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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 Oct 2015

"Genius Grant" for Will Dichtel

Will Dichtel (2005—2008) is one of 24 people selected as a 2015 Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more information, see the short video on the MacArthur website and the article in the New York Times on 29 September 2015. A fantastic achievement Will! We are very proud of you and your group's achievements.


14 Sep 2015

Xisen Lands a Prestigious Industrial Fellowship

Fourth Year Graduate Student Xisen Hou has been selected to be the recepient of the 2015—2017 Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APCI) Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship sponsored by APCI recognizes only one PhD student in either Chemistry or Materials Science every year by providing research funds in addition to a stipend as well as the opportunity to spend a three–month internship at the APCI Headquarters in Allentown PA. Congratulations Xisen!


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!




» "Genius Grant" for Will Dichtel

» Xisen Lands a Prestigious Industrial Fellowship

» Making the Move from IBM to UW

» Tenure and Promotion for Yanli

» Dartmouth Goes for the Double


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