Department of Chemistry Alumni

1 %
Ph.D. Degrees awarded per year
1 %
M.S. degrees awarded per year
1 %
years to earn a ph.d.
1 %
faculty research publications per year

2016 M.S. Graduate

Ms. Shelby McCowen

Ms. Shelby McCowen received three B.S. degrees from UTSA in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemsitry before pursuing her M.S. degree in the lab of Dr. Stanton McHardy. She successfully defended her thesis “Small Molecule Inhibitors of Triple Negative Breast Cancer” in 2016. Now, she’s a Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley. We are proud of you, Shelby! 

Dr. Jacob Pryzojski

2016 Graduate

Dr. Pryzojski recieved his Ph.D. with Dr. Tonzetich on “Exploration of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Iron and Cobalt in Catalysis and Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry“. 

He was a post-doc with Professor Richard Schrock at MIT and now works as a Product Developer at Tesa Tape, Inc.

Dr. Ian Crouch

2013 Graduate

Dr. Crouch recieved is Ph.D. in Dr. Franz’s lab on “Palladium-Catalyzed Elimination Reactions of Stereodefined Enol Triflates” 

He took a Post-doc with Professor Marty Burke at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is currently a Research Scientist at Snapdragon Chemistry in Boston.

2016

Dr. Santhi Abbaraju

Symmetry Biosciences Inc.

2013

Dr. Hector Aguilar

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Isoxazole Molecules Able to Induce Stem Cell Differentiation”

Full-time lecturer at UTSA

2013

Dr. David Babinski

Synthesis of Stereodefined Acetoacetate-Derived Enol Triflates and Their Synthetic Utility

Post-doc with Professor Tobias Ritter at Harvard, and currently Research Scientist at AbbVie

2016

Dr. Jie Guang

GSK Shanghai, China

2017

Dr. Andrea Kelley

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Developing a Mechanistic View via Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry”

Post-doc with UTSA College of Sciences Dean, Dr. George Perry

2014

Dr. Peng Li

Multifunctional Framework Materials for Catalysis, Chiral Resolution and Gas Separation”

Professor at Soochow University, China

2015

Dr. Daniel Meininger

“Fundamental Coordination Chemistry of Metalloporphyrins with Sulfur-Containing Small Molecules”

Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory

2014

Dr. Sandun Perera

Post-doc at Moffitt Cancer Center

2015

Dr. Naresh Ramireddy

Vijaya Pharmaceuticals, LLC