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Faculty Positions Available Improved Citric Acid-Derived Carbon Dots Synthesis Through Microwave-Based Heating in Hydrothermal Pressure Vessel
Quantum effects in thermal reaction rates at metal surfaces
Molecular Motion and Ligand Stacking Influence Thermal Expansion Behavior and Argentophilic Forces in Silver Coordination Complexes
Improved Syntheses of 4-Vinylbenzo-3n-Crown-n Ethers (n = 5-7
) Glycome Profiling of Cancer Cell Lines Cultivated in Physiological and Commercial Media Isomeric Separation of Permethylated Glycans by Long Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography (RPLC)- MS/MS Early History of the Department

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref chaired an oral session at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Mechref was invited to attend the Robert A Welch Foundation 2022 Conference and Award Banquet, October 24-26th, 2022, Houston, TX.
  • Prof. Kristin Hutchins organized a special symposium at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20-21, 2022 titled, "Advances in Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Supramolecular Chemistry".
  • Maik Reddiger, a graduate student in Prof. Bill Poirier's group, successfully defended his 301-page Ph.D. dissertation on Wednesday, 10/26, entitled "Towards a Probabilistic Foundation for Non-Relativistic and Relativistic Quantum Theory”.
  • Prof. Mechref gave the opening plenary lecture entitled “LC-MS/MS Methods Utilized to Define the Biomedical Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Dr. Goli (Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “The Effect of Mitoquinone Supplementation on Glycan Expression in Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mouse Model,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • M. Atashi (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “15N Metabolic Labeling-TMT multiplexing Approach Facilitate a High Throughput Quantitation of Glycopeptides derived from Cell Lines,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • P. Jiang (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “Isomeric Separation of Alpha-linked 2-Aminobenazmide (2AB)-Labeled Sialoglycopepides by C18-LC-MS/MS,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Carol Korzeniewski gave the weekly seminar for the TTU Department of Chemical Engineering “Confocal Raman Microscopy as a Probe of Structure and Transport within Polymer Membranes and Electrode-Supported Materials for Energy Conversion” on Oct 21, 2022.
  • Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, gave a poster on "Bonding Interactions in Cerium (IV) and Uranium (IV) Naphthylpyrasal and Salicylpyrasal Complexes." (T. Hoang, A.E. Gorden, D. Gardner, D. Unruh) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a poster on "Effects of pH and solvent on the binding affinity of salophen ligands to cerium (III) and cerium (IV) and its impact on structure." (D. Gardner, T. Hoang, J.A. Williamson, D. Unruh, J.D. Gorden, A.E. Gorden) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a talk on an outreach program aimed at promoting awareness and diversity in chemistry entitled "Cowboy Chemistry: Using storytelling, comedy, and podcasting to increase chemistry literacy, relatability, and accessibility." D. Gardner - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Prof. Adam Smith gave a seminar at Lehigh University titled “Resolving receptor tyrosine kinase interactions in live cells and the effect of oncogenic mutations.” on Oct 18 2022.
  • Gary George III (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20, 2022 titled, "Use of cycloaddition reactions to control thermal expansion in organic materials."
  • Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Effect of dimensionality on thermal expansion behaviors of cocrystals of carboxylic acids and bipyridines consisting of motion-capable groups."
  • Liulei Ma (Hutchins Group) delivered a poster presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Polymorph control and solubility enhancement in salts of trimethoprim."

