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Sally Pias is a computational chemist with a research specialty in membrane biochemistry. A major focus of her recent work has been to examine cholesterol and other membrane components as modulators of molecular oxygen permeability. As part of this effort, she collaborates with biologist Dr. Snežna Rogelj to examine oxygen transport in living cells. In addition, she works with Dr. Michaelann Tartis in Chemical Engineering and Dr. Liliya Frolova in Chemistry on smart design of lipid-based drug delivery systems. Dr. Pias recently presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioenergetics and at the annual meeting of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue. She has a thriving research group, currently including two PhD students, a staff research assistant, and two undergraduates (one a Computer Science major). The group generates scientific insights relevant to understanding biological function, while also contributing to methods development in the lipid simulation field. Dr. Pias is looking to develop an additional collaborative project that draws on her knowledge of protein structural dynamics.
Prof. Wingenter is currently an Onsite Visiting Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the summer. He is working on climate modeling where he has a long standing collaboration. He also has a research assistantship available in climate modeling with LANL. Please Contact Prof. for details.
Dan Leonard and Hanqing Pan recently published their work "Photocatalyzed Reduction of Bicarbonate to Formate: Effect of ZnS Crystal Structure and Positive Hole Scavenger" in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Hanqing Pan has been awarded to work at LANL in multidisciplinary proposal teams of 3 to generate novel research solutions to the important challenges of forward deployment of advanced measurement technologies (Science of Signatures) research gaps related to pertinent national security challenges.
Sally Pias has received the Melvin H. Knisely Award, the highest honor given to a junior investigator by the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue.
Prof. Wingenter has been invited to the DOE Earth System Modeling Workshop/David J. Erickson III Memorial Lectures, sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's CSMD and the CCSI. Prof. Wingenter was awarded a travel grant by the New Mexico Consortium.