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Dr. Pare

Dr. Pappas selected as President's Administrative Fellow

Yehia Mechref

Dr. Robert W. Shaw, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Recognized for Innovative Research.

An associate professor of chemistry in the Texas Tech University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has been selected as the university's newest President's Administrative Fellow.
Dimitri Pappas, who is chairman of the Institutional Laboratory Safety Committee and maintains an active research group, will begin his new role on Sept. 1.

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Texas Tech University's Office of Technology Commercialization hosted the West Texas Innovation Showcase to honor TTU/TTUHSC innovators on May 13, 2015. Robert V. Duncan, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University presented Dr. Shaw with two separate awards for his research on antibiotics.

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Dr. Krempner

Dr. Gamez has been awarded the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Dr. David Birney

Dr. Clemens Krempner has been awarded an NSF grant

This Lectureship was launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Journal for Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy and will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognize and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career. As a winner of this Lectureship, Professor Gamez is invited to present his research at a high-profile international conference.

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Prof. Clemens Krempner has been awarded an NSF grant for his project "Harnessing the Unquenched Reactivity of Novel Frustrated Lewis Pairs for Transition Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalysis", which competed successfully in the international competition in sustainable chemistry. His co-workers in the tri-lateral research effort are from Germany and China.

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Dr. Birney

Dr. Birney demonstrates an unexpected reaction pathway

Dr. Lischka

Dr. Lischka leads high impact studies of graphene nanoribbons and DNA photodynamics

Experimental and theoretical results from Professor Birney's research group, showing that [3,5]-rearrangements of esters are allowed, although predicted to be forbidden by the Woodward-Hoffmann rules, was recently published in JACS and recognized with a "spotlight" by the editors.

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As described in recent JACS and Angew. Chem. reports, Professor Lischka's application of quantum mechanical approaches is providing new insights into the properties of pi-conjugated macromolecular systems.

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NMR Spectroscopy

Dedicated recognition of alumna, Dr. Ginny S. Lin

The Department extends sincerest thanks to alumna, Dr. Ginny S. Lin, for
generous support of the NMR Spectrometer Facility.

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