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From the Chemistry Department

Arthur Chavez wins 2023 President's Outstanding Staff Award

Senior Procurement Officer, Arthur Chavez has been named the winner of a 2023 President's Outstanding Staff Award. This prestigious honor comes with a cash award and Arthur will be recognized by the President of the University at a ceremony in late spring.

Eliezer Ortiz Awarded University Graduate Continuing Fellowship

Graduate student Eliezer Ortiz of the Krische Group is a recipient of the University Graduate Continuing Fellowship. The University Graduate Continuing Fellowship is based on the student’s record since coming to UT. It includes a stipend of $35,000 for 12 months, health insurance assistance and tuition assistance that pays the cost of in-state...

Aja Nicely Receives 3rd Annual Rising Black Scientist Awards Honorable Mention

Graduate student Aja Nicely of the Hull Group has been selected by Cell Press as a Rising Black Scientist Awards honorable mention. Her essay, “Dismantling the curse of the ‘First’," appears in the journal iScience.  The Rising Black Scientist Awards were created in 2020 to break down barriers and create opportunities by providing visibil...

Hang Ren Receives Scialog: Negative Emissions Science Award

Assistant Professor Hang Ren is a recipient of the Scialog: Negative Emissions Science Award, which aims to catalyze advances to make removal of CO2 & other greenhouse gases more efficient, affordable and scalable. Ren is part of a team working on "Robust Scalable Multifunctional Electrode for CO2 Reduction and C-C Coupling in Seawater."&n...

Hang Ren selected for NSF CAREER award

We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Hang Ren has been selected for a highly prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The CAREER award is an early career honor, and it will support Hang’s research program to develop nanoscale scanning electrochemical probe methods to characterize the electrical do...