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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...

25 Jan 2013

Science in Highly–Charged Stable Organic Radicals

The discovery of a new class of stable organic radicals, which can accept up to eight electrons and can be switched between diamagnetic and paramagnetic states, is the outcome of a multidisciplinary effort from Northwestern, more...

09 Jan 2013

ExBox Wraps Up Pollutants

In the article published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on 9 January 2013, and highlighted on the cover more...

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24 Mar 2014

A One Two by Milliken

For the second year in a row, we will be represented at the Milliken Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), hosted by Milliken & Company in Spartanburg SC on 26–28 March 2014. Following hot on the heels of Jonathan Barnes (2013 delegate) Alyssa–Jennifer Avestro has been selected from a highly competitive national pool of 250 applicants to present her graduate thesis program and network with industrial professionals at the more...


18 Mar 2014

Marco Frasconi Heads to Italy!

After 3 years and 3 months at NU, postdoctoral fellow Marco Frasconi (2010–2014) has moved on to Genova, in Italy, to take up a postdoctoral position at the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the Nanophysics Department beginning 3 March 2014. During his time in the group, Marco contributed to a series of projects ranging from light–responsive drug delivery systems to molecular topology, in addition to revealing the finer details of molecular radical recognition. Congratulations more...


12 Feb 2014

Jonathan Barnes is Off to MIT!

After graduating with his PhD in 40 months, graduate student Jonathan Barnes (2010–2014) has moved to Boston to become a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Jeremiah Johnson in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) beginning 12 February 2014. While in the Stoddart group, Jonathan's research focused on co–creating the ExBox series of molecular receptors, utilizing the radical molecular recognition of viologens to develop integrated more...


06 Feb 2014

Foresight Honors Jonathan Barnes

Graduate student Jonathan Barnes (2010–2014) has been awarded the Foresight 2013 Distinguished Student Award from the Foresight Institute, which is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. The award was established in 1997 and is given to a college student or graduate student whose work is notable in the field of nanotechnology. It includes a monetary prize and an expenses–paid trip to the 2014 more...




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