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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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31 Aug 2015

Making the Move from IBM to UW

Al Nelson will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle this Fall as an Assistant Professor. During his time (1999—2004) as a graduate student at UCLA, Al worked on carbohydrate–bearing polymers and polyrotaxanes with the aim of probing protein–carbohydrate interactions. He has spent one year as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Grubbs group at CALTECH, more...


26 Aug 2015

Tenure and Promotion for Yanli

Yanli Zhao (2005—2010) has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. During his time at UCLA and NU, Yanli contributed through some 26 publications to research that ranged all the way from radical chemistry and molecular machines to theranostic nanomedicine with mechanized mesoporous silica nanoparticles. Many congratulations to Yanli!


24 Aug 2015

Dartmouth Goes for the Double

By joining the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Dartmouth College on 1 September 2015 as an Assistant Professor, Chenfeng Ke (2011—2015) will be following in the footsteps of former group member, Ivan Aprahamian (2005—2008). During his time at Northwestern, Chenfeng developed a highly efficient method for templating the synthesis of rotaxanes and high molecular polyrotaxanes — namely cooperative capture in template–directed synthesis. Congratulations more...


05 Aug 2015

The Old Texas Two–Step from TAMUCC to TJU

Former graduate student Mark Olson (2005—2010), following a five–year residence as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), has been enticed away to Tianjin University's (TJU's) School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) earning tenure and promotion as a National 1000 Plan Young Professor of Chemistry where he will be affiliated with the Institute for Molecular Design. Mark was awarded the 1000 Plan Foreign Expert designation more...




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» Dartmouth Goes for the Double

» The Old Texas Two–Step from TAMUCC to TJU

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