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Two Assistant Professor Positions Available. Colleagues Remember Horn Professor William Hase as Direct, Honest, Caring Prof. Dominick Casadonte, Jr. received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring A missense mutation in the CSTF2 gene that impairs the function of the RNA recognition motif and causes defects in 3 Zirconium and Hafnium Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane Complexes - Green Homogeneous Catalysts in the Formation of Bio-Derived Ethers via a MPV/Etherification Reaction Cascade Separation of Permethylated O-Glycans, Free Oligosaccharides, and Glycosphingolipid-Glycans Using Porous Graphitized Carbon (PGC) Column Glucose Unit Index (GUI) of Permethylated Glycans for Effective Identification of Glycans and Glycan Isomers Conformational Behavior and Optical Properties of a Fluorophore Dimer as a Model of Luminescent Centers in Carbon Dots The dynamic nature of the Mre11-Rad50 DNA break repair complex Multi-frame Virtual Atendees Departmental Alumni Highlights Early History of the Department

Departmental News

  • Prof. Morales was appointed as a board editor in the scientific journal Symmetry, MPDI, Switzerland.
  • Prof. Findlater served as a member of NIH Study Section Panel, 0101 ZRG1 F04A-D (20) L, November 9-10, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref co-chaired and served as a member of the NIH Study Section Panel, ZRG1 BCMB-X 30 I, PAR Panel: Shared and High-End Instruments: Mass Spectrometers, November 12-13, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples," at the 27th International Symposium on Electrophoretic and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2020), November 4, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "LC-MS/MS of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers," at the Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Conference (Analyticon-2020), November 5, 2020.
  • Prof. Pappas will be giving a talk to the Chattanooga Local ACS Section entitled "Cell Separations and Super Resolution: New Tools in the Diagnosis of Cancer and Sepsis" on November 18, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Morales was appointed as a board editor in the scientific journal Symmetry, MPDI, Switzerland.
  • Prof. Findlater served as a member of NIH Study Section Panel, 0101 ZRG1 F04A-D (20) L, November 9-10, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref co-chaired and served as a member of the NIH Study Section Panel, ZRG1 BCMB-X 30 I, PAR Panel: Shared and High-End Instruments: Mass Spectrometers, November 12-13, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples," at the 27th International Symposium on Electrophoretic and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2020), November 4, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "LC-MS/MS of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers," at the Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Conference (Analyticon-2020), November 5, 2020.
  • Prof. Pappas will be giving a talk to the Chattanooga Local ACS Section entitled "Cell Separations and Super Resolution: New Tools in the Diagnosis of Cancer and Sepsis" on November 18, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Morales was appointed as a board editor in the scientific journal Symmetry, MPDI, Switzerland.
  • Prof. Findlater served as a member of NIH Study Section Panel, 0101 ZRG1 F04A-D (20) L, November 9-10, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref co-chaired and served as a member of the NIH Study Section Panel, ZRG1 BCMB-X 30 I, PAR Panel: Shared and High-End Instruments: Mass Spectrometers, November 12-13, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples," at the 27th International Symposium on Electrophoretic and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2020), November 4, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "LC-MS/MS of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers," at the Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Conference (Analyticon-2020), November 5, 2020.
  • Prof. Pappas will be giving a talk to the Chattanooga Local ACS Section entitled "Cell Separations and Super Resolution: New Tools in the Diagnosis of Cancer and Sepsis" on November 18, 2020.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Morales was appointed as a board editor in the scientific journal Symmetry, MPDI, Switzerland.
  • Prof. Findlater served as a member of NIH Study Section Panel, 0101 ZRG1 F04A-D (20) L, November 9-10, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref co-chaired and served as a member of the NIH Study Section Panel, ZRG1 BCMB-X 30 I, PAR Panel: Shared and High-End Instruments: Mass Spectrometers, November 12-13, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples," at the 27th International Symposium on Electrophoretic and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2020), November 4, 2020.
  • Prof. Mechref gave a keynote lecture, "LC-MS/MS of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers," at the Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Conference (Analyticon-2020), November 5, 2020.
  • Prof. Pappas will be giving a talk to the Chattanooga Local ACS Section entitled "Cell Separations and Super Resolution: New Tools in the Diagnosis of Cancer and Sepsis" on November 18, 2020.



Awards and Accolades

TrophiesDr. Ming and Mrs. Alice Sun have added a 2nd sizable gift to The Sun Family Fund in Faculty Research Endowment. The sun family started the endowment in 2018 with a generous gift.

TrophiesMr. Stuart Convers has made a sizeable gift to the excellence fund. Mr. Convers is a 1963 Texas Tech University graduate, majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics.

HutchinsProf. Hutchins received an ACS-PRF grant (ACS RAF# 61912-DNI10) entitled “Incorporation of Motion-Capable Functional Groups into Solid-State Materials and Impacts on Thermal Expansion.” The grant is for a total award of $110,000. The award starts June 01, 2021 and ends August 31, 2023.
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TrophiesThe following faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been recognized for the shown number of years of service to TTU:
35 Years: Edward Quitevis
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HutchinsProf. Kristin Hutchins has been named an advisory board member for the Women in Supramolecular Chemistry Network. The network is an international organization that supports the career progression of women in supramolecular chemistry (www.womeninsuprachem.com).
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Additional Departmental News


Student Highlights

TrophiesNavkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) has been awarded a TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship.

TrophiesThe winners of the 2020 graduate student poster completion were:
Analytical: Bhagya Wickramaratne (1st place), Kevin Finch (2nd place); Inorganic: Chamila Manankandayalage (1st place); Organic: Adineh Rezaei (1st place), Navkiran Juneja (2nd place); Physical: Bhumika Jayee (1st place)

ShiveaShiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + More

TrophiesNavkira Juneja (Hutchins Group) won an award for outstanding poster presentation at CEMWOQ.

TrophiesCongratulations to all the undergraduate students who have received scholarships and awards. + More
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