Solving the Plastics Problem
Oct 18, 2019Texas A&M University and Teysha Technologies have signed a sponsored research agreement to streamline the development of natural degradable polymers that break down in water as a possible solution to the global plastics pollution crisis currently weighing in at an estimate exceeding 10 million metric tons and growing.
Sep 25, 2019Cameron Jones, an eminent scholar in residence and a visiting professor in Texas A&M Chemistry and a 2018-19 Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Thomas W. Powell '62-Heep Foundation Hagler Institute Chair for Science.
Sep 23, 2019In the spirit of all things scientific, occasionally explosive and all-around inspirational, the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry is gearing up to host one of the most popular fall traditions across the Texas A&M campus: the 32nd annual Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery, set for Saturday, October 19.
Pioneers in Progress
Sep 21, 2019The Scripps Research Institute biochemist Benjamin Cravatt is set to receive the 2019 A.I. Scott Medal for Excellence in Biological Chemistry Research, presented jointly by Texas A&M Chemistry and the Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society to honor the late Texas A&M chemist A. Ian Scott and his 30-year career of pioneering achievement.
The Right Stuff
Sep 20, 2019Texas A&M senior chemistry major Oscar Gonzalez '20 is one of two students selected as the university's latest recipients of $10,000 scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership in science and technology by supporting the nation's best undergraduate students pursuing STEM majors.
Sep 13, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke, recently selected to receive the 2020 Mildred Cohn Award honoring scientists who have made substantial advances to the understating of biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches.
Running Down a Dream
Jul 31, 2019Senior Ethan Quinn looks every bit like someone who feels more at home in a weight room or chasing down opposing players on the field. This summer, the standout midfielder on the Seton Hill University lacrosse team temporarily traded his jersey in Pennsylvania for a lab coat in Aggieland to participate in Texas A&M Chemistry’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Meet the man and learn more about his motivation on the athletic and academic fields.
Jul 25, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M at Qatar chemist and associate dean for research Hassan Bazzi, who has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Chemical Society in recognition of his outstanding achievements in chemistry and contributions to science, the profession and the society.
Jun 28, 2019Texas A&M chemist David Powers has been selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious honor intended to help kick-start the careers of rising faculty with the potential to become academic leaders in both research and education.
Jun 27, 2019Andreas Ehnbom, a doctoral student in the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry, has been selected as one of 29 international participants in the 2019 CAS Future Leaders Program, an elite scientific leadership immersion opportunity provided through the American Chemical Society.
Goldwater GreatnessTexas A&M junior chemistry major Oscar Gonzalez '20 has been named a 2019 Goldwater Scholar by the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and research potential. Gonzalez, a Science Leadership Scholar, is among 48 Texas A&M students selected to date for the prestigious honor since the initial scholarship was issued in 1989.
May 24, 2019Texas A&M chemist Karen Wooley's laboratory is fighting hemorrhage — a leading cause of death in traumatic injuries — by developing a bioabsorbable wound dressing with encapsulated chitosan nanofibers that, when applied to liver injury sites in animals, dissolves in as little as seven days, eliminating the need for subsequent physical removal and any chance of re-injury in the process.