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Graduate Programs in
Chemistry and Biochemistry

2014 ‐ 2015

Welcome  to  the  Department  of  Chemistry  and  and  internship  opportunities.  With  such  training,  our 
Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. We  graduates  have  had  100%  success  rates  obtaining 
are  pleased  to  present  this  brochure  to  you,  prospective  employment in their fields. The program is ideally suited 
graduate  students,  postdoctoral  fellows,  alumni,  friends  for  students  interested  in  a  career  in  chemical, 
and colleagues around the world, to provide you with an  pharmaceutical,  and  biotech  industries,  in  government 
overview  of  the  outstanding  programs  and  exciting  laboratories, or in academics. 
research  and  training  opportunities  available  in  our 

This  University  is  a  comprehensive  research  and 

teaching institution whose mission is the advancement of 
knowledge  and  the  pursuit  of  excellence.  The 
Department  is  committed  to  the  promotion  of  lifelong 
learning  through  its  academic  and  applied  programs.  
Our  Department  has  comprehensive  research  and 
training  activities  in  many  areas  of  chemistry  and 
biochemistry.    Our  state‐of‐the‐art  research  facilities, 
excellent  faculty  and  support  staff,  combined  with 
generous  external  funding  and  partnerships,  allow 
advanced  studies  in  all  of  these  areas.  We  offer  several 
advanced degree programs but the most innovative is the   
Ph.D.  in  Chemistry  which  includes  career  enrichment 

Our  Department  has  a  tradition  of  excellence  in  industrial,  postdoctoral,  government,  and  academic 
education  and  training.  It  is  exciting  for  our  faculty  to  positions.  Our  Department  provides  the  intellectual 
help  students:  From  the  initial  contact;  to  progress  atmosphere,  an  individualized‐mentoring,  and  all  the 
through  the  selective  admission  procedure;  through  the  help necessary for every aspect of that growth.   
rigors  of  modern  courses;  the  presentation  of  oral   
seminars  and  proposals;  to  the  challenging  work  of  The  University  is  located  in  the  center  of  the 
independent thesis research; and writing of dissertations  economically  and  culturally  vibrant  Dallas  ‐  Fort  Worth 
and publications. It is a rewarding experience to observe  “Metroplex”  and  looks  forward  confidently  to  a  bright 
a  dedicated  student  grow  from  a  probing  beginner  to  a  future.  We  invite  you  to  visit  our  department  and  meet 
creative  scientist  who  is  able  make  significant  with  our  faculty,  visit  our  website,  and/or  call  us  with 
contribution  to  the  knowledge  of  his  or  her  field.  It  has  your  inquiries  (;  817‐272‐
been  satisfying  to  see  graduates  succeed  in  subsequent  3171). 

The University 
The  University  of  Texas  at  Arlington  (  is  a  student  body  has  become  increasingly  diversified  with 
comprehensive  research,  teaching,  and  public  service  students  representing  almost  every  state  in  the  United 
institution.  With  an  enrollment  of  over  34,000  students,  States  and  more  than  100  countries.  Graduate  students 
U.T. Arlington is the second largest of the 15 institutions  comprise  approximately  25  percent  of  the  total 
in  The  University  of  Texas  System  and  the  5th  largest  enrollment.  The  University  has  excellent  sports  and 
university  in  Texas.  Founded  in  1895,  U.T.  Arlington  recreational  facilities  and  a  day  care  center  available 
joined  the  University  of  Texas  system  in  1965.  The  within the campus. 


The  University  of  Texas  at  Arlington  is  located  on  a  Rangers  Ballpark  at  Arlington.    It  is  also  home  to  the 
modern, 392‐acre campus in the center of the Dallas/Fort  Dallas  Cowboys  (  who  play  in 
Worth  Metroplex, midway between Dallas (the nation’s  AT&T  Stadium.    Both  the  Ballpark  and  AT&T  Stadium 
9th  largest  city)  and  Forth  Worth  (“where  the  west  are  located  only  a  few  miles  from  the  U.T.  Arlington 
begins”),  a  20  minute  drive  from  either  city.  Arlington,  campus. 
with  a  population  of over 380,000, is the  49th largest  city 
and  one  of  the  fastest  growing  suburban  areas  in  the  Dallas,  located  15  miles  to  the  east,  claims  the  NBA’s 
United States.  Dallas  Mavericks  (  and  the  NHL’s 
Dallas  Stars  (  Both  teams  play  at  the 
The  city  of  Arlington  (,  home  to  The  American  Airlines  Center  ( 
University of Texas at Arlington, was established in 1876  in  downtown  Dallas.  Additionally,  the  cityʹs  Morton  H. 
as  a  midway  railroad  stop  between  Dallas  and  Fort  Meyerson  Symphony  Center  ( 
Worth.  In  the  last  several  decades,  Arlington  has  grown  ranks among the elite orchestral halls of the world. 
into the “Midway of the Metroplex”, and it is located just 
16  miles  from  the  Dallas‐Fort  Worth  International  Fort Worth, a 20‐minute drive to the west, offers visitors 
Airport  (DFW)  (    Arlington  residents  a  look  at  ʺwhere  the  west  beginsʺ  at  the  Stockyards 
enjoy  more  than  40  city  parks,  four  multipurpose  National  Historical  District  ( 
recreation centers and six public swimming pools located  (pictured  below).  In  Fort  Worth,  cowboys  and  other 
throughout  the  city.    It  is  home  to  the  Texas  Rangers  residents  meet  and  compete  at  the  nationʹs  premier 
(  baseball  team  who  play  in  the  equestrian  center  and  the  Cattlemanʹs  Museum.  They 

also  enjoy  world‐class  culture  at  the  renowned  Bass  sports),  hiking  trails  and  nature  centers.  Arlington  and 
Performance  Hall  (,  the  Kimbell  Art  the  surrounding  cities  also  have  an  extensive  and 
Museum  (  (which  features  works  by  exciting  night  life.  With  a  total  population  over  6.5 
Rembrandt,  Cezanne  and  Picasso),  the  Amon  Carter  million,  the  proximity  of  urban  centers  is  particularly 
Museum of American Art  (, and the  advantageous for spouses of graduate students who wish 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (  to work, since career opportunities of all descriptions are 
available within the region. 
Outdoor  recreational  activities  in  the  area  are  enhanced 
by  numerous  lakes  (suitable  for  both  fishing  and  water 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
The Department is housed in the Chemistry and Physics  The  University  of  Texas  at  Arlington’s  Chemistry  and 
Building  (CPB),  which  opened  in  2006,  the  Chemistry  Biochemistry  currently  includes  19  full‐time  research‐
Research  Building  (CRB)  (circa  1996),  and  Science  Hall  active  faculty  members.  Each  year  it  averages 
(SH),  which  is  newly  renovated. Each of  these  buildings  approximately  two  dozen  postdoctoral  fellows  and 
is  specifically  designed  with  sophisticated  laboratories  visiting faculty. The Department currently has over three 
and  state‐of‐the‐art  infrastructures  for  performing  high  million dollars per year in external grant support. 
quality  research  and  teaching  in  the  field  of  Chemistry 
and  Biochemistry.    The  steady  growth  of  the  program,  An  extensive  seminar  program  allows  a  variety  of 
has  led  to  development  of  new  laboratory  spaces  and  scientists  from  this  country  and  abroad  to  visit  our 
hence the new buildings.  campus  and  interact  with  our  faculty,  postdoctoral 
fellows, and students. 

Graduate Programs
The  Department  offers  graduate  programs  leading  to  Ph.D. in Chemistry  
both  M.S.  and  Ph.D.  degrees  in  Chemistry.    The  Ph.D. 
degree is unique in that all of our doctoral students are  The  Department  offers  the  degree  Doctor  of  Philosophy 
required  to  participate  in  career  advancement  or  (Ph.D.) in Chemistry which is designed to better prepare 
internship  opportunities.    Graduate  degrees  are  also  doctoral  level  chemists  to  enjoy  productive  careers  in 
available  through  interdisciplinary  programs  in  industrial  laboratories,  government  laboratories  or 
materials  science  and  engineering,  as  well  as  in  academic institutions.  In addition to the traditional Ph.D. 
environmental  and  earth  sciences.    A  special  program  curriculum,  this  program  emphasizes  that  the  student 
has  also  been  designed  for  industry  professionals  to  acquire  the  working  knowledge  of  the  type  of  research 
pursue  a  Ph.D.  degree  part‐time  in  a  cooperative  conducted in other institutions  of research (government, 
manner with the student’s employer.  industry,  international,  etc.)  and  of  the  constraints  (both 
practical and philosophical) under which it is carried out. 
After  entering  the  graduate  program,  students  are 
counseled by the Graduate Advisor and generally take 9 
hours  of  course  work  and/or  research  per  semester. 
During  the  first  semester,  students  are  encouraged  to 
discuss  research  topics  with  faculty  members  in  their 
areas  of  interest  so  that  they  may  choose  a  research 
supervisor  and  begin  their  research.    New  students  will 
enroll in a one credit course their first semester, in which 
all of the departmental faculty will present their research 

  work.  During  this  time,  the  student  learns  to  recognize 

and  solve  problems  in  research.  Graduate  work  in 
To  facilitate  this,  each  student  is  required  to  spend  one  chemistry  leading  to  this  degree  requires  24  hours  of 
semester or multiple shorter stays in career advancement  coursework  and  completion  of  a  thesis  based  on  the 
programs.  Most  any  opportunity  for  enrichment  can  be  research performed by the student. 
considered  for  credit.  These  are  either  arranged  by 
faculty  members,  the  Department,  or  initiated  by  the 
student.  They  are  an  important  part  of  the  studentʹs 
training and often open avenues for future employment.  
If  a  student  already  has  industrial  research  experience, 
this requirement may be waived if the student desires. 

