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Department of Chemistry
Mississippi State University
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Group News

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  • Editor's Choice Cover Article for Organometallics published!
  • Post Doc, Dr. Gopal Akurathi, got a job at Evotec. Congratulations Gopal!
  • Webster named to Benjamin F. Hilbun Faculty Leadership Program!
  • Webster wins Mississippi State University, College of Arts and Sciences Research Award!
  • New Post Doc, Dr. Jason Denny, joined the group!
  • Post Doc, Dr. Sean Reilly gets a new job at UPenn. Congratulations Sean!
  • Webster named to Organometallics Editorial Advisory Board!
  • New Post Doc, Dr. Vivek Dixit, joined the group!
  • NSF RII Track-2 FEC: "Feeding and Powering the World - Capturing Sunlight to Split Water and Generate Fertilizer and Fuels" grant funded! NSF OIA 1539035
  • New graduate student, Fatemeh Aghabozorgi, joined the group!
  • New graduate student, Robert Lamb, joined the group!
  • New Post Doc, Dr. Eric Dornshuld, joined the group!
  • Webster Group moved to Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Webster co-organized and presented at "Making and Breaking Bonds with Light" at Telluride Science Research Center
  • Katie Leigh successfully defended her dissertation! Congratulations Katie!
  • Katie Leigh accepted tenure-track faculty position! Congratulations Katie!
  • New graduate student, Min Zhang, joined the group!
  • Alexander Bernal won $200 for best oral presentation at the 2013 University of Memphis Undergraduate Research Conference!
  • New graduate student, Guangchao Liang, joined the group!
  • Alexander Bernal awarded First Generation Stem Scholarship!
  • Katie Leigh receives DIC Travel Award for Fall 2012 ACS meeting in Philadelphia!
  • NSF REU grant funded! NSF CHE 1156738
  • Alexander Bernal awarded MemphiSTEM Undergraduate Research Fellowship!
  • New graduate student, James Barr, joined the group!
  • NSF CAREER grant funded! NSF CHE 0955723
  • Angelique Greene receives NSF REU Chemistry Leadership Group Travel Award!
  • New graduate student, Roger Letterman, joined the group!
  • New Research Scientist, Dr. Nathan DeYonker, joined the group!
  • NSF grant funded! NSF CHE 0911528
  • NSF REU grant funded! NSF CHE 0851880
  • Kristie Ruddick, awarded NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship!
  • Webster and Burkey Groups in collaboration with Dr. Edwin Heiweil of NIST publish Centennial Feature Article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Funding

  • NSF OIA 1539035: $6,000,000, "RII Track-2 FEC: Feeding and Powering the World - Capturing Sunlight to Split Water and Generate Fertilizer and Fuels"
  • TN-SCORE, $56,053, "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program" (sub-contract), Funding is provided by NSF EPS-1004083
  • Tennessee Department of Education, $263,796, "Probing Chemistry Project (Mathematics and Science Partnership Program)"
  • FedEx Institute of Technology, $80,000, "MEMVIZ: Visualization System for Teaching Enhancements and Research"
  • The University of Memphis Technology Access Fee, $20,000, "MEMVIZ: Visualization System for Teaching Enhancements and Research"
  • The University of Memphis Information Technology Division, $20,000, "MEMVIZ: Visualization System for Teaching Enhancements and Research"
  • FedEx Institute of Technology, $85,000, "Development of catalysts"
  • NSF CHE 1156738: $270,000, "University of Memphis Interdisciplinary Research in Chemistry"
  • Graduate Student Katie Leigh, American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award
  • NSF CAREER CHE 0955723: $650,000, "Theoretical Studies on Phosphoryl Transfer Enzymes: Transition-State Analogues and Catalysis"
  • NSF CHE 0911528: $390,000, "Ultrafast dynamics, mechanism, and linkage isomerization of photosensitive organometallic manganese and chromium complexes"
  • NSF CHE 0851880: $220,300, "Collaborative Chemistry Research at the University of Memphis"
  • ConocoPhillips Contract: $56,964, "Computational screening of small molecules"
  • ATMI Contract: $3,000, "Molecular Dimensions for Adsorptives"
  • Undergraduate Student Angelique Greene, NSF REU Chemistry Leadership Group Travel Award
  • Graduate Student Kristie Ruddick, $114,000, NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • Graduate Student Kristie Ruddick, American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee Travel Award sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company
  • Graduate Student Kristie Ruddick, American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award