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From the Chemistry Department

Dr. Dmitrii Makarov receives 2011-12 Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award

Dmitrii Makarov, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a 2011-12 Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award to pursue his project on  the design of molecular-level biosensors. He was among seven University of Texas at Austin researchers selected for the award who are confronting what the scientific community...

Dr. Jim Brown 1930 - 2011

James Robert Brown was born in Port Angeles, Washington on August 17, 1930 and died in Austin on May 7, 2011 at the age of 80. He entered the University of Washington in 1949 but his studies were interrupted by his service in the US Army during the Korean War. He completed his BS in Chemistry in 1956 and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the Univ...

Dr. Guangbin Dong joins the Department

Dr. Guangbin Dong has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor.  He plans to establish an innovative synthetic organic research program which will seek to address several challenges in the field, such as activation of inert C-H bonds distal to existing function groups, enhancement of the efficiency in natural product synthesis, and construct...

Professor Lauren Webb Selected To Receive 2011 Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award

Professor Lauren Webb has been selected to receive the 2011 Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award.  She is invited to the Iota Sigma Pi National Convention in Cleveland, OH in June where she will be presented with her award.   Founded in 1902, Iota Sigma Pi is a national honors society for women in chemistry and serves to prom...

Professor Jonathan Sessler awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize

Professor Jonathan Sessler has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize.  Sessler will be invited to a symposium held in his honor and presented with an RSC medal.  The Centenary Prizes are awarded to outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas to give lectures in the British Isles.