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref chaired an oral session at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Mechref was invited to attend the Robert A Welch Foundation 2022 Conference and Award Banquet, October 24-26th, 2022, Houston, TX.
  • Prof. Kristin Hutchins organized a special symposium at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20-21, 2022 titled, "Advances in Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Supramolecular Chemistry".
  • Maik Reddiger, a graduate student in Prof. Bill Poirier's group, successfully defended his 301-page Ph.D. dissertation on Wednesday, 10/26, entitled "Towards a Probabilistic Foundation for Non-Relativistic and Relativistic Quantum Theory”.
  • Prof. Mechref gave the opening plenary lecture entitled “LC-MS/MS Methods Utilized to Define the Biomedical Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Dr. Goli (Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “The Effect of Mitoquinone Supplementation on Glycan Expression in Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mouse Model,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • M. Atashi (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “15N Metabolic Labeling-TMT multiplexing Approach Facilitate a High Throughput Quantitation of Glycopeptides derived from Cell Lines,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • P. Jiang (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “Isomeric Separation of Alpha-linked 2-Aminobenazmide (2AB)-Labeled Sialoglycopepides by C18-LC-MS/MS,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Carol Korzeniewski gave the weekly seminar for the TTU Department of Chemical Engineering “Confocal Raman Microscopy as a Probe of Structure and Transport within Polymer Membranes and Electrode-Supported Materials for Energy Conversion” on Oct 21, 2022.
  • Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, gave a poster on "Bonding Interactions in Cerium (IV) and Uranium (IV) Naphthylpyrasal and Salicylpyrasal Complexes." (T. Hoang, A.E. Gorden, D. Gardner, D. Unruh) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a poster on "Effects of pH and solvent on the binding affinity of salophen ligands to cerium (III) and cerium (IV) and its impact on structure." (D. Gardner, T. Hoang, J.A. Williamson, D. Unruh, J.D. Gorden, A.E. Gorden) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a talk on an outreach program aimed at promoting awareness and diversity in chemistry entitled "Cowboy Chemistry: Using storytelling, comedy, and podcasting to increase chemistry literacy, relatability, and accessibility." D. Gardner - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Prof. Adam Smith gave a seminar at Lehigh University titled “Resolving receptor tyrosine kinase interactions in live cells and the effect of oncogenic mutations.” on Oct 18 2022.
  • Gary George III (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20, 2022 titled, "Use of cycloaddition reactions to control thermal expansion in organic materials."
  • Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Effect of dimensionality on thermal expansion behaviors of cocrystals of carboxylic acids and bipyridines consisting of motion-capable groups."
  • Liulei Ma (Hutchins Group) delivered a poster presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Polymorph control and solubility enhancement in salts of trimethoprim."

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref chaired an oral session at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Mechref was invited to attend the Robert A Welch Foundation 2022 Conference and Award Banquet, October 24-26th, 2022, Houston, TX.
  • Prof. Kristin Hutchins organized a special symposium at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20-21, 2022 titled, "Advances in Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Supramolecular Chemistry".
  • Maik Reddiger, a graduate student in Prof. Bill Poirier's group, successfully defended his 301-page Ph.D. dissertation on Wednesday, 10/26, entitled "Towards a Probabilistic Foundation for Non-Relativistic and Relativistic Quantum Theory”.
  • Prof. Mechref gave the opening plenary lecture entitled “LC-MS/MS Methods Utilized to Define the Biomedical Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Dr. Goli (Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “The Effect of Mitoquinone Supplementation on Glycan Expression in Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mouse Model,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • M. Atashi (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “15N Metabolic Labeling-TMT multiplexing Approach Facilitate a High Throughput Quantitation of Glycopeptides derived from Cell Lines,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • P. Jiang (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “Isomeric Separation of Alpha-linked 2-Aminobenazmide (2AB)-Labeled Sialoglycopepides by C18-LC-MS/MS,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Carol Korzeniewski gave the weekly seminar for the TTU Department of Chemical Engineering “Confocal Raman Microscopy as a Probe of Structure and Transport within Polymer Membranes and Electrode-Supported Materials for Energy Conversion” on Oct 21, 2022.
  • Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, gave a poster on "Bonding Interactions in Cerium (IV) and Uranium (IV) Naphthylpyrasal and Salicylpyrasal Complexes." (T. Hoang, A.E. Gorden, D. Gardner, D. Unruh) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a poster on "Effects of pH and solvent on the binding affinity of salophen ligands to cerium (III) and cerium (IV) and its impact on structure." (D. Gardner, T. Hoang, J.A. Williamson, D. Unruh, J.D. Gorden, A.E. Gorden) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a talk on an outreach program aimed at promoting awareness and diversity in chemistry entitled "Cowboy Chemistry: Using storytelling, comedy, and podcasting to increase chemistry literacy, relatability, and accessibility." D. Gardner - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Prof. Adam Smith gave a seminar at Lehigh University titled “Resolving receptor tyrosine kinase interactions in live cells and the effect of oncogenic mutations.” on Oct 18 2022.
  • Gary George III (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20, 2022 titled, "Use of cycloaddition reactions to control thermal expansion in organic materials."
  • Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Effect of dimensionality on thermal expansion behaviors of cocrystals of carboxylic acids and bipyridines consisting of motion-capable groups."
  • Liulei Ma (Hutchins Group) delivered a poster presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Polymorph control and solubility enhancement in salts of trimethoprim."

