Xiaoli Liang, a PhD student in our group, successfully defended her dissertation today! Xiaoli also recently accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Gillies research group at the University of Western Ontario. Congratulations Dr. Liang, and best wishes for your future career!
Michael Ihde, a fourth-year student in our group, was notified today that he was selected to give an oral presentation on his research at the 2019 Physical Organic Gordon Research Seminar, taking place right before the corresponding GRC on June 22-23. Congratulations Michael!
Flor Lozada Santiago is a first year graduate student in our group. She was previously an REU researcher with us in Summer 2017. Flor was recently recognized with the Outstanding First-Year Graduate Student award from our Department. This award recognizes excellence and dedication in teaching among our first-year graduate students. Congratulations Flor!
Yifei, a graduate student in the group, successfully passed her oral candidacy exam at the end of March, presenting an original proposal on the use of modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles for photo-controlled guest molecule storage and release. Yifei is now a Ph.D. candidate: congratulations!
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.
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.
Two new graduate students, Rezoanul Islam and Xiyuan Yao, joined the group this fall! Welcome Rezouan and Xiyuan!