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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University offers a unique combination of individual attention and advanced resources. Our department is of medium size with 19 research faculty, 9 lecturers, 3 laboratory coordinators, 17 post-doctoral researchers and 70+ graduate students, which makes for a close-knit and friendly atmosphere. We have research programs in the core areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and biochemistry) along with more interdisciplinary programs in chemical biology and biomedical research, yet our favorable student-to-faculty ratio makes interaction on a daily basis common. We have many young, active faculty and an expanding graduate program.

News

Oct
11
2017
Heemal Dhanjee won a Best Poster Award at the 46th National Organic Symposium that took place at UC Davis in California in June 2017. The award was sponsored by Organometallics
Oct
11
2017
Congratulations to Solouki Group member Michael E. Pettit for his successful application to the National Research Council’s Research Associateship Program. As a result, Michael has been offered a position as an NRC Research Associate and was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Sep
18
2017
Congratulations, Dr. Hassell!

August 31, 2017– marks a milestone for you at Baylor University: 35 years of service! An exceptional accomplishment!

As you celebrate this achievement, it gives us great pleasure to recognize your years of service and extend a very sincere thank you for your dedication and commitment to Baylor University. You are a valued member of the Baylor family, and your contributions are a reflection of the university’s continued success.

Milestone service anniversaries that are met during the 2017 calendar year are formally recognized the following February during our annual service recognition program. Additional information will be forthcoming later this year.

Sincerely,

Baylor Human Resources
Sep
18
2017
Baylor Students, Faculty and Staff:

Tomorrow marks day No. 100 as Baylor’s President! Each day continues to be a blessing as we work to develop the next generation of faith-based leaders and create a strategic pathway for Baylor to achieve our ambitions as a tier one Christian research university. As I visit with our campus community and alumni across the state and nation, I am thankful for the support of the Baylor Family and the passion that everyone has for our great University as we move forward.

Here are a few noteworthy items for this week:

Thank you for the outpouring of prayer and support for those who have experienced great loss as a result of Hurricane Harvey. We continue to collect various items for those affected by the storm and will soon initiate discussions as to how Baylor can provide much-needed assistance in the weeks and months ahead as families and communities begin the rebuilding process. Also, please lift up those in Florida in prayer as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state.

Today, Baylor sociology professors Paul Frose, Jerry Park and Lindsay Wilkinson unveiled Wave 5 of the Baylor Religion Survey, one of the most extensive surveys ever conducted on religious attitudes in the United States, at the Religion Newswriters Association in Nashville. The latest analysis – “American Values, Mental Health and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” – provides some interesting insights.

Our faculty are part of an international community of scholars, conducting transformational research on a global scale while establishing vital partnerships in our local community. Chemistry professor and cancer researcher Dr. Kevin Pinney, who includes graduate and undergraduate students in his research group, recently received one of 60 new research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to continue his work advancing the fight against cancer.

I enjoyed spending lunch on Wednesday with our more than 700 staff members as part of the annual Fall Staff Forum. Positive interactions are so important in our daily work – always remember to practice what we learned and respond with a “Yes, and…”.

If you were at the football game last Saturday like me and didn’t see the new Baylor commercial as part of the national television broadcast on FS2, check out the latest BaylorProud post that features “What Does Baylor Mean to You?”.

Finally, we continue to focus on seeking the appropriate restorative remedies for survivors who have experienced past events of sexual violence within our campus community, as evidenced by several recent headlines. Over the past 15 months, Baylor has undertaken significant measures to prevent, manage and respond to the issue of sexual violence. I want to reiterate that our aim is for today’s Baylor to be a model institution for the prevention of and response to sexual violence.

Thank you for your commitment to Baylor, and I will be wearing Green and Gold tomorrow!

Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
President
Aug
21
2017
This fall we will welcome the inaugural class of Science Research Fellows, a group of 10 high-achieving freshmen who will work toward earning a bachelor of science degree with increased research opportunities alongside our faculty. This is a great example of the transformative undergraduate education we offer at Baylor.