Accomplishments: College of Sciences

March 7, 2022
UNLV undegraduates Gaelan Chen, Victor Gumenyuk and Jacob T.  Hook (all Math) ranked in the 95th percentile overall in the preeminent math competition for undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada in December. The Putnam Math Competition is a six-hour competition held annually and administered by the Mathematical Association of America.  UNLV…
February 9, 2022
Brandon Williams (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and collaborators at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) published an article, "Steam Oxidation of Uranium Mononitride in Pure and Reducing Steam Atmospheres to 1200 °C.," in the Journal of Nuclear Materials. Williams is a first-year radiochemistry doctoral student. The research is a result…
January 19, 2022
Helen J. Wing (Life Sciences) starts a two-year term as an editorial board member for the Journal of Bacteriology. This journal publishes research articles that probe fundamental processes in bacteria, archaea, and their viruses and the molecular mechanisms by which they interact with each other and with their hosts and their environments. Journal…
January 3, 2022
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math), in 2021 published two interdisciplinary books that have been in the making for the last eight to 10 years.Vectors in History (Volume II) is an outgrowth of humanistic approach in the teaching of two history of mathematics courses (Math 314 & Math 714). It is a sequel to Volume I published in 2012. Epsilons and…
December 23, 2021
Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) has been honored by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development Program for his proposal "Organic Materials Discovery with the Aid of Digital Crystallography". This CAREER award will support theoretical and computational research and educational activities to advance the understanding…
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…
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)…
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-…
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…
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…