Chemistry and Biochemistry Students Recognized at TU Research Colloquium

Friday, April 05, 2013

Several Chemistry and Biochemistry Students were honored at the 16th annual Tulsa Research Colloquium. Undergraduate Daniel Chang was awarded Best Presentation for his poster "Synthesis of Norbornene Derivatives for the Improvement of Self-Healing Epoxies." Daniel's project is a collaborative effort with the Hussaini and Keller research groups. Undergraduate Caleb Lareau was the Community Service Session Winner for his efforts in "Stimulating Bone Marrow Donations in Northwest Oklahoma." Chemistry PhD candidate Thushara Athauda was awarded runner-up for his oral presentation "Optimized hydrothermal growth strategy to obtain ZnO nanorods on cotton fabrics and its interaction with E. coli biofilms." This research is part of a collaboration between the Ozer and Chalker research groups. Undergraduate Alaina Hamilton was awarded honorable mention for her poster "Versatile Palladium Catalysts for Sustainable Chemistry and Chemical Education." Alaina's research was a collaborative effort between the Chalker research group and Dr. Christopher Peeples. For more information on the TU Research Colloquium, including other award winners, click here.

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