■ Prof. Mechref served as a reviewer for the Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-S (M1), entitled "BIOMARKERS FOR DIABETES, DIGESTIVE, KIDNEY AND UROLOGIC DISEASES USING BIOSAMPLES FROM THE NIDDK REPOSITORY (R01)". May 6, 2019.
■ Prof. Mechref served as a reviewer for both the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW).
■ Prof. Poirier's new book, Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes, and the Multiverse: Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics (Springer, 2018) has sold 819 print copies in its first nine months. Springer has announced that this is the best-selling book in its "multiversal journeys" series. Written for an educated but non-technical audience, the book seeks to clarify common public misconceptions in modern physics.
■ TTU alumnus Drew Brandon (M.S. with Prof Poirier, Ph.D. with Prof Casadonte) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA outside of Atlanta beginning Fall 2019. His teaching/research will be in the area of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education.
Prof. Michael Mayer has been elected to the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy.
Prof. Mayer and the 11 other new members (university-wide) will be officially inducted
into the Academy during the New Member Induction Ceremony in September 2019. Learn More
Dr. W. David Nes has been honored with a special issue in the journal Molecules entitled
"Chemical Biology of Sterols, Triterpenoids and Other Natural Products: A Themed Issue
in Honor of Professor W. David Nes on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday".+ More This honor is a testament to the impact Dr. Nes' research has had on the sterol community
for the past 40 years.' Learn More
Dr. Robert D. Long received the department's 2019 Staff Appreciation award - Administrative
and Dr. Daniel Unruh received the 2019 Staff Appreciation award - Technical.Learn More
Prof. Cozzolino has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant titled 'Pnictogen Bonding in
Solution: Developing Tools for the Self-assembly of Inverted Bilayer Membranes, Heteromolecular
Dyads and Supramolecular Catalysts.' + More This award will be funded by the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
(MSN) Program in the Division of Chemistry ($655,710 for 5 years.) Learn More
Prof. Mechref has been awarded the 'Nancy J. Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in
Mentoring Award for 2019'. The citation reads 'Your(sic) have shown a dedication to
and a deep passion for mentoring graduate students. + More As a faculty member, there is no higher calling than preparing the next generation
of scientists. You have answered that call and made a lasting impact on the students
with whom you have work and assured the future of your field.'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
Grad student Amandeep Brar (Krempner group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University
Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award
provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation
in Summer 2020.Learn More
Grad student Babak Tahmouresilerd (Cozzolino group) has been awarded a Texas Tech
University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School.
The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through
graduation in Summer 2020.Learn More
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