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Multireference Approaches for Excited States of Molecules Communication: Adiabatic Auantum Trajectory Capture for Cold and Ultra-Cold Chemical Reactions Model-Based Analyses of Confined Polymer Electrolyte Nanothin Films Experimentally Probed by Polarized ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy
Concerning the Mechanism of Iodine(III)-Mediated Oxidative Dearomatization of Phenols 2018 Fall New Graduate Students2018 Awards and Recognition BanquetCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation. (L-R): Paul Pare, Edward Quitevis, Brent Lindquist, Dominick Casadonte, Dimitri Pappas, Michael Findlater, Robert Shaw, Jorge Morales, Yehia MechrefDepartmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

■ 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.

Departmental News

■ 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.

Departmental News

■ 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.

Departmental News

■ 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.



Awards and Accolades

Shine Emeritus Prof. Henry Shine is listed among the "Famous Organic Chemists" on the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.
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Hase 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.
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Quitevis 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
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VinceBertonazziHiemstra The Chemistry & Biochemistry Shops are the 2018 recipients of the TTU Guns Up! Award. Congratulations to Vince, Jeanne, and Scott!
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Krempner 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
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Student Highlights

TTU Logo The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates chapter has received an Honorable Mention award for chapter activities in the 2017-18 academic year.

Trubenstein 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
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MillerUndergraduate 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.
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Poster Session WinnerThe 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); + More
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MillerCongratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research (OUR) Award presented by CALUE.
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