■ Mr. Norbert D. Dittrich visited Texas Tech University on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and met with the administration and faculty members of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.
■ Prof. John D’Auria is serving on a panel next Monday for Genome Alberta. The panel will be reviewing for the Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program (A3GP).
■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to be a reviewer for the Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS), Brussels, Belgium.
■ The Annual Departmental Poster Session was held on Friday, August 24th, 2018. The winners of the poster competition are:
- Biochemistry: Zachary Boswell (Grand Prize winner)
- Analytical Chemistry: Mona Goli (Tie for 1st Place)
- Analytical Chemistry: Ying Liang (Tie for 1st Place)
- Inorganic Chemistry: Amandeep Brar (1st Place)
- Organic Chemistry: Daniel Loya (1st Place)
- Physical Chemistry: Reed Nieman (1st Place)
- Michael Moody (1st Place)
- Stephan Azatian (2nd Place)
- Blake Ferguson (3rd Place)
The Chemistry & Biochemistry Shops are the 2018 recipients of the TTU Guns Up! Award.
Congratulations to Vince, Jeanne, and Scott! Learn More
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 This award is funded at $500,000 total cost for three years starting September 15th,
2018. Learn More
Prof. Michael Latham received an R35 award from the NIH for his grant application
entitled "Structural Biology Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex." This award is
funded at $1,798,573 total cost for 5 years starting September 1st, 2018.Learn More
Prof. Dimitri Pappas received a CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award for his
grant application entitled "Microfluidic Cancer Assay for Liquid Biopsies and Early
Detection." This award is funded at $200,000 total cost for 2 years. + More This is the only HIHRRA awarded to TTU during Cycle 2 of the fiscal year 2018. Learn More
Prof. John D'Auria has been invited to participate in the Plant Metabolic Engineering
Gordon Research Conference The Eight 'F's of Plant Metabolic Engineering; Food, Feed,
Flavor, Fragrance, Fiber, Fuel, Pharma and Future Technologies + More to be held between June 16th and June 21st 2019, at the Renaissance Tuscany, Il Ciocco,
Italy. Learn More
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 Henry Trubenstein also received the 2018 Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS. Learn More
Undergraduate 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.Learn More
The 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); + MoreBiochemistry - Zachary Boswell; Inorganic - Amandeep Brar; Organic - Daniel Loya;
and Physical - Reed Nieman. Zachary Boswell was the Grand Prize winner. Undergraduate
Students: 1st Place - Michael Moody; 2nd Place - Stephan Azatian; and 3rd Place - Blake Ferguson.Learn More
Congratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research
(OUR) Award presented by CALUE.Learn More
Congratulations to Amanda Miller & Adrian Falco for awards at the 2018 Texas Tech
University Undergraduate Research Conference. + MoreAdrian received 3rd place in the poster division for Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Amanda received
1st place for all oral presentations.
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.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Brett VanVeller
TTUCHEMBIO@TTUChem (Undergraduate)@TTUChemGrad (Graduate)