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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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30 Jul 2015

Stuart Rowan Picks Up an ACS POLY Award

Stuart Rowan (1998—1999) has been named the 2015 Herman F Mark Scholar by the ACS POLY Division. A Symposium has been organized in Stuart's honor at the 250th ACS National Meeting to be held in Boston, 16—20 August 2015. It will take place on Sunday 16 August. Congratulations Stuart!


21 Jul 2015

ZJU Lures Hao Li Back Home

Former graduate student Hao Li (2007—2013), following two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin with Jonathan Sessler, has joined Zhejiang University (ZJU) as a tenure–track Professor of Chemistry. Well done Hao!


16 Jun 2015

NU Graduate Mike Hong Off to the Lone Star State

Mike Hong (2013–2015) after spending three years in the group will be joining the University of Texas South Western Medical Center in Dallas immediately after graduating on 19 June 2015. Through his junior and senior years as an undergraduate, Mike worked closely on a host of different research lines with Dennis Cao — and leaves a trail of successes behind him. Good luck Mike!


01 Jun 2015

Isurika Returns to the Island of Serendip

After spending two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the group, Isurika Fernando (2013—2015) is leaving us to return to her alma mater, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer (= Assistant Professor) in the Department of Chemistry, starting there on 1 July 2015. During her time in the group, Isurika made important contributions to a broad range of projects all the way from redox–controlled molecular topologies to dual–responsive drug–delivery systems. Congratulations Isurika!




» Stuart Rowan Picks Up an ACS POLY Award

» ZJU Lures Hao Li Back Home

» NU Graduate Mike Hong Off to the Lone Star State

» Isurika Returns to the Island of Serendip

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