Department of Chemistry News

Paranthaman Is Quest Scholar of the Week

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Parans Paranthaman has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association is honoring Paranthaman for his contributions to the field of chemistry, including materials for superconductors, solar cells, lithium ion batteries, and processing of magnetic materials.

Longtime UT Professor to Give ‘Last Lecture’

Chemistry professor George Schweitzer has been teaching at UT for sixty-eight years. In partnership with UT Mortar Board and patterned after author and professor Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture,” Schweitzer will share his thoughts as if he were giving the last lecture of his career.

Chemistry Professor Elected Senator in Nation’s Oldest Academic Honor Society

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Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been elected as a senator in the nation’s oldest academic honor society. He was one of thirteen senators elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society this month. The society was founded December 5, 1776. Senators serve as directors who set the course for the society’s future and guide the society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office.

Annual Magic of Chemistry Show Tuesday

Al Hazari performs during the Magic of Chemistry show

Youngsters and the young at heart are invited to enjoy the “Magic of Chemistry” show on Tuesday, October 20. Al Hazari, recently retired chemistry faculty member, will conduct exciting and often explosive demonstrations as he unravels the mystery of how everyday items work.