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Departmental News

■ ACS Spring 2018 (255th) National Meeting presentations (Mar 18-22):
- Prof. Cozzolino, Invited talk Strategies for incorporating p-block element catalysts inside MOF's for reductions and oxidations
- Prof. Cozzolino, Controlling molecular recognition and self-assembly with pnictogen(III) secondary bonding interactions in the solid and solution states
- Prof. Quitevis, Invited talk The Importance of Polarizability in the Solvation of Molecular Solutes in Ionic Liquids

■ Prof. Andrew Harned gave a presentation entitled Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

■ Prof. John D'Auria gave a guest lecture entitled Expanding the toolbox for synthetic biology of tropane alkaloids

■ The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JEOM) has selected the article, Airborne Particulate Matter. by Prof. Thompson

■ Prof. Quitevis served on the Physical Sciences Review Panel of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

■ Dr. Long, represented TTU and the South Plains ACS at the 255th ACS National meeting

■ TTU graduate student recruiting with Prof. Findlater, Sunday, Mar 18

■ ACS Council meeting, Wednesday, Mar 21 (as local section Councilor). Our VPR, Dr. Joseph Heppert, was also present and as Chair of the ACS Budget & Finance committee

■ Prof. Michael Findlater has served on an NSF Panel for Chemical Catalysis and an NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group

■ Prof. Mechref has served on an NIH ZRG1 BST-H (40) on Monday March 19th, 2018


Awards and Accolades

QuitevisPaulProf.'s Quitevis and Pare are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Research Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + More
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CasadontePappasProf.'s Casadonte and Pappas are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + More
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QuitevisProf.'s Quitevis and Abidi (Dept Plant Soil Sci) have been notified that their Bayer Crop Science grant entitled "Cellulose Dissolution and Regeneration Using Ionic Liquids" was renewed. + More
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GuigenProf. Li's Welch grant proposal "Chiral GAP Catalysts for Asymmetric Reactions" will be renewed for three years ($330,000 for 3 years). + More
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LathamProf. Latham Welch grant proposal "Uncovering allosteric coupling in a DNA damage repair complex with methyl-based NMR spectroscopy". + More
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FindlaterProf. Findlater was named the Alpha Chi Omega Professor of the Month in March.
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Student Highlights

TTU LogoCongratulations to our undergraduate students who participated in the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Conference here at Texas Tech University + More

ReedCongratulations Reed Nieman for receiving the Doctoral Dissertation fellowship for 2018-19 academic year.

MirandaGraduate Student Miranda Andrews featured in a College of Arts & Sciences article.
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TTU LogoCongratulations to the Fall 2017 Dean's List and President's List Recipients + More

TTU LogoBrandon Watson places first in the 2017 ACS SWRM Undergraduate poster session + More

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