■ Prof. Bill Poirier served on an NSF Review Panel, for the Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program (CTMC) of the Chemistry division.
■ Prof. Ed Quitevis served on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs review panel for Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which was held on March 7-8, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.
■ Prof. Yehia Mechref served as a member of the NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; ZRG1-BCMB-T-02, on Monday, March 11th, 2019.
■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino gave an invited seminar entitled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: from Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation,' on February 22nd, 2019, at the University of Oregon.
■ Prof. Yehia Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled 'Understanding the Roles of Glycan Isomers in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis,' on March 11, 2019, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Prof. Yehia Mechref is the recipient of a 2019 President's Academic Achievement Award.
Prof. Mechref and the other university-wide recipients will be recognized at the Faculty
Honors Convocation, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 2019 in the Student Union Building, Ballroom B, at 3:30 pm.Learn More
Prof. Michael Mayer is the recipient of a 2019 President's Excellence in Teaching
Award. Prof. Mayer and the other university-wide recipients will be recognized at
the Faculty Honors Convocation, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 2019 in the Student Union Building, Ballroom B, at 3:30 pm.Learn More
Prof. Mechref received a 2nd NIH R01 Award entitled "Quantitative Characterization
of Glycopeptide Isomers." This New R01 award is funded at $1,214,360 total cost for
4 years. This is Prof. Mechref's 5th active NIH Grant.Learn More
Prof. Bill Poirier's book, Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes and the Multiverse:
Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics, (Springer, 2018) has recently
received several accolades. A. Spero of Choice magazine [Vol. 56 (02), October 2018]
wrote 'This book stands above others in its genre of physics books for laypeople',
+ More and gave it the highest recommendation that the magazine offers. The book has also
made it into two separate 11 Best New Books to Read in 2019 lists from BookAuthority:
number 7 on Best New Particle Physics Books, and number 8 on Best New Cosmology Books.Learn More
Prof. David Nes has been informed that he will be awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international
Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash
award). The Schroepfer Medal recognizes a scientist who has made significant advances
in the steroid or sterol field. + More It was established to honor the memory of George J. Schroepfer, Jr., a leader in
the sterol and lipid field for more than 40 years. This award aims to foster Schroepfer's
ideals of personal integrity, high scientific standards, perseverance, and a strong
spirit of survival, tempered by charm and wit. It is presented every second year and
consists of a bronze medal, an honorarium determined by the endowed fund investment
return, and an award lecture at the AOCS Annual Meeting. 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
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry would like to recognize Dean's and President's
List honor designees for the Fall 2018 semester. In total, there were 200 students
honored, with 112 making the Dean's List for maintaining a 3.5 GPA and 88 making the
President's List for upholding a 4.0 GPA. • Dean's List • President's List
Nazmul Kahn (a graduate student in Prof. Wylie group) won first place in the poster
competition at The 10th Annual Center for Membrane Protein Research (CMPR) Symposium,
TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX, October 15-16th 2018. + More 'Structural studies of Bacillus cereus 5/B/6 metallo-β-lactamase inhibition by ssDNA
aptamer' Nazmul H. Khan, Michael Latham, Benjamin Wylie, Robert W. Shaw.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.
Monday, March 25th, 2019• ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR Sai ZhangWednesday, March 27th, 2019• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Davita Watkins• INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR Gordon Walker
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