News and Highlights

From the Chemistry Department

Congratulations to Christopher Bielawski

Professor Christopher Bielawski has been selected to receive the 2008 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. This highly competitive and presitgious award seeks to recognize young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for outstanding careers in research and teaching. He will receive support for three years to develop nov...

2008 Chemistry & Biochemistry Spring Symposium

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Call for Beckman Scholar Applications

This year's undergraduate Beckman Scholar competition has begun. http://research.cm.utexas.edu/beckman/

Professor Kenneth A. Johnson and student Yu-Chih Tsai Receive ACS Recognition

A paper published in the ACS journal Biochemistry by Kenneth A. Johnson and his student, Yu-Chih Tsai, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society as a Most-Cited Article for the year 2006. In the paper, “A new paradigm for DNA-polymerase specificity” (Tsai, Y.-C., and K. A. Johnson (2006) Biochemistry 45, 9675-9687), Tsai and Johnson show...

Professors Bielawski and Mahal named Sloan Research Fellows

Congratulations to Chris Bielawski and Lara Mahal for receiving the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship! This extremely competitive and prestigious award is given to top young scientists at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. It is a 2-year fellowship that provides flexible funds to support each professor's current an...

Professor Chris Bielawski to receive a 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Bielawski for being awarded a 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant form 3M's Research and Development sector, in partnership with the Corporate Giving Program. The award recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research, the subject of which is of interest to 3M. With the unrestricted funds offered by...

Women in Chemistry Career Fair

Women in Chemistry is proud to present a career exploration event entitled “Your Career in Chemistry: Thinking Outside the Beaker” on Saturday, February 23, 2008, 8:30am-5pm, in Welch Hall. Unlike college-wide career fairs, this event will specifically address the many career options available to you with a bachelors or advanced degree in chemistry...

Dr. Krische Receives Green Chemistry Grant

Professor Michael Krische is the recipient of the first Green Chemistry grant awarded to a member of the University of Texas faculty. This grant was awarded to Professor Krische by The ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable, which is a partnership of member global pharmaceutical companies with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. The...

Department Promotions

Congratulations to Professors Rick Russell and Jason Shear on receiving faculty promotions! Biochemistry Professor Rick Russell has recently been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and awarded tenure, and Physical and Analytical Chemistry Professor Jason Shear has been promoted from Associate Professor to Full Professor

Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, May 1st-4th

The 22nd biennial Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure is scheduled for May 1st through 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Austin. Details of the event can be found at http://www.ged.chem.ed.ac.uk/austin/. Approximately 100 scientists from around the world will present talks and posters concerning experimental and theoretical methods for studying mole...