The  traditional  (required  and  elective)  coursework 

includes analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and 
physical  chemistry  courses.    Instead  of  taking 
comprehensive or cumulative examinations, our students 
are required by the middle of their second year, to write 
and  orally  defend  a  proposal  based  on  their  Ph.D. 
research  project.    The  final  degree  requirement,  upon 
completion  of  their  research,  is  the  writing  and  oral  The  M.S.  Degree  with  Thesis  Substitute  is  designed  for 
defense of the dissertation.   students  who  are  currently  employed  in  industry.  This 
thesis substitute option requires 27 hours of course work 
M.S. in Chemistry  and 6 hours of an individual instruction course. The final 
requirement is a substantial report (the thesis substitute) 
There  are  three  types  of  masters  degrees  offered.  The  rather  than  a  thesis.  In  order  to  exercise  this  option,  the 
Masterʹs  Degree  with  Thesis  is  a  research  degree  and  is  student  must  have  completed  at  least  five  years  of 
generally  obtained  in  two  or  three  years  of  full‐time 

suitable  professional  experience  in  an  industrial,  Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. 

government  or  other  chemistry  laboratory  at  the  time 
that the degree is awarded.    The University of Texas at Arlington offers a very strong 
graduate  program  in  Materials  Science  and  Engineering 
A non‐thesis route to the M.S., requiring 36 credit hours  (  leading  to  Masterʹs  and  Ph.D.  degrees. 
of course work, is also available.  The  present  program  fully  accesses  all  of  the  Materials 
Science capabilities on campus, including those of related 
research  centers  that  have  gained  national  and 
international recognition. 

Our  program  allows  students  who  complete  the  core 

Materials Science and Engineering requirements to carry 
out  independent  research  and  to  develop  a  professional 
level  background  in  a  number  of  scientific  and 
engineering  disciplines.  The  core  courses  provide  the 
underlying  scientific  fundamentals  upon  which  the 
discipline of materials science is based. These courses are 
augmented by elective offerings from the departments of 
Physics,  Chemistry,  Mathematics,  as  well  as  Electrical, 
Mechanical,  Biomedical,  and  Aerospace  Engineering. 
  Students  gain  expertise  in  scientific  research  by 
designing  original  research  projects,  carrying  out 
Interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. Programs  experiments  to  completion,  explaining  their  results,  and 
publishing their findings. 
The  Department  of  Chemistry  and  Biochemistry 
participates  in  several  interdisciplinary  programs  which   
include special chemistry tracks leading to the Ph.D. 

potential  for  our  graduates  and  has  excellent 

relationships  with  local  industries  such  as  Texas 
Instruments,  Loral,  Bell  Helicopter,  Textron,  National 
Semiconductor,  Surgikos,  ITW,  and  Lockheed  Fort 

Environmental and Earth Sciences M.S. and Ph.D. 

Interest in  the  environment  is  an  ever‐widening  field.  A 

cross‐disciplinary  graduate  program  leads  to  M.S.  and 
Ph.D.  degrees  specializing  in  understanding  and 
resolving  complex  environmental  problems.  The 
Department  of  Chemistry  &  Biochemistry  joins  the 
  Departments of Biology, Civil Engineering, Geology and 
the  School  of  Urban  and  Public  Affairs  in  an  integrated 
The  interdisciplinary  nature  of  the  curriculum  and 
multi‐disciplinary  approach  to  develop  the  diverse 
research  efforts  are  structured  to  give  our  students  a 
background  needed  for  resolving  environmental 
broad‐based  education  in  a  variety  of  fields  including 
problems.  The  program  offers  to  students  who  have 
physical  and  mechanical  metallurgy,  materials 
earned  science  or  engineering  undergraduate  degrees  a 
characterization,  electronic  materials  (including 
common  ground  for  interdisciplinary  communication 
conductors and superconductors), ceramics, biomaterials, 
and  competence.   For  additional  information  contact 
polymers  (electrically  conductive  and  conventional), 
Professor Andrew Hunt (  
polymeric‐matrix  composites  and  metal‐matrix 
composites,  as  well  as  advanced  materials.  The 
University  of  Texas  at  Arlington  holds  tremendous 

Financial Support
Teaching  and  research  assistantships  and  research  graduate  students  who  exhibit  special  promise  and 
fellowships  are  available  to  qualified  students.    Most  achievements.    Besides  the  teaching  and  research 
students in their first and second years serve as teaching  assistantships, department scholorships also are available 
assistants.    This  requires  about  12  hours  per  week  of  to  qualified  students  for  the  first  year.    Additionally, 
student  contact  in  addition  to  some  grading  and  lab  during  the  time  spent  in  career  development  and 
preparation  needs.    Some  well‐qualified  applicants  may  internship  opportunities,  the  stipend  received  by  the 
be  offered  special  fellowships  or  research  assistantships  student  is  usually  significantly  greater  than  that  for  a 
the first year depending on availability and qualifications  teaching or research assistantship.  Importantly, because 
of  the  student.    Beyond  the  first  one  or  two  years,  the career advancement opportunities are required by the 
students  are  usually  supported  either  as  research  degree,  international  students  limited  by  various  visa 
assistants, research fellows, or as teaching assistants; and  requirements  are  still  eligible  to  be  supported  by  and 
are expected to devote their time outside of class to their  participate in these opportunities. 
dissertation or thesis research project.  Fellowships from   
several  sources  and  assistantships  valued  at  $2,000  per  Summer Support 
month,  including  fringe  benefits  and  an  excellent   
insurance package are available.  Assistantship support is  The  Department  provides  support  for  students  in  good 
maintained, or in some cases increased, on a yearly basis,  standing through the summer months.  Monthly stipends 
assuming that all degree candidacy requirements are met  are essentially the same as academic year appointments.  
by  the  student.  All  doctoral  level  students  meeting  This  allows  students  to  make  valuable  progress  toward 
entrance requirements are provided a College of Science  their degree during the summer.
STEM tuition fellowship, which covers 85% of the cost of 
tuition.    During  the  course  of  schooling,  additional 
fellowships of up to $2000 per year may be garnered by 

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Graduate Teaching Assistantship 
Teaching and research assistantships and research fellowships are available to all qualified PhD‐bound students. 
Most students in their first and second years serve as teaching assistants. Some well‐qualified applicants may be 
offered special fellowships or research assistantships already in or after the first year. Fellowships are available 
from several sources, and assistantships are $18,000 per academic year (9 months) plus fringe benefits, including an 
excellent insurance package. All doctoral level students in good academic standing are eligible for tuition support, 
covering 85% of the tuition (amounting to approximately $6,000 per year). The Department provides the 
opportunity for summer support for students in good academic standing. Monthly stipends are comparable to 
those during the academic year appointments. 
Additional Fellowships and Scholarships 
A variety of fellowships and scholarships are available for application or nomination to provide extra support 
funds to graduate students.  Many are approximately $1000 ‐ $2000 annually.  Some are slated to support first year 
students and are awarded prior to beginning the program.  Others are awarded to continuing students based on 
exceptional merit. 
More information on available fellowships can be found here:‐and‐fellowships.php  

