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From the Chemistry Department

Guangbin Dong Promoted

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Guangbin Dong has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Full Professor effective September 1, 2016. Professor Dong received his PhD in 2009 from Stanford and joined the Department in 2011.   Visit his group page to learn more about his research.

Zhongxing Huang Receives IPMI Elemetal Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to Zhongxing Huang, of the Dong Group, for receiving the 2015 IPMI Elemetal Graduate Student Award from the International Precious Metals Institute. The award recognizes unique research that advances the science of precious metal chemistry, catalysis, metallurgy, or natural science and increases the probability of industry to use or...

Guangbin Dong Receives American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award

Dr. Guangbin Dong is a recipient of a $784,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. Grants from the American Cancer Society seek to support innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer.

Guangbin Dong Receives 2014 Amgen Young Investigators’ Award

Dr. Guangbin Dong is a 2014 recipient of the Amgen Young Investigators’ Award. The award recognizes scientific contributions in drug discovery and commitment to academic excellence from young investigators. In addition to an unrestricted cash award of $25,000, Dr. Dong and the other recipients will be honored at the annual Young Investigators’ Symp...

Guangbin Dong Receives Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Guangbin Dong is a 2014 recipient of the Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA) Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award. 

Guangbin Dong Named One of DuPont's 2014 Class of Young Professors

Dr. Guangbin Dong has been named one of DuPont's 2014 Class of Young Professors as part of its corporate efforts to recognize innovative research.   The DuPont Young Professor program is designed to help promising young and untenured research faculty who work in areas of interest to DuPont begin their research careers.  One of the most ...

Guangbin Dong Receives CNS Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Guangbin Dong has been awarded a 2014 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Dong will receive this award, including a framed certificate and check for $500, at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence program on Wednesday, April 23rd. The CNS Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of our faculty that excel in the classr...

Guangbin Dong Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

The Sloan Foundation has selected Dr. Guangbin Dong as a 2014 Research Fellow. Dr. Dong is one of 126 early-career scholars selected by the Foundation in recognition of distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The recipients of the fellowship receive $50,000 for a two-year period.   Sin...

Guangbin Dong named 2013 Searle Scholar

Dr. Guangbin Dong is one of the fifteen researchers in the chemical and biological sciences named as the 2013 Searle Scholars. Each recipient is awarded $300,000 to support their work during the next three years.   Since the program’s inception in 1980, five hundred and twelve (512) Searle Scholars have shared over $106,642,500 in grants. Th...

Guangbin Dong receives NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Dr. Guangbin Dong who has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.  His project is "SusChEM: CAREER: Ketone Alkylation Using Simple Olefins: A Sustainable Chemistry Approach," and will be funded over 5 years. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that ...

Guangbin Dong wins 2012 Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research Award

Dr. Guangbin Dong has been selected to receive a 2012 Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research Award. The award carries with it $250k in research funding payable over 5 years.   The Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research is a trust created under the will of Elizabeth Blee Frasch, administered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch as...

Guangbin Dong wins Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Professor Guangbin Dong has been awarded a 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associate Universities.  The Powe Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of...

Guangbin Dong Named CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Dr. Guangbin Dong has been awarded a recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The award recruits investigators with the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research, promote inquiry into new areas, foster collaboration, and stimulate growth in the field. For more information, please ...