News and Announcements

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December 2022

  • Welcome to new group members, Arya Ajay, Anurupa Naskar and Peter Cappaert.

August 2022

  • Welcome to all the new graduate students!

June 2022

  • Welcome to new graduate student, Nicholle Chew.

May 2022

  • Congratulations to Moumita and Sheyda on being selected for the Siedle and Chester Davis fellowships, respectively. Both received Rothrock departmental awards
  • Congratulations to Sarah on defending her Ph.D.!

April 2022

  • Congratulations to Moumita on being selected as a participant in the 2022 ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy.

March 2022

  • Congratulations to Krista Kulesa on being selected as a speaker at the 2022 Inorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Seminar.

December 2021

  • Welcome to new graduate student Austin Chivington!

November 2021

  • Congratulations to Juan on defending his Ph.D. thesis. He will start his NSF MPS-Ascend supported postdoctoral fellowship with Jeff Long in the new year.
  • Congratulations to Moumita on passing her Ph.D. candidacy exam.
  • Congratulations to Sarah on winning the best poster award at PINDU.

October 2021

  • Congratulations to Bao on passing his Ph.D. candidacy exam.
  • Welcome to our new postdoc Duleeka Wannipurage.
  • A nice highlight of Juan's iron oxo paper by Corinna Hess.

April 2021

  • Congratulations to Krista on winning a DOE SCGSR fellowship!

March 2021

  • Congratulations to Sheyda on passing her Ph.D. candidacy exam!

February 2021

  • Two of Jorge's papers featured at ChemMatCARS. Thanks to Maren and Vero in the IUMSC for putting these together!

January 2021

  • Best wishes to Dipankar in his new position.
  • Congratulations to new ECS student chapter President (Krista) and Treasurer (Sheyda)!

October 2020

  • A highlight of Jorge's Fe(VI) paper in C&E News.

September 2020

  • A nice highlight of Jorge's PN paper by Daniel Tofan and Alexandra Velian in ACS Cent. Sci.
  • Lab is up and running after the COVID shutdown for much of the spring and early summer.      
  • Belated congratulations to Jorge and Sean for remotely defending their theses over the summer. Jorge has a postdoc position with John Anderson (U. Chicago), while Sean is now an instructor at SUNY Plattsburgh.

October 2019

  • Congratulations to Sarah and Krista on passing their fifth semester examinations!

September 2019

  • Welcome to visiting student, Ziqing (David) Xiong!
  • Welcome to our new postdoc, Dipankar Sahoo. Dipankar completed his Ph.D. with Sankar Prasad Rath (IIT Kanpur), and was previously a postdoc with Yunho Lee (KAIST) and our own Jared Lewis.

April 2019

  • Congratulations to Song Xu on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis. Song will be going on to a postdoc with Bill Evans.

March 2019

February 2019

  • Welcome to our new postdoc, Yafei Gao. Yafei completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Liang Deng, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC).

November 2018

  • Welcome to new graduate student, Sheyda Partovi.

October 2018

  • Congratulations to Juan Valdez-Moreira on passing his fifth semester exam.

June 2018

  • Congratulations to Jorge Martinez on being awarded the Chester Davis Inorganic Fellowship!
  • Our collaborative work with the Jakubikova group (NCSU) on electrocatalytic nitrate reduction is featured on the back cover of Chem. Sci.
  • Welcome to our summer researcher, Sheyda Partovi.
  • Best wishes to former student, Sal Muñoz, on his new position at Boulder Scientific.

April 2018

  • Congratulations to Sean Lutz on being accepted into the Briscoe Teacher Scholar Program.
  • Congratulations to Song Xu on winning the Nebergall Award.
  • Congratulations to Juan Valdez-Moreira on winning the E. Campaigne C500 Award.

October 2017

June 2017

  • Welcome to our summer researcher, Sarah Braley.

May 2017

  • Congratulations to Dr Anne Hickey! Anne will be going on to a postdoc with Dick Schrock.

January 2017

  • Our work on single molecule magnets is highlighted at ScIU.

November 2016

  • Congratulations to Jorge Martinez on passing his fifth semester exam!
  • Anne Hickey wins the best poster award at PINDU.

October 2016

  • Congratulations to Sean Lutz on passing his fifth semester exam!
  • Welcome to our newest group member, Juan Valdez-Moreira.

August 2016

  • Welcome to all new graduate students!.

June 2016

  • Welcome to our summer researcher, Juan Valdez-Moreira.

April 2016

  • Congratulations to Anne Hickey on winning the Nebergall award in inorganic chemistry!

December 2015

  • Mei Ding departs for Singapore. We wish her all the best for the future.

November 2015

  • Congratulations to Song Xu on passing his fifth semester exam!

October 2015

  • Welcome to our newest group member, Sean Millikan.
  • Our research is highlighted by the CNRS (France).

September 2015

  • Mei Ding's research is featured in C&E News.

August 2015

  • Congratulations to Mei Ding on having her paper selected as an ACS Editors' Choice.
  • Welcome to all new graduate students.

July 2015

  • Congratulations to Anne Hickey on winning the Chester Davis Fellowship!

May 2015

  • Welcome to Vikrant Tripathy, an IIT-Bombay undergraduate student who will be spending part of the summer with us.
  • Welcome to Sean Lutz, our newest graduate student.

March 2015

  • Congratulations to Dr Sal Muñoz on defending his Ph.D. thesis. Sal will take up a postdoctoral position with Michael Neidig at the University of