Prof. Hase was invited to visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University on September 24, 2019 by their Graduate Student Organization. The title of his lecture was "Direct Dynamics Simulations of Gas-Phase SN2 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. Atomistic Dynamics, Reaction Mechanisms, and Comparisons with Experiments".
Prof. Poirier (together with Prof. Myounghwan Kim of the physics department) is the TTU representative at the kickoff meeting of the Texas Quantum Institute—a consortium of Texas universities (primarily Rice and U Texas) seeking to establish a major quantum computing center in the state of Texas. Prof. Poirier will give a presentation entitled “Texas Tech Quantum Research” on Oct 19, 2019.
Prof. Thompson submitted a grant proposal to NIH to develop a new instrument for collecting ultrahigh resolution (<0.001 cm-1) mid-IR spectra of biomolecules for structural characterization.
Prof. Mechref chaired an NIH S10 study section panel (ZRG1 BCMB-T (30) I) October 7, Baltimore, MD.
Prof. Mechref Chaired an NIH S10 study section panel (ZRG1 BCMB-P (07) S) October 8, Baltimore, MD.
Prof. Mechref participated in an NIH Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, October 10-11, Washington DC. Prof. Mechref is a standing member of the EBIT study section panel.
Prof. Mechref reviewed for the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), October 9, Brussels, Belgium.
Prof. Dominick Casadonte, has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in
Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, according to the White House websiteLearn More
Prof. Findlater and Hutchins, along with Prof. Weile Yan (University of Massachusetts
- Lowell), have received a grant titled “Chemically Enhanced Electrodialysis (CEED)
for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements“ from the Department of Energy (DOE) + Morefor two years. The total funding of the award is $402,733.
Prof. Jorge Morales received an NIH grant (1R15GM128149-01) entitled “Computational
Studies of Ion-Induced Water Radiolysis and DNA Damage.” The grant is for a total
award of $440,768 for three years. This award starts September 20, 2019 and ends August
31, 2022.Learn More
Prof. Michael Mayer and the 11 other new members (university-wide) were inducted
into the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy on September 18th, 2019.Learn More
Prof. Pappas has received a grant titled "Nanoparticle Probes for Super-Resolution
Imaging of Transferrin Receptors” from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three
years. The total funding of the award is $389,963.Learn More
Prof. D. Casadonte was selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.Learn More
Yangxue Liu, a graduate student of Prof. Li, received the James D. and Mary Hazlewood
Memorial Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020. Learn More
Sakshi Gautam, a graduate student in Prof. Mechref, was awarded the Analytical and
Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) Poster Award for the excellent presentation of particularly
significant innovative analytical research + More at the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 16th GCxGC Symposium. The poster was entitled Glucose Unit index (GUI) of Permethylated Glycans for Effective identification of
Glycans and Glycan Isomers and coauthored by Sakshi Gautam, Wenjing Peng, Byeong Gwan "Andrew" Cho, Yifan Huang,
Alireza Banazadeh, Aiying Yu, Xue Dong, Yehia Mechref.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
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.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019• PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR Dr. Csaba FabriMonday, November 18th, 2019• ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR Xiaodan Ding
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