■ 75 Faculty, staff and families came together on August 24th 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the Mae Simmons Park to celebrate another great year of academics, research, and outreach success. The event was sponsored by the Mechrefs.
■ Prof. Mechref’s article entitled "Characterization of Isomeric Glycan Structures by LC-MS/MS" published in Electrophoresis (38 (2017) 2100-2114, DOI 10.1002/ELPS.201700042) is the journal most cited paper in 2018.
■ Prof. Mechref’s article entitled "LC-MS/MS Isomeric Profiling of Permethylated N-Glycans Derived from Serum Haptoglobin of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and Cirrhotic Patients" published in Electrophoresis (38 (2017) 2160-2167, DOI 101002/ELPS.201700025) is the journal 7th most cited paper in 2018.
■ Prof. Mechref has been invited to organize the 29th International Symposium in Electroseparation and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques (ITP 2022), September 2022.
■ The winners of the department annual poster contest held on Friday, August 23 are:
Undergraduate: Ashley Smith from Hope-Weeks’ group, poster title "The Synthesis and Characterization of Chromium Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles using the Epoxide-Addition Sol-Gel Method"; and Robert Wood from FIndlater’s group; Poster Title: "Synthesis and applications of metal complexes of novel 1,3-diketones".
Mona Goli, from Mechref’s group; Poster Title: "Using Magnetic Carbon Nanoparticles as a MALDI Matrix for Isomeric Study of Glycans".
Zachary Boswell from Latham’s group; Poster title: "Nature’s happy accident – Pharmacologically mimicking curative response of cancer patient".
Elahe Masoumzadeh from Latham’s group; Poster Title: "Study of self association of human CstF-64 RNA recognition motif (RRM)".
Shiva Moaven from Cozzolino’s group; Poster Title: "Pnictogen bonding: From reversed vesicles to molecular recognition".
Deepika Bedi from FIndlater’s group; Poster Title: "Chemically enhanced electrodialysis(CEED) for selective removal of problematic ions from waste water."
Sophia Sagala from Quitevis’s group; Poster Title: "Do Ion-Pairs Exist in Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids and Their Mixtures with Co-Solvents."
■ Prof. Mechref gave a talk entitled "Understanding the Biological Roles of Glycoproteins through Reliable Quantitation of both Glycans and Glycopeptides" at the 26th International Symposium in Electroseparation and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques (ITP 2019), September 1-4, 2019, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
■ Prof. Hutchins gave a talk entitled, "Design of materials for removal of pharmaceutical contaminants" at the 8th Annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting, August 16, 2018, Lubbock, TX.
■ Prof. Hutchins Group delivered the following poster presentations at the 8th Annual Texas Soft Matter Meeting, August 16, 2018, Lubbock, TX:
Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Co-crystals and Pyridine-functionalized Polymers, Qixuan Zheng, Samantha L. Rood, Daniel K. Unruh, and Kristin M. Hutchins.
Co-crystallization of the Anti-Cholesterol Drug Bezafibrate and Synthesis of Functionalized Polystyrene Polymer Beads, Jesus Daniel Loya, Daniel K. Unruh, and Kristin M. Hutchins.
■ Prof. Poirier gave a plenary talk at the Symmetries in Science (SiS) meeting in Bregenz, Austria, on August 6, 2019. The talk was entitled "Hidden symmetries in quantum mechanics— revealed, by the trajectory-based formulation".
■ Prof. Krempner gave an invited lecture at the 13th International Conference on Heteroatom Chemistry (Prague, Czech Republic, June 30 – July 5, 2019). Title of his talk was "Inter and Intramolecular Inverse Frustrated Lewis Pairs – Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation."
■ Prof. Krempner presented a poster at the annual DOE Catalysis Science meeting (Gaithersburg, Maryland July 24 – July 26, 2019). Title of his talk was "Inverse" Inter and Intramolecular Frustrated Lewis Pairs (FLPs) – Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation.
Prof. Pappas has received a grant titled "Nanoparticle Probes for Super-Resolution
Imaging of Transferrin Receptors” from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three
years. The total funding of the award is $389,963.Learn More
Prof. D. Casadonte was selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.Learn More
Prof. C. Korzeniewski has received a grant from the NSF for the project "Advancing
Strategies for In-Situ Determination and Spatial Mapping of Components within Membrane
Systems for Energy Conversion". + More Korzeniewski (PI) and Shelley Minteer (U. Utah, co-PI) received a total award of
$558,362 with $302,300 to Texas Tech. The three-year project supports the construction
a confocal Raman microscope with oil-immersion optics to enable high spatial resolution
imaging and measurements on single, micron-scale particles in the Korzeniewski lab.Learn More
Prof. C. Korzeniewski has been awarded beamtime at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
in Gaithersburg, Maryland for the project "Spatial Profiling Ion-Depletion/Water Accumulation
in Bilayer Ion-Exchange Membranes for Energy Conversion". + More The award supports reflectometry measurements that probe chemical gradients at polymer-polymer
interfaces with nanometer-scale spatial resolution.Learn More
Dr. Janos Sarka (Postdoc in the Poirier group) has received a MolSSI "Seed" Software
Fellowship. MolSSI is the "Molecular Sciences Software Institute", an NSF-funded center
housed in Blacksburg Virginia, + More serving “the worldwide community of computational molecular scientists as a nexus
for science, education, and cooperation.” The fellowship provides travel to Blacksburg
for training, as well as six-months' salary. Janos received the fellowship for developments
of the ScalIT code.Learn More
Yangxue Liu, a graduate student of Prof. Li, received the James D. and Mary Hazlewood
Memorial Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020. Learn More
Sakshi Gautam, a graduate student in Prof. Mechref, was awarded the Analytical and
Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) Poster Award for the excellent presentation of particularly
significant innovative analytical research + More at the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 16th GCxGC Symposium. The poster was entitled Glucose Unit index (GUI) of Permethylated Glycans for Effective identification of
Glycans and Glycan Isomers and coauthored by Sakshi Gautam, Wenjing Peng, Byeong Gwan "Andrew" Cho, Yifan Huang,
Alireza Banazadeh, Aiying Yu, Xue Dong, Yehia Mechref.Learn More
Chitranjan Srivastav has been awarded a competitive 'James D. and Mary Hazlewood
Memorial Graduate Fellowship' by the Graduate School. The award is for $3000 in the
upcoming academic year. Learn More
Cecila Smith (Mentor: Prof. Findlater) placed 3rd out of 288 entrants in the '2019
TrUE Undergraduate Research Conference' at TTU on April 2nd and 3rd for her poster
'Conversion of Imines to Secondary Amines Using Iron-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation.' Learn More
Grad student Shipra Garg (Krempner group) has been awarded a Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate
Fellowship. The Fellowship award is $3500 per year for 3 years (Doctorate) starting
fall 2019. Learn More
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 18th, 2019• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Katherine A. Mirica
TTUCHEMBIO@TTUChem (Undergraduate)@TTUChemGrad (Graduate)