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Armstrong honored with LC GC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award
Armstrong honored with LC GC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award

Daniel Armstrong, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor at UTA, is receiving the 2020 Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award by LC GC, the largest multimedia platform of peer-reviewed technical information in the field of chromatography and the separation sciences.

UTA honors longtime biology faculty member Campbell with professor emeritus status
UTA honors longtime biology faculty member Campbell with professor emeritus status

Jonathan Campbell, who in his 37-year career at The University of Texas at Arlington became one of the world’s preeminent herpetologists and the leading expert on Central and South American herpetology, was honored for his contributions with professor emeritus status during a University ceremony in October.

Biology undergraduate students publish research in peer-reviewed journal
Biology undergraduate students publish research in peer-reviewed journal

Dustin Luu and Hillary Vo, seniors working in the lab of Sen Xu, assistant professor of biology, co-authored the article, titled “An efficient method for hatching diapausing embryos of Daphnia pulex species complex (Crustacea, Anomopoda).” It was published in the November edition of the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology.

Physics doctoral student earns prestigious research fellowship, award for poster presentation
Physics doctoral student earns prestigious research fellowship, award for poster presentation

Pauline Dredger, a second-year Ph.D. student, received a prestigious NASA Graduate Research Fellowship to help fund her doctoral research in magnetosphere physics. She also won the Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award during the 2019 Texas Section of the American Physical Society (TSAPS) Fall Meeting, held October 24-26 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

UTA honors Michael Ray with 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award
UTA honors Michael Ray with 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Michael Ray earned three degrees in mathematics from The University of Texas at Arlington and went on to a distinguished 36-year career with ExxonMobil. He has also remained connected with his alma mater and has been a staunch advocate for graduate education, and for science education in general.

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.”