Michael, Xiaoli, and Yifei, three graduate students in the group, are organizing a student-led symposium at the upcoming Fall ACS meeting in Boston (August 2018). The speaker lineup is stellar! If you plan to be in Boston for ACS this fall, consider stopping by this event: it should be fun!
Addison Iszler, an undergraduate researcher in our group working on the characterization of "knockout" analogues of PAMAM dendrimers who was recently recognized with the Randall research award, presented a poster at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities conference today on the UA campus. Good job Addie!
Today we learned that Addison Iszler, an undergraduate researcher that has been working in our group since last Spring, will be recognized by UA with the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, the premier undergraduate research award on our campus, awarded annually to selected nominees across all disciplines on campus. This is an impressive recognition of her outstanding accomplishments, less than a year after she started her undergraduate research journey. Congratulations Addie!
Our paper on the thermodynamic origin of the selectivity (or lack thereof) of a transition metal based receptor to a series of anions, stemming from work done by Michele Invernici, a visiting graduate student from Italy who spent six months in our group, has been accepted for publication in Chemistry - a European Journal! Here is a link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201800067
Two new graduate students, Rezoanul Islam and Xiyuan Yao, joined the group this fall! Welcome Rezouan and Xiyuan!
Congratulations to Dr. Marco Bonizzoni, who was named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences for his innovative contributions to the integration of technology in teaching large-enrollment classes.
Dr. Bonizzoni was awarded tenure and promototed to the rank of Associate Professor. Congratulations to him and to the whole group, especially to his past and present graduate students that advanced the Bonizzoni Group research goals throughout the years!
We officially received word from NSF that the MRI proposal for the acquisition of a MALDI/TOF-TOF mass spectrometer has been awarded! Dr. Bonizzoni serves as one of the co-PIs on this proposal, together with Dr. Carolyn Cassady (PI), Dr. Paul Rupar (coPI), and Dr. Yuping Bao (coPI, Dept. of Chemical Engineering). The new instrument will replace our aging MALDI/TOF to provide extremely high resolution and novel MS imaging capabilities that were previously not available. Our group will use the instrument to study the non-covalent complexation of organics to polyelectrolytes (e.g. PAMAM dendrimers). We are extremely excited to acquire this new capability, which is projected to come online in mid-2018.
Michael Ihde, a graduate student in our group, was selected to receive a fellowship from the US Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellowship will provide tuition and stipend coverage for the year, in addition to access to professional development courses and funding for research supplies. Congratulations Michael!