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Office: Chemistry
Research Building Room 305
Phone: 817-272-3813
E-mail: dias@uta.edu
Fax: 817-272-3808
Labs: Chemistry
Research Building
Rooms 316, 318, 320
Honors, Awards

Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award, 2009
Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of the American Chemical Society, 2009
Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions, 2009-2010
The University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 2007
Editorial Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry, 2007-2009
Invited speaker at the 2006 Inorganic Gordon Research Conference, celebrating 75th anniversary of the Gordon Conferences
Outstanding Research Achievement, College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006
The Robert A. Welch Foundation Lectureship, 2004-2005
UTA Research Excellence Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Outstanding Academic Advisor, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2003
Outstanding Teacher, College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2000-2001
Clorox Award for Outstanding Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1988, UC Davis
Dow Award for Outstanding Graduate Accomplishment, 1987, UC Davis
UC Davis Distinguished Scholar Award, 1985, 1986 and 1987
Bhikaji Framji Khan Gold Medal for Chemistry, 1983, UOP; Awarded to the best student majoring in chemistry
University Scholar, 1983, UOP; Awarded to the best student in the College of Science

 Research highlighted on chemistry journals:

Inorganic Chemistry Going Classical
Inorganic Chemistry EurJic

Selected list of news articles on our research:
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"Thermally stable gold(I) ethylene adducts: [HB(3,5-(CF3)2Pz)3]Au(CH2=CH2) and [HB(3-(CF3),5-(Ph)Pz)3]Au(CH2=CH2)", H. V. R. Dias, J. Wu, Angew. Chem., 2007, 119, 7960-7962; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 7814-7816. Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, September 17, 2007, "Gold scorpionates capture ethylene" in Science & Technology Concentrates, page 31.

"A mild, copper catalyzed route to conducting polyaniline", H. V. R. Dias, X. Wang, R. M. G. Rajapakse, R. L. Elsenbaumer, Chem. Commun., 2006, 976-978.  Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, March 6, 2006, "Copper catalyst paves new way to polyaniline" in Science & Technology Concentrates, page 62.

Molecule"Supramolecular Features of Synthetic Nanotubes", V. G. Organo, A. V. Leontiev, V. Sgarlata, H. V. R. Dias, D. M. Rudkevich, Angew. Chem., 2005, 117, 3103-3107,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 3043-3047.  This work has been highlighted in "Chemistry World", June, 2005.

"Bright Phosphorescence of a Trinuclear Copper (I) Complex: Luminescence Thermochromism, Solvatochromism, and "Concentration Luminochromism", H. V. R. Dias, H. V. K. Diyabalanage, M. A. Rawashdeh-Omary, M. A. Franzman, M. A. Omary, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 12072-12073.  This discovery has been recognized as a "Heart-Cut" item in the November 17, 2003 issue.  "Heart-Cut" is an electronic feature journal by the American Chemical Society that highlights the most interesting new findings.

"A Stable Tridentate Carbene Ligand";  H. V. R. Dias, W. Jin, Tetrahedron Lett. 1994, 35, 1365-1366; recognized as a World Record in Chemistry; See Page 258, “World Records in Chemistry", Editor H.-J. Quadbeck-Seeger; Wiley, 1999, ISBN 3-527-29574-7.

Molecule"A Stable Carbene-Alane Adduct"; A. J. Arduengo, III, H. V. R. Dias, J. C. Calabrese, F. Davidson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 9724-9725; Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, December 14, 1992, "Stable Carbene-Alane Adduct Prepared" in Science & Technology Concentrates, page 22.