Accomplishments: College of Sciences

February 1, 2015
Ernesto Abel-Santos (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and his team have received a five-year, $3.25 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a more potent and stable drug to prevent clostridium difficile, or C. difficile. The grant is an R01, or research project grant, which is the original and historically oldest grant…
December 1, 2014
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) published a new book, Darts on History of Mathematics, (Trafford Publishing). The book has thought-provoking angles of observation and deductive conclusions on many topics, which may look ordinary or rare. This book is for any lay person with an historical bent of mind on mathematical topics. Both undergraduate and graduate…
September 1, 2014
Pradip Bhowmik (Chemistry) was named a 2014 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Those selected have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world's largest scientific society. He was recognized at the ACS Fellows ceremony and reception in August during the society's 248th…
September 1, 2014
Clemens Heske (Chemistry) was part of a research team that received an award through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) hydrogen and fuel cells program. The award is for contributions to the overall efforts of the program and to recognize achievements in specific areas. Heske, Todd Deutsch (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and Tadashi…
September 1, 2014
Natalie Schibrowsky (Chemistry) has been named the American Marketing Association's Student Marketer of the Year. President of the UNLV chapter of the AMA, she was selected for the award from the 9,986 AMA student members. The award, selected by the AMA students, focuses attention on the varieties of ways AMA collegiate members demonstrate…
September 1, 2014
Matthew Lachniet (Geoscience) and his research team, which includes collaborators from the University of New Mexico, were awarded a $334,529 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project, "Collaborative Research: Testing the Hypothesis of an Orbital Forcing of Southwestern North America Climate over the Past 500,000 years."…
July 1, 2014
Bernard Zygelman (Physics and Astronomy) has conducted research that recently was highlighted in Europhysics News, the magazine of the European Physical Society. The research shows how the development of cold hybrid ion-atom traps has enabled researchers to explore a new frontier; atom-ion interactions at temperatures below 1 K. The original…
July 1, 2014
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) was featured in the author spotlight in the May 2014 "Trafford Oracle," a newsletter of Trafford Publishing. In his profile, "Language by Numbers," he talks about his writing style and why he is interested in having his writing published. He is the author of six books.
July 1, 2014
Radiochemistry has seven doctoral students who have received fellowships in 2013 and 2014. They are: Jamie Daum and Daniel Mast, who received graduate fellowships through the U.S. Department of Energy's integrated university program. Marc Fitzgerald, who received an internship through the Livermore Graduate Scholar Program and a nuclear forensics…
June 1, 2014
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Valarie Burke (Vice Provost Academic Affairs), Stacy Shapin (Fine Arts), Kristie Berthelotte (Fine Arts), Heather Hatch (Academic Success Center), Chris Parker (Engineering), Sal Mora (Academic Success Center), David Belt (Sciences), and Michael Biesiada (Business) made presentations at the annual NACADA (National…
May 1, 2014
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences) recently was named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). A total of 88 microbiologists were elected to fellowship in the AAM. Fellows of the academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process based on their record of scientific achievement and original contributions that…
May 1, 2014
Satish Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) was recommended for the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The roster is a list of all candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists. As a roster candidate, he will be considered for project requests that require his…