Research Facilities & Instrumentation 
The  Department  is  located  in  UV/Vis, fluorescence, chiral, and  Circular dichroism spectrometer;  
Science  Hall  (SH),  the  Baker  MS detectors for CE and HPLC;   Mössbauer spectrometer;  
Chemistry Research Building (CRB)  API (ESI/APCI) mass  Dynamic light scattering 
and the new Chemistry and Physics  spectrometer detectors (single  instrument;  
Building  (CPB).    We  are  well  quad, QqQ, QIT, LIT, IT‐TOF);   Rapid scan time‐resolved 
equipped  to  perform  top‐level  Numerous gas chromatographs;   spectrometer;  
research  in  all  traditional  and  GC/FT‐IR spectrometer;   Fluorescence microscope;  
interdisciplinary  chemistry‐based  Two GC‐MS/MS instruments;  Phosphor imager;  
fields.    The  major  equipment  GPC instrument with multiangle  DNA fluorimeter;  
available includes:   laser light scattering detector;   Flame and graphite furnace 
  Three fast protein LCs;   atomic absorption instrument;  
Two multinuclear,  Gel electrophoresis instrument;   X‐Ray Photoelectron 
superconducting (300 and 500  Gel documentation system;   Spectrometer;  
MHz) FT‐NMR spectrometers  HPLC‐ICP‐MS;   Microwave synthesizer 
with both solids and liquids  MALDI‐TOF‐MS;   instrument;  
capability;   Several FT‐IR spectrometers;   High pressure apparatus;  
Three single crystal X‐ray  Electron spin resonance  Electrochemical analyzer;  
diffractometers with low‐ spectrometer;   Karl Fischer titrator;  
temperature capabilities;  Numerous UV/vis  Viscometer;  
Analytical and preparative HPLC  spectrophotometers (some with  Residual gas analyzer;  
instruments;   diode‐array detection);   Patch‐clamp apparatus;  
Capillary electrophoresis (CE)  UV/vis/NIR spectrophotometer;   C,H,N elemental analyzer;  
instruments;   Two spectrofluorimeters;   Two ESCA systems;  

Several potentiostat /  Thin film profilometer;  
galvanostats;   Ellipsometer;  
Optical microscope;   Several RF plasma reactors;  
Ultracentrifuge;   Quartz crystal microbalance;  
Two high speed centrifuges;  DNA sequencing apparatus;  
Several standard centrifuges;   Centrifugal vacuum concentrator;  
Differential scanning calorimeter;   Two UV transilluminators;  
Thermogravimetric analyzer;   Several incubator/shakers;  
Several vacuum atmospheres dry  Two liquid scintillation counters.   
Liquid helium cryostat for  In  addition  to  select  instruments 
conductivity;   from  the  above  list,  the 
AC impedance analyzer;   Biochemistry  facility  in  CPB  also 
Two digital oscilloscopes;   has:   
Surface tensiometer;    
Multiple HV pulse generators;   Tissue culture facility with 
Several vapor pressure  temperature controlled CO2 
osmometers;   incubator and  biosafety cabinet;  
Transient electric bifringence  Cell and tissue storage liquid 
apparatus;   nitrogen tank;  
Laser‐induced Kerr effect  PCR machine;  
apparatus;   Multiple water purification 
Several fast reaction instruments  systems;  
(T‐jump, laser‐E‐jump, P‐jump,  Scintillation counter;  
flash photolysis and stopped‐flow  Cold rooms and warm rooms;  
apparatus);   ‐80 °C freezer.   

For  computational  chemists,  there  The  Department  of  Chemistry  and 
is  a  12‐seat  PC‐based  molecular  Biochemistry  contains  several 
modeling  lab  (PCs  running  dozen  PC’s  and  Macintosh 
Windows,  Gaussian  03,  GausView,  computers  connected  to  the 
Housed in the Chemistry & Physics 
and  Hyperchem).    Additionally,  University’s  servers,  and  to  the 
Building is the $8.5 million 
there  are  several  Linux  internet.    Within  the  Department, 
Shimadzu Center for Advanced 
Analytical Chemistry.  As part of the  workstations  and  two  high  there  is  a  well‐equipped  machine 
$25.2 million partnership between  resolution graphics workstations.    shop,  two  electronics  shops,  and  a 
U.T. Arlington and Shimadzu    well‐equipped  stockroom;  all 
Scientific Instruments, advanced  The  U.T.  Arlington  Computation  maintained  and  run  by  our 
spectroscopy, chromatography, and  Center  consists  of  several  high  dedicated staff members.   
mass spectrometry instrumentation  performance  nodes  with  a  total  of   
is available for use by all students,  146  processors,  between  1  –  16  GB  The University Library has over 1.1 
researchers, faculty, and external  of  memory  each,  and  over  8.4  million  volumes,  87,500  of  which 
(even, industrial) partners in their 
Terabytes  of  total  disk  space.    This  are  in  the  Science  and  Engineering 
cluster  is  dedicated  to  Library;  both  of  which  are  in  close 
computational  research.    There  are  proximity to the Department.
also  hundreds  of  PCs  and 
Macintoshes,  many  available  24 
hr/day, for student and faculty use.   

Research Program Sponsors 
Agencies and Foundations            Companies

The State of Texas                Thermo / Dionex Corporation 
  Advanced Research Program          Cray Research, Inc. 
  Advanced Technology Program          DuPont Agrochemicals 
  Research Enhancement Program          Pfizer 
  U.T. Arlington – U.T. Dallas Collaborative Seed Program  Advanced Separation Technologies, Inc. (ASTEC) 
  U.T. Arlington – UNTHSC Collaborative Seed Program  Alcon Research Laboratories 
  U.T. Arlington – UTSW Collaborative Seed Program    Electronic Bio Sciences 
  Texas Commission for Environmental Quality      Sid Richardson Carbon and Energy Company 
  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department        DuPont Central Research Labs 

Department of Defense               Texas Instruments 
  Office of Naval Research             Ethicon 
Air Force Office of Sponsored Research         Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) 
Department of Energy              Vistakon 
National Institutes of Health            Cordis Corp. 
National Science Foundation            Proctor and Gamble 
The Welch Foundation              Dow Chemical 
ACS Petroleum Research Fund            LTV Aerospace and Defense Co. 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation            Supelco 
Environmental Protection Agency          Eli Lilly & Company 
The Gerber Foundation              Shimadzu Scientific Instruments / Shimadzu Corp. 
DARPA                  Corsitech 

Current Research Areas

The  disciplines  of  scientific  research  Bioinorganic Chemistry  Environmental Chemistry 
in  the  Department  are  broken  down  Biochemical Kinetics  Enzymology 
into  traditional  avenues,  including  Biochemical Redox Regulation   Eukaryotic Transcription 
Analytical,  Inorganic,  Organic,  Biosensor development  Fast Reaction Processes 
Physical,  Polymer  Chemistry,  and   Biosynthesis  Gene Expression and Regulation 
Biochemistry  research.    Within  these  Carcinogenesis  Heterocyclic Chemistry 
disciplines, some specific foci include  Cell‐Signaling Mechanisms  Heterogeneous Photocatalysis 
the following:  Colloid Chemistry  Homogeneous Catalysis 
  Computational Chemistry  In‐situ Medical Diagnosis 
Artificial Photosynthesis  Drug and Radiation Resistance  Instrumentation Development 
Asymmetric Synthesis  Drug Discovery  Intervention of Anti‐Cancer Drugs 
Atmospheric Chemistry  Electrodeposition  Ion Transport Mechanisms 
Automated Intelligent Analyzers  Enantiomeric Separations  Ionic Analysis and Separations 

Ionic Liquids  Process Analyzers for Industry  Water Quality 

Luminescent Materials  Proteomics   
Mass Spectrometry  Quantum Chemistry  A  high  degree  of  collaboration  and 
Materials Chemistry  Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interfaces  collegiality  exists  in  the  Department 
Medicinal Chemistry  Separation Science  among  faculty,  students,  and  research 
Microbe Separations  Solar Energy Conversion  fellows.    Many  faculty  members  also 
Molecular Recognition  Supramolecular chemistry  have  active  collaborations  with  other 
Nanochemistry  Surface Chemistry  departments in the University.  There is 
Natural Products Isolation  Synthetic Methods Development  truly  something  for  everyone  here  at 
Natural Products Total Synthesis  Thin Film Flow Devices and Sensors  U.T. Arlington!  Furthermore, all faculty 
Nonlinear Phenomena  Thin Film Formation  members  are  happy  to  entertain  new 
Plasma Polymerization  Transition‐Metal Chemistry  ideas  as  exciting  avenues  of  research.

Application and Admission to Graduate Study 
A  complete  application  form,  official  transcripts  of  all  undergraduate  and  prior  graduate  grades,  the  Graduate  Record 
Examination (GRE), and three  letters  of  recommendation  are required  of all  entering students. All  the above should be 
sent  directly  to  the  Graduate  School  except  the  three  letters  of  recommendation  which  should  be  sent  to  the  Graduate 
Advisor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Applicants from foreign countries must also submit their TOEFL 
score and a financial statement. They also must be prepared to demonstrate competency in spoke English. 

The  deadline  for  applicants  for  admission  to  the  Graduate  School  is  several  months  before  the  semester  begins  and  is 
listed in the current Graduate School Catalog. If financial aid is requested, application should be made much earlier. 

Each  student  who  is  interested  in  our  graduate  program  is  requested  to  fill  out  a  preliminary  inquiry  form  at‐application‐form.php.    There  is  no  cost  to  submit  this  form  and  the 
information  provided  will  help  us  better  assist  each  interested  student  through  the  official  application  process.  
Furthermore,  a  list  of  frequently  asked  questions  related  to  applying  to  the  graduate  program  is  available  at‐to‐apply.php.  

