Prof. Carol Korzeniewski participated in the early March management review for the DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers program.
The Hutchins Group is featured on the front cover of the winter newsletter for the American Crystallographic Association, to recognize Prof. Hutchins' upcoming Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award: https://indd.adobe.com/view/7a49bb70-4f36-4004-8e6a-cf4ab61e2687
Hans Lischka did a talk on “The Assessment of the Polyradical Character of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Means of Multireference and Density Functional Theory Methods” February 19, 2023, 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas (ASMD@D), Dallas, USA
Reed Nieman, Adam Matěj, Pavel Jelinek, and Hans Lischka did a poster “Excited states and polyradical character of π-conjugated macrocycles revealed through multireference calculations”, February 18, 2023, 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas (ASMD@D), Dallas, USA
The Georgieva lab had two poster presentations and abstracts published in the 2023 abstract issue of the Biophysical Journal: 1. Insights into the structure-function relationship of the HIV-1 Vpu protein Elka R. Georgieva, Saman Mejeed, Oluwatosin Adetyui, Md Majharul Isalm 2. Cryo-EM snapshots and protein spin labeling in structural studies of HIV-1 Vpu Md Majharul Islam, Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Saman Majeed, Olamide Ishola, Isaac Forester, Steven J. Ludtke, Elka R. Georgieva
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
Dr. David Nes, Horn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was granted
emeritus status by the Board of Regents in February, 2022 in recognition of his 28
years of service to Texas Tech and the Department.
Prof. Poirier's quantum startup company, Quantum Galaxies, won $5000 from the Prototype
Funding program of Lubbock Economic Development Agency. This program is designed to
promote tech startup firms in the Lubbock area.
Prof. 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.
Prof. 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.
Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, has been selected for
a Travel Award from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical
Society. This will provide her funding for presenting her poster at the Indianapolis
ACS meeting at the end of March.
Sophia Sagala (graduate student in Prof. Quitevis's group) was selected to receive a Texas Tech University Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation
Completion Fellowship for Fall 2023.
Dylan Gardner won the EHS safety button contest.
Tessa Hoang, an undergraduate student in the Gorden group, won an Undergraduate Research
Experience Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.
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
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.
The Bill Hase Memorial Scholarship continues to receive a steady flow of donations,
with 21 new non-anonymous donors having contributed since November, 2021. These come
from around the country and around the world—and of course, from TTU. Click here for more details.
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Dr. Chuck HenryFriday, March 31st, 2023• Ph.D. DEFENSE Umut OzuguzelWednesday, April 5th, 2023• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Matt Paszek
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