Prof. Mechref participated in an NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; Molecular and Cellular Causal Aspects of Alzheimer's DiseaseZRG1 MDCN (P) 56 study section panel, November 14, 2019.
Prof. Mechref participated in an NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; NIDDK ZDK1-GRB-S (J1), study section panel, October 28-29, Washington DC.
Tech or Treat 2019 was a great success! Dr. Casadonte, the chemistry wizard, along with the ACS Student Organization, hosted several exciting shows while C&B Staff handed out fun 3-D glasses up front. Over 500 local children came through the area of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The department is currently accepting applications for a Machinist and a Programmer Analyst III.
Prof. Cozzolino gave an invited talk entitled "Self-assembly using heavy trivalent pnictogen atoms: Case of routine coordination chemistry, or a fancy supramolecular interaction?" at the Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry Symposium, 2019 ACS SWRM/RMRM.
Shiva Mohaven, from Prof. Cozzolino’s group gave a talk titled "Pnictogen bonded reversed vesicles and their potential application as cargo systems" at Functional Polymers: Synthetic Methodologies & Uses Symposium, 2019 ACS SWRM/RMRM.
Babak Tahmouresilerd from Prof. Cozzolino’s group gave a talk titled "Hypervalent iodine supported by metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as heterogeneous oxidation catalysts" at Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry Symposium, 2019 ACS SWRM/RMRM.
Dr. Lishka gave an invited talk titled "Multireference Calculations for Polyradical Character and Luminescence Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons" at the 2019 Annual Southwest Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Meeting, October 25, 2019, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, USA.
Prof. Poirier gave an invited talk entitled "Tensor product methods for exact Schrödinger solutions in electronic structure" at the Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Norman OK, Oct. 25-27, 2019.
Dr. Jonathan Jerke, a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Poirier’s group gave a talk titled "Algorithmic speedup for computational sciences" at the Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Norman OK, Oct. 25-27, 2019.
Dr. Janos Sarka, from Prof. Poirier’s presented a poster entitled "On neglecting Coriolis and related couplings in rovibrational spectroscopy: considerations of symmetry, accuracy, and simplicity" at the Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Norman OK, Oct. 25-27, 2019.
Debojyoti Das from Prof. Poirier’s group presented a poster entitled "Using ScalIT to compute bound ro-vibrational levels of the H3+ molecule" at the Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Norman OK, Oct. 25-27, 2019.
Ankit Pandey from Prof. Poirier’s group gave a talk and also a poster on the topic "An unorthodox study of bidirectional light waves". At the Texas Regional American Physical Society Meeting, Lubbock, TX, Oct 24-26, 2019.
Maik Reddiger from Prof. Poirier’s group presented a poster "Approaching relativistic Quantum Theory via Probability Conservation" at Texas Regional American Physical Society Meeting, Lubbock, TX, Oct 24-26, 2019.
Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino is the recipient of the 2019 A&S Excellence in Research
Award for the Physical and Natural Sciences.Learn More
Prof. Dominick Casadonte, has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in
Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, according to the White House websiteLearn More
Prof. Findlater and Hutchins, along with Prof. Weile Yan (University of Massachusetts
- Lowell), have received a grant titled “Chemically Enhanced Electrodialysis (CEED)
for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements“ from the Department of Energy (DOE) + Morefor two years. The total funding of the award is $402,733.
Prof. Jorge Morales received an NIH grant (1R15GM128149-01) entitled “Computational
Studies of Ion-Induced Water Radiolysis and DNA Damage.” The grant is for a total
award of $440,768 for three years. This award starts September 20, 2019 and ends August
31, 2022.Learn More
Prof. Michael Mayer and the 11 other new members (university-wide) were inducted
into the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy on September 18th, 2019.Learn More
Yangxue Liu, a graduate student of Prof. Li, received the James D. and Mary Hazlewood
Memorial Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020. Learn More
Sakshi Gautam, a graduate student in Prof. Mechref, was awarded the Analytical and
Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) Poster Award for the excellent presentation of particularly
significant innovative analytical research + More at the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 16th GCxGC Symposium. The poster was entitled Glucose Unit index (GUI) of Permethylated Glycans for Effective identification of
Glycans and Glycan Isomers and coauthored by Sakshi Gautam, Wenjing Peng, Byeong Gwan "Andrew" Cho, Yifan Huang,
Alireza Banazadeh, Aiying Yu, Xue Dong, Yehia Mechref.Learn More
Chitranjan Srivastav has been awarded a competitive 'James D. and Mary Hazlewood
Memorial Graduate Fellowship' by the Graduate School. The award is for $3000 in the
upcoming academic year. Learn More
Cecila Smith (Mentor: Prof. Findlater) placed 3rd out of 288 entrants in the '2019
TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference' at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd for her poster
'Conversion of Imines to Secondary Amines Using Iron-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation.' Learn More
Grad student Shipra Garg (Krempner group) has been awarded a Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate
Fellowship. The Fellowship award is $3500 per year for 3 years (Doctorate) starting
fall 2019. Learn More
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