For further information, write to:    The University of Texas at Arlington 
Graduate Advisor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Box 19065 
Arlington, Texas 76019‐0065, USA 
Or visit our web site at: 
Or contact us by:  Phone: (817)272‐3171;  FAX: (817)272‐3808;  E‐mail: 

Chemistry Graduate Students Association  
The  Chemistry  Graduate  Students  Association  (CGSA)  Additionally,  the  CGSA  performs  many  service  projects 
was  founded  in  1994  to  provide  a  formal  means  of  for the department. Past projects include construction of 
communication  between  chemistry  graduate  students  the  departmental  recruiting  booth  and  representing  the 
and the faculty and administration. During the last three  department  at  regional  and  national  meetings.  During 
years,  the  CGSA  has  accomplished  several  goals.  These  the  grand  opening  of  the  new  W.  A.  Baker  Chemistry 
include tasks from meeting with senior administration to  Research Building in March 1996, the CGSA led tours of 
discuss  graduate  student  concerns,  to  social  functions  the facility. 
such  as  planning  and  organizing  semi‐annual 
departmental picnics.  Many  opportunities  have  presented  themselves  to  our 
members.  Recently,  CGSA  members  participated  with 

faculty  in  interviewing  candidates  for  new  faculty 

position openings. Through these and other activities, the 
CGSA  has  provided  a  valuable  resource  for  the 
department  and  has  enhanced  the  professional 
development of our members. 

Faculty and
Their Research Interests

Faculty Contact Information
Name Phone Email Office Administrative and Advising Duties
D. W. Armstrong 817‐272‐0632 CRB 303
A. Bugarin 817‐272‐9399 CRB 205
S. Chowdhury 817‐272‐5439 CPB 352
P. K. Dasgupta 817‐272‐3806 CPB 229
H. V. R. Dias 817‐272‐3813 CRB 305 Department Chair
R. L. Elsenbaumer 817‐272‐2103 Davis Hall 321 Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
F. W. Foss Jr. 817‐272‐5245 CRB 202
J. Heo 817‐272‐1076 CPB 352 Graduate Recruiting Committee Chair
J. Jeon 817‐272‐0262 CRB 203
K. Johnson‐Winters 817‐272‐3802 CPB 350
P. M. Kroll 817‐272‐3814 CPB 353 Graduate Advisor
C. J. Lovely 817‐272‐5446 CRB 204
R. Macaluso 817‐272‐1762 CRB 102
F. M. MacDonnell 817‐272‐2972 CRB 302 Associate Chair
S. S. Mandal 817‐272‐3804 CPB 349 Graduate Studies Chair
B. S. Pierce 817‐272‐9066 SH 300F
K. Rajeshwar 817‐272‐3492 CPB 356
J. Rhinehart 817‐272‐1091 CRB 103
J. R. Rogers 817‐272‐5442 CRB 104
K. A. Schug 817‐272‐3541 CPB 358
S. Tanizaki 817‐272‐1056 CRB 102

CPB = Chemistry & Physics Building; CRB = Chemistry Research Building; SH = Science Hall; COS – College of Science

• Molecular and Chiral Recognition • Ionic Liquids
• Separation Science • Microbe Separations
• Colloid Chemistry • Mass Spectrometry

Selected Publications
• “Chiral Ionic Liquids: A Compendium of Syntheses and Applications (2005-2012)”, Payagala, T. and Armstrong, D.W., Chirality 24,
17-53 (2012).
• “1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in Supplements and Geranium Products: Natural or Synthetic?”, Zhang, Y., Woods, R. M.,
Breitbach, Z.S. and Armstrong, D.W., Drug Test. Analysis, 4, 986-990 (2012).
• “Complexation of Cyclofrunctans with Transition Metal Ions Studied by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Collision-
Induced Dissociation”, Wang, L., Chai, Y., Sun, C. and Armstrong, D.W., Int. J. Mass Spec, Vol 323-324 21-27 (2012).
• “Structure and Dynamics of the 1-Hydroxyethyl-4-amino-1,2,4-triazolium Nitrate High-Energy Ionic Liquid System”, Carlson, P.J.,
Bose, S., Armstrong, D.W., Hawkins, T., Gordon, M.S., and Petrick, J.W., J Phys Chem B, 116 503-512 (2012).
• “Metal Cation Detection in Positive Ion Mode Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Using a Tetracationic Salt as a Gas Phase
Ion-pairing agent: Evaluation of the Effect of Chelating Agents on Detection Sensitivity”, Xu, C., Dodbiba, E., Padivitage, N.L.T.,
Daniel W. Armstrong Breitbach, Z.S. and Armstrong, D.W., Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 26, 2885-2896 (2012).
• Enantiomeric impurities in chiral catalysts, auxiliaries, and synthons used in enantioselective synthese. Part 4, “Qiu, H., Padivitage,
Robert A. Welch Professor N.L.T., Frink, L. and Armstrong, D.W., Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 24 1134-1141 (2013)
• “Enantioseparation of flinderoles and borreverines by HPLC on Chirobiotic V and V2 stationary phases and by CE using cyclodextrin
selectors”, Smuts, J.P., Na, Y., Vallakati, R., Pribylka, A., May, J.A. and Armstrong, D.W., Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 405 (9169-9177
B.S. 1972, Interdepartmental Science and Math (2013).
• “Enantiomeric Separations of Chiral Sulfonic and Phosphoric Acids with Barium-Doped CyclofructanSelectors via an Ion Interaction
Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA Mechanism”, Smuts, J.P., Hao, X., Han, Z., Parpia, C., Krische, M.J. and Armstrong, D.W., Anal. Chem. 86 1282-1290 (2014).
• “On the Use of Quadrupole Mass Sprectrometric Detection for Flow Modulated Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas
Chromatography”, Gorovenko, R., Krupcik, J., Spanik, I., Bockova, I., Sandra, P. and Armstrong, D.W., J. Chrom. A. 1330 51-60
M.S. 1974, Oceanography, (2014).
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Ph.D. 1977, Bio-organic Chemistry,

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Awards: Great Britain’s Martin Medal (1991), Presidential Award for Research &
Creativity (1993), 49th American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Award (1993),
R&D 100 Award (1995), ACS Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach (1998),
ACS Award in Chromatography (1999), Weber Medal for Contributions to
Pharmaceutical Science (2001), Chirality Medal (2003), Vladimir J. Zuffa Medal for
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2004), Dal Nogare Award for Separation Science (2005),
Medal of the Slovak Medical Society (2007), UTA Distinguished Record of Research
or Creative Activity (2012), Named American Chemical Society Fellow (2013), ACS
Award for Separation Science & Technology (2014), M.J.E. Golay Award (2014)

Research in our group focuses on catalytic reaction development
with applications in natural product synthesis. Areas of
fundamental interest include: the identification of new reactivity
patterns, the evolution of related catalytic processes, and the
development of new synthetic strategies. Specifically, we are
pursuing new chemistry using azides, nucleophilic and
electrophilic catalysis via N-heterocyclic carbenes, synergistic
catalysis, redox economy, and metal-catalyzed tandem processes.

Selected Publications
Alejandro Bugarin Patil, S.; White, K.; Bugarin, A.* “Novel Triazene Dyes from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Azides: Synthesis, Stability,
and Spectroscopic Properties” Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 4826-4829.
Assistant Professor
Bugarin, A.*; Martinez, L. E.; Cooke, P.; Islam, T.; Noveron, J. C. “Solid-phase organic synthesis of 2-tridecanyl 1,4-
naphthoquinone and 2-tridecanyl 1,4-naphthodiol that form redox-active micelles” Bioorg. Chem. 2014, 56, 62-66.
B.S. Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology (2003) Sandoval, D.; Frazier, C, P.; Bugarin, A. Read de Alaniz, J. “Electrophilic α-Amination Reaction of b-Ketoesters Using N-
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico Hydroxycarbamates: Merging Aerobic Oxidation and Lewis Acid Catalysis” J. Am. Chem Soc. 2012, 134, 18948-18951.

M.S. Chemistry (2006) Frazier, C, P.; Bugarin, A.; Engelking, J. R.; Read de Alaniz, J. “Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of N-Substituted
University of Texas at El Paso, TX Hydroxylamines: Efficient and Practical Access to Nitroso Compounds” Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3620-3623.

Ph.D. Chemistry (2011) Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “A Highly Active and Selective Palladium Pincer Catalyst for the Formation of α-Aryl Ketones
Texas A&M University, TX via Cross-Coupling” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7218-7220. Highlighted as a "cutting-edge contribution" in the special
issue entitled New Advances in Catalytic C-C Bond Formation via Late Transition Metals.
Post-Doctoral Research (2012) Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “MgI2-Accelerated Enantioselective Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reactions of Cyclopentenone
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Utilizing a Chiral DMAP Catalyst” Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2644-2646. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2010, 7, 788.
Highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal. Highlighted in Synthesis of Cyclopentenones, 2011.
American Chemical Society Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “Acceleration of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction by a Simple Mixed Catalyst System” J.
SACNAS Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 4638-4641. Highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal.

Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “ Chiral, Electron-Rich Benzene-based NCN Pincer Complexes with Nickel(II) and
Palladium(II): Efficient Synthesis and Analysis of Lewis Acidity” Organometallics 2008, 27, 4357-4369.

Proteomics and Bio-analytical Mass Spectrometry Research

Saiful M. Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Chemistry (2001-2006) Chemical Crosslinking and Mass Spectrometry
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Post-Doctoral Research (2006-2009)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland,

Research Fellow (2009-2012)

NIEHS, National Institute of Health (NIH)

Fellow Award For Research Excellence
(FARE), 2011, National Institute of Health

Laboratory Directed R & D Grant Award, 2009,

Selected Publications
 Bhawal, Ruchika P., Conchadi Sadananda, S., Bugarin, A., Laposa, B., Chowdhury, Saiful M.* -
Current Grant: Mass spectrometry cleavable strategy for identification and differentiation of prenylated
peptides.’ – Analytical chemistry, 2015
UT Systems  Chowdhury, S. M.; Munske, G. R.; Yang, J.; Zhukova, D.; Nguyen, H.; Bruce, J. E.: Solid-phase
N-terminal peptide enrichment study by optimizing trypsin proteolysis on homoarginine-
modified proteins by mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 2014, 28, 635-44.

• Extraterrestrial Platforms: An Ion Chromatograph for the next Mars Rover
• Nonlinear spectrometry: Cavity Enhanced systems for high sensitivity high dynamic
range measurements; Applications in Deep UV TOC measurements
• Miniature detectors for chromatography and other applications: An ultrasensitive
noncontact conductance detector for measurement down to sub-m capillaries
• Imaging Separations in real time, it’s a movie!
•A miniature arsenic detector for portable applications

Dal Nogare Award Lecture:

Purnendu K. (Sandy) Dasgupta
Jenkins Garrett Professor
Ph.D. 1977, Analytical Chemistry, Selected Publications
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Doped Soap Membranes Selectively Permeate a Chiral Isomer. Kanyanee, T.; Jakmunee,J.; Grudpan, K.;
Aerosol Research Chemist: University of
Dasgupta, P. K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010 132, 18045–18047.
California, Davis 1978-1981.
Electrodialytic membrane suppressors for ion chromatography make programmable buffer generators. Chen,
Paul W. Horn Professor: Department of
Y.; Srinivasan, K.; Dasgupta, P. K. Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 67-75..
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech
University, Lubbock, Texas, 1981-2006. Breastfed infants metabolize perchlorate. Shelor, C. P.; Kirk, A. B.; Dasgupta, P. K.; Kroll, M.; Campbell, C.
A., Choudhary, P. K. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 5151-5159.
Member: American Chemical Society, Senior
IEEE, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi A Disposable Blood Cyanide Sensor. Tian, Y.; Dasgupta, P. K.; Mahon, S. B.; Ma, J. Brenner, M.; Wang, J.-
Beta Delta, Sigma Xi H.; Boss, G. R. Anal. Chim. Acta 2013, 768, 129-135.
Editor: Analytica Chimica Acta Polymethylmethacrylate Open Tubular Ion Exchange Columns. Nondestructive Measurement of Very Small
Ion Exchange Capacities. Zhang, M.; Yang, B. C.; Dasgupta, P. K. Anal. Chem. 2013, 85, 7994-8000.
Awards: ARCS Scientist of the Year Award,
2005; Ion Chromatography Achievement Award 8

2005, Best Science Paper of the Year Award,

Separation of 5 common anions in 2 min – continuous
ES&T, 2006; Japan Society for FIA honor 6
repeat runs demonstrating reproducibility. 58 cm PMMA
C4D signal, mV

medal, 2008; UTA Distinguished Research

award 2010; ACS Chromatography Award 2011; 4 capillary, 19.5 m id, 14 psi (1 atm), 131 pL inj, 100 M ea
Dal Nogare Award in Chromatography, 2012; fluoride, chloride nitrite, bromide, nitrate. This open tubular
State of Texas Senate Honor Proclamation, 2012, 2 column can be dried, frozen, thawed, rewetted, and reused
without loss of performance. Membrane CO2 Sensor
ACS DFW section Dougherty Award, 2012.

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• Electrically Conductive Polymers
• Advanced Lubricants and Lubricant technology
• Mechanistic Organic and Polymer Chemistry
• Materials Science of Conjugated Polymers
• Corrosion
• Organic Superconductors

Selected Publications
Ronald L. Elsenbaumer Xin Chen, Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, Pranesh B. Aswath, “Synthesis and tribological behavior of ashless
alkylphosphorofluoridothioates,” Tribology International, 66, 114-124, 2013
Professor and Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs Xin Chen, Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, Pranesh B. Aswath, “Synthesis and antiwear behaviour of ashless
alkylthioperoxydiphosphates,” Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 6 (3), 121-133, 2012
B.S. with Honors in Chemistry (1973)
Krupal Patel, Pranesh Aswath, Harold Shaub, and Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, “High Performance Lubricant
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Additives,” U.S. Patent #7,879,776; February 1, 2011.
Ph.D. in Chemistry (1978)
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Pranesh Aswath, Harold Shaub, Ramoun Mourhatch, Krupal Patel, David Ownen, and Ronald L.
Elsenbaumer, “High Performance Lubricants and Lubricant Additives for Crankcase Oils, Greases, Gear
Oils, and Transmission Oils,” U.S. Patent #7,754,662; July 13, 2010.
Prior Career:
ALLIEDSIGNAL, INC. Chen, Xin; de Tacconi, Norma R.; Elsenbaumer, Ronald L., “Synthesis of trithienylenevinylenes bearing
(ALLIED CHEMICAL / HONEYWELL) Morristown, dithiocarbonate groups and their dithiophene-tetrathiafulvalene derivatives,” Journal of Organic Chemistry,
NJ – 14 years 74(23), 9188-9190, 2009.

Xin Chen, Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, “Synthesis of polythienylenevinylene copolymers bearing

carbondithioate structures,” Synthetic Metals, 159(14), 1464-1466, 2009.
National Academy of Inventors (2013)
ACS Student Award in Analytical Chemistry (1972)
Phi Beta Kappa (1973) Xin Chen, Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, “Mannich Reactions of Annulated Thiophene Derivatives,”
Tetrahedron Letters, 50, 3746-3749, 2009.
Member: American Chemical Society
Xin Chen, Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, “Synthesis of Thieno[3,4-d]-1,3-dithiol-2-one Derivatives,”
Tetrahedron Letters, 50, 3750-3752, 2009.

• Homogeneous Catalysis
• Luminescent Materials
• Isolable Reaction Intermediates
• Greener Oxidation Chemistry
• Nanomaterials
• Disinfection Science

Selected Publications
Rasika Dias “Thermally stable gold(I) ethylene adducts: [HB(3,5-(CF3)2Pz)3]Au(CH2=CH2) and [HB(3-(CF3),5-
(Ph)Pz)3]Au(CH2=CH2)”, H. V. R. Dias, J. Wu, Angew. Chem., 2007, 119, 7960-7962; Angew.
Distinguished Scholar Professor and Chem., Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 7814-7816. Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News,
Department Chair September 17, 2007

“Monomeric Copper(I), Silver(I), and Gold(I) Alkyne Complexes and the Coinage Metal Family
B.Sc. (First Class Honors) 1983, Chemistry Group Trends”, H. V. R. Dias, J. A. Flores, J. Wu, P. M. Kroll, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131,
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 11249-11255
Ph.D. 1988, Chemistry “Isolable, Gold Carbonyl Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes”, C. Dash, P. Kroll,
University of California, Davis, CA M. Yousufuddin, H. V. R. Dias, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4478-4480; Highlighted in Chemical
Post-Doctoral Research: and Engineering News, March 2011.

