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Michael Jones, Ph.D. student in Dr. Wilson’s group, selected as a participant in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Michael Jones, a graduate student in Chemistry, has been selected as a participant in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, June 28-July 3, 2015, in Germany.

From Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting website: “Established in 1951 as an initiative for the reconciliation of leading scientists after World War II, the Lindau Meetings have evolved into a unique scientific dialogue platform that fosters the exchange of knowledge across generations, cultures and nationalities”

You can find additional information about the meeting’s history here.

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Casey Thurber, Ph.D. student in Dr. Golden’s group, won the 2015 National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Outstanding Student Award.

Congratulations to Casey Thurber, Ph.D. student with Dr. Golden, for winning the 2015 National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Outstanding Student Award.

The NACE Foundation Outstanding Student Award was created to recognize exceptional service to NACE International / NACE Foundation, a NACE student chapter, or the ACC Student Sub-committee. To be considered exceptional, the student’s participation must be recognized as significant to the growth of NACE or positively influencing the education of current or future students in the fields of corrosion science and engineering.  The recipient of the Outstanding Student Award receives an honorarium and travel stipend, and receives formal recognition at the NACE Foundation's Tuesday evening event at the annual NACE conference.

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Bin Dong, Ph.D. student in Dr. Kelber’s group, won the 2015 Society of Vacuum Coater Foundation Scholarship (SVC).

Congratulations to Bin Dong, Ph.D. student with Dr. Kelber, for winning the 2015 Society of Vacuum Coater Foundation Scholarship (SVC). In addition to receive the scholarship, Bin is invited to attend the SVC Technical Conference in Santa Clara, CA,  and to present a paper about her work and to learn more about SVC. 

The SVC scholarship recognizes and supports students who have an interest in contributing to the field of vacuum coating technology and whose research related to novel materials development for various applications. The recipient are selected based on their outstanding achievements in research and demonstrated willingness to contribute to vacuum coating technology. The award committee composed of renowned vacuum coating technology experts from the industry and academia.

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Amanda Bowman wins ASMS Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to Amanda Bowman, Ph.D. student with Dr. Verbeck, for winning the 2015 ASMS (American Society of Mass Spectrometry) Graduate Student Award.  The award will be presented during the ASMS 2015 conference in St. Louis, MO.

The ASMS Graduate Student Award recognizes graduate students whose academic achievements and current mass spectrometry research display a high level of excellence and distinction.

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Dr. Angela K. Wison wins ACS Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Angela K. Wilson who recently won the following awards:

2015 Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society.  - This award is to recognize distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists.  Log on to for more information.

2014 Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of the American Chemical Society,  This award is given for excellence in chemical research or chemistry teaching, meritorious service to ACS, establishment of new chemical industry, solution of pollution problems, and advances in curative or preventive chemotherapy.    Learn more at:

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Dr. Verbeck wins 2014 Teacher Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Guido Verbeck, IV who won a 2014 Teacher Scholar Award. See for more details.

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Dr. Omary wins a 2014 Dintinguished Research Professor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mohammad Omary who won a 2014 Distinguished Research Professor Award. See for more details.

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