Congratulations to the Chemistry winners at the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference
A&S Science and Math Division, Oral Presentations
2nd Place: Megan Johnson, “Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Intramolecular Arylations Using Water-Soluble Phosphine Ligand.” Advised by Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy
4th Place: Shuwen Yue, “Computational Studies of the Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels.” Advised by Dr. David Dixon
Honorable Mention: Travis Atchley, “Donor-Acceptor Cocrystallization for Molecular Assembly.” Advised by Dr. Silas Blackstock
A&S Science and Math Division, Poster Presentations
1st Place: Morgan Whitaker, “Polymer Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles: Formation and Usage for Cancer Therapy.” Advised by Dr. David Nikles
3rd Place: Sarah McFann, “Characterization of Picolinium Quinodimethane under Electro-Optic Device Conditions.” Advised by Dr. Anthony Arduengo
Honorable Mention: Amanda Volk, “Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles.” Advised by Dr. David Nikles
The Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Busenlehner and Dr. Shanlin Pan have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and that Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy has been promoted to Professor.
The Chemistry Department honored its student at the annual Chemistry Honors Day Convocation on April 4th. The following students received the top chemistry student honors. For a full list of award recipients go to the graduate and undergraduate award pages.
- Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Student Award: Jesse Gettinger
- Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Research Award: Morgan Whitaker
- American Institute of Chemists Award: Evan McConnell
- Outstanding First-Year Graduate Teaching Award: Rachael Albury
- Outstanding Second-Year Graduate Student Award: Ian Adams
- Outstanding Third-Year Graduate Student Award: Archana Panikar
- Oustanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award: Caleb Hill and Parker McCrary
The Delta Beta Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon welcome the 2014 induction class on April 3rd. Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honorary society. Students who have completed 14 hours of chemistry courses with a 3.3 GPA in chemistry and overall are eligible to apply for member ship in GSE.
- Cameran Beg
- Haley Burhans
- Elizabeth Cook
- Katherine Donaldson
- Sarah Fleisher
- Sawyer Foyle
- Christopher Griffith
- Ryan Hacherl
- Lauren Hagler
- Erin Hein
- Rachel Honan
- Katlyn Hughes
- Elle Kaplan
- Thomas Ludwig
- Max Mittenthal
- Lisa Marie Morgan
- Julia Murphy
- Joseph Neff
- Jocelyn Newman
- Jacob Owen
- Shanna Phillips
- Meredith Rickard
- Mallory Smith
- Samantha Tilson
- James Vegrzyn
- Kindle Williams
Congratulations to the Chemistry majors who were recognized at the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation on April 4th.
- Dean’s Award of Merit: Ronneshia Jackson and Garrett Taylor
- Distinguished Undergraduate Scholars: Margaret Johnson, Savannah Reach, Eric Wenznger, Anna Willis
- Outstanding Senior Award: Mary Katherine Sweeney and Garrett Taylor
- Outstanding Junior Scholarships: Evan McConnell, Mary Katherine Sweeney, Sergei Wallace
Congratulations to Mier An who received the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award and to Mingyang Chen who received the College Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student award. Mier earned her PhD under the directly of Dr. Laura Busenlehner and Mingyang was mentored by Dr. David Dixon.
ThruPore Technologies, a company started by Prof. Martin Bakker and Dr. Franchessa Sayler (PhD 2013), has received a $150,000 NSF grant to help commercialize technology developed by Prof. Bakker and Dr. Sayler. The grant will fund the development of new solid-supported catalysts for industrial processes. Prof. Kevin Shaughnessy is a co-PI on the grant and will direct the catalyst testing at UA.
Dr. Arunava Gupta will receive the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal at the CSRI meeting in February 2014. The CRSI medal is given to chemists of Indian origin working outside of India in recognition of the extensive contributions to chemical research.
Dr. David Dixon is leading an effort that has been awarded 250 million process hours at Oak Ridge National Lab and Argonne National Lab to carry out theoretical understanding of the processing and clean up of nuclear fuels.
Congratulations to the Chemistry students receiving degrees in the December Commencement ceremony.
Amy Grano PhD, advisor Dr. Martin Bakker
Virgil Jackson PhD, advisor Dr. David Dixon
Justin Kreil PhD, advisor Dr. Gregory Szulczewski
Harsimran Singh PhD, advisor Dr. Laura Busenlehner
Xueyu Zhang PhD, advisor Dr. Arunava Gupta
Ge Deng MS
Marcus Johnson MS
Sharifa Love MS
Bryce Morgan MS
Jue Wang MS
Xiao Wang ACS-certified BS
Alyshah Lakhani BS