Headlines from the Department

Congratulations to Casey Kennedy: 2017 recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship!  Casey is completing her Ph.D in Erik Grumstrup's lab (Press Release).

April/May Events from our Graduate Students!

Amanda Mattson-Ph.D Defense, April 12th at 1 pm Byker √
Christine Gobbrogge-Ph.D Defense, April 14th at 9 am Byker √
Rebecca Danforth -Ph.D. Defense, April 14th at 2 pm Byker √
Colin Miller-4th year Seminar, April 17th at 2 pm Byker √
Natasha Pence-3rd Year Seminar April 27th at 11 am Byker
Natasha Pettinger-MS Defense, May 1st at 1 pm Byker 
Ashley Beckstead- Ph.D. Defense, May 3rd at 9 am ABB 138  
(see the seminar schedule for further information) 

Read about Professor Rob Walker's 3-month stay in Denmark: An interview by the Danish Technical University Press 

Recent Publications

Carolyn E Lubner, David P Jennings, David W Mulder, Gerrit J Schut, Oleg A Zadvornyy, John P Hoben, Monika Tokmina-Lukaszewska, Luke Berry, Diep M Nguyen, Gina L Lipscomb, Brian Bothner, Anne K Jones, Anne-Frances Miller, Paul W King, Michael W Adams & JohnPeters, "Mechanistic insights into energy conservation by flavin-based electron bifurcation" Nature Chemical Biology , 2017 https://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchembio.2348.html

Hill, A. H.; Smyser, K. E.; Kennedy, C. L.; Massaro, E. S.; Grumstrup, E. M., "Screened Charge Carrier Transport in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Thin Films". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00046

"Excited-State Dynamics of Melamine and Its Lysine Derivative Investigated by Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy" Yuyuan Zhang, Ashley A Beckstead, Yuesong Hu, Xijun Piao, Dennis Bong, Bern Kohler , Molecules 2016, 21(12), 1645; doi:10.3390/molecules21121645

"Hiding the Headgroup? Remarkable Similarity in Alkyl Coverage of the Surfaces of Pyrrolidinium- and Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids," Maria A Tesa-Serrate, Eric J Smoll, Lucia D'Andrea, Simon M Purcell, Matthew L Costen, Duncan W Bruce, John M Slattery, Timothy K Minton, Kenneth G McKendrick,  J. Phys. Chem. C,2016, 120 (48), pp 27369–27379

"Mono- and binuclear tris(3-tert-butyl-2-sulfanylidene-1H-imidazol-1-yl)hydroborate bismuth(III) dichloride complexes: a soft scorpionate ligand can coordinate to p-block elements." Kiyoshi Fujisawa, Ayaka Kuboniwa, Mercedesz Kiss, Robert K Szilagyi. Acta Cryst. (2016). C72, 768-776 https://doi.org/10.1107/S205322961