■ Prof. Gamez group delivered the following presentations at the 11th Annual Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 2-3, 2019:
⚊ 'Glow Discharge Optical Emission Elemental Mapping Method Development for Thin Sections and Solutions,' Cody Baker, Yue She, Gerardo Gamez
⚊ 'Development of Laser Rayleigh Scattering Plasma Diagnostic Instrument for Characterization of Plasma Gas Kinetic Temperature Maps in Plasmas Used for Chemical Analysis,' Lee Jong Min,' Kevin Finch, Gerardo Gamez
⚊ 'Characterization of the Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry Desorption/Ionization Source for Performing Real-Time Derivatization Reactions,' Zachry Kempf, Yinglei Pu, Gerardo Gamez
■ Miranda Andrews gave the talk 'Effects of photochromic moieties on pendant groups that participate in secondary bonding interactions' with authors Miranda C. Andrews and Anthony F. Cozzolino at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando, FL on Apr 4th.
■ Prof Mechref gave an invited talk at the department of Chemistry, University of North Texas entitled 'The Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptides Isomers in the Development and progression of Human Diseases,' April 12, 2019.
■ Prof. Hutchins is featured on the TTU homepage. The article 'Chemistry Researcher Targeting Ways to Remove Contaminants From Water highlights her research and recent emerging investigator award.'
■ Prof. Gamez served on a NSF Chemistry review panel for the Chemical Measurements and Imaging program (March 4–5, 2019).
■ Twenty six undergraduate students doing research with our faculty participated in the 2019 TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd.
Prof. Cozzolino has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant titled 'Pnictogen Bonding in
Solution: Developing Tools for the Self-assembly of Inverted Bilayer Membranes, Heteromolecular
Dyads and Supramolecular Catalysts.' + More This award will be funded by the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
(MSN) Program in the Division of Chemistry ($655,710 for 5 years.) Learn More
Prof. Mechref has been awarded the 'Nancy J Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in Mentoring
Award for 2019'. The citation reads 'Your(sic) have shown a dedication to and a deep
passion for mentoring graduate students. + More As a faculty member, there is no higher calling than preparing the next generation
of scientists. You have answered that call and made a lasting impact on the students
with whom you have work and assured the future of your field.'Learn More
Faculty members Prof. Hase, Prof. Mayer, and Prof. Thompson, Instructor and Undergraduate
Advisor Dr. Roberts-Findlater, and Senior Academic Advisor Ms. Dent were recognized
and presented with Raiders Who Rock-Above + More & Beyond awards at the Raiders Who Rock Banquet held at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni
Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Learn More
Prof. Findlater has been notified that his Welch grant 'Base Metal Catalyzed Transformations'
is renewed for a further 3 years at $195,000 from 6/1/2019 to 5/31/2022. This is his
2nd 3-year renewal. Learn More
Prof. Poirier has been notified that his Welch grant 'New Methodologies for Accurate
Quantum Calculations of the Dynamics of Atomic Nuclei' is renewed for a further 3
years at $195,000 from 6/1/2019 to 5/31/2022. This is his 7th 3-year renewal. Learn More
Prof. Kristin Hutchins has been awarded a TTU 'Summer 2019 Faculty Travel Grant'
for up to $1,500 to assist with travel to Lecce and Bologna, Italy for conferences
in June by ORI. Learn More
Prof. Poirier received a $20,000 grant from the Molecular Science Software Institute
(MolSSI), to host a workshop in fall 2019 entitled 'Rovibrational Molecular Spectroscopy:
Setting standards for software packages and toolkits.' MolSSI is an NSF-funded center.
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
Grad student Amandeep Brar (Krempner group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University
Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award
provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation
in Summer 2020.Learn More
Grad student Babak Tahmouresilerd (Cozzolino group) has been awarded a Texas Tech
University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School.
The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through
graduation in Summer 2020.Learn More
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing high quality
education in the chemical and biochemical sciences for undergraduate and graduate
students, producing research contributions that are recognized nationally and internationally,
and making service contributions at all levels.
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