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Dr. Yan Liu Publishes Paper

Congratulations to Dr. Liu on his recent publication entitled “Cobalt-doped Titanium Dioxide Photochemical Fuel Cell for Wastewater Purification” in the Journal of Scientific Research and Reports. http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract.php?iid=678&id=22&aid=6173#.VC3JHedDUbh

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Service Awards Fall 2014

Dr. Michael Keith was awarded his pin for 30 years of service at Cal Poly Pomona at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony on September 22 (seen in photo)--congratulations Dr. Keith!   Also receiving recognition for their years of service were Dr. Samir Anz (15 years) and Dr. Floyd Klavetter (10 years).  

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Dr. Gregory Barding Joins the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Welcome to Dr. Greg Barding, who is joining us as an Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry.  To find out about Dr. Barding’s research interests, please see http://www.csupomona.edu/~chemistry/facstaff.shtml

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Dr. Mogul Publishes Paper in Astrobiology

Congratulations to Dr. Mogul on the recent acceptance of his manuscript entitled:
“Characterization of hydrogen peroxide resistant Acinetobacter species isolated during the Mars Phoenix spacecraft assembly”.    Authors on the paper are:  Derecho, I.; McCoy, K.B.; Vaishampayan, P.; Venkateswaran, K.; and Mogul, R.  The first two authors are former graduates of our MS program in Chemistry!

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Dr. Page Awarded Tenure and Promotion

Dr. Michael Page was awarded tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor starting Fall 2014.   Congratulations to Dr. Page!!!

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Chemistry Major Impacted as of Fall 2014

Due to increased demand, the chemistry major has been impacted as of Fall 2014.  Information on impacted majors can be found at http://www.csupomona.edu/~admissions/advising/impacted-majors.shtml?nav=undergrad

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Department Scholarship Winners for 2014

Congratulations to the winners of this year's scholarships.  These students were honored at a luncheon to celebrate their achievements on May 29 (see photo).  The winners this year are Phelicita Bell (Dr. Earl Pye Memorial Scholarship); Anna Nguyen and Yue Zhou (Weck Scholarship); Nicole Berry, Huy Pham, Kristen Terminel and David Velazquez (Ehsani Scholarship); Craig Sheldon (Boeing Scholarship); Hassan Fakhreddine, Thu Van Tran, Anna Nguyen and Lindsay Hetrick (Valspar); and Hassan Fakhreddine (Mario Sorci Endowed Scholarship).  We were able to award a total of $12,250 to these deserving and talented students as a result of our generous donors!

 

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Dr. Mogul Publishes 2 Papers

Congratulations to Dr. Rakesh Mogul on his two recent publications! The first entitled “Overview of current capabilities and research and technology developments for planetary protection” was published March 3, 2014 in Adv. In Space Research.  The second paper is entitled “Report of the workshop for life detection in samples from Mars” was published May 15, 2014 in Life Sciences in Space Research.

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Dr. Page's Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Page and his students for having their manuscript, "Soybean Oil: Powering a High School Investigation of Biodiesel" accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.   The authors were Paul Rosa, Karen Azurin and Michael Page.

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Dr. Sun's Manuscript Published

Congratulations to Dr. Peng Sun and his students, in collaboration with Dr. Samir Anz, on having their manuscript, “ Voltammetry of Ferrocenated Gold Nanoparticles on a Nanometer-Sized Electrode” published in Electroanalysis.  The authors are Peng Sun, Tong Sun, Samir Anz, Jason Corey and Yunshi Tan. 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/elan.201400024/pdf

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Dr. Yan Liu Awarded RSCA Funding

Dr. Yan Liu, Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry, was awarded a RSCA mini-grant for $5,000 to develop a method for quantitation and stability of allicin in garlic extracts.  He was also successful in obtaining additional funding of $5,000 to support students working in his lab.  Congratulations to Dr. Liu!

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