The Department of Chemistry congratulates its students who received degrees at the Winter Commencement ceremony on December 10th.
- ACS-Certified BS degree
- BS degree
- Shaw Klein
- Amy Nealon, magna cum laude
- Harold Sledge
- Ge Deng, Dissertation: Chromium: Binding Studies with Transferrin and Peptide EEEEGDD and Its Effect on Colorectal Cancer
Advisor: John Vincent
- Siqi Guan, Dissertation: Application of Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry in Protein-Ligand and Protein-Protein Interactions
Advisor: Patrick Frantom
- Thomas Hester, III, Dissertation: Experimental and Theoretical Studies on the Electronic Properties and Dissociation Reactions of Gas-Phase Metal Oxide Nitrate Complexes
Advisor: Daniel Goebbert
- Huaiyuan “Ethan” Hu, Dissertation: Part A: Arenepolythiols Synthesis and Doping Study of Semiconducting Metal-Organic Framework; Part B: Mechanistic Study of the Bis(Trineopentylphosphine)Palladium Catalyzed Buchwald-Hartwig Amination
Advisors: Kevin Shaughnessy, Thomas Vaid
- Archana Panikar, Dissertation: Metal Oxide Thin Films by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Photocatalytic Water Splitting
Advisor: Arunava Gupta
- Zhichao Shan, Dissertation: Surface Enhanced Nanostructured Electrode Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting and Conversion
Advisor: Shanlin Pan
- Minli Xing, Dissertation: Solution Structure Determination for the Cys74 to Ala74 Mutant of the Catalytic Domain of Zoocin A
Advisor: Russell Timkovich
Dr. David Dixon has received a grant for 100 million hours of supercomputer time through the Department of Energy INCITE program. The project is entitled, “Reliable Predictions of Actinide Chemistry at Different Scales.”
Prof. David A. Dixon gave the 5th Annual Burris Cunningham Actinide Science Seminar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Nov. 2, 2016. The title of the seminar was “Computational Studies of Actinide Hydrolysis and High Oxidation States.”
Associate Professor Shanlin Pan was announced as a recipient of the A&S Leadership Board Faculty Fellowship at the fall A&S faculty meeting. Leadership faculty fellows are chosen based on their contributions to the teaching, research, and service missions of the University. The award is funded by the A&S Leadership Board who funds the fellows program.
Pandora White, a PhD student in Dr. John Vincent’s lab, is carrying out research at Poznan University in Poland on a Fulbright Fellowship. Pandora’s work will investigate the mechanisms of action of trivalent chromium and bitter melon in enhancing insulin signaling in rats.
Pandora White and Big Al meet the US Ambassador to Poland
Views from Poznan, Poland
The Department of Chemistry seeks an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Biochemistry to begin August 16, 2017. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral training in chemistry or closely related discipline and to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. The ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses is required. The area of research is open, but areas complementary to existing research efforts in the department and at The University are of particular interest. Learn more or apply for the position at the University of Alabama Faculty Recruitment website. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the position is filled.
The Chemistry Department congratulates the students who received degrees at the August Commencement Ceremony
- Marcus Johnson “Electrical Characterization of Large-Area Donor-Acceptor Molecular Junctions”
Advisor: Dr. Robert Metzger
- Yinghui Liu “Stereoselective Synthesis of Polysubstituted 2-Carboxy Tetrahydrofurans from Trichloromethyl Carbinols”
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Snowden
- Joseph Meany “Hemibiquinones: The Theory, Synthesis, and Experimental Validation of an Asymmetric D—A Biphenyl System”
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Woski
- Chelsea Plummer “Negative Ion Mass Spectrometry Studies of Non-Traditional Deprotonation Sites in Peptides: Gas-Phase Acidities of Amino Acid Analogs and Fragmentation of Model Phosphopeptides”
Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Cassady
- Kristen Sabino, cum laude
- Alexander Tankersley, summa cum laude
- Qatar Tejani
- Kindle Williams, summa cum laude
Prof. Shanlin Pan hosted a six-week program to expose regional high school teachers and students to chemistry concepts related to alternative energy generation and storage. Three high school teachers and two high school students participated in this program that was supported by a National Science Foundation Grant. During the program, the teachers and students participated in research projects and developed teaching modules that could be implemented in their high school classes.
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Prof. Emeritus Joseph Thrasher was named to the 2016 class of ACS Fellows in recognition of his contributions in the area of fluorine chemistry and his work for the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry. The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.
Dr. Marco Bonizzoni was selected for inclusion in the Emerging Investigators 2016 special issue highlighting rising stars of materials chemistry research by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Emerging Investigators 2016 gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career, with a special focus on novel design strategies for new functional materials. Each contributor was recommended by the journal’s prestigious Editorial Board as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. Dr. Bonizzoni’s article in the issue is entitled, “Boronic acid-modified poly(amidoamine) dendrimers as sugar-sensing materials in water.”