Mrs. InEyes Johnson received a Master’s in interdisciplinary sciences degree at Texas Tech University.
Prof. Findlater served on two special NIH panels: ZRG1 F04A-D (20) and ZRG1 F04A-B (07)
Dr. Hans Lischka organized the Advanced Quantum Chemistry (COLUMBUS) workshop in Brazil with 50 participants in University of Paraíba, Jo?o Pessoa, Brazil during Nov. 7-9, 2019.
Prof. Wylie is editing a special issue of Biomolecules (Impact Factor 4.7), to be published in early 2020. Manuscript review and acceptance is underway.
Prof. Wylie’s research group was selected as both an user and collaborator of the National High Field NMR Lab (MagLab). Dr. Wylie spent a week running high field SSNMR on site, and is approved to run high field instruments remotely.
Prof. Korzeniewski has been invited to serve on the editorial advisory board for the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials.
Prof. Korzeniewski has become a member of the advisory committee for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Chemical Transformations Initiative.
Charles Pfeiffer, from Utah, will be joining our Department from January 2nd, 2020 as a new machinist.
Dujuan Meng, a member of Prof. Quitevis’s group presented a contributed talk entitled, “Intermolecular dynamics of mixtures of 1-methyl-3-pentylimidazolium bis[(trifluoromethane)sulfonyl]amide and hexanenitrile studied by optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr effect spectroscopy” at ACS Southwest Region Meeting and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in El Paso, TX, November 2019
Prof. Quitevis gave an invited talk titled, "Local structure and intermolecular dynamics of mixtures of CS2 and ionic liquids: Femtosecond OHD-RIKES measurements and molecular dynamics simulations", at the Ultrafast Processes in Chemistry : To Picosecond and Below Symposium, at the ACS Southwest Region Meeting and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in El Paso, TX on November 14, 2019.
Prof. Hutchins gave an invited lecture titled "Molecular Motion, Phase Transitions, and Thermal Expansion Properties of Organic Crystals", at the ACS Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in El Paso, TX on November 15, 2019.
Daniel Loya, a member of Prof. Hutchins group gave an oral presentation, "Synthesis of the first co-crystals and salts containing the pharmaceutical bezafibrate" at ACS SWRM-RMRM in El Paso, TX on November 14-15, 2019
Navkiran Juneja, from Prof. Hutchins group presented a poster, "Pedal motion and thermal expansion properties of imine-based crystals" at ACS SWRM-RMRM in El Paso, TX on November 14-15, 2019
Prof. Wylie gave a talk at the Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference (SEMRC) at the University of Florida, entitled: "Solid-state NMR studies of Kir channel-lipid interactions." Oct. 25th, 2019.
Prof. Wylie gave an invited talk at North Carolina State University entitled: "Solid-state NMR studies of Kir channel-lipid interactions and the fibrillation of functional amyloids in the epididymis." Oct. 29th, 2019.
Prof. Wylie gave an invited talk at The Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP) entitled: "Solid-state NMR studies of Kir channel-lipid interactions and the fibrillation of functional amyloids in the epididymis." Nov. 22, 2019.
Dr. Hans Lischka gave plenary lecture, titled "Why and how to perform efficient multireference calculations for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons", at the Brazilian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (SBQT), Nov.1—14, 2019, Jo?o Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Prof. Krempner gave an invited talk entitled: "Inter- and Intramolecular “Inverse” Frustrated Lewis Pairs – Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation" at the Symposium "New Directions in Metal-Mediated Conversions for Fuels & Feedstocks", 2019 ACS SWRM/RMRM.
Prof. Korzeniewski gave an invited presentation "Probing buried interfaces within bipolar and graphene-sandwich membranes for electrochemical energy conversion" at the 2019 ACS Southwest Regional Meeting
Together with international collaborators Attila Császár (ELTE, Budapest) and Jonathan Tennyson (University College, London), Prof. Bill Poirier organized the 2019 MolSSI Workshop on Rovibrational Molecular Spectroscopy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, on Nov. 14 and 15. Full support for the meeting was provided by MolSSI—the NSF-funded Molecular Sciences Software Institute. Both Prof. Poirier himself and his postdoc, János Sarka, gave presentations.
Prof. Anthony F. Cozzolino is the recipient of the 2019 A&S Excellence in Research
Award for the Physical and Natural Sciences.Learn More
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
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
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