Faculty News

Welcome New Faculty – Carlos Baiz and Livia Eberlin

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome our newest faculty members  – Drs.  Carlos Baiz and Livia Eberlin.   Carlos Baiz received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2011 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2005. He conducted postdoctoral research as an NIH Ruth L. […]

Kate Biberdorf Receives Natural Science Foundation Teaching Award

Congratulations to lecturer Dr. Kate Biberdorf, recipient of the 2015 Natural Science Foundation Teaching Excellence Award.   Established in 1981, the Natural Science Foundation Teaching Award is awarded to one outstanding professor in the College of Natural Sciences each year. Earlier in the semester, the Natural Sciences Council invited students to nominate professors who had strongly […]

Alan Cowley Retirement Symposium and Banquet, October 2015

Alan Cowley has announced his retirement as of August 31, 2015. (Although he is retiring he will still be fully involved in chemistry). This is to let you know that a retirement symposium is being organized in his honor.   WHO: Alan Cowley WHAT: Retirement Symposium WHY: Alan is retiring this year! http://www.cm.utexas.edu/news/alan-cowley-retiring-after-54-years WHEN: October […]

Michael Krische Receives Pedler Award

Congratulations to Professor Michael Krische, recipient of the 2015 Pedler Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Krische is recognized for pioneering novel powerful C-C coupling methodologies via transfer hydrogenation and their applications to elegant and highly efficient natural compound syntheses.

Alan Cowley Retiring After 54 Years

Professor Alan Cowley, who has had a distinguished 54-year career at the University of Texas, has announced he will retire effective August 31, 2015.   Professor Cowley has long been a leader in our department, and he played a major role in helping establish our department as one of the best in the country through […]

Simon Humphrey Wins ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Congratulations to Dr. Simon Humphrey, one of the winners of the 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, an annual lectureship series that recognizes an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career. In April, Dr. Humphrey completed a lectureship tour at UC San Diego, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara.

Michael Rose Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to 2015 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award recipient, Dr. Michael Rose. The Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of our faculty that excel in the classroom. Dr. Rose will be honored at the April 2nd Celebration of Excellence banquet.

Company Founded by Jonathan Sessler Sold for $21 Billion

Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company co-founded in 1991 by Professor Jonathan Sessler and physician Dr. Richard Miller, has been purchased by AbbVie for $21 billion. Read more about Pharmacyclics and Dr. Sessler’s cancer research.

Richard Crooks Awarded Faraday Medal

In recognition of very significant contributions to various areas of electrochemistry, Professor Richard Crooks has been invited to be the 2015 recipient of the Faraday Medal.   The Faraday Medal is currently awarded annually by the Electrochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to an electrochemist working outside the UK in recognition of […]

Professor Emeritus Boyd Hardesty Has Passed Away

Dr. Boyd Hardesty died January 22, 2015 from injuries sustained in a fall. He was 82. Boyd was born May 15, 1932 in Cheney, WA to parents Bonner and Mildred Hardesty. He was raised in Rosalia where he met and fell in love with his sweet wife Willa Mae, graduating from Rosalia High School. In […]