Congratulations to the new masters of the Coates group! Aran, Omar, and Ting Wei passed their A exams with flying colors. Good job!
We congratulate Dr. Kyle as he passed his B Exam! We will all miss you and wish you all the best starting your next journey at Solvay!
Kyle’s defense in progress. Rubber chicken’s last appearance as he demonstrates elastomers!
For the first time in Coates group history Kyle got the clock with a cork not once but twice!!!
Dr. Kyle’s cake!
They all made it!
From left: Dr. Jessica, Dr. Qi, Dr. Dave, Dr. Kyle
Congratulations to the newest Dr of the Coates group as Dr. Qi successfully defended his thesis! Good luck to you as you head off to PPG in Pittsburgh! We will miss you!
B exam cake
Qi aims at James who bravely stood in the line of fire.
Geoff gets the first drink with the new Dr!
565 is proud of their new Dr! (Missing Wei)
From left: Dr. Jessica, Dr. Qi, Dave contemplating that he is next, Kyle
We welcome Claire Lidston from Harvard as our new graduate student! We are very happy to have you here!
We are happy to have two REU students this summer through the CSP. Paul is visiting us from Case Western University and Anna is our in-house Cornellian.
Coates Group welcomes Dr. Maria Padilla as she visits from the Toste Group to learn high-pressure techniques.
Congratulations to our Coates Group graduates both grads and undergrads! Best wishes to Susan as she heads to optometry school, Sam as he continues his chemistry at Princeton, and Ahmed as he travels to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar! We will all miss you!
Left to right: Sam, Qi, Dave, Geoff, Jessica, Kyle
Left to right: Qi, Kyle, Ahmed, Sam, Jessica, and Dave
Members of the Coates group pretended to be inorganic chemists for a day and presented at the Western NY Inorganic Symposium at Cornell. Thanks to the Wilson group and other organizers for arranging the conference!
Wei presents his PhD work.
A crowd gathers around Wei’s poster on cross-couplings.
Kristine presents her PhD work on coinage-metal ethylene complexes.
“There will be no transition metals in this talk.” Maria presents on aluminum catalyzed polymerizations.
Our undergrad Ahmed Ahmed was featured in an article in the Washington Post about his journey to becoming a Rhodes Scholar.
Congrats to Dr. Jessica Lamb on defending her thesis! It was a memorable experience with the fire alarm going off in the middle of it! Best wishes to her as she heads off to MIT to do a postdoc in the Johnson group! We will miss you!
B exam in progress!
Coates group waiting for the fire trucks to arrive and check things out after fire alarm went off in the middle of the B exam. (As far as we know there wasn’t actually a fire!)
B Exam cake!
Champagne opening – can she hit the clock with the cork?
Dr. Jessica and Geoff
One down, three to go!
(From left: Dr. Jessica, Qi, Dave, Kyle)