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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Travel Award Winners Announced

The students below were presented with the following departmental travel award at the March 3, 2017, seminar.

James R. Durig Graduate Student Travel Award

  • Mitra Ganewatta, a member of Prof. Chuanbing Tang's group, will present his work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017 at the 13th Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium.  The title of his talk, "Sustainable Antimicrobial Biomaterials and Biobased Plastics from Natural Biomass."

  • Yucheng Huang, a member of Prof. Brian Benicewicz's group, will present his work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017. The title of his oral presentation, "Tunable Photonic Nanocomposite Film Formed by Gelation of Self-ssembled Block Copolymer."

  • Preecha Kittikhunnatham, a member of Prof. Andrew Greytak's group, will present his work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 2-6, 2017.  The title of his poster presentation, "Polarization Anisotropy Measurements for Determining the Arrangement of Guest Molecules in a Self-assembled bis-urea Macrocycle Host."

  • Md Anisur Rahman, a member of Prof. Chuanbing Tang's group, will present his work at the American Physical Society ( APS) in New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.  The title of his oral presentation, "Renewable Pentablock Copolymers Containing Bulky Natural Rosin for Tough Bioplastics."

  • Amrita Sarkar, a member of Prof. Morgan Stefik's group, will present her work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.  The titles of her presentations, "Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by Rapid TFA-etch with Improved Selectivity for Polylactide," and "Synthesis and Fabrication of Persistent Micelle Templates (PMT) in a Single Day."

  • Yang Zheng, a member of Prof. Brian Benicewicz's group, will present his work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017. The title of his oral presentation, "One-pot Synthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticle Vesicles via Surface-initiated Polymerization-induced Self-assembly."