Prof. Bruce Gibb from Tulane University is visiting the Department to give a seminar as our guest. Dr. Gibb, a household name in the supramolecular field and the co-editor of Supramolecular Chemistry, has greatly contributed to our understanding of supramolecular hosts with a well-defined cavity in water media, both through elegant host design (the "Gibb octa-anion"), and through careful thermodynamic studies.
Gabrielle Covey, an experienced undergraduate researcher in our group, presented a talk at the ACS Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC 2019) held this year at the University of Tennessee - Martin. She spoke on her research on metal complexation by modified rhodamine dyes carried out in collaboration with the Wallace Group at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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).
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.