2018 Laitinen Graduate Fellowship Announced

The Analytical Chemistry Division is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Herbert A. and Marjorie G. Laitinen Graduate Fellowship, Ms. Juliette Experton. This award recognizes overall excellence in research, teaching, and service for a Ph.D. student in the analytical chemistry division. Juliette is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon and a member of Prof. Chuck Martin’s research group. Her dissertation research focuses on the development of low-voltage methods using gold-microtube membranes for cell electroporation and manganese dioxide particle synthesis. Congratulations Juliette!

2018 Tarrant Summer Graduate Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Scholarships. The endowment honors Prof. Paul Tarrant, a member of our department from 1946 to 1981, and this award promotes outstanding research for graduate students working in the division of Organic Chemistry.

This year’s recipients are Xiaoming Su and Ouidad Lahtigui. Xiaoming, who received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Renmin University, is a member of Prof. Lisa McElwee-White’s research group and is working on the design of tungsten oxide precursors for chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Her research also includes film growth study using CVD technique and film characterization. Ouidad received her M.S. degree in chemistry from Strasbourg University and is a member of Prof. Alex Grenning’s research group. Her research involves the development of iterative cyclization strategies to rapidly access the core of bicyclic and tricyclic terpenoid natural products.

2018 Stasch Award Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Ann R. Stasch Summer Fellowships. The endowment honors our first woman doctoral student, Ann R. Stasch, Ph.D., 1956 and recognizes excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, leadership and service.

The 2018 recipient is Yunlu Zhang. Yunlu, who received her M.S. degree in chemistry from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is a member of Prof. David Wei’s research group and studies the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) properties of metal nanoparticles, especially the plasmonic metal surface and matter interaction under visible light irradiation. Congratulations to Yunlu!

2018 Winefordner Award Announced

The Analytical Chemistry Division is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 James and Laura Winefordner Summer Graduate Scholarship, Ms. Emily Gill. Emily is a graduate of University of Birmingham and a member of Professor Rick Yost’s research group. Her dissertation research focuses on mass spectrometry and bioanalytical methods for studying Parkinson’s disease. Congratulations Emily!