Congratulations Dr. Qixuan Zheng
Congratulations to Dr. Qixuan (Ethan) Zheng (Dr. Hutchins advisor) for successfully defending his dissertation entitled “Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Co-crystals and Functionalized Polymers for Micropollutant Remediation”. Dr. Zheng is now off to join J-Star Research, Inc. in Cranbury, NJ as a Senior Scientist where he will continue his work on pharmaceutical crystals. We wish him the best of luck with his new career and happy crystal growing into the future.
Dr. Zheng with his model of the drug molecule Acetazolamide.
Congratulations Dr. Shipra Garg
Congratulations to Dr. Shipra Garg (Dr. Krempner advisor) for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "Design and Synthesis of Abundant Lewis Acid Catalysts for Reductive Etherifications, Hydrogenation of Imines and Cycloaddition Reactions". After completing her studies here at TTU, Dr. Garg joined Silatronix, Inc. in Madison, WI as a synthetic chemist. We wish her the best of luck in her new position and hope for a mild winter.
Congratulations Dr. Yangxue Liu
Congratulations to Dr. Yangxue Liu (Dr. Li advisor) for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Multi-Layer 3D Chirality: Design, Synthesis and Applications”. During her time here at TTU, Dr. Liu synthesized and crystallized a number of multi-layer chiral molecules (see below) which were always interesting structurally. We wish her the best of luck as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.
Congratulations Dr. Chamila P. Manankandayalage
Congratulations to Dr. Chamila P. Manankandayalage (Dr. Krempner advisor) for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Novel Lewis Acids and Intramolecular "Inverse" Frustrated Lewis Pairs (FLPs) for Small Molecule Activation”. We wish her and her family the best as she starts the next chapter of her life.
Congratulations Dr. Shiva Moaven
Congratulations to Dr. Shiva Moaven for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Pnictogen Bonding: Design, Synthesis, Experimental and Computational Characterization of Pnictogen Bond Forming Molecules and their Supramolecular Structures”. We wish her the best as she starts her postdoc position with Dr. Amanda Cook at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Moaven with her 3D printed model and Chem Draw image of the molecule tris(μ2-iodo)-bis(2,2',2''-methanetriyltris(3-methylindol-1-yl))-di-bismuth.
Congratulations Dr. Amandeep Brar
Congratulations to Dr. Amandeep Brar for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Study of synthesis, structure and synthetic applications of Bestmann's ylide and its analogues”. We wish her the best as she starts the next chapter of her life.
Dr. Brar's 3D printed model and Chem Draw image of the molecule 2-methyl-3-phenyl-4-(triphenyl-λ5-phosphanylidene)-1,2-oxazolidin-5-one.
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