling Ion-Depletion/Water Accumulation in Bilayer Ion-Exchange Membranes for Energy Conversion". + More
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Janos Dr. Janos Sarka (Postdoc in the Poirier group) has received a MolSSI "Seed" Software Fellowship. MolSSI is the "Molecular Sciences Software Institute", an NSF-funded center housed in Blacksburg Virginia, + More
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Mayer Prof. Michael Mayer has been elected to the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy. Prof. Mayer and the 11 other new members (university-wide) will be officially inducted into the Academy during the New Member Induction Ceremony in September 2019.
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Additional Departmental News


Student Highlights

Sakshi Sakshi Gautam, a graduate student in Prof. Mechref, was awarded the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) Poster Award for the excellent presentation of particularly significant innovative analytical research + More
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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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