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Dr. Krempner

Dr. Clemens Krempner has been awarded an NSF grant

Dr. David Birney

Dr. Birney demonstrates an unexpected reaction pathway

Prof. Clemens Krempner has been awarded an NSF grant for his project “Harnessing the Unquenched Reactivity of Novel Frustrated Lewis Pairs for Transition Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalysis”, which competed successfully in the international competition in sustainable chemistry. His co-workers in the tri-lateral research effort are from Germany and China.

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Experimental and theoretical results from Professor Birney's research group, showing that [3,5]-rearrangements of esters are allowed, although predicted to be forbidden by the Woodward-Hoffmann rules, was recently published in JACS and recognized with a "spotlight" by the editors.

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Dr. Lischka

Dr. Lischka leads high impact studies of graphene nanoribbons and DNA photodynamics

Dr. Pare

Dr. Paré receives Fulbright Award

As described in recent JACS and Angew. Chem. reports, Professor Lischka’s application of quantum mechanical approaches is providing new insights into the properties of pi-conjugated macromolecular systems.

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Professor Paré has been awarded a 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to pursue research collaborations with colleagues in Brazil.

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Yehia Mechref

Dr. Mechref receives CPRIT Individual Investigator grant to develop new methods for the early detection of cancer.

Michael Findlater

Dr. Findlater receives Welch Foundation grant.

Professor Mechref is developing new methods for the diagnosis and prognosis of cancers through glycomics and glycoproteomics approaches. His grant is from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. CPRIT

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With a grant from the Robert A. Welch Foundation, Professor Findlater's group is developing new synthetic chemistry based upon sustainable transition metal catalysts. A particular focus is the Fe-catalyzed olefin metathesis reaction.

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NMR Spectroscopy

Dedicated recognition of alumna, Dr. Ginny S. Lin

The Department extends sincerest thanks to alumna, Dr. Ginny S. Lin, for
generous support of the NMR Spectrometer Facility.

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