■ Prof. Mechref served on the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-S (J1) PAR-17-123- Biomarkers for NIDDK Using Biosamples from the Repository (R01) on October 2nd, 2018.
■ Prof. Mechref served on the NIH Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies Study Section, Interdisciplinary Molecular Sciences and Training Integrated Review Group, EBIT, October 4-5, 2018, Washington DC.
■ Prof. Mechref reviewed a proposal for The Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS, Brussels, Belgium.
■ The ACS South Plains local section is actively soliciting for nominations for the office of Secretary of the local section in 2019. We need more active participation with our well-funded local section to come up with plans/activities to better involve our membership. If interested, please contact Robert Long (Councilor, South Plains ACS) or other ACS officers.
■ The ACS local section is sponsoring a seminar series on Wed, Oct 31st (department and public lectures). Prof. Diana Mason (emeritus) of UNT will be visiting. The public lecture will be on the subject of the history of chemistry in Texas, and the departmental lecture will be on the subject of Chemical Education.
■ Prof. Gamez is nominated by the department for the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award.
■ Prof. Findlater is nominated by the department for the new round of the President’s Research Excellence Professorships.
■ Prof. Findlater has been nominated/selected to run for the Chair-Elect position of the Organometallic subdivision of the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry. He will be on the ballot this Fall.
Emeritus Prof. Henry Shine is listed among the "Famous Organic Chemists" on the ACS
Division of Organic Chemistry.Learn More
Prof. Hase has received NSF funds as part of an NSF grant awarded to Prof. Yong Chen
of Computer Science. The title of the award is "Elements:Software:NSCI: Empowering
Data-driven Discovery with a Provenance Collection, Management and Analysis Software
Infrastructure." The total award is $599,982 while Prof. Hase share is $89,997.Learn More
Prof. Edward Quitevis has had his paper E. Bordes, L. Douce, E. L. Quitevis, A. A.
H. Padua, and M. Costa Gomes Ionic Liquids at the Surface of Graphite: Wettability
and Structure J Chem Phys 148, 1933840(1)-1933840(9) (2018) selected as a 2018 JCP Editor's Choice Article. + More The 2018 JCP Editors' Choice collection will contain articles hand-selected by the
editors as the most innovative and influential articles of 2018. The article is part
of a "sneak peek" of the final collection, and will be highlighted in an upcoming
email from JCP.Learn More
The Chemistry & Biochemistry Shops are the 2018 recipients of the TTU Guns Up! Award.
Congratulations to Vince, Jeanne, and Scott! Learn More
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 This award is funded at $500,000 total cost for three years starting September 15th,
2018. Learn More
The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates chapter has received an Honorable
Mention award for chapter activities in the 2017-18 academic year.
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 Henry Trubenstein also received the 2018 Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS. Learn More
Undergraduate 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.Learn More
The 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); + MoreBiochemistry - Zachary Boswell; Inorganic - Amandeep Brar; Organic - Daniel Loya;
and Physical - Reed Nieman. Zachary Boswell was the Grand Prize winner. Undergraduate
Students: 1st Place - Michael Moody; 2nd Place - Stephan Azatian; and 3rd Place - Blake Ferguson.Learn More
Congratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research
(OUR) Award presented by CALUE.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.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018• Ph.D. DEFENSE Jayan UkwattaWednesday, October 17th, 2018• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Adam MatzgerTuesday, October 23rd, 2018• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Richard R. SchrockWednesday, October 24th, 2018• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Richard R. Schrock
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