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From the Chemistry Department

Biberdorf Awarded H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust Grant

Lecturer Kate Biberdorf is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from H-E-B's Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust. This generous grant will support the Department of Chemistry's outreach program Fun with Chemistry. In addition, Dr. B was invited to give a talk at the Central Texas H-E-B Women’s Conference. H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions C...

Leyah Schwartz and Seung Wook Kim Awarded Summer Internships at Genentech

In connection with the Krische-Genentech collaboration on C-N bond formation, graduate students Leyah Schwartz and Seung Wook Kim of the Krische Group will be performing summer Internships at Genentech in San Francisco, California.

Krische-Genentech Collaboration on C-N Bond Formation

Professor Michael J. Krische and collaborators at Genentech have developed a highly enantioselective method for C-N bond formation. Krische’s signature π-allyliridium C,O-benzoates, which are commercially available and known to catalyze nucleophilic allyl acetate-mediated carbonyl allylation, are now shown to catalyze asymmetric electrophilic amina...

Eberlin Receives Changing the Face of STEM (CTFS) Mentoring Grant

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of a Changing the Face of STEM (CTFS) mentoring grant from the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program. The program supports former L'Oréal USA For Women in Science (FWIS) fellows in their efforts to inspire the next generation of girls in STEM. In 2014, Eberln receiv...

Shabbir and Roberts Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Lecturer Shagufta Shabbir and Assistant Professor Sean Roberts, recipients of College of Natural Sciences 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards. This award recognizes faculty who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of our students.