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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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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!

 

01 Dec 2015

Marco finds Sanctuary in Galileo's Workshop

Marco Frasconi, former postdoctoral fellow in the Group, has moved to Padova to become Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Padova beginning 1 December 2015. During his time (2010—2014) in the Group, Marco's research focused on understanding the mechanistic aspects of molecular radical recognition as well as in the development of mechanized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for a range of applications. Congratulationi Marco! Ed in bocca al lupo per il futuro!

 

16 Nov 2015

Early Career Prize Draws Alyssa Across the Pond

Alyssa–Jennifer Avestro (2010—2015) has been selected by Her Majesty's Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to commence her independent academic career as an 1851 Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University, which was recently ranked as the UK's top Chemistry Department for Research Impact (REF2014). This three–year early more...

 

 

 

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» Deniz Returns to Academia in his Native Land

» Marco finds Sanctuary in Galileo's Workshop

» Early Career Prize Draws Alyssa Across the Pond

» Xisen Set to Present Security Inks at Inventors Competition

 

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