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref chaired an oral session at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Mechref was invited to attend the Robert A Welch Foundation 2022 Conference and Award Banquet, October 24-26th, 2022, Houston, TX.
  • Prof. Kristin Hutchins organized a special symposium at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20-21, 2022 titled, "Advances in Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Supramolecular Chemistry".
  • Maik Reddiger, a graduate student in Prof. Bill Poirier's group, successfully defended his 301-page Ph.D. dissertation on Wednesday, 10/26, entitled "Towards a Probabilistic Foundation for Non-Relativistic and Relativistic Quantum Theory”.
  • Prof. Mechref gave the opening plenary lecture entitled “LC-MS/MS Methods Utilized to Define the Biomedical Roles of Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Dr. Goli (Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “The Effect of Mitoquinone Supplementation on Glycan Expression in Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mouse Model,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • M. Atashi (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “15N Metabolic Labeling-TMT multiplexing Approach Facilitate a High Throughput Quantitation of Glycopeptides derived from Cell Lines,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • P. Jiang (a graduate student in Prof Mechref Group) gave a lecture entitled “Isomeric Separation of Alpha-linked 2-Aminobenazmide (2AB)-Labeled Sialoglycopepides by C18-LC-MS/MS,” at the 41st International Symposium and Exhibit on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules (ISPPP 2022), October 16-19th, 2022, Delray Beach, FL.
  • Prof. Carol Korzeniewski gave the weekly seminar for the TTU Department of Chemical Engineering “Confocal Raman Microscopy as a Probe of Structure and Transport within Polymer Membranes and Electrode-Supported Materials for Energy Conversion” on Oct 21, 2022.
  • Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, gave a poster on "Bonding Interactions in Cerium (IV) and Uranium (IV) Naphthylpyrasal and Salicylpyrasal Complexes." (T. Hoang, A.E. Gorden, D. Gardner, D. Unruh) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a poster on "Effects of pH and solvent on the binding affinity of salophen ligands to cerium (III) and cerium (IV) and its impact on structure." (D. Gardner, T. Hoang, J.A. Williamson, D. Unruh, J.D. Gorden, A.E. Gorden) - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Dylan Gardner, a graduate student in the Gorden group gave a talk on an outreach program aimed at promoting awareness and diversity in chemistry entitled "Cowboy Chemistry: Using storytelling, comedy, and podcasting to increase chemistry literacy, relatability, and accessibility." D. Gardner - at the 2022 Southeast Regional ACS meeting - Oct. 19-22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Prof. Adam Smith gave a seminar at Lehigh University titled “Resolving receptor tyrosine kinase interactions in live cells and the effect of oncogenic mutations.” on Oct 18 2022.
  • Gary George III (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 20, 2022 titled, "Use of cycloaddition reactions to control thermal expansion in organic materials."
  • Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) delivered an oral presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Effect of dimensionality on thermal expansion behaviors of cocrystals of carboxylic acids and bipyridines consisting of motion-capable groups."
  • Liulei Ma (Hutchins Group) delivered a poster presentation at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City, IA on October 21, 2022 titled, "Polymorph control and solubility enhancement in salts of trimethoprim."



Awards and Accolades

Dr. PoirierProf. Poirier's quantum startup company, Quantum Galaxies, received a TechConnect Innovation Award, given only to the top 15% of submissions, at the recent DefenseTech Innovation Summit in Washington DC.

Dr. HutchinsProf. Kristin Hutchins has been named the 2022 Emerging Inventor of the Year for Texas Tech University. The award is sponsored by the Office of Research Commercialization. Prof. Hutchins will be honored at the Inventor Celebration on October 19th.

Dr. MechrefDr. Yehia Mechref has been name the Robert A. Welch Chair of Chemistry at Texas Tech University. Congratulations to Yehia on this milestone and the recognition of his research.

Dr. HutchinsDr. Kristin Hutchins was selected as Texas Tech's 2022 Emerging Inventor of the Year. The award recognizes one faculty member each from TTU and TTUHSC who have recently disclosed at least one invention while an assistant professor. This is the inaugural award year.

Dr. WeberDr. Weber is a Co-PI/subcontractor on a 4-year NIH R01 to TTUHSC. The total award is for $1,240,000, the TTU portion is $113,000.

Additional Departmental News


Student Highlights

Trophies Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, won an Undergraduate Research Experience Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Trophies Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, won a TRUE Undergraduate Travel Funding Award as part of the TTU Center for Transformative Undergraduate Research Experiences Program.

Trophies The following students are the winners from each division for the departmental poster session. (Note: there was no poster submitted for judging from the biochem division). Each winner received $500.+ See Winners

Trophies Mona Goli (graduate student in Prof. Mechref's group) received the 2022 Ming Sun Family Graduate Research Award , was selected to receive a Texas Tech University Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Trophies Aiying Yu (graduate student in Prof. Mechref's group) received the 2022 Ginny Shen Lin's Scholarship.

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