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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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17 Mar 2015

Mike Ambrogio Heads Down South!

Former graduate student and postdoctoral fellow Mike Ambrogio (2007—2012) has recently begun working as a Research Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. He has joined the Nuclear Security and Advanced Technology group led by Brian Anderson, and will be utilizing vibrational spectroscopic techniques in the field of nuclear forensics. While he was at NU, Mike developed and tested various mechanized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery systems. Congratulations more...


09 Mar 2015

2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Jonathan Barnes (2010—2014), currently a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, wins this prestigious award sponsored by the Northwestern Chemistry Department. The award, which recognizes Jonathan's impressive accomplishments during his graduate career, comes with a monetary prize and an honorary plaque that will be presented at a Departmental Seminar to be given by him in the Fall. It is the second year running that a graduate student from the group has more...


12 Jan 2015

Alyssa's Experience GROWs to International Heights!

Master proposal writer Alyssa–Jennifer Avestro (5th year graduate student) has done it again! This time, Alyssa has landed not one, but TWO, highly coveted international awards—the NSF GROW Fellowship and the SERI Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship—to pursue independently proposed research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, hosted by the Matile more...


05 Jan 2015

Paul Eyes Top UK Chemistry Department for Research Impact

Paul McGonigal (2012–2015) will be leaving the Group in the Spring of 2015 to launch his independent academic career as a Lecturer (= Assistant Professor) in the Chemistry Department of the University of Durham, which was recently ranked as the UK's top Chemistry Department for Research Impact. During his time in the Group, Paul has been involved in numerous research projects, ranging from locating molecular more...




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