Dr. Huazhong Shi is appointed as an Associate Editor of the newly established journal "stress Biology" (https://www.springer.com/journal/44154).
Prof. Mechref reviewed for Funds for Scientific Research-FNRS, Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. Krempner, C. Phosphatranes, Phosphazenes and Phosphonium Ylides – Applications in Synthesis and Catalysis. P-Chemistry Online-Seminar Series https://phosphorus-chemistry.weebly.com/schedule.html. March 18, 2021 (invited lecture).
Dr. Hutchins gave an invited talk entitled “Molecular Motion, Phase Transitions, and Thermal Expansion Properties of Organic Solids” at the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, on April 15, 2021.
Dr. Gamez gave an invited talk entitled "Ultra-High Throughput 3d Elemental Analysis Of Surfaces With Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy And Compressed Sensing Strategies" at the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, on April 21, 2021.
Dr. Gamez gave an invited talk entitled "Connecting The Dots: Beyond Surviving Your STEM Higher Education Experience As A Minority" at the Minority Alumni Speaker Series, organized by the SACNAS chapter at Indiana University Bloomington, and sponsored by the Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Biochemistry, College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, on April 21, 2021.
The Gamez lab presented at TTU URC, March 28 – 30, 2021:
J. Agu, K. Finch, G. Gamez, Differentiating Thomson and Raman Scattering Spectra for Diagnostics of Various Gas Plasmas Used in Chemical Analysis, poster.
A. Hernandez, L. Shabaneh, K. Finch, G. Gamez Effect of Operating Parameters on the Elemental Mapping of Silver Nanoparticles using Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy, poster.
P. Rivera, Y. She, G. Gamez. Compressed Sensing Single Pixel Imaging for Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy Elemental Mapping, poster.
L. Shabaneh, A. Hernandez, K. Finch, G. Gamez, Nanoparticle Elemental Mapping of Pristine Plant Tissues through Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy, poster.
D. Zeldes, D. Zhang, G. Gamez, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Evidence Fast Discrimination via Laser Assisted Pyrolysis Program Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Mass Spectrometry, poster.
Dr. Kristin Hutchins received a grant from The Welch Foundation entitled "Mechanochemistry
as a green synthetic and crystallization tool for drug development." The total grant
amount is $240,000. The award starts June 01, 2021, through May 31, 2024.Learn More
Dr. Gamez was selected to receive the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the
TTU Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE). April 2021.Learn More
Quentin Vaugh was announced as a recipient of the Unsung Hero award as a part of the
2021 Raiders Who Rock.Learn More
Horn Distinguished Professor David Nes retired on March 31st, 2021. He has contributed
immensely to the success of the department and the University.+ MoreHe has also hugely contributed to his Scientific field and is greatly valued and appreciated
by his peers.Learn More
Prof. Casadonte received the national Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)-Goldwater
Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. + MoreIn commemoration of this award, Texas Tech University will receive a check for $5,000
to be used to support Prof. Casadonte's undergraduate research program, and specifically
for activities undertaken between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.Learn More
Kevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Atomic
Section Student Award. He will receive the award at the upcoming SciX 2021 conference
in September where he will give an invited talk.+ More The international award recognizes excellence in the area of Atomic Spectroscopy
of SAS student memebers. April 2021.
Aldo Hernandez, undergraduate student in the Gamez lab, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
from the TTU Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE). April 2021.
Qixuan Zheng and Navkiran Kaur Juneja, graduate students of Prof. Hutchins, were both awarded Study Abroad Competitive Scholarships.
Hongjia Qian, a graduate student in the Shi group, has been awarded a Preston and Ima Smith Graduate Fellowship. The award is $2000
for the academic year 2021-2022.
For the 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference, there were 17 undergraduate students,
who have conducted research in the department, submit posters. Eleven of these students
were recognized as being Outstanding Presenters by reviewers. Three students also
received individual awards for their presentations.+ More Aldo Hernandez (Dr. Gamez) received 1st place in Technology Impact for his recorded presentation, Lindsay Bishop
(Prof. Casadonte) received 3rd place in Technology Impact for her recorded presentation, and Angela
Lee (Dr. Cozzolino) received 4th place in Technology Impact for her recorded presentation. Congratulations
to all of the undergraduate students that participated in the conference this year!
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,
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