Faculty News

John Stanton Accepts Position at the University of Florida

In January 2017, Professor John Stanton will join the faculty of the University of Florida as the William R. Kenan Chair in Chemistry.   Professor Stanton joined the Department of Chemistry at UT Austin in 1993 and received early promotion and tenure in fall 1998.  He was promoted to full professor in 2003 and was named the George W. […]

Researchers Develop New Tool for Green Chemistry

Chemists from The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University have developed an environmentally friendly method for creating chemical structures with complex shapes like those found in living things. The results have implications for reducing toxic waste in chemical manufacturing and research, understanding basic biological processes and developing more effective medical therapies.   […]

Dave Thirumalai to Chair Department of Chemistry

We are excited to announce that Professor Dave Thirumalai of the University of Maryland College Park has accepted the chairmanship of the Department of Chemistry at UT Austin. Thirumalai will join the Department in January 2016.   Thirumalai received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoc at Columbia University.  In 1985, he joined the […]

UT Austin Receives $4M to Develop Techniques for Brain Imaging & Manipulation

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will receive three grants totaling $4 million to develop techniques for imaging and manipulating the activity of neurons in the brain, research that will help scientists explore the mechanisms of addiction, obesity, fear and many other brain states and disorders. The funding, provided by the National Institutes […]

Keith Stevenson Joins Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Professor Keith Stevenson has been presented with remarkable opportunity to join the faculty at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. In addition to holding a faculty position, Stevenson has been named as […]

Alan Cowley Retirement Symposium and Banquet, October 2015

For the latest information regarding Alan Cowley’s Retirement Symposium and Banquet, including the schedule of events and how to provide support, please visit the event’s website. – September 21, 2015  

Grant Willson Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Technology and Design Research

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today presented its University Research Award to professors from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.   Dr. Grant Willson, professor of chemistry and chemical engineering and the […]

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 […]

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.