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18 May 2015

Pumped Up Molecules

Using nature's carrier proteins for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump. An article published in Nature more...

22 Apr 2015

Exposing Knock–Offs with Heterorotaxane-Based Security Inks

The dynamic nature of a heterorotaxane with tunable solid–state fluorescent emissions can be enabled through reversible manipulation of its aggregation by supramolecular encapsulation. When this integrated system is introduced more...

21 Feb 2014

Textbook Chemistry in Nature Chemistry

A simple abiotic model illustrating the fundamental way in which enzymes catalyze reactions in living systems is the result of a collaboration with Jay Siegel at more...

21 Jul 2013

Gold Recovery Goes Green

An environmentally benign sugar — alpha–cyclodextrin, which is derived from starch — acts as a highly selective sequestering agent for the gold salt, potassium tetrabromoaurate. The serendipitous discovery of this green method more...

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02 Mar 2016

Top Recognition of Chuyang Cheng by the Chinese Government

Fifth–year graduate student Chuyang Cheng has been selected by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to be a recipient of the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self–Financed Students Abroad for 2015. This particular award, which is extremely competitive, is only given to the best and brightest of the young Chinese students who carry out their research overseas. Congratulations Chuyang!


23 Feb 2016

Ivan Aprahamian Picks up Cram–Lehn–Pedersen Prize

Ivan Aprahamian (2005—2008 / UCLA) at Dartmouth College is the winner of the 2016 Cram–Lehn–Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry sponsored by Chemical Communications. Ivan will deliver his award lecture at the 11th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry to be held in Seoul, Korea this summer (10—14 July 2016). Congratulations Ivan!


15 Jan 2016

MacArthur Fellow Will Dichtel to Join NU Chemistry Faculty

Will Dichtel, MacArthur Fellow and former Group member (2005—2008) will join Northwestern University as a Professor of Chemistry this summer. Coming over from Cornell University, Will brings a bevy of distinguished honors with him to NU including the American Chemical Society's Arthur C. Cope Award and the National Fresenius Award. Will's pioneering work focuses on developing more...


06 Jan 2016

Deniz Returns to Academia in his Native Land

Deniz Yilmaz, former postdoctoral fellow in the Group, has moved to Konya in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Konya Food and Agriculture University, beginning 3 December 2015. During his time (2011—2013) in the Group, Deniz worked on both mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery and photocurrent generation from low band-gap and green BODIPY-based electrochromic polymers. Congratulations Deniz!




» Top Recognition of Chuyang Cheng by the Chinese Government

» Ivan Aprahamian Picks up Cram–Lehn–Pedersen Prize

» MacArthur Fellow Will Dichtel to Join NU Chemistry Faculty

» Deniz Returns to Academia in his Native Land

» Marco finds Sanctuary in Galileo's Workshop


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