Chris helps facilitate at the ACS hosted Cottrell Scholar Collaborative New Faculty Workshop in Washington DC. (August 3-5)
The Douglas & Topczewski labs go camping! Campfire cooking, yard games, canoeing, cards, and Grant Frost’s newly-minted Hawaiian Derby combine for an awesome trip. (June 9-11)
We bid farewell to Elizabeth Alonzi, who is leaving to do research in her major with Prof. Brett Barney in the Department of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering. Stay awesome, Elizabeth!
Some group members march for science: Grant Frost marches in St. Paul and Chris marches in Chicago with his family and a few old friends. (April 22)
Grant Frost presents his work on developing a mechanistic model for enantioselective cyanoamidation via C–CN bond activation in the HC Brown symposium at Purdue University. (April 14)
Group Alum Phil Gemmel accepts an offer for graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Chicago (April 12)
Katie McGarry and Chris Douglas coauthor with Johannes Benduhn, Koen Vandewal and an international team on voltage loss in organic solar cells. Read the work in Nature Energy. (April 10)
Nick Serratore and Chris Douglas coauthor with Brett Barney and his lab on characterizing the aldehyde binding pocket of dehydrogenase enzymes. Read the work in Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (April 7)
Chris gives seminar on the group's rubrene work at Rutgers University - Newark. Thank you to Professor Elena Galoppini for the invitation and serving as an outstanding host! (April 6)
Chris covers class for Prof. Hoye in CHEM 8322. By request, Chris took the class on a 50 minute walk to the memory lane of his PhD research on the synthesis of (–)-sarain A (March 27)
Chris wins Taylor Award for Distinguished Teaching
Group alumna Melissa Hardy is awarded a NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship. Good luck to Melissa in her graduate studies!