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Devleena Samanta Joining Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Devleena Samanta will join the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2021 as an assistant professor. Dr. Samanta received her Ph.D. from Stanford University under the supervision of Richard N. Zare. She went on to be a postdoctoral fellow in Chad A. Mirkin’s laboratory at Northwestern Universi...

Shagufta Shabbir, Conrad Fjetland, Carlos Baiz, Emily Que, and Lauren Webb Promoted

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Shagufta Shabbir, Conrad Fjetland, Carlos Baiz, Emily Que, and Lauren Webb have been promoted, effective September 1, 2021. Conrad Fjetland has been promoted to Senior Lecturer and Shagufta Shabbir has been promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. Carlos Baiz has been promoted...

Paul McCord Named Affordable Education Champion

Associate Professor of Instruction Paul McCord has been named an Affordable Education Champion 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 low cost course materials for their courses. 
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Hang Ren Joining Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Hang Ren will join the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2021. Currently an assistant professor at Miami University, he will move to Austin this summer.  With his background in electrochemistry and analytical chemistry, Dr. Ren will develop new scanning electrochemical probe micro...
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Yi Lu Joining Department

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Yi Lu will join the Department of Chemistry this coming Fall 2021. He will hold the Robert J.V. Johnson-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry. Dr. Lu received his PhD from UCLA in 1992 under Prof. Joan Valentine and did his post-doctoral work at Caltech under Prof. Harry Gray. Dr. Lu comes to UT from the University ...
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