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Two Assistant Professor Positions Available. Colleagues Remember Horn Professor William Hase as Direct, Honest, Caring Prof. Dominick Casadonte, Jr. received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Analysis of NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material Glycosylation using LC-MS/MS-Based Glycoproteomic Approach Low-Temperature Plasma Probe Mass Spectrometry for Analytes Separated on Thin-Layer Chromatography Plates: Direct vs Laser Assisted Desorption Trajectory-based conservation laws for massive spin-zero relativistic quantum particles in 1 + 1 spacetime Cocrystallization of Trimethoprim and Solubility Enhancement via Salt Formation A General New Method for Calculating the Molecular Nonpolar Surface for Analysis of LC-MS Data Development of Abel's Inversion Method to Extract Radially Resolved Optical Emission Maps from Spectral Data Cubes Collected via Push-Broom Hyperspectral Imaging with Sub-pixel Shifting Sampling
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Departmental News

  • 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).

Departmental News

  • 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).

Departmental News

  • 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).

Departmental News

  • 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).



Awards and Accolades

Dr. PappasProf. Pappas received the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Dr. HutchinsProf. 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.”+ More
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Dr. GamezProf. 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.+ More
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Dr. LathamProf. Latham will be the recipient of the 2021 A&S Excellence in Research Award for the natural and physical sciences.
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Dr. ShiProf. 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.
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Student Highlights

TrophiesMaureen 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.

TrophiesKevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, received the 2021 Edward Steers Bursary Award from the Association of British Spectroscopists. + More

TrophiesNavkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) has been awarded a TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship.

TrophiesThe 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)

ShiveaShiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + More

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