Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Our new official name:
Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
It is with great excitement and miner pride that we announce the name-change of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This is a beacon for the Department as it more accurately represents the diversity in the field. With such an important event occurring in the beginning of 2018 we hope this marks a path for the rest of the year.
07/30/19: Recent Student Awards:
Congratulate Yuejiao Xian, Chemistry PhD student, who won a travel award and best oral presentation at XXVI Biennial Conference on Phage/Virus Assembly (Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, MN), and the David Baltimore Travel Fellowship at the world largest virology meeting, 38th Annual American Society for Virology Meeting (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN).
06/01/19: Some recent publications from the Department:
T. A. Nitka, P. Král, L. Vuković*, Configurations of nanocubes floating and clustering on liquid surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 3592−3597 (2019).
05/01/2019: Some recent publications from the Department:
Rui, D., Ya, Z., Jie, H., White, J., Gardea-Torresdey, J., Daohui, L. (2019). Antagonistic Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes and Pentachlorophenol to Escherichia coli: Physiological and Transcriptional Responses. Carbon 145, 658-667.
Zhao, L., Zhang, H., Wang, J., Tian, L., Li, F., Liu, S., Peralta-Videa, J.R., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L., White, J.C., Huang, Y., Keller, A., Ji R. 2019. C60 Fullerois Enhance Copper Toxicity and Alter the Leaf Metabolite and Protein Profile in Cucumber. Environment Science & Technology, 53, 2171-2180
Dou, M.; Macias, N.; Shen, F.; Dien Bard, J.; Dominguez, D. C.;* Li, X.* Rapid and Accurate Pertussis Diagnosis on a Point-of-Care Biochip, EClinicalMedicine 2019, 8, 72-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.02.008.
Cota-Ruiz, K., López de los Santos, Y., Hernandez-Viezcas, J.A., Delgado-Rios, M., Peralta-Videa, J.R. Gardea-Torresdey, J. L. 2019. A Comparative Metagenomic and Spectroscopic Analysis of Soils from an International Point of Entry between the US and Mexico. Environment International. 123, 558-566.
Congratulations to Edison Castro and Maira Ceron
Congratulations to Dr. Lela Vukovic
For publishing the article "Tunable porous nanoallotropes prepared by post-assembly etching of binary nanoparticle superlattices" in Science Magazine:
Congratulations to Dr. Fortier, Dr. Narayan and Dr. Li
2017 COURI Summer Symposium Award Winners:
Honorable Mention: Zayra N. Dorado. Mentor: XiuJun Li, Ph.D.
Best Presentation: Miguel A. Baeza Cinco. Mentor: Skye Fortier, Ph.D.
Honorable Mention: Jose A. Rosales. Mentors: Mahesh Narayan, Ph.D., and Christelle Hureau, Ph.D.
Follow the next link for more information -> http://www.utep.edu/newsfeed/campus/Summer-Research-Symposium-Showcases-Talent.html
The University of Texas at El Paso is part of the University of Texas System and has a growing vibrant campus with a truly diverse student body. As an integral component of this great University, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department outgrew its old location and now occupies a new state-of-the-art building. Our department includes major research efforts in the areas of Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Materials Science, Nano-technology, as well as in the traditional research areas of Organic, Inorganic, Organometallic, Analytical, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.
Our department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in both chemistry and biochemistry that are certified by the American Chemical Society. The department also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. These degrees are designed to be consistent with our student’s professional goals. These include chemical or biochemical research in an industrial (agriculture, petroleum, pharmaceutical, plastics, etc…), academic or national laboratory setting. Furthermore, a chemistry degree from our department will allow you to enter the exciting fields of environmental, forensics, health (clinical, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, etc…) and materials science studies.
We sincerely hope you have the opportunity to visit UTEP and our department so that you can see our research capabilities firsthand. Obtaining a B.S. or graduate degree is an important endeavor and we certainly hope you consider Chemistry at UTEP for your B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.