Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Zhou Earns Travel Award to Present Research at Spring ACS Meeting

Chen “Charles” Zhou, a doctoral student in chemistry at UT Dallas, received an $800 travel award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to present his research at the organization’s national scientific conference April 7-11 in New Orleans.

“These travel awards are highly competitive,” said Dr. Jie Zheng, assistant professor of chemistry and Zhou’s advisor. “Chen has worked very hard, so it is a well-deserved honor. Because these awards are so competitive, it also recognizes the caliber of UT Dallas’s graduate chemistry program.”

Zhou will present a paper titled “Near-infrared emitting radioactive gold nanoparticles with molecular pharmacokinetics.” Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Zheng said the research is expected to help advance early disease diagnosis by integrating nanotechnology with clinical imaging techniques.

The findings are a result of a collaboration between research groups directed by Zheng at UT Dallas and Dr. Xiankai Sun, associate professor of radiology and holder of the Dr. Jack Krohmer Professorship in Radiation Physics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The travel award was provided by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS. With more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society. It holds two national meetings every year in various cities around the U.S., and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. Each meeting features more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight recent research advances. 

  • Updated: March 21, 2013