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Departmental News

  • Rezaei, Adineh a graduate student (Gorden, A. group) was accepted for an internship position at Bayer Crop Science, as Industrial Chemist, and is working with an industrial research and development team which supports the production of herbicides.
  • Maik Redigger and Bill Poirier, "On a rigorous Framework for a Quantum N-Body Theory on curved Spacetime", American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting: APS DPF21, July 14, 2021 (virtual).

Departmental News

  • Rezaei, Adineh a graduate student (Gorden, A. group) was accepted for an internship position at Bayer Crop Science, as Industrial Chemist, and is working with an industrial research and development team which supports the production of herbicides.
  • Maik Redigger and Bill Poirier, "On a rigorous Framework for a Quantum N-Body Theory on curved Spacetime", American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting: APS DPF21, July 14, 2021 (virtual).

Departmental News

  • Rezaei, Adineh a graduate student (Gorden, A. group) was accepted for an internship position at Bayer Crop Science, as Industrial Chemist, and is working with an industrial research and development team which supports the production of herbicides.
  • Maik Redigger and Bill Poirier, "On a rigorous Framework for a Quantum N-Body Theory on curved Spacetime", American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting: APS DPF21, July 14, 2021 (virtual).

Departmental News

  • Rezaei, Adineh a graduate student (Gorden, A. group) was accepted for an internship position at Bayer Crop Science, as Industrial Chemist, and is working with an industrial research and development team which supports the production of herbicides.
  • Maik Redigger and Bill Poirier, "On a rigorous Framework for a Quantum N-Body Theory on curved Spacetime", American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting: APS DPF21, July 14, 2021 (virtual).



Awards and Accolades

Linda RodriguezLinda Rodriguez was selected for the A&S Staff Spotlight, in July 2021. Read the Arts & Sciences Spotlight

Linda RodriguezLinda Rodriguez received a Phenomenal Women of Texas Tech Award for 2021, from the TTU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Linda earned this honor because she was "vital to the success and health of the staff" over this past COVID year, during which she "showed true grit and leadership".

PoirierDr. Bill Poirier received a supplement in the amount of $33,000 to his NSF Award CDS&E: Massively Parallel Quantum Dynamics: Computing many accurate quantum states for real molecular applications. Only a select number of funded proposals were eligible for these supplements.
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UnruhDaniel Unruh received the College award of Excellence in Leadership.

QuentinQuentin Vaughn received the College award of Excellence in Support.

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Student Highlights

TrophiesKevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, received a 2021 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry graduate fellowship. The fellowship, sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, recognizes "outstanding research ability and accomplishment", and is highly competitive.

TrophiesChristianah Adejokun also received a Phenomenal Women of Texas Tech Award for 2021. An undergraduate chem major, Christianah received this honor for her "love for Texas Tech shown through her philanthropic work".

TrophiesXiaodan (Dannie) Ding (Hutchins group) won an award for best poster presentation at the Virtual Midwest Organic Solid State Chemistry Symposium on June 18, 2021.

TrophiesKevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Atomic Section Student Award. He will receive the award at the upcoming SciX 2021 conference in September where he will give an invited talk.+ More

TrophiesAldo Hernandez, undergraduate student in the Gamez lab, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award from the TTU Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE). April 2021.

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