Prof. Morales was appointed as a board editor in the scientific journal Symmetry, MPDI, Switzerland.
Prof. Findlater served as a member of NIH Study Section Panel, 0101 ZRG1 F04A-D (20) L, November 9-10, 2020.
Prof. Mechref co-chaired and served as a member of the NIH Study Section Panel, ZRG1 BCMB-X 30 I, PAR Panel: Shared and High-End Instruments: Mass Spectrometers, November 12-13, 2020.
Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples," at the 27th International Symposium on Electrophoretic and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2020), November 4, 2020.
Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "LC-MS/MS of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers," at the Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Conference (Analyticon-2020), November 5, 2020.
Prof. Pappas will be giving a talk to the Chattanooga Local ACS Section entitled "Cell Separations and Super Resolution: New Tools in the Diagnosis of Cancer and Sepsis" on November 18, 2020.
Dr. Ming and Mrs. Alice Sun have added a 2nd sizable gift to The Sun Family Fund in
Faculty Research Endowment. The sun family started the endowment in 2018 with a generous
Mr. Stuart Convers has made a sizeable gift to the excellence fund. Mr. Convers is
a 1963 Texas Tech University graduate, majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Prof. Hutchins received an ACS-PRF grant (ACS RAF# 61912-DNI10) entitled “Incorporation
of Motion-Capable Functional Groups into Solid-State Materials and Impacts on Thermal
Expansion.” The grant is for a total award of $110,000. The award starts June 01,
2021 and ends August 31, 2023.Learn More
The following faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have
been recognized for the shown number of years of service to TTU:35 Years: Edward Quitevis + More30 Years: David Birney, Dominick Casadonte, Laquetta Purkiss20 Years: Paul Pare15 Years: William Hase, Louisa Hope-Weeks, Michael Mayer, Huazhong Shi5 Years: Daniel Unruh, Quentin Vaughn, Don T. Pathirage
Prof. Kristin Hutchins has been named an advisory board member for the Women in Supramolecular
Chemistry Network. The network is an international organization that supports the
career progression of women in supramolecular chemistry (www.womeninsuprachem.com). Learn More
Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) has been awarded a TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship.
The winners of the 2020 graduate student poster completion were:Analytical: Bhagya Wickramaratne (1st place), Kevin Finch (2nd place); Inorganic:
Chamila Manankandayalage (1st place); Organic: Adineh Rezaei (1st place), Navkiran
Juneja (2nd place); Physical: Bhumika Jayee (1st place)
Shiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion
Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + More an international virtual symposium series that has featured some of the top inorganic
scientists globally. Each week they feature a senior PI, a junior PI and then a postdoc
or graduate student. Her talk was entitled “Pnictogen bonding and reversed bilayer
vesicles” and she presented on Monday, June 29th.
Navkira Juneja (Hutchins Group) won an award for outstanding poster presentation at
Congratulations to all the undergraduate students who have received scholarships and
awards. + MoreOutstanding Performance Awards in Analytical Chemistry: Lindsey E. Bishop, Shr Chun Chen, Alexiss A. Dennett, Michael Dale Loftis, Amy E.
Reed, Logan C. SmootOutstanding Performance Awards in Biochemistry: Michael T. NagelOutstanding Performance Awards in Inorganic Chemistry: Ashley G. SmithOutstanding Performance Awards in Physical Chemistry: Alexiss A. Dennett, Meeref MulugetaOutstanding Performance Awards in Organic Chemistry: Sai Pranathi Bingi, Alan I. Murillo, Arya A. Nekovei, Logan C. Smoot, Amber R. Stone,
Coltyn M. Wagnon, Lindsay B. Wiseman2019 Undergraduate Comprehensive Achievement in Organic Chemistry Award: Logan C. SmootDivision of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award: Aldo R. HernandezOutstanding Senior: Cecilia R. SmithGordon & Martha Bellah Endowed Scholarship: Melody L. Carey, Cassidy R. Coker, Colby J. Coiner, Katherine A. Eads, Ashton J.
Goebel, Kayla N. Henry, Cole M. Hogan, Ulisses Ruiz, Jay A. Sim, MacKenna R. SmootH.E. Archer Endowed Scholarship: Jenna P. Eisel, Jenna B. Eugster, Jacob R. Rose, Hannah SeoHulda W. Marshall Chemistry Endowed Scholarship: Lauren A. Escobedo, Litzy K. Guevara, Angelica N. Nibo, Alyssa J. PleasantJeanette & Joe Dennis Scholarship: Jose L. Villeda, Hannah L. WoodJerry L. Mills ACS Student Affiliate Scholarship: Nicole G. LatorreRichard A. Bartsch Endowed Scholarship: An Claudia T. Nguyen, Brandon C. RichardsonRobert C. Goodwin Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Kindall E. Brijalba, Julieann S. Cherukara, Chandeni R. Kassen, Rohan S. Pendse,
Cormak L. Weeks, Noah C. WilliamsSamuel Lee Hunt General Chemistry Scholarship: Dylon R. Appell, Victor Barajas, Ny'il Hassan Sherazee, Daniel Hsia, Irene Mwangi,
Luke Raetzman, Meghan Reed, Rylee Joan Weirich Learn More
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing high quality
education in the chemical and biochemical sciences for undergraduate and graduate
students, producing research contributions that are recognized nationally and internationally,
and making service contributions at all levels.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Katie Henzler-Wildman
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