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From the Chemistry Department

Chemistry Graduate Student Awards Showcase

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am delighted to introduce the Chemistry Graduate Student Awards Showcase for 2020 to acknowledge and celebrate the major fellowships and awards received by our graduate students over the past few semesters. Please click on the link to review the extraordinary achievements of our graduate students. Congratulations to a...

Page Research Published in JACS

Recent interdisciplinary materials chemistry research efforts in the ZAP lab titled “Catalyst Halogenation Enables Rapid and Efficient Polymerizations with Visible to Far-Red Light” has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. In this paper, Page and coworkers developed highly reactive visible to far-red light driven cat...

Jonathan Sessler Receives Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry

Professor Jonathan Sessler is the 2021 recipient of the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment. The award, administered by the American Chemical Society, recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry. Sessler will be honored at an award...

Professor Emeritus Alan Cowley Has Passed Away

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/alan-cowley-9296880 Professor Emeritus Alan Herbert Cowley was born in Manchester, UK, on January 29, 1934 to Dora Smalley Cowley and Herbert Cowley. He passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020. He is survived by a wife, Deborah Cole and children Dr. Peter Cowley and Susan Cowley, daughter-in-la...

Carlos Baiz and Sean Roberts Receive NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant

Sean Roberts and Carlos Baiz of UT Austin and James Batteas of Texas A&M University are recipients of a $1 million National Science Foundation grant through the Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). They plan to build a new microscope that will be part of the UT MRSEC user facility. The microscope is designed to...