Professor Anne Gorden was appointed as a Member to the Committee on Women Chemists, a joint committee of the Council and Board of Directors of the national American Chemical Society for 2021.
Eta Omicron Nu, the service organization of the Honors College, named Professor Weber the "Professor of the Month" for the month of November 2020.
The Gamez lab presented at the FACSS Great SCIentific eXchange: SciX conference, October 12 – 15, 2020:
G. Gamez, K. Finch, A. Hernandez, Y. She. Platforms for Nanoparticle Characterization via Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy Elemental Mapping, Invited lecture.
K. Finch, A. Hernandez, G. Gamez, A Spatiotemporally Resolved Characterization of a Radiofrequency Pulsed Glow Discharge Fundamental Parameters Under Optical Emission Spectroscopy Elemental Mapping Operating Conditions, Poster.
Y. She, K. Finch, A. Hernandez, G. Gamez, GDOES elemental mapping and quantification via Single Pixel Compressed Sensing Imaging, Poster.
D. Zhang, M. Oliva, G. Gamez, Polymer Characterization via Laser-Assisted Pyrolysis Program Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry, Poster.
A. Hernandez, K. Finch, Y. She, G. Gamez Elemental Mapping of Silver Nanoparticles on Microarrays using Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry, Poster.
A. Hernandez, K. Finch, Y. She, G. Gamez, Chemical Imaging of Silver Nanoparticles on a Microarray Medium with Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry, Poster presentation at LatinXCHEM(@LatinXChem)/Twitter, September 7, 2020.
The Gamez lab presented at the 68th ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, June 1-12, 2020:
M. Oliva, D. Zhang, G. Gamez, Adhesive Tape Discrimination For Forensic Applications with Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Ambient Mass Spectrometry, Poster.
D. Zhang, G. Gamez Reactive Flowing Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow for Derivatization Analytes in Real-time, Poster.
M. Latif, G. Gamez, Flowing Atmospheric-Pressure Afterglow Drift Tube Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Poster.
G. Gamez, K. Finch, Y. She. Multi-Dimensional Elemental Analysis of Conductive and Non-conductive Samples by Pulsed Glow-Discharge Spectrometry, Invited lecture presented at PITTCON conference & expo, March 1-5, 2020, Chicago, USA.
M. Oliva, Y. Pu, D. Zhang, G. Gamez. Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry (AMS): A New Forensic Tool for Adhesive Tape Evidence Discrimination, Poster presentation at the 72nd Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 17-22, 2020, Anaheim, USA.
G. Gamez, K. Finch, Y. She, S. Shi, D. Zhang, M. Latif, M. Oliva, Surveying the Three Dimensional Elemental Landscape of Solid Sample Surfaces with Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy, keynote lecture presented at the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 13 – 18, 2020, Tucson, USA. Young Scientist in Plasma Spectrochemistry Award.
Prof. 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.”+ MoreThe total grant amount is $651,350. The award starts April 01, 2021 through March
31, 2026.Learn More
Prof. 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.+ MoreThe award “recognizes achievements in conceptualization and development of novel instrumentation
as well as the elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in plasma spectrochemistry”
and also “authorship of significant research papers or books that have had an influential
role in new advancements as well as outstanding applications that open new fields
of use for plasma spectrochemistry”.Learn More
Prof. Latham will be the recipient of the 2021 A&S Excellence in Research Award for
the natural and physical sciences.Learn More
Prof. 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.Learn More
Dr. Ming and Mrs. Alice Sun have added a 2nd sizable gift to The Sun Family Fund in
Faculty Research Endowment. The sun family started the endowment in 2018 with a generous
Maureen 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.
Kevin Finch, PhD candidate in the Gamez lab, received the 2021 Edward Steers Bursary Award from the Association of British Spectroscopists.
+ MoreThe international award, established to recognize the contributions of eminent atomic
spectroscopist Prof. Edward B.M. Steers, assists a promising early scientist (non-tenured
academic post or in industry, within 7 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks)
engaged in or utilizing analytical spectroscopic techniques to attend a recognized
scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. January 2021.
Navkiran Kaur Juneja (Hutchins Group) has been awarded a TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship.
The 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)
Shiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion
Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + Morean international virtual symposium series that has featured some of the top inorganic
scientists globally. Each week they feature a senior PI, a junior PI and then a postdoc
or graduate student. Her talk was entitled “Pnictogen bonding and reversed bilayer
vesicles” and she presented on Monday, June 29th.
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.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Frieder Jaekle
TTUCHEMBIO@TTUChem (Undergraduate)@TTUChemGrad (Graduate)