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Colleagues Remember Horn Professor William Hase as Direct, Honest, Caring Prof. Dominick Casadonte, Jr. received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring 2019 faculty staff picnic hosted by Mechref’s (Reda and Yehia) Congratulations to the poster winners of the department annual meet and greet event Protein Expression Analysis of an In Vitro Murine Model of Prostate Cancer Progression: Towards Identification of High-Potential Therapeutic Targets A Survey of Reported Disease-Related Mutations in the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 Complex Cobalt(II)-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Isomerization: Facile Access to Acyclic Trisubstituted Alkenes Conformational Behavior and Optical Properties of a Fluorophore Dimer as a Model of Luminescent Centers in Carbon Dots Multi-frame Virtual AtendeesCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation Dr. Yehia Mechref (Chair) and Dr. Michael F. Mayer with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec (TTU President)Departmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

  • Prof. Findlater was an invited panelist on the “Graduate School Selection and Admissions” workshop as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Symposium on July 8, organized by the University of New Hampshire.
  • Prof. Mechref has been nominated for full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
  • Prof. Mechref is named an Executive Guest Editor of the Journal “Current Neuropharmacology”.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Metabolites.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Talanta Open.
  • Prof. Mechref reviewed a nomination for the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
  • Ms. Ellyn Anthony (Senior Graduate Student Advisor) is leaving the Dept to focus on her Ph.D. in political Sciences. Ellyn's last day in the Dept is August 14. Mr. Edward McKeon is joining the Dept as the senior graduate student advisor on August 10.
  • Shiva Moaven (a graduate student of Prof. Cozzolino) was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), 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 29.
  • Prof. Poirier gave an invited lecture entitled "Efficient evaluation of exponential and Gaussian functions on a quantum computer" at the TTU Workshop on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, August 10, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Findlater was an invited panelist on the “Graduate School Selection and Admissions” workshop as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Symposium on July 8, organized by the University of New Hampshire.
  • Prof. Mechref has been nominated for full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
  • Prof. Mechref is named an Executive Guest Editor of the Journal “Current Neuropharmacology”.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Metabolites.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Talanta Open.
  • Prof. Mechref reviewed a nomination for the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
  • Ms. Ellyn Anthony (Senior Graduate Student Advisor) is leaving the Dept to focus on her Ph.D. in political Sciences. Ellyn's last day in the Dept is August 14. Mr. Edward McKeon is joining the Dept as the senior graduate student advisor on August 10.
  • Shiva Moaven (a graduate student of Prof. Cozzolino) was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), 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 29.
  • Prof. Poirier gave an invited lecture entitled "Efficient evaluation of exponential and Gaussian functions on a quantum computer" at the TTU Workshop on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, August 10, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Findlater was an invited panelist on the “Graduate School Selection and Admissions” workshop as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Symposium on July 8, organized by the University of New Hampshire.
  • Prof. Mechref has been nominated for full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
  • Prof. Mechref is named an Executive Guest Editor of the Journal “Current Neuropharmacology”.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Metabolites.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Talanta Open.
  • Prof. Mechref reviewed a nomination for the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
  • Ms. Ellyn Anthony (Senior Graduate Student Advisor) is leaving the Dept to focus on her Ph.D. in political Sciences. Ellyn's last day in the Dept is August 14. Mr. Edward McKeon is joining the Dept as the senior graduate student advisor on August 10.
  • Shiva Moaven (a graduate student of Prof. Cozzolino) was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), 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 29.
  • Prof. Poirier gave an invited lecture entitled "Efficient evaluation of exponential and Gaussian functions on a quantum computer" at the TTU Workshop on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, August 10, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Findlater was an invited panelist on the “Graduate School Selection and Admissions” workshop as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Symposium on July 8, organized by the University of New Hampshire.
  • Prof. Mechref has been nominated for full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
  • Prof. Mechref is named an Executive Guest Editor of the Journal “Current Neuropharmacology”.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Metabolites.
  • Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Talanta Open.
  • Prof. Mechref reviewed a nomination for the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
  • Ms. Ellyn Anthony (Senior Graduate Student Advisor) is leaving the Dept to focus on her Ph.D. in political Sciences. Ellyn's last day in the Dept is August 14. Mr. Edward McKeon is joining the Dept as the senior graduate student advisor on August 10.
  • Shiva Moaven (a graduate student of Prof. Cozzolino) was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), 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 29.
  • Prof. Poirier gave an invited lecture entitled "Efficient evaluation of exponential and Gaussian functions on a quantum computer" at the TTU Workshop on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, August 10, 2020.



Awards and Accolades

WylieProf. Wylie received an NIH supplement entitled “Title: “The Purchase of a Liquid Chromatography System to facilitate the high-throughput quantification of lipid-protein interactions and membrane ordering using solid-state NMR.”+ More
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PappasProf. Pappas is named the 2020 Champion of Women by the West Texas Chapter of the Association of Women in STEAM.
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PappasProf. Pappas is also awarded the 2020 Integrated Scholar by Texas Tech University.
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Mechref Prof. Mechref is a co-investigator of a CPRIT academic research grant entitled “GD2 Expression and Response to Chemoimmunotherapy in Neuroblastoma.” awarded to Dr. Charles Reynolds, Professor of Pediatrics, + More
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CasadonteProf. Casadonte has been selected as a recipient of the President's Academic Achievement Award for 2020. Prof. Casadonte will be recognized at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation on April 21.
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Additional Departmental News


Student Highlights

ShiveaShiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + More

TrophiesNavkira Juneja (Hutchins Group) won an award for outstanding poster presentation at CEMWOQ.

TrophiesCongratulations to all the undergraduate students who have received scholarships and awards. + More
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Amanda BostonProf. Amanda Boston, who is a former Ph.D. student of the late Prof. Bartsch and is currently a Lubbock Christian University professor, is featured at KBCD for creating a new way for college students to engage their + More

CoreyFormer Ph.D student from Prof. Poirier group, Corey Petty, was recently interviewed by Forbes magazine. Since graduating from TTU in 2014, Dr. Petty has become a leader in the blockchain/cryptocurrency + More
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