- 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).
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!
Addison Iszler, an undergraduate researcher in our group working on the characterization of "knockout" analogues of PAMAM dendrimers who was recently recognized with the Randall research award, presented a poster at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities conference today on the UA campus. Good job Addie!
Our paper on the thermodynamic origin of the selectivity (or lack thereof) of a transition metal based receptor to a series of anions, stemming from work done by Michele Invernici, a visiting graduate student from Italy who spent six months in our group, has been accepted for publication in Chemistry - a European Journal! Here is a link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201800067
Dr. Bonizzoni was invited to present at the 2017 CASE (Catalysis and Sensing for our Environment) conference, organized in Shanghai, China by Prof. Yujun Yang (ECUST).
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!
All members of the group will present their research at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS in Columbia, SC. Dr. Bonizzoni presented an invited paper in a supramolecular symposium organized by Ken and Linda Shimizu of USC.
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!