Shanlin Pan named Leadership Board Fellow

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 on Fulbright Fellowship in Poland

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.

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Pandora White and Big Al meet the US Ambassador to Poland

Pandora White in Poland

Views from Poznan, Poland

Faculty search in Biochemistry

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.

Congratulations August graduates

The Chemistry Department congratulates the students who received degrees at the August Commencement Ceremony

  • PhD
    • 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
  • MS
    • Zeling Zhang
  • BS
    • Kristen Sabino, cum laude
    • Alexander Tankersley, summa cum laude
    • Qatar Tejani
    • Kindle Williams, summa cum laude

High School Teachers Learn Chemistry of Alternative Energy

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 Joe Thrasher named ACS Fellow

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. Bonizzoni recognized by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B

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.”

Lester Andrews Symposium Award Winners

Chemistry graduate students received three of the six presentation awards at the Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium hosted by Mississippi State University.  Award recipients were:

  • 1st place oral presentation:  Kerry Barnett, advisor Dr. Shaughnessy
  • 3rd place oral presentation:  Michael Ihde, advisor Dr. Bonizzoni
  • 3rd place poster presentation:  Jennifer Shankwitz, advisor Dr. Szulczewski

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