Prof. A. Gorden and the team of organizers for SERMACS 2021 for which she was Co-Programming Chair, were notified that the Southeast Regional American Chemical Society SERMACS meeting held in November 2021, is one of 3 finalists for the Chemiluminary award for best regional meeting from ACS. The winner will be announced at the fall ACS meeting.
Prof. A. Gorden has been appointed to the editorial board for the journal Polyhedron.
Umut Ozuguzel gave the presentation “Calculation of resonance Raman spectra for copper-centered complexes relevant to in-situ spectral studies of bioelectrocatalysts” in the Sunday evening ANYL division poster session at the Spring 2023 meeting of the American Chemical Society in Indianapolis, IN with co-authors A. Aquino, S.D. Minteer and C. L. Korzeniewski.
Prof. Carol Korzeniewski gave the invited talk “Adapting confocal Raman microscopy for in-situ studies of electrode-supported films” in the ANYL division session Advances in Electrochemistry at the Spring 2023 meeting of the American Chemical Society in Indianapolis, IN with co-author J. Xu.
Prof. Barratt Park gave a mock presentation at the NSF Chemistry Career Workshop in Alexandria, VA, on May 22-23, 2023.
Hans Lischka, “The Assessment of the Polyradical Character of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Means of Multireference and Density Functional Theory Methods” May 16, 2023, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, São Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Prof. Bill Poirier, “Hidden symmetries in quantum mechanics—revealed, by the trajectory-based formulation”, Applied Math Seminar, TTU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, April 12, 2023.
Prof. Bill Poirier, “Efficient Evaluation of Exponential and Gaussian Functions on a Quantum Computer, with Applications of Quantum Computational Chemistry and Quantum Finance”, departmental seminar, TTU Department of Computer Science, April 18, 2023.
Richard Lombardini and Prof. Bill Poirier, “Interacting Quantum Trajectories for Particles with Spin 1/2”, National APS Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2023
Prof. Jorge A. Morales received an award from the TTU Office of the Vice President
of Institutional Diversity during the Hispanic/Latin Men in The Academy Luncheon on
May 1st, 2023. The award recognizes Prof. Morales efforts in teaching and research.
Prof. Ge's Welch proposal was renewed. The project, “Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective
Isomerization of Alkenes,” was funded for 3 years at $300,000.
Prof. Mechref was elected for a 2nd term to Chair the Steering Committee of the Alliance
of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research. + MoreThe Alliance is funded by NIH-NCI, supporting 10 U01 projects at several Institutions,
including Texas Tech University, University of Michigan, Medical University of South
Carolina, Stanford University, Florida International University, Van Andel Research
Institute, University of Alabama, Drexel University and the University of South Florida.
Prof. Carol Korzeniewski has been elected as a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). https://today.ttu.edu/posts/2023/01/Stories/Texas-Techs-Carol-Korzeniewski-Named-AAAS-Fellow
Prof. Annie Gorden won the Margaret Wilson award as the outstanding Alumna from the
Lubbock Alumnae chapter of Delta Gamma fraternity.
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
Song Prize: Kevin Finch
Ming Sun Family Graduate Research Awards:
Peilin Jiang, Cristian Gutierrez-Reyes, Junyao Wang, Dylan Tharp Eralie, Navkiran
Juneja, Maryam Yekefallah
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in:
Evan van Aalst, Benedicta Quainoo
Olivia Villanueva Mazen Elsaid
Mychele Jorns, Mazen Elsaid
Cengage General Chemistry TA Awards:
Evan van Aalst, Dong Zhang, Jun Jang, Jayendra Chunduru
Benedicta Quainoo, Arun Bhujel, Joy Solomon,Umut Ozuguzel
Chemistry Graduate Student Organization Scholarship:
Junyao Wang, Maryam Yekefallah, Nandakumar Katakam, Navkiran Juneja, Amirhossein Bakhtiiari
Ginny Shen Lin Endowed Scholarship (*Shared Division Award):
Junyao Wang, Hongjia Qian,* Maryam Yekefallah,* Olivia Villanueva,* Ashley Moreno-Gongora,*
Richard Goodin Graduate Research Fellowship:Yao Tang
2023 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowships:Gary George, Olivia Villanueva, Sophia Sagala, Harsshit Agrawaal
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