News and Highlights

From the Chemistry Department

Kami Hull and Zachariah Page Joining Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Drs. Kami Hull and Zachariah Page will join the University of Texas at Austin in the 2018/2019 academic year. Kami Hull received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan under the supervision of Melanie Sanford. She went on to be an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Barry M. Trost’s laboratory at St...

Olja Simoska Awarded ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Olja Simoska, member of the Keith Stevenson and Jason Shear research groups, is the recipient of an American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). This competitive fellowship recognizes outstanding research ability ...

LaBrake, Fakhreddine, and Biberdorf Promoted

Congratulations Cynthia LaBrake, Fatima Fakhreddine, and Kate Biberdorf on recent promotions. Drs. LaBrake and Fakhreddine are being promoted to Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Dr. Biberdorf is being promoted to Senior Lecturer. 

Que Group Students Win at 3MT

Two graduate students in Emily Que's research group received top places at the second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Texas at Austin. Rahul Kadakia won the people’s choice award and Kanchan Aggarwal is the first place winner. Kanchan advances to the regional competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 3M...

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...