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Departmental News

Prof. Bill Poirier receives 3 year grant ($498,009) from NSF

Prof. Lionel "Bill" Poirier has received a grant in the amount of $498,009 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a three year project funded jointly through CTMC (Chemical Theory, Models, and Computation) and OAC (Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure). + More

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Prof. David Nes receives R33 grant ($881,354) from NIH for 3 year study

David Nes
Horn Prof. David Nes has received an R33 grant in the amount of $881,354 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a three year study. The title of the funded proposal is: Discovery of new anti-amoeba therapeutics. + More

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New faculty member, Dr. Kristin Hutchins, joins Department in fall 2017

In fall 2017, Dr. Kristin Hutchins will join the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She will teach organic chemistry-related courses and her research projects are in the areas of organic, materials, and supramolecular chemistry. 

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New Department Chairman, June 1, 2017

The department's faculty, staff, and students welcome Prof. Yehia Mechref as the new Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as of June 1, 2017, and sincerely thank Prof. Hope-Weeks for her outstanding service as past Chair.  


Collaboration awarded an EAGER grant by the Engineering Division of the NSF

FindlaterWeile Yan
Professor Michael Findlater of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Professor Weile Yan of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering have been awarded an EAGER grant in the amount of $80,000 by the Engineering Division of the NSF. The development of hydraulic fracturing  + More

Student Highlights

Shiyue Zhou awarded 2017 Song Prize for best departmental Ph.D. dissertation

Zhou Shiyue
Shiyue Zhou was awarded the 2017 Song Prize for his Ph.D. dissertation entitled: Comprehensive LC-MS and MS/MS Study of N-Glycans Derived from Biological Samples. His studies were conducted under the direction of Prof. Yehia Mechref. 

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8 Chem/Biochem majors (May '17 graduates) inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Eight Chemistry/Biochemistry majors that graduated in May 2017 were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and, arguably, most prestigious academic honorary society in the US. The honored graduates include: + More

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Biochemistry major, Holden Fried (BS, May '17) received two American Chemical Society awards

Holden Fried
Biochemistry and Mathematics (double major), Holden Fried (BS, May '17) received the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award from the South Plains local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the 2017 Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.  + More

Anu Saini awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Anu Saini
Departmental graduate student, Anu Saini, was recently awarded (spring '17) a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the TTU Graduate School. This funding will be used to fully support Anu's stipend for the next academic school year as she completes her experimental + More

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PhD Candidate, M. Mustafa Cetin, to begin new work with 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

On March 4th, 2017, PhD candidate and Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student, M. Mustafa Cetin visited Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and he presented an overview of his research activities (with the Mayer group and collaborators) here at TTU. Mustafa has since accepted an offer for a postdoctoral research associate position, to begin in the fall at Northwestern, in the laboratories + More



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