Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

UT Dallas Chemistry Students Earn Three out of Five Awards at the 40th Annual Meeting-In-Miniature of the DFW Chapter American Chemistry Society

The 40th Annual Meeting-in Miniature of the DFW Local Section of the American Chemical Society was held on April 28, 2007 at TCU. At this meeting undergraduate and graduate students present their research at a venue that follows the format of local and national meetings of the American Chemical Society, albeit at a smaller scale.

Our students received three of the five awards (2 in the graduate and 1 in the undergraduate division).

Please find the award winners, the titles of their papers, and their coauthors, below.

American Chemical Society
Dallas-Fort Worth Section
40th Annual Meeting-In-Miniature
April 28, 2007

Student Presentation Award Winners

1st place graduate:
Novel Polysilsesquioxane Hybrid Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Applications; Grace Jones D. Kalaw, Zhiwei Yang, Inga H. Musselman, Duck-Joo Yang, Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr, and John P. Ferraris*; Department of Chemistry and Nanotech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas

2nd place graduate (tie): TiO2-Based Nanotubes for Photodegradation of Organic Dyes; Chalita Ratanatawanate, Chunrong Xiong, Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr.* Department of Chemistry and Nanotech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas

2nd place graduate (tie): Nitric Oxide Release: a Supramolecular Approach; Eranda Wanigasekar and Dmitry M. Rudkevich*, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington

1st place undergraduate: Electrospun Mesoporous Bridged Polysilsesquioxanes Mary K Finch and Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr.*; Department of Chemistry and Nanotech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas

2nd place undergraduate: Synthesis of precursors of biologically active 1,1-bisphosphinates and GABA analogs, Thushara Galbadage, Yamina Belabassi, and Jean-Luc Montchamp*, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University

  • Updated: May 7, 2007