D. Prof. Elka Georgieva served as a Reviewer of a Collaborative Grant Proposal to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Prof. Tropp did an oral presentation at the Materials Research Society 2023 Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston MA. “Symposium: SB04: Conducting and Functional Hydrogels—From Materials to Devices Title: Acid-Crystallized PEDOT Nanoparticles: Scalable and Biocompatible Fillers for Highly Conductive Hydrogels”
Dr. Hans Lischka did a presentation “Solvent-Enhanced Symmetry-breaking and Singlet-Fission in the Covalently-Bound Tetracene Dimer” on October 25, 2023, Virtual International Seminar on Theoretical Advancements (VISTA)
Prof. Anne Gorden gave an invited talk “Pyrrophens: Comparing Steric Tailored Architectures of Schiff Base Pyrrole Ligands with Uranyl and Transition Metals,” at the
21st Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee October 24th.
Rhea Karkera, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, gave a poster “Development of a Homogenous Base Metal Catalyst in Amide Hydrosilylation”, with Adineh Rezaei, Anne E.V. Gorden Michael Findlater as co-authors at the Women in Catalysis and Synthetic Chemistry Symposium held at the University of Texas at Austin November 4th.
Prof. Mechref gave an invited Lecture, “Proteomics, glycoproteomics, and glycomics of RLS: Hints for possible novel targeted therapeutic interventions,” at the IRLSSG 2023 Annual Meeting on October 22, 2023, part of the World Sleep 2023, October 20-25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Prof. Mechref gave an invited Lecture, “Targeted Quantitative Analysis of Glycoproteins by Parallel Reaction Monitoring (PRM) LC-MS/MS,” at the 42nd International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides (ISPPP 2023), Vienna, 5-8 November 2023.
Prof. Mechref's article published in Biomolecules, 13 (2023) 1467, https://doi.org/10.3390/biom13101467, is promoted by the journal as a “Title Story” banner.
Prof. Mechref served as a member of the award committee at the 29th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques, September 13-17, 2023, San Felice Circeo, Rome, Italy.
Prof. Mechref is elected as the spokesperson for the Horn Distinguished Professors
starting January 2024.
Hans Lischka was awarded the European Chemical Society, Division of Computational
and Theoretical Chemistry: Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing Computational
and Theoretical Chemistry to new frontiers and contributing to the impact of the discipline
on chemical research on August 28, 2023
The Liang Group has been honored with the distinguished Maximizing Investigators'
Research Award (MIRA, R35) from the National Institutes of Health, under Grant No.
1R35GM150780. The Liang group is awarded a total funding of $1,788,834 for the period
spanning from 2023 to 2028.+ MoreThis prestigious national award acknowledges the distinguished achievements of early-stage
principal investigators in the biomedical sciences.
Dimitri Pappas has received an NIH SBIR grant entitled “Development of A Novel Nanoparticle
Biosensor for Rapid, Point-of-Care Sepsis Diagnosis and Risk Assessment” alongside
NaMi Diagnostics, LLC, a start-up company led by his former student, Dr. Ke Liu. Dr.
Pappas's share of the 1-year Phase 1 grant is $65,306.
Prof. Kristin Hutchins received the Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award from the
American Crystallographic Association (ACA) on July 9, 2023 at the 73rd Annual ACA
Meeting.+ MoreShe also delivered a plenary lecture entitled "The Dynamic Side of Crystals: How Structure
Influences Function in the Solid-State". Link: https://www.amercrystalassn.org/etter-hutchins-2023
Tan Nguyen, a student of Prof. Kristufek, placed 3rd in the 3-minute thesis competition
out of a pool of competitors. He was awarded $100 as a prize. His thesis was about
modifying current plastic bottles with an additional monomer to increase in the efficiency
of the recycling process. If this modification works, it'll increase the prices of
plastic bottles but it will ensure that most of those bottles don't end up in the
ocean or landfilled
Two articles from Prof. Gamez' group were selected as top finalists for the 2022 Edward
Steers Memorial Award for the Best Paper in Glow Discharge Spectroscopy, + Morefrom the European Working Group on Glow Discharge Spectroscopy:
- 3rd Place: Zhang, D.; Zeldes, D.; Gamez, G.* Three-Dimensional Mass Spectral Imaging
of Polymers via Laser-Assisted Micro-Pyrolysis Program Flowing Atmospheric-Pressure
Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry, Anal. Chem., 2022, 94, 3335-3342. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c05413.
- 2nd Place: Gamez, G.*; She, Y.; Rivera, P.; Shi, S.; Finch, K. High-Throughput Single-Pixel
Spectral Imaging System For Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry Elemental
Mapping Enabled by Compressed Sensing, J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2022, 37, 805 – 813.
Judith Nawaiwu, a Ph.D. Student in Prof. Mechref's Laboratory was awarded a James
D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship
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