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.
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
Steven Kelley placed second in the UA Three-Minute Thesis competition. His talk entitled, ““A Study of Covalency in Actinides and Lanthanides using N-Donor Ionic Liquids” describes his dissertation research in Prof. Robin Rogers’s lab. Also competing in the finals were Greg Dye (Prof. Street) and Joseph Meany (Prof. Woski).
Gregory Dye, Joseph Meany, and Steven Kelley were selected as finalists in the University Three-Minute Thesis competition. They will compete in the finals on Wednesday 11/20 at 6:00 in 159 Russell Hall.
Congratulations to Dr. Mier An who was selected as one of three recipients of the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled “Inhibition of an E.coli Glycosylase, MutM, by Non-native Metals.” Dr. An’s dissertation will be considered for the University-wide Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Congratulations to Steven Kelley, Greg Dye, Joseph Meany, and Leah Block who were the top four finishers in the Chemistry Department 3 Minute Thesis Competition. They will represent the Department in the University-wide competition.
Steven Kelley (Rogers): A Study of Covalency in Actinides and Lanthanides using N-Donor Ionic Liquids
Greg Dye (Street): Nano-Crystals: Chemical Ordering at the Smallest Scale
Joseph Meany (Woski): Molecular Electronics- Beyond the Pocket Calculator
Leah Block (Rogers): Chitin Supports for Drug Release
The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill a position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Materials Chemistry to begin on August 16, 2014. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and to have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Commitment to excellence in both undergraduate, including Introductory Chemistry, and graduate teaching is required including mentoring both undergraduate and graduate research students. The area of research is open, but areas complementary to existing interdisciplinary programs at The University in alternative energy or sustainability are of particular interest. For more information