Flor Lozada Santiago, an REU student from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, joined the group today. She will be working with us for ten intense weeks on the detection of carboxylate anions in water using polyelectrolyte receptors and pattern-based recognition methods.
Xiaoli successfully defended her original research proposal today and is officially a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations Xiaoli!
Michele Invernici, a graduate student from the University of Pavia coming to UA on an exchange fellowship, just started work in our group. Welcome Michele!
Xiaoli successfully completed her initial research review today, presenting the significant body of work she carried out in the last nine months on the binding of carbohydrates to covalently modified PAMAM dendrimers. Congratulations Xiaoli!
Michael H. Ihde joined our group as a new graduate student. He will start out on both synthetic and instrumental projects, on the one hand attempting a large-scale synthesis of covalently modifiable low-generation PAMAM dendrons, and on the other by continuing studies on the properties that enable PAMAM dendrimers to act as solubilizers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in neutral water solution. Welcome Michael!
Ashley defended her dissertation today, the first student to obtain her Ph.D. from our group at UA! Ashley also recently accepted a position as a lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Kentucky. Congratulations Dr. Jolly, and best wishes for your future career!
Xiaoli Liang joined our group as a new graduate student. She will start out on both synthetic and instrumental projects, on the one hand taking over the synthesis of a small dendrimer simulant, and on the other by testing new cationic dyes we received from the Wilson group at the University of Miami. Welcome Xiaoli!
Alie successfully defended her original research proposal today and is officially a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations Alie!
James "J.T." Vegrzyn, an undergraduate chemistry major, started work in our group today on the characterization of the interactions of a recently synthesized perylene diimide dye with linear anionic polyelectrolytes in water. Welcome JT!