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Departmental News

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater is traveling to West Texas A&M in Canyon on Nov 5th for graduate student recruiting. He will also travel to the ACS SWRM (Southwest Regional Meeting) in Little Rock, AR later this week for graduate student recruiting.

â–  Prof. Gerardo Gamez and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award.

■ Prof. Kristin Hutchins, Anthony Cozzolino, John D’Auria and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater has been invited to serve on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships panels in January.

â–  Prof. Michael Latham gave a presentation entitled 'NMR studies of a large DNA repair complex' at Texas State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Oct. 29, 2018.

■ Prof. Joachim Weber gave a presentation entitled 'Transporting Protons and Drugs - The Mechanism of Two Pumps' at Texas Womean’s University on Oct 26, 2018.

■ Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino gave a presentation entitled “Pnictogen Bonding In Solution: From Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation” at Iowa State University Department of Chemistry on Oct. 26th, 2018.

Departmental News

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater is traveling to West Texas A&M in Canyon on Nov 5th for graduate student recruiting. He will also travel to the ACS SWRM (Southwest Regional Meeting) in Little Rock, AR later this week for graduate student recruiting.

â–  Prof. Gerardo Gamez and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award.

■ Prof. Kristin Hutchins, Anthony Cozzolino, John D’Auria and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater has been invited to serve on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships panels in January.

â–  Prof. Michael Latham gave a presentation entitled 'NMR studies of a large DNA repair complex' at Texas State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Oct. 29, 2018.

■ Prof. Joachim Weber gave a presentation entitled 'Transporting Protons and Drugs - The Mechanism of Two Pumps' at Texas Womean’s University on Oct 26, 2018.

■ Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino gave a presentation entitled “Pnictogen Bonding In Solution: From Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation” at Iowa State University Department of Chemistry on Oct. 26th, 2018.

Departmental News

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater is traveling to West Texas A&M in Canyon on Nov 5th for graduate student recruiting. He will also travel to the ACS SWRM (Southwest Regional Meeting) in Little Rock, AR later this week for graduate student recruiting.

â–  Prof. Gerardo Gamez and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award.

■ Prof. Kristin Hutchins, Anthony Cozzolino, John D’Auria and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater has been invited to serve on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships panels in January.

â–  Prof. Michael Latham gave a presentation entitled 'NMR studies of a large DNA repair complex' at Texas State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Oct. 29, 2018.

■ Prof. Joachim Weber gave a presentation entitled 'Transporting Protons and Drugs - The Mechanism of Two Pumps' at Texas Womean’s University on Oct 26, 2018.

■ Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino gave a presentation entitled “Pnictogen Bonding In Solution: From Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation” at Iowa State University Department of Chemistry on Oct. 26th, 2018.

Departmental News

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater is traveling to West Texas A&M in Canyon on Nov 5th for graduate student recruiting. He will also travel to the ACS SWRM (Southwest Regional Meeting) in Little Rock, AR later this week for graduate student recruiting.

â–  Prof. Gerardo Gamez and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award.

■ Prof. Kristin Hutchins, Anthony Cozzolino, John D’Auria and Michael Latham are the Department nominees for Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

â–  Prof. Michael Findlater has been invited to serve on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships panels in January.

â–  Prof. Michael Latham gave a presentation entitled 'NMR studies of a large DNA repair complex' at Texas State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Oct. 29, 2018.

■ Prof. Joachim Weber gave a presentation entitled 'Transporting Protons and Drugs - The Mechanism of Two Pumps' at Texas Womean’s University on Oct 26, 2018.

■ Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino gave a presentation entitled “Pnictogen Bonding In Solution: From Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation” at Iowa State University Department of Chemistry on Oct. 26th, 2018.



Awards and Accolades

Shine Prof. David Nes was recognized in a Special Issue in the journal Molecules entitled Chemical Biology of sterols, triterpenoids and other natural products: A themed issue in honor of Professor W. David Nes on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
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Shine Emeritus Prof. Henry Shine is listed among the "Famous Organic Chemists" on the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.
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Hase Prof. Hase has received NSF funds as part of an NSF grant awarded to Prof. Yong Chen of Computer Science. The title of the award is "Elements:Software:NSCI: Empowering Data-driven Discovery with a Provenance Collection, Management and Analysis Software Infrastructure." The total award is $599,982 while Prof. Hase share is $89,997.
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Quitevis Prof. Edward Quitevis has had his paper E. Bordes, L. Douce, E. L. Quitevis, A. A. H. Padua, and M. Costa Gomes Ionic Liquids at the Surface of Graphite: Wettability and Structure J Chem Phys 148, 1933840(1)-1933840(9) (2018) selected as a 2018 JCP Editor's Choice Article. + More
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VinceBertonazziHiemstra The Chemistry & Biochemistry Shops are the 2018 recipients of the TTU Guns Up! Award. Congratulations to Vince, Jeanne, and Scott!
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Krempner Prof. Krempner received an award from the Department of Energy for his grant application entitled "Inverse Frustrated Lewis Pairs as Transition Metal Free Catalysts for Hydrogenations of Organic Carbonyl Compounds, CO2 and CO." + More
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Student Highlights

TTU Logo Undergraduate student Samantha Rood has received a CISER research fellowship from TTU which allows her to continue to expand her education through research. As a member of Prof. Kristin Hutchin's research group, Samantha will be continuing her research endeavors within the lab, while also participating in various scientific outreach programs around campus.
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TTU Logo The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates chapter has received an Honorable Mention award for chapter activities in the 2017-18 academic year.

Trubenstein Undergraduate student Henry Trubenstein received $1000 funding through CALUE (Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement) to support his undergrad research efforts in Prof. Cozzolino's group.+ More
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MillerUndergraduate student Lauren Miller was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) to conduct research in Prof. Kristin Hutchin's lab this academic year.
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Poster Session WinnerThe Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are: Graduate Students: Analytical - Mona Goli and Ying Liang (Tie for 1st place); + More
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MillerCongratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research (OUR) Award presented by CALUE.
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