- Xiyuan Yao gave a talk on Complexation thermodynamics between cyclodextrins and fatty acids. Xiyuan is a second-year graduate student, and this was her first report on work she conducted in our group.
- Yifei Xu gave a talk on Fingerprinting penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics in neutral aqueous solution.
- Gabrielle Covey, an undergraduate researcher in the group whom we also recently hosted as an REU student (below), presented a poster on Fluorescent turn-on sensors for transition metals.
Just like past years, many of us participated in the presentations at the 2018 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS 2018, Augusta, GA).
Nick defended his dissertation today! Congratulations Nick!
Michael, Xiaoli, and Yifei, three graduate students in the group, organized a student-led symposium at the Fall ACS meeting in Boston (August 2018). The speaker lineup was stellar!
Michael successfully defended his original research proposal today and is officially a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations Michael!
Flor Lozada Santiago from the Universidad Interamericana in Puerto Rico was an REU student in our group in summer 2017. Flor then went back to PR to finish her degree, and graduated this May 2018 summa cum laude. She was also selected to receive the John Will Harris Medal, her alma mater's highest academic recognition. Flor will start her graduate studies at UA this summer. Congratulations Flor!
Gabrielle Covey, a student from UA, returned to our labs today for a ten-week REU summer research experience, during which she will continue her studies on the metal binding properties of a series of novel rhodamine dyes capable of fluorescence turn-on signaling.
Dr. Bonizzoni participated in the three-day PI workshop for the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program at the NSF headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The workshop aims at bringing together principal investigators from funded INFEWS proposals to swap ideas, enhance collaborations, and plan for the program's future.
Xiaoli Liang, a graduate student in our group, was recognized with the third prize for her oral presentation at the 2018 Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium organized by Mississippi State University. Congratulation Xiaoli!
Addison Iszler, a senior at UA and an undergraduate researcher in our group for close to two years, has recently won the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, the topmost UA award for undergraduate research. Addie's and the other awardees' accomplishments were recognized today at a luncheon hosted by UA President Stuart Bell.