Awards & Honors
◊ Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (2019)
◊ Martin Corera Memorial Graduate Student Travel Award in Chemistry, Texas A&M University (2019)
◊ Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Travel Award, Texas A&M University (2018)
Lund University (2014)
Building Global Collaboration Across Chemistry Disciplines
Visiting the Chemistry Abstract Services (CAS) in Columbus (Ohio) together with the 28 other winners, coming from all over the world. Awardees will collaborate on new initiatives to support the scientific community, exchange ideas about the role of information within the research process, and hear from industry and academic leaders about the role of science in different settings. Link to the program can be found here and the C&E News article announcing the winners can be found here.
University-wide Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service
Students henceforth will be recognized as Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellows for general scholarship excellence and contributions to their disciplines. "Dr. Gramm appreciated the roles of graduate students at a public university, from teaching undergraduates in introductory courses, to conducting vital research, to volunteering in the community," (Dr. Mark J. Zoran, executive associate dean in the Texas A&M College of Science). (News article here)
Enabling Cross-Collaborative and Cutting-Edge Research in Germany
Visiting RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019 with the aim to collaborate with theoretical and experimental chemists on several of our projects to gain deeper insight and increase our research network Host: Professor Carsten Bolm.
Demonstrating Excellent Presentation Techniques at the Dow Chemical Symposium
Won a poster award during the Dow Symposium & Graduate Awards Ceremony Spring 2018 (a total of 47 poster presenters). Title: Stability of Pt(II)-containing Molecular Gyroscope Isomers.
Mentoring Undergraduates to Work with Computational Chemistry in a Team-led Effort
This achievement was obtained after mentoring nine undergraduate students from 2017 to mid-2018 in a total of four research teams focusing on using computational tools to solve our quests in organometallic chemistry. A graduate student acts as a team leader that cultivates an effective team of undergraduates. By integrating research and education, this approach promotes mutually-beneficial partnerships amongst practicing researchers and students.
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Michael B. Hall, Dr. John A. Gladysz, and Dr. Lisa M. Pérez.
Program Director: Dr. Christopher Quick.
Demonstrating Excellence in Teaching
The Graduate Student Award Committee solicits nominations for the Organic Laboratory Teaching Award and Upper-division teaching labs annually. The successful candidates will be selected based upon teaching accomplishments. This award is sponsored by the Eastman Chemical Company.
Demonstrating Scholastic Excellence
This achievement was obtained on the basis of a demonstrated record in leadership ability, character, scholastic achievement, and advancement potential in the chemical profession.
Achievement in Chemistry Prize 2009
Mr. Ehnbom received the Achievement in Chemistry Prize 2009 by reviewing and finding errors in the exposition of quantum mechanics in the popular organic chemist textbook written by Clayden. For the award money, I bought several new textbooks in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.