Megan Fieser from the Tolman group at UMN came and visited for the week to do high-throughput experiments through the CSP. We’ve really enjoyed having her this week! Come back for another round of experiments any time, Megan!
Here is our most recent group picture (from June 2016)!Back Row: Wei Yu, Qi Zheng, Jessica Lamb, Brandon Tiegs, Omar Padilla Velez, Ting-Wei Lin, Sam Newman-Stonebreaker, Xiaopeng Yu
Front Row: Geoff Coates, Lilli Morris, Susan Chen, Anna Overholts, Aran Hubbel, Julie Longo Whitehead, Kyle O’Connor, Maria Sanford
Not shown: Dave Vaccarello, Anne LaPointe, James Eagan, Ahmed Ahmed, Michelle Lee
While on vacation in CA Anne did outreach with 3rd graders! Looks like fun was had by all!
Former graduate student Scott Allen and Novomer were featured in an article about making products from air in the NY Times!
Our 2009 JACS comm on sequence control with Christophe Thomas was mentioned in C&EN!
The group was well-represented at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia – Kyle and Maria presented, James attended, and several former group members were there as well!
Congrats to Kyle O’Connor on his recent paper on thermoplastic elastomers!
Both Yuki and Qi published papers this month on polymer electrolytes! Congrats to them both on their papers!
We participated in NYS 4-H’s Career Connections program by hosting a workshop for 8th and 9th graders on polymer chemistry, which included an experiment on recycling PLA cups by degrading them into a cleaning solution. A good time was had by all!
Congratulations to our undergrad Anna Overholts who was selected as a member of the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Scholars (RCPRS) program!