1989 University of California, Davis, CA “Isolable tris(alkyne) and bis(alkyne) complexes of gold(I)”, A. Das, C. Dash, M. Yousufuddin, M.
Ali Celik, G. Frenking, H. V. R. Dias, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 3940-3943
1990-92 DuPont Central Research, DE
Awards: “Gold mediated expulsion of dinitrogen from organic azides”, C. Dash, M. Yousufuddin, T. R.
UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars, 2012; Cundari, H. V. R. Dias, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 15479-15488.
Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award,
2009; Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Ft. Worth “Coordination and ligand substitution chemistry of bis(cyclooctyne)copper(I)”, A. Das, C. Dash, M.
Section of the American Chemical Society, 2009; Yousufuddin, H. V. R. Dias, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1644–1650.
Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions, 2009-; UTA
Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 2007; C. Dash and H. V. R. Dias (2014) “Synthesis and reactivity of gold–olefin complexes” in Patai’s
Editorial Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry, 2007- Chemistry of Functional Groups, edited by I. Marek. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK.
2009; Outstanding Research Achievement, UTA College
of Science, 2006; The Robert A. Welch Foundation “Solubilization, dispersion and stabilization of magnetic nanoparticles in water and non-aqueous
Lectureship, 2004-2005; UTA Research Excellence solvents: recent trends”, B. I. Kharisov, H. V. R. Dias, O. V. Kharissova, A. Vázquez, Y. Pena, I.
Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; UTA Outstanding Gomez, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 45354-45381.
Academic Advisor, 2003; Outstanding Teacher, UTA
College of Science, 2000-2001 “Copper(I), silver(I) and gold(I) complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphinidene”, V. A. K.
Adiraju, M. Yousufuddin, H. V. R. Dias, Dalton Trans., 2015, in press. Highlighted on the Dalton
Financial Support: The Welch Foundation; NSF, Transactions Cover, Recognized as a Hot paper.
American Floral Endowment, Alcon

Organic, Bioorganic, and Medicinal Chemistry
• Biomimetic Organocatalysis • Structure Function Relationships
• Aerobic Oxidations • Medicinal Chemistry
• Dual Catalysis • Material Design and Preparation

Frank W. Foss Jr.

Associate Professor Aerobic Redox Reactions Devices for Drug Discovery

B.S. 1999, Chemistry, Chiral Catalysis Novel Anti-Infectives

University of Richmond
Ph.D. 2006, Chemistry, Dual Catalysis Molecular Probes/Derivatizing Agents
University of Virginia, Prof. T.
Macdonald Selected Publications
Post-Doctoral Research 2006-8
Chemistry, Columbia University, Shuai Chen, Mohammad S. Hossain, Frank W. Foss Jr.* “One-Pot Multi-Component Organocatalytic Syntheses of
Pyridines and Benzothiazoles: Aromatic Oxidation by Bioinspired Aerobic Organocatalysis” ACS Sustainable Chemistry
NYC, NY Prof. R. Breslow
and Engineering, 2013, 1, 1045-1051 (DOI: 10.1021/sc4001109)
Awards: President’s University
Andra Carter, Bishnu Subedi, Amanda M. Dark, Frank W. Foss Jr.,* Brad S. Pierce* “Development of nucleoside
Teaching Award for Non-
substrate surrogates for the characterization of the O2-dependent tRNA modifying MiaE by peroxide-shunt catalysis.”
Tenured Faculty, 2014 Biochemistry, 2013, 52, 6182-6196 (DOI: 10.1021/bi4000832)
Member: ACS
Samuel Yang, Evelyn Wang, John Gurak, Sumit Bhawal, Rajendrasing Deshmukh, W. M. Aruna B. Wijeratne, Brian
Funding: NSF, UTA Edwards, Frank W. Foss, Jr.,* Richard Timmons, Kevin A. Schug* “Affinity Mesh Screen Materials for Rapid Drug
Discovery Using Transmission Mode Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry” Langmuir 2013, 29, 8046-
8053 (DOI:10.1021/la401125e)
817.272.5245 Shuai Chen, Frank W. Foss Jr.* “Aerobic Organocatalytic Oxidation of Aryl Aldehydes: Flavin Catalyst Turnover by
Hantzsch’s Ester” Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 5150-5153 (DOI: 10.1021/ol302479b)

• Mechanistic Studies of Redox Regulation of redox-active Small GTPases,
Phosphatases and Kinases
• Intervention of Anti-cancer Drugs

Selected Publications
"Superoxide Inhibits Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor (GEF) Action on Ras, but not on Rho,
through Desensitization of Ras to GEF" Michael Wey, Vinh Phan, Gerardo Yepez, and Jongyun
Heo, Biochemistry, (2014) 53: 518-532.
"Kinetic mechanisms of mutation-dependent Harvey Ras activation and their relevance for the
development of Costello syndrome" Michael Wey, Jungwoon Lee, Soon Seog Jeong, Jungho Kim,
and Jongyun Heo, Biochemistry, (2013) 52: 8465-8479.
Jongyun Heo
"Insight into the 6-thiopurine-mediated Termination of the Invasive Motility of Tumor Cells Derived
Associate Professor From Inflammatory Breast Cancer" Jongyun Heo, Michael Wey, and Inpyo Hong, Biochemistry,
(2011) 50: 5731-5742

"Ras-targeting Action of Thiopurines in the Presence of Reactive Nitrogen Species" Jongyun Heo
B.Sc. 1987, Biological Science and Chemistry,
and Inpyo Hong, Biochemistry., (2010) 49: 3965-3976.
Sogang University, Seoul Korea
M.Sc. 1997, Biological Science, "Redox regulation of Ran GTPase" Jongyun Heo, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., (2008) 376: 568-
Northern Illinois University 572.

Ph.D. 2001, Biochemistry,

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2001-2006,
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Member: American Chemical Society, New
York Academy of Sciences, Academic Keys.

I. Development of Transition Metal-Catalyzed
New Synthetic Methods
 Catalytic Silylative Functionalization of Alkenes
and Alkynes
 Catalytic C–H Bond Functionalization
 Catalytic C–C Bond Functionalization
II. Bioactive Natural Product Total Synthesis
 An Asymmetric Synthesis of Marine Natural

Selected Publications
Hua, Y.; Asgari, P.; Dakarapu, U. S.; Jeon, J.* “Reductive ortho-Silanolization of Aromatic Esters with
Junha Jeon Hydridosilyl Acetals,” Chem. Commun. 2015, in press, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09850A.
Hua, Y; Nguyen, H.; Trog, G.; Berlin, A. S.; Jeon, J.* “Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkene Hydrosilylation via a
Assistant Professor Hydride Shuttle Process by Diene Ligands: Dramatic Enhancement of Regio- and Diastereoselectivity,”
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 5890-5895. – Highlighted in Synfacts, 2014, 10, 1297.
B.S. 2000, Chemistry Hua, Y; Nguyen, H.; Scaggs, W. R.; Jeon, J.* “Ligand-Controlled, Norbornene-Mediated, Regio- and
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Diastereoselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Alkene Hydrosilylation Reactions,” Org. Lett.
M.S. 2002, Chemistry 2013, 15, 3412-3415.
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea Hoye, T. R.; Jeon, J.; Tennakoon, M. A. “Allylmalonate as an Activator Subunit for Initiation of Relay
Prof. Chan-Mo Yu, Advisor
Ring-Closing Metathesis (RRCM) Reactions,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2141-2143.
Ph.D. 2009, Chemistry Hoye, T. R.; Jeon, J.; Kopel, L. C.; Ryba, T. D.; Tennakoon, M. A.; Wang, Y. “Total Synthesis of
University of Minnesota Peloruside A through Kinetic Lactonization and Relay Ring-Closing Metathesis Cyclization Reactions,”
Prof. Thomas R. Hoye, Advisor Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 6151-6155. – Highlighted in Synfacts, 2010, 1331.
Post-Doctoral Research (2009-2011) Hoye, T. R.; Jeon, J. “Metathesis Involving a Relay and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis. In
University of Pennsylvania Metathesis in Natural Product Synthesis. Strategies, Substrates and Catalysts,” Cossy, J.; Arseniyadis,
Prof. Amos B. Smith, III, Advisor S.; Meyer, C. Eds.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2010, Chapter 9.
2003 KOSEF Pre-Doctoral Graduate
Research Fellowship
2004, 2005 University of Minnesota,
Robert L. Ferm Outstanding Graduate TA
2014 Recipient of ACS PRF-DNI


• Enzymes that use Cofactor F420

• Structure determination by spectroscopic techniques and X-ray crystallography
• Enzyme kinetics and mechanism by rapid-mixing pre-steady state and steady state
• Investigation of reaction intermediates by kinetic isotope effects.

Selected Publications
Osumah, T, Le, Cuong and Nguyen, TD, Recent Trends in Gene Expression and Regulation, The
Biochemistry of F420 Cofactor Biosynthesis (2013) New York: Nova Science Publisher, 3, 75-106
Kayunta Johnson-Winters
Kayunta Johnson-Winters, Amanda C. Davis, Anna R. Nordstrom, Gordon Tollin and John H. Enemark,
Assistant Professor Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry “Probing the Role of a Conserved Salt Bridge in the
Electron Transfer Kinetics of Human Sulfite Oxidase” (2013), 18, 645-53
B.A. 1999, Biology/Chemistry,
Alverno College Kayunta Johnson-Winters, Amanda C. Davis, Anna R. Nordstrom, Gordon Tollin and John H. Enemark,
Ph.D. 2006, Biochemistry,
Metallomics, “Effects of Large Scale Amino Acid Substitution in the Polypeptide Tether Connecting the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Heme and Molybdenum Domains on Catalysis in Human Sulfite Oxidase,” (2010) 2, 766-70
Project: Structural and Kinetic Characterization
of 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase from
Streptomyces avermitilis.
Prof. Graham R. Moran
Post-Doctoral Research 2006-2010
University of Arizona
Project: Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Sulfite
Oxidase and Related Molybdenum Enzymes
Regents Professor, John H. Enemark Cofactor F420
Member: American Chemical Society
Awards: , 2011 National Science Foundation
(NSF)RIG_BP, 2010 UTA Research Initiation Visible spectra of the reduced
Program (REP), 2007 National Institutes of Health F420 Dependent and oxidized cofactor F420.
(NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Glucose-6-Phospate Dehydrogenase (FGD) From: J. Bacteriol.
Service Award
from M. tuberculosis (Cheeseman et. al)

• computational materials chemistry of extended systems
• synthesis and functionalization of quantum dots and hybrid particles
• amorphous ceramics, inorganic networks and glasses
• high-pressure chemistry and structural phase transformations
• nanostructured materials and interfaces

Selected Publications
“Ab inito and FTIR Studies of HfSiCNO Processed from the Polymer Route”, K. Terauds, R. Raj,
and P. Kroll, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2014, 1–8.
Peter Kroll “Fabrication of -SiC quantum dots by photo-assisted electrochemical corrosion of bulk
powders”, M. Mwania, C. Janáky, K. Rajeshwar, P. Kroll, Electrochem. Comm. 2013, 37, 1–4.
Associate Professor
“Nitrogen-rich transition metal nitrides”, A. Salamat, A.L. Hector, P. Kroll, P.F. McMillan,
Graduate Advisor Coord. Chem. Rev. 2013, 257, 2063-2072.

Diplom 1993, Physics, “Isotropic Negative Thermal Expansion in -Si(NCN)2 and Its Origin”, P. Kroll, M. Andrade, X.
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg Yan, E. Ionescu, G. Miehe, and R. Riedel, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 526-531.

Ph.D. 1996, Materials Science, “Searching Insight into the Atomistic Structure of SiCO Ceramics”, P. Kroll, J. Mater. Chem.,
Technical University Darmstadt 2010, 20, 10528-10534.

Post-Doctoral Research 1997-1999

Cornell University
TaN + N2

temperature 
Habilitation 2005, Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University  
~ 9 GPa
Current (2014) support from:
I II Ta3N5

pressure 

Our group’s research is firmly rooted in synthetic chemistry, specifically in the
development and application of new synthetic methods to the total synthesis of
bioactive natural products. Inventing enabling synthetic methods are a hallmark of our
research. In recent years, our efforts have focused on heterocyclic chemistry and in
particular to the construction of imidazole-containing natural products, including
members of the oroidin and Leucetta families of marine alkaloids. The structures
depicted below are representative of the types of molecules that we target.

Selected Publications
“Structure and Synthesis of 2-Aminoimidazole Alkaloids from Leucetta and Clathrina Sponges”
Koswatta, P.B.; Lovely, C.J. Nat. Prod. Rep. 2011, 28, 511.
“Synthesis of 2-Imidazolones and 2-Iminoimidazoles” Lima, H.M.; Lovely, C.J. Org. Lett. 2011,
Carl J. Lovely
13, 5736.
Professor and “Total Syntheses of Kealiinines A-C” Das, J.; Koswatta, P.B.; Jones, J.D.; Yousufuddin, M.;
Distinguished Teaching Lovely, C.J. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 6210.
Professor “Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Naphthimidazole-Containing Marine Natural Products and
Analogs” Das, J.; Bhan, A.; Mandal, S.S.; Lovely, C.J. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 23, 6183.
B.Sc. (Hons) 1987, Chemistry, “Total Synthesis of 7’-Desmethylkealiiquinone 4’-Desmethoxykealiiquinone and 2-
University of Birmingham, UK Deoxykealiiquinone” Lima, H.M.; Rasapalli, S.; Yousufuddin, M.; Lovely, C.J. J. Org. Chem.
Ph.D. 1990, Organic Chemistry, 2014, 79, 2481.
University of Birmingham, UK
Post-Doctoral Research 1991
Organisches-Chemisches Institut,
Universität Heidelberg
Post-Doctoral Research 1992-1996
The Ohio State University
Member: American Chemical Society


• Crystal growth of inetermetalics

• Synthesis of novel oxynitrides

• Neutron and X-ray scattering

Robin Macaluso
Selected Publications
Associate Professor
S. D. Nguyen, K. Ryan, P. Chai, M. Shatruk, Y. Xin, K. W. Chapman, P. J. Chupas, F.
B.S. Louisiana State University, Fronczek, R. T. Macaluso, “Pr1.33Pt4Ga10: Superstructure and Magnetic Behavior”,
Education Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2014, 9-14.
Ph.D. Louisiana State University,
Chemistry R. T. Macaluso, M. Shatruk, P. Chai, H. Hong, C. Wangeline, K. Ryan, P. Holton, J.
Allaz, G. Morrison, B. Fulfer, F. Fronczek, J. Y. Chan, “Synthesis, Structure, and
Magnetic Behavior of LaxCe1.33-xPt4Ga10 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds,
600, 2014, 193-198.

*Robin T. Macaluso and Benjamin K. Greve, “Challenges in Intermetallics: Synthesis,

Structural Characterization and Transitions”, Dalton Transactions, 41, 2012, 14225.

R. T.Macaluso, M. Francisco, D.P. Young, S. Stadler, J.F. Mitchell,

U.Geiser, H.Hong, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Structure and Properties of
Rhombohedral CePd3Ga8: A Variant of the Cubic Parent Compound with
BaHg11 Structure Type”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 184, 2012,

• Synthesis of metal‐polypyridyl complexes for
applications on catalysis and cancer biology.
• Photocatalysis for CO2 reduction to useful fuels
• Development of hypoxia selective anti‐tumor drugs
based on redox‐active ligands 
• Mechanistic studies of proton‐coupled electron transfer 

Frederick M. MacDonnell
Associate Chair
B.S. 1986, Chemistry
University of Vermont Selected Publications
Ph.D. 1993, Chemistry,                       Boston, D. J.; Xu, C.; Armstrong, Da. W.; MacDonnell, F. M. “Photochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to 
Northwestern University Methanol and Formate in a Homogeneous System with Pyridinium Catalysts” Journal of the American 
Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 16252‐16255  10.1021/ja406074w
Post‐Doctoral Research:
Poteet, S. A.; Majewski, M. B.; Breitbach, Z. S.; Griffith, C. A.; Singh, S.; Armstrong, D. W.; Wolf, M. O.; 
1992‐1994 Harvard University MacDonnell, F. M., “Cleavage of DNA by Proton‐Coupled Electron Transfer to a Photoexcited, Hydrated 
Ru(II) 1,10‐Phenanthroline‐5,6‐dione Complex”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2419‐2422 10.1021/ja3106863.
Awards: Damon‐Runyon Postdoctoral 
Fellow (1992‐94) Majewski, M. B.; de, T. N. R.; MacDonnell, F. M.; Wolf, M. O., “Long‐Lived, Directional Photoinduced Charge 
Separation in RuII Complexes Bearing Laminate Polypyridyl Ligands”, Chem. ‐ Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8331‐8341 
Member: American Chemical Society 10.1002/chem.201203786.
Financial Support:  
The Welch Foundation Yadav, A.; Janaratne, T.; Krishnan, A.; Singhal, S. S.; Yadav, S.; Dayoub, A. S.; Hawkins, D. L.; Awasthi, S.; 
MacDonnell, F. M., “Regression of Lung Cancer by Hypoxia‐Sensitizing Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes”,
NSF Mol. Cancer Ther. 2013, 12, 643‐653 10.1158/1535‐7163.mct‐12‐1130.
Greenway Energy

• Histone modification and Epigenetics: Gene regulation, Chromatin biology
•Endocrinology: MLL histone methyl-transferases in steroid hormone signaling,
cholesterol metabolism, endocrine disruption, neuroprotection, and cancer
• Drug discovery: Antisense based gene targeting , Anti-tumor activities of small
molecules and metal-complexes for novel therapy (cell lines and mice model)

Selected Publications
Bhan A, Hussain I., Ansari KI, Bobzean SM., Perrotti L., and Mandal SS.* Bisphenol A and
diethylstilbestrol exposure induces breast cancer associated long non-coding RNA HOTAIR expression
in vitro and in vivo, Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2014, in press.
Ansari KI, Kasiri S., and Mandal SS.* Histone Methylase MLL1 plays critical roles in tumor growth and
Subhrangsu S. Mandal angiogenesis and its knockdown suppresses tumor growth in vivo, Oncogene 2013, 32(28):3359-70
(Nature Publishing )
Associate Professor
Ansari KI, Kasiri S., Mishra BP., and Mandal SS.* Mixed lineage leukemia-4 regulates cell cycle progression
B.Sc. 1989, Chemistry, and cell viability and its depletion suppresses growth of xenografted tumor in vivo, British Journal of
Midnapore College, India Cancer 2012, 207, 315-24. (Nature Publishing).
Ansari KI, Shrestha B., Hussain I, Kasiri S, and Mandal SS*, Histone Methylases MLL1 and MLL3
M.Sc. 1992, Chemistry,
Coordinate with Estrogen Receptors in Estrogen-Mediated HOXB9 Expression, Biochemistry 2011,
Kalyani University, India 50, 3517-27.
Ph.D. 1998, Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Science, India
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1998-1999,
University of Alberta, Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2000-2005,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UMDNJ,
New Jersey, USA.
Member: American Chemical Society,
American Society of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, New York Academy of
Sciences, Estrogen-research focus group

• Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
• Mechanistic enzymology of sulfur-oxidation
•tRNA-modifying metalloenzymes
• Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)/Inorganic Spectroscopy

Selected Publications
Bishnu P. Subedi, Andra L. Corder, Siai Zhang, Frank W. Foss, Jr., and Brad S. Pierce;
“Steady-state kinetics and spectroscopic characterization of enzyme-tRNA interactions for
the non-heme diiron tRNA-monooxygenase, MiaE” Biochemistry 2015 54(2):363-76.
Brad S. Pierce
Wei Li and Brad S. Pierce; “Steady-state substrate specificity and O2-coupling efficiency
Associate Professor of mouse cysteine dioxygenase” Arch Biochem Biophys. 2015 565:49-56.
Wei Li, Elizabeth J. Blaesi; Michael D. Pecore, Joshua K. Crowell, and Brad S. Pierce
“Second-sphere interactions between the C93-Y157 cross-link and the substrate-bound
B.S. (1996) Chemistry Fe-site influence O2-coupling efficiency in mouse cysteine dioxygenase” Biochemistry
California State University, Chico 2013 52 (51): 9104-9119.
Ph.D. (2003) Chemistry Joshua A. Crawford, Wei Li, Brad S. Pierce “Single turnover of substrate-bound ferric
Carnegie Mellon University cysteine dioxygenase (CDO) with superoxide anion: enzymatic reactivation, product
Post-Doctoral Research (2004-2008) formation, and a transient intermediate” Biochemistry 2011 50(47):10241-53.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
President's Award for Excellence in
Teaching, The University of Texas at
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral
Fellow (2005-2007)

• Semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces and solar energy conversion
• Heterogeneous photocatalysis and water/air purification
• Electrodeposition of semiconductor and nanocomposite thin films
• Materials and environmental chemistry

Selected Publications
C. Janáky, N. R. de Tacconi , W. Chanmanee and K. Rajeshwar, “Bringing Conjugated Polymers and
Oxide Nanoarchitectures into Intimate Contact: Light Induced Electrodeposition of Polypyrrole and
Polyaniline on Nanoporous WO3 or TiO2 Nanotube Array” J. Phys. Chem. C. 116, 19145 (2012).
Krishnan Rajeshwar
S. Choi, Y. Chae, S. Ham, W. Lee, N. Myung and K. Rajeshwar, “CdSe/ZnO Composite via
Distinguished University Professor Galvanic Displacement Followed by Photocathodic Deposition: Hybrid Electrosynthesis and
Characterization,” J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 20146-20153 (2012).
Vice President, The Electrochemical
Society G. Ghadimkhani, N. R. de Tacconi, W. Chanmanee, C. Janaky and K. Rajeshwar, “Efficient
B.Sc. 1969, Chemistry, Solar Photoelectrosynthesis of Methanol from Carbon Dioxide Using Hybrid CuO-Cu2O
University College, Trivandrum, India Semiconductor Nanorod Arrays,” Chemical Communications, 49, 1297-1299 (2013).
M.Sc. 1971, Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Ph.D. 1975, Solid-State Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Science, India
Post-Doctoral Research 1975-1979
St. Francis Xavier University, Colorado State
Awards/Honors: Wilfred T. Doherty Award,
American Chemical Society (Dallas-Ft. Worth
Section); UT Arlington Academy of
Distinguished Scholars; Fellow of the
Electrochemical Society


• Chemical Education

• Teaches Biochemistry I

• Teaches General Chemistry

Jennifer Rhinehart
Awards and Honors

B.S. 2006, Chemistry, Mathematics

Whitworth University
M.S. 2008, Chemistry,
University of Rochester
Ph.D. 2011, Chemistry,
University of Rochester

• Coordinator for General Chemistry
• Director of UT-Arlington’s Chemistry Clinic

Awards and Honors

Jimmy R. Rogers
• Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System (2009).
Associate Professor • Favorite Professor Award, Pre-Dental Student Association (2005).
Of Practice • Best Professors/Classes to Take at UT-Arlington, Texas Monthly College Guide (2004-2005).
B.S. 1979, Chemistry, • Honorary Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society (2001).
Oklahoma Christian University • Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998-1999).
D.Sc. 1992, Chemistry, • Outstanding Academic Advisor, Faculty Award (1997-1998).
University of Texas at Arlington • Outstanding Contribution to Student Retention, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (1998).
Member: American Chemical Society, • Most Helpful Faculty Award, UTA Chemistry and Biochemistry Society (1998).
UT-Arlington’s Advising Association • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, ARCO (1997).

Research in our group crosses a broad spectrum of topics, encompassing the use of modern
chromatographic separation techniques and molecular mass spectrometry to solve
challenging analytical problems in the realm of pharmaceutical, environmental, clinical,
and physical chemistry. Our efforts are generally evenly split over fundamental
(chromatographic separations; electrospray ionization; flow injection analysis) and applied
(trace quantitative analysis; preparation of complex matrices; natural product drug
discovery) research topics. For more details about our research, please visit my website:

Selected Publications
Schug, K.A.;* Sawicki, I.; Carlton Jr., D.D.; Fan, H.; McNair, H.M.; Nimmo, J.P.; Kroll, P.; Smuts, J.; Walsh, P.;
Harrison, D. A Vacuum Ultraviolet Detector for Gas Chromatography. Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 8329-8335.
Fan, H.; Papouskova, B.; Lemr, K.; Wigginton, J.G.; Schug, K.A.* Bulk Derivatization and Direct Injection of Human
Kevin A. Schug Cerebrospinal Fluid for Trace Level Quantification of Endogenous Estrogens Using Trap-and-Elute LC-MS/MS. J. Sep.
Sci. 2014, 37, 2010-2017.
Associate Professor & Shimadzu
Fontenot, B.E.; Hunt, L.R.; Hildenbrand, Z.L.; Carlton Jr., D.D.; Oka, H.; Walton, J.L.; Hopkins, D.; Osorio, A.;
Distinguished Professor of Bjorndal, B.; Hu, Q.; Schug, K.A.* An evaluation of water quality in private drinking water wells near natural gas
Analytical Chemistry extraction sites in the Barnett Shale Formation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47, 10032-10040.
Nguyen, H.P.; Chandel, N.S.; DeBerardinis, R.J.*; Schug, K.A.* Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography –
B.S. 1998, Chemistry, College of William and Mary tandem mass spectrometry to detect and quantify dicarboxyethyl glutathione, a metabolic biomarker of fumarate
Ph.D. 2002, Chemistry, Virginia Tech hydratase-deficient cancer cell. J. Sep. Sci. 2013, 36, 3303-3309.
Prof. Harold M. McNair, Advisor Barnes, J.S.; Foss Jr., F.W.; Schug, K.A.* Thermally Accelerated Oxidative Degradation of Quercetin Using Continuous
Post-Doctoral Research 2003-2005 Institute for Flow Kinetic Electrospray-Ion Trap-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2013, 24, 1513-
Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria 1522.
Prof. Wolfgang Lindner, Advisor
Associate Editor: Journal of Separation Science
Awards: 2009 LCGC Emerging Leader in
Chromatography, 2009 Eli Lilly & Company ACACC
Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry,
2009 – 2014 NSF CAREER award, 2010 UTA COS
Research Excellence Award, 2013 ACS DAC Young
Investigator in Separation Science, 2014 U.T. System
Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award


• Chemical Education

• Teaches introductory chemistry courses targeted for science majors, non-science

majors, and nursing-intended students.

• Onsite Director, Welch Summer Scholar Program.

• Chair, Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Seiichiro Tanizaki
Awards and Honors
Assistant Professor
Of Practice
• Nominated for the President's Award for Excellence in Distance Education
B.A. 1993, Mathematics/Chemistry, Teaching, 2014.
University of Maine at Farmington
• The UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, August 2013.
Ph.D. 2003, Chemistry,
Brandeis University • The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)
• Honored by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC) at the University of Texas at
Arlington. May, 2012/May, 2011/May, 2010/April, 2007.
• Nominated for the 2009 – 2010 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
700 Planetarium Pl.; Campus Box 19065; Arlington, Texas 76019‐0065  USA

Phone:  817‐272‐3171 Fax:  817‐272‐3808