Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
News and Events
Professor Peter Kroll received two new grants to develop methods and investigate extremely hard materials and high-temperature resistant coatings. DARPA sponsors the project "Cubic Boron Nitride: a Model for Extended Solids processing". NSF sponsored the project "Multiscale Design of Hard and High Temperature Resistant Coatings by Computation and Experiment" Congratulations Dr. Kroll.Read more
National Science Foundation grant awarded to Drs. Fred MacDonnell and Norma Tacconi. Their project is on “Deep Photochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol”. Congratulations Drs. MacDonnell and Tacconi.Read more about Dr. MacDonnell Research
National Science Foundation grant awarded to Drs. Krishnan Rajeshwar and Frank Foss. Their project is on “International Collaboration in Chemistry: Bioinspired Heterogeneous Photocatalyst Assemblies”. Congratulations Drs. Rajeshwar and Foss.Read more about Dr. Rajeshwar Research , Read more about Dr. Foss Research
National Science Foundation grant awarded to Dr. Rasika Dias, to research on ” Organometallic Complexes of Late D-block Elements and Pi-acid Ligands: Congratulations Dr. Dias.Read more about Dr. Dias Research
Dr. Kevin Schug is awarded grant from the University of Washington, to research on “Determination of Estrogens in Cereprospinal Fluid”. Congratulations Dr. Schug.Read more about Dr. Schug Research
Congratulations Professor Dan Armstrong for winning the 2014 ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology. Read more
The Electrochemical Society elects Professor Krishnan Rajeshwar as vice president. Read more
Chemistry and Biochemistry undergrad recognized for “green chemistry”. Read more
Congratulations Professor Seiichiro Tanizaki. Dr. Tanizaki is the recipient of the 2013 University of Texas system Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Read more
Congratulations to Professor Daniel Armstrong for his recent recognition as the 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. This recognition is for his innovative achievements in the lab as well as his effective and engaging outreach projects. Read more
Congratulations to Drs. Dasgupta, Pierce, and Mandal for receiving following awards from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013.
Purnendu Dasgupta: Award for Outstanding Research
Brad Pierce: Award for Outstanding Teaching
Subhra Mandal: COS Outstanding Research Award
Professor Zoltan A. Schelly receives 2012 Kerr Medal for work in electro-optics. The Kerr Medal, named for Scottish physicist John Kerr, has been awarded only eight times in the past 38 years. Kerr Medal
Congratulations to Dr. Brad Pierce for winning a three-year, $300,000 National Science Foundations Research Grant. Dr. Pierce will study a new class of enzymes that are catalysts for the oxidation, or breaking down, of sulfur-bearing molecules in the body.Faculty profile
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Saiful Chowdhury as a new faculty member this Fall. Research in the Chowdhury group focuses on proteomics and bio-analytical mass spectrometry. Faculty profile
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Alejandro Bugarin as a new faculty member this Fall. Research in the Bugarin group focuses on catalytic reaction development with applications in natural product synthesis. Faculty profile
Congratulations to Professor Kevin Schug for winning the 2012 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science.
Congratulations to Drs. MacDonnell, Lovely, Armstrong, Dias, Tanizaki and Schug for receiving following awards from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.
Professor Fred MacDonnell received the COS Outstanding Teaching Award
Professor Carl Lovely received the COS Outstanding Research Award
Professor Daniel Armstrong received the Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity Award
Professor Rasika Dias received the Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award
Professor Seiichiro Tanizaki received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor Kevin Schug received the Outstanding ACES Faculty Mentor Award
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a world leader in the analytical instruments industry, has established the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington through an in-kind gift valued at nearly $3 million. Read morePostdoctoral position available in Dr. Johnson-Winters laboratory
Congratulations to Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters for winning National Science Foundation’s Research Initiation Grant for Broadening Participation in Biochemistry/Chemistry program. Dr. Johnson-Winters will study an essential enzyme found in Mycobacteria tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.Faculty profile
Congratulations to Professor Purnendu Dasgupta for winning the $1.2 million grant from NASA to create a new system for testing the chemical composition of extraterrestrial soil.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome assistant professor Junha Jeon as a new faculty member this Fall. Dr. Jeon’s laboratory at UT Arlington will focus on developing innovative and efficient synthetic methodology and their functional applications.Faculty profile
Congratulations to Dr. E. Thomas Strom for being honored at the May 12, 2011 DFW ACS Meeting held at UTA. Dr. Strom is the Editor of "The Southwest Retort," a chemistry news letter for the DFW Metroplex and nearby states!
Congratulations to Professor Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta for winning the 2012 Dal Nogare Award. This is given in recognition of Sandy’s contributions to the theory and applications of chromatographic science!
Congratulations to Professor Sandy Dasgupta for winning the 2011 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Chromatography. This is a very prestigious, national award given by the ACS in recognition of the outstanding contributions to chromatography!
We are pleased to welcome Professor Rasika Dias as the new Chairman of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at the UT Arlington. He will take over the new responsibility beginning September 01, 2010. Department would also like to thank Professor Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta for his outstanding service and contributions as the chair of our department during the last three years! UTA News Link
Congratulations to Prof. Rasika Dias for his reception of the 2009 SW Regional Award of the American Chemical Society!
Congratulations to Prof. Thomas Strom for his selection to be a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Congratulations to Prof. Rasika Dias for his reception of the 2009 Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of the American Chemical Society!
Congratulations to Dr. Jimmy Rogers for his Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Schug for his NSF CAREER Award!
UT Arlington's research expenditures have more than doubled in the past 5 years.