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!
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.
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!
Xiaoli presented a poster today on the detection of sugars using boronated polymers at the 5th WiSE (Women in STEM Experience) Symposium organized by the University of Alabama. Her poster was selected to win the First Prize Poster Award! Congratulations Xiaoli!
Dr. Bonizzoni was one of the 14 junior academics selected nationwide as emerging young investigators by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and invited to present at the Academic Young Investigator Symposium held at the Fall ACS National meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Michael Ihde, a first-year graduate student in our group, was awarded the third prize at the 6th Annual Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi State University, for his talk titled "A minimal sensor array for metal ion detection in water". Congratulations Michael!
Ashley and Xiaoli were both recognized today during our departmental Chemistry Honors ceremony. Ashley won the Outstanding Dissertation award, and Xiaoli the Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student award. Congratulations to both!
Xiaoli was selected to be a Graduate Council Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year, in recognition of her outstanding work in our graduate program. Congratulations Xiaoli!
Dr. Bonizzoni delivered an invited talk on the group's recent research on the interaction of hydrophobics with cationic polyelectrolytes at the 2015 Physical Organic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference held at Holderness School, Holderness, NH.