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"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."

--Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Dr. Mengliang Zhang's group is focusing on the understanding of chemistry in forensic science, medicinal plants, and food science by using instrumental analysis and chemometrics.

Latest News

Jared and Ginny Presented a Poster at ASMS (June 6, 2019)

Jared and Ginny gave a poster presentation on the 67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Annual Conference in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. A large audience have shown interests in our project about explosive analysis by DART-MS and they kept Jared and Ginny super busy on Monday.

Congratulations to Jared for Receiving URECA Award-Platinum Level (April 17, 2019)

Our Group presented several posters in MTSU Scholars Week (Mar 22nd, 2019)

Isabella placed the 1st in the university-wide Scholars Week poster exposition. She also won 2nd place in CBAS Day poster presentation competition.

Ginny won the 2nd place on Scholars Day

Oscar presented his research on Scholars Day

Jared presented his research on Scholars Day

We have had a very successful Scholars Week and took back several prizes. Isabella won the 1st place in the university-wide Scholars Week poster exposition (the only winner in our college) and Ginny won the 2nd place (the only 2nd place winner in the college). In addition, Isabella won the 2nd place in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences Scholars Day (CBAS DAY) poster presentation competition. Oscar also did a great job on his presentation and impressed the colleagues. Jared presented the research on CBAS Day as a freshman student and did amazingly well on his presentation.

Isabella presented a poster at AAFS conference, Baltimore, MD (Feb 22, 2019)

Congratulations to Jared for Receiving URECA Award - Assistant Level (Feb 8, 2019)

Isabella's Manuscript Accepted by Journal of Forensic Sciences (Jan 30, 2019)

Congratulations to Isabella for her work entitled 'Detection and Classification of Ignitable Liquid Residues in the Presence of Matrix Interferences by Using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry' accepted by Journal of Forensic Sciences. Great work!

This work is collaborated with Dr. Frank C. Bailey, a professor in department of biology and director of forensic science program at MTSU.

2019 Spring semester kick off! Welcome Anna M. Hunter, Jared Frazier, Mohammad Alsafwani, and Stephen George to join us! (Jan 25, 2019)

Isabella WON 1st Place in TAS Student Poster Presentation (Nov 17, 2018)

Congratulations to Isabella Barnett for presenting your excellent research in the Chemistry Student Poster Presentation at the 128th meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science. Isabell won the 1st place with her work titled 'Differentiation of ignitable liquids by using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometer (DART-MS)'.


Vishaka also did a great job to present her research, titled 'Quantitative analysis of Local Water Samples for Algal Toxin: Microcystin-LR', at the same conference. This work is collaborated with Dr. Frank C. Bailey, a professor in department of biology and director of forensic science program at MTSU.

Dr. Zhang Organized A Session and Gave A Talk at SCIX 2018 (Oct 23, 2018)

Dr. Zhang organized 'Chemometric Opportunities in Forensic Science' session in SCIX 2018 annual conference at Atlanta, Georgia, and invited researchers from FIU, SUNY at Albany, Michigan State, and U South Carolina to present their recent research on forensic science with chemometrics. Dr. Zhang also gave a talk in the same session on the topic of GC/MS data preprocessing for ignitable liquid identification.

New Semester Started! Oscar Valenzuela & Virginia (Ginny) L. Benfield Joined Our Group. Welcome! (Aug 27, 2018)

Isabella's Manuscript Accepted by Forensic Chemistry (July 24, 2018)

Congratulations to Isabella for her recent publication in Forensic Chemistry. Great work!

Isabella and Vishaka Received URECA Awards (April 9, 2018)

Congratulations to Isabella and Vishaka for receiving Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA) awards from Undergraduate Research Center, MTSU to support their research during the summer.

Welcome Vishaka Motheramgari to Join Our Group! (Feb 27, 2018)