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From here, it's possible.

Dr. David Birney

Dr. Birney demonstrates an unexpected reaction pathway

Dr. Pare

Dr. Paré receives Fulbright Award

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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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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Dr. Lischka

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

Michael Findlater

Dr. Findlater receives Welch Foundation grant.

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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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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Yehia Mechref

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

Dr. Poirier

Dr. Poirier applies rigorous theoretical methods that provide insights into Earth’s development

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 NASA Astrobiology program, Prof. Poirier and collaborators at U. Maryland and U. New Mexico are applying quantum dynamics techniques to understand isotope effects in the photodissociation of sulfur dioxide. The studies are considered crucial for elucidating the "Oxygen Revolution" that took place 2.4 billion years ago, giving rise to higher life forms and to other profound changes in the Earth's climate and geology.

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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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