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From the Chemistry Department

Doran Bennett Joins Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Doran Bennett will join the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor. Currently an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, he will move to UT Austin in Summer 2023. Dr. Bennett’s research area is theoretical physical chemistry (featuring quantum dynamics, bioph...

Jonathan Sessler Awarded Mond-Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Jonathan Sessler is the 2022 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Mond-Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry in recogition of his pioneering work on f-element complexes of expanded porphyrins. The Mond-Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry recognizes outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of ino...

Zak Page Selected as a PMSE Young Investigator

Assistant Professor Zak Page has been selected as a 2022 American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator. The PMSE Young Investigator Symposium seeks to recognize those early career scientists who have had a significant impact on the field of polymer science and engineering. The...

Ben Liu Receives Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Ben Liu, recipient of the the Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award by the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP). This award recognizes outstanding contributions in natural products research. Ben will present an award lecture at the annual ASP meeting in Charleston, SC, in July. 
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Fatima Fakhreddine and Matt Worden Named Affordable Education Champions

Professor of Instruction Fatima Fakhreddine and Assistant Professor of Instruction Matt Worden been named Affordable Education Champions by the UT Natural Sciences Council in partnership with UT Libraries. Affordable Education Champions are student-nominated instructors who increase access and equity by selecting free or lo...