Dr. Todd Hudnall

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Vitae: Todd Hudnall was born in 1979 in Corpus Christi, Texas, but moved to the small German town of New Braunfels when he was in grade school. After a rocky start at Texas Tech University where he studied architecture, he began pursuing chemistry at Texas State University under the direction of Profs. Chad Booth and Michael Blanda. After completing his B.S. degree in 2004, he pursued his Ph.D. degree at Texas A&M University in the research group of Prof. F. P. Gabbaï. After graduating in 2008, Dr. Hudnall joined the research group of Prof. C. W. Bielawski as a Postdoctoral Scholar. In 2010 he joined the faculty at Texas State University where he is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Hudnall’s research interests revolve around the chemistry of the p-block elements, with a specific interest in the stabilization of low-valent and low-oxidation state elements using electron-deficient carbenes. Full CV

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Professional Preparation

2004              Texas State University, Chemistry, B.S.
2008              Texas A&M University, Ph.D. – Advisor: François Gabbaï
2008–2010     University of Texas at Austin, Postdoc – Advisor: Christopher Bielawski


2016-              Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University 2010-2016      Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University
2008-2010      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
2004-2008      Research and Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity 2017
  • Cottrell Scholar (Class of 2011) – Designated in 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award 2016
  • Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement Single Investigator Cottrell College Award, 2011
  • Nominee for the 2009 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award.
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Texas A&M University, March 2009.
  • Richard W. Schmude, Jr. Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry, Texas A&M University, May 2008.
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award, Texas A&M University,   August 2004 to May 2005.

Teaching Experience

CHEM 2341 – Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2342 – Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 4333/5333 – Spectroscopy
CHEM 5321 – Advanced Organic Chemistry

Committee Work


  • Editorial Board Member of Cogent Chemistry, 2015–present
  • F. A. Cotton Award Symposium Organizer 2016
  • ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry – Main Group Chemistry Symposia Organizer for National Meetings 2014–present
  • Reviewer for several scientific journals
  • NSF proposal reviewer
  • ACS PRF proposal reviewer

University Level

  • Faculty Sponsor for the Texas State Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, Fall 2010 – current
  • Faculty Mentor for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) program, Fall 2010 – current

Department Level

  • Member of the Safety Committee; Fall 2012 – current
  • Organizer of the Departmental Seminar Series 2011 – 2012
  • Member of the Graduate Admissions Committee; Fall 2011 – current
  • Member of the Graduate Student Recruiting Committee; Fall 2011 – current (current chair)
  • NMR Facilities Director, Spring 2011 – current