Department of Chemistry News

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


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.

Mark Dadmun Named Fellow of American Chemical Society


A UT expert in polymers has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Chemical Society. Mark Dadmun, professor of chemistry, joins a list of seventy-eight distinguished academics who have made significant contributions to science and their profession.

Chemistry Alumna Invited to the White House


Chemistry alumna Diane Schdmit was invited to the White House for the National Medal of Technology and the National Medal of Science presentations on Thursday, November 20. A gala will be held at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City to celebrate the award recipients. Earlier this year, Schmidt was elected the President of American Chemical Society for the coming

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