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From the Chemistry Department

Carlos Baiz and Mike Rose Receive DOE Office of Science Grants

  Congratulations to Associate Professors Carlos Baiz and Mike Rose who have received grants from the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Dr. Baiz’s grant is titled, "Ultrafast Chemistry in Confined Environments: Understanding the role of H-bond dynamics” and will support his research in the area of electrocatalytic react...

Connor Saludares Receives NIH Research Supplement

Congratulations to graduate student Connor Saludares of the Krische Group, recipient of an NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. The Diversity Supplements Program is designed to facilitate the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Thushani Herath, Simon Humphrey, and Matt Worden Promoted

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Thushani Herath, Simon Humphrey, and Matt Worden have been promoted, effective September 1, 2022. Thushani Herath and Matt Worden have been promoted to Associate Professors of Instruction. Herath received her PhD from Wayne State University and joined the department in 2016. Worden r...

Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu Joining Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu will join the University of Texas at Austin in 2023 as a CPRIT Scholar. Dr. Hsu will bring his innovative program in chemical biology, focusing on protein biology and metabolism to develop new pharmacological approaches for cancer and immunology.
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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...