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Armstrong, Dasgupta, Schug named to Power List of top analytical scientists in the world
Armstrong, Dasgupta, Schug named to Power List of top analytical scientists in the world

Daniel Armstrong, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor; Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis; and Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry were named to the magazine’s 2019 Power List, which “showcases the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.” All three professors have appointments in the Department of Chemistry at UTA’s College of Science.

Grantcharov named Fulbright Scholar, will collaborate on mathematics research in Brazil
Grantcharov named Fulbright Scholar, will collaborate on mathematics research in Brazil

Dimitar Grantcharov, professor of mathematics, is among the Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20 and will spend four months in spring and summer 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to work on the project with his collaborators from the University of Sao Paulo.

Three College faculty members receive promotion in rank to full professor
Three College faculty members receive promotion in rank to full professor

Three College of Science faculty members – Qinhong Hu, Subhrangsu Mandal, and Arne Winguth – were recently promoted in rank from associate professor to full professor.

Lopez appointed chair of international program to improve predictability of space weather
Lopez appointed chair of international program to improve predictability of space weather

Ramon Lopez, UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics, has been appointed to chair a steering committee for a project that focuses on scientists’ ability to predict solar energy inputs into the Earth and the response of Earth’s atmosphere to the energy input.

Fan studying Mexican mountain range’s effect on major weather pattern
Fan studying Mexican mountain range’s effect on major weather pattern

Majie Fan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, received a 2019 ConTex Collaborative Research Grant Proposal Award for $48,759 for a project titled “Rise of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico, and its impact on the North American Monsoon.”

Xu receives $1.89 million NIH grant to study processes that lead to infertility
Xu receives $1.89 million NIH grant to study processes that lead to infertility

Sen Xu, assistant professor of biology at UTA, received a five-year, $1.89 million grant from the NIH to use cutting-edge genomic approaches to understand the genetic mechanisms of parthenogenesis, a form of asexual reproduction.

Gatchel retires from UTA following pioneering career in health psychology
Gatchel retires from UTA following pioneering career in health psychology

Robert J. Gatchel, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, retired on September 1 following 21 years at UTA and a 47-year career in academia and research.

Cordero on mission to inspire women to pursue STEM career paths
Cordero on mission to inspire women to pursue STEM career paths

Minerva Cordero, College of Science associate dean, is embracing a new role: Sharing her story and serving as a role model for middle-school girls to inspire them to pursue STEM pathways.

College of Science students collect toiletry donations for women in need
College of Science students collect toiletry donations for women in need

The College of Science Black Graduate Students Association (COSBGSA), together with biochemistry students from the class of Kayunta Johnson-Winters, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, collected donations of women’s hygiene products for the Episcopal Church of Arlington pantry, which is held on campus at the Maverick Activities Center on the first Saturday of each month.

Chen studying use of nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors
Chen studying use of nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors

Wei Chen, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University, recently published a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. The team investigated the use of X-rays and copper-cysteamine (Cu-Cy) nanoparticles to treat deep-seated tumors, resulting in statistically significant reduction in tumor size.