Prof. Mechref served on the NIH EBIT study section February 11-12-2021.
The department is advertising an Administrative Business Assistant position (job posting: Requisition 22915BR).
Prof. Pappas received the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award.Learn More
Prof. Kristin Hutchins has received the NSF-CAREER award entitled “CAREER: Solid-state
molecular motion, reversible covalent-bond formation, and self-assembly for controlling
thermal expansion behavior.”+ MoreThe total grant amount is $651,350. The award starts April 01, 2021 through March
31, 2026.Learn More
Prof. Gamez received the 2020 Young Plasma Scientist Award, sponsored by Thermo Fisher
Scientific, at the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Tucson, January
2020.+ MoreThe award “recognizes achievements in conceptualization and development of novel instrumentation
as well as the elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in plasma spectrochemistry”
and also “authorship of significant research papers or books that have had an influential
role in new advancements as well as outstanding applications that open new fields
of use for plasma spectrochemistry”.Learn More
Prof. Latham will be the recipient of the 2021 A&S Excellence in Research Award for
the natural and physical sciences.Learn More
Prof. Shi received a BASF-TTU Project Revolution grant to create breeding materials
in cotton using gene-editing technology. The total grant amount is $228,032. The award
starts January 01, 2021, and lasts through June 30, 2022.Learn More
Maureen Oliva, MS graduate in the Gamez lab, received the Outstanding Masters Student in Forensic Science Award from the Institute
of Forensic Science at the TTU Dept. of Environmental Toxicology. August 2020.
Kevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, received the 2021 Edward Steers Bursary Award from the Association of British Spectroscopists.
+ MoreThe international award, established to recognize the contributions of eminent atomic
spectroscopist Prof. Edward B.M. Steers, assists a promising early scientist (non-tenured
academic post or in industry, within 7 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks)
engaged in or utilizing analytical spectroscopic techniques to attend a recognized
scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. January 2021.
Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) has been awarded a TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship.
The winners of the 2020 graduate student poster completion were:Analytical: Bhagya Wickramaratne (1st place), Kevin Finch (2nd place); Inorganic:
Chamila Manankandayalage (1st place); Organic: Adineh Rezaei (1st place), Navkiran
Juneja (2nd place); Physical: Bhumika Jayee (1st place)
Shiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion
Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + Morean international virtual symposium series that has featured some of the top inorganic
scientists globally. Each week they feature a senior PI, a junior PI and then a postdoc
or graduate student. Her talk was entitled “Pnictogen bonding and reversed bilayer
vesicles” and she presented on Monday, June 29th.
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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.
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