Accomplishments: College of Sciences

November 24, 2021
Jason Park (Mathematical Sciences) published "Random measure algebras" in the AMS Contemporary Mathematics, Stochastic Processes and Functional Analysis: New Perspectives.   In this article, algebras of random measures are introduced.  Three random measure algebras are created by using three different methods 1) a convolution by covariance method, 2) O-dot product, 3) a convolution of bimeasures by Morse-Transue integral. 
November 23, 2021
Vanessa Booth (Political Science) and Aaron Cheng (Life Sciences and Psychology), both undergraduate researchers, are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the arts and health and natural sciences, respectively. Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV undergraduate researchers who demonstrate and exemplify excellence in research. OUR...
November 23, 2021
Erin Cassin (Life Sciences), a graduate student, was named a 2022 K. Patricia Cross Future Leader by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She is one of eight people internationally who are selected for this honor.
November 16, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) presented a plenary talk, Som Dutt Chopra, Father of Mathematical Seismology in North India at the 27th International Conference of the International Academy of Physical Sciences. The conference was organized online by the department of mathematics of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (India) Oct. 26-28.
November 16, 2021
Jeffery Shen (Life Sciences) has published, along with two other authors, “Dual activities of ACC synthase: Novel clues regarding the molecular evolution of ACS genes” in the journal Science Advances. The paper reports a paradigm-shifting discovery regarding the molecular evolution of ethylene biosynthesis genes in a time course of over 450 million years. Ethylene is a plant hormone essential for plant development and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. In human, ethylene is also produced...
November 9, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) delivered an invited online talk on Oct. 25 on the life of a distinguished mathemtician, Inder Bir Singh Passi in a one-day memorial webinar organized by the Mathematics Department of Panjab University Chandigarh, India.
November 3, 2021
Shichun Huang (Geoscience), Min Li (Physics and Astronomy) and their colleagues published an article, Sulfur Isotopic Signature of Earth Established by Planetesimal Volatile Evaporation, in Naure Geoscience. Using sophisticated ab initio and thermodynamics calculations, they showed that the Earth's sulfur, an important volatile element, budget is mainly controlled by evaporation from molten planetesimals before Earth’s formation. This work highlights the profound role of melt–vapor reaction in...
November 1, 2021
Artem Gelis (Chemistry and Biochemistry) recently published an article, "Recovery of High Specific Activity Molybdenum-99 from Accelerator-induced Fission on Low-enriched Uranium for Technetium-99m Generators," in Scientific Reports. The work is a funded collaboration with Niowave and Argonne National Laboratory and has been accessed 889 times and received one citation since its publication in August. He also recently published an article in ACS Publications. The work, "Antagonistic Role of...
October 28, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented two posters at the American Public Health Association’s 149th annual meeting held as a hybrid virtually and in Denver.  The first presentation was “Technology Use to Improve Social Connectedness among Older Adults during COVID-19: Enhancing Educational Interventions,” and second one was “Efficacy of Yoga Interventions on Quality of Sleep among Older Adults: A Comprehensive Review.” In addition, he was a co-presenter on nine...
October 26, 2021
Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics & Astronomy) received a $538,736 grant from NASA Exoplanets Research Program to carry out research on formation of young planets close to their host stars. Co-investigators include James Stone from Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and Nuria Calvet from the University of Michigan.
October 20, 2021
James Louis-Jean (Chemistry), a doctoral candidate under the guidance of  S.M. Balasekaran, Paul Forster, and Frederic Poineau published an article in collaboration with the Vietnam University department of inorganic chemistry, "Structural and spectral studies of hydrated hexaamminecobalt(III)–hexafluororhenate(IV)" in the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.  The article is based upon work performed under the auspices of awards from the Consortium on Nuclear Security Technologies and the Nuclear...
October 12, 2021
Frank van Breukelen, Helen Wing and Christy Strong (all Life Sciences) have been informed that their application for a Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship award has been funded.  The GAANN program provides fellowships to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need, in this case biological sciences/life sciences...