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From the Chemistry Department

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 ...

Council of Graduate Chemist hosts successful fundraiser for Central Texas Food Bank

The Council of Graduate Chemists (CGC) hosted a holiday fundraising event for the Central Texas Food Bank in December, and met their fundraising goal of $3000. Top contributing groups for this event were the Webb Group, Rose Group, and Brodbelt Group. A big thank you from CGC to all who donated and boosted their fundraiser to support those in need ...

Alumna M. Katharine Holloway Receives ACS Award for Computers in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research

Alumna M. Katharine Holloway has received the American Chemical Society Award for Computers in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research, sponsored by the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry. This award recognizes and encourages the use of computers in the advancement of the chemical and biological sciences. Dr. Holloway received her PhD ...

Sessler's Work Featured in C&ENews Molecule of the Year

Professor Jonathan Sessler's work is recognized by C&ENews in their eagerly-anticipated 2020 Molecule of the Year competition. If you see this gigantic 2-D metallo-supramolecular assembly flying your way, be sure to duck.  

Eli Ortiz Receives NIH Fellowship

Graduate student Eli Ortiz is the recipient of a 2-year NIH diversity predoctoral fellowship to conduct research pertaining to the synthesis of anti-viral polyketide natural products with activity against coronavirus in the laboratory of Professor Michael J. Krische.