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From the Chemistry Department

Vincent Viviani Receives William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award

Vincent Viviani, graduate student in Kami Hull's research group, is a 2022 recipient of the William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award. The award honors outstanding performance by graduate student academic employees.

Chemistry Graduate Student Awards Showcase 2021

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am delighted to present the Chemistry Graduate Student Award Showcase for 2021 to acknowledge and celebrate the major fellowships and awards received by our graduate students over the 2020-2021 academic year.  We are so proud of our students, both for their individual successes and their contributions to our depa...

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 ...

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.

Diego Granados Receives GCURS Outstanding Presentation in Green Chemistry Award

Undergraduate Diego Granados of the Krische Group recently participated in the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) hosted annually by Rice University. Diego's talk titled, "Enantioselective Conversion of Ethanol, a Renewable C2-Feedstock, to Higher Branched Alcohols via Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer" received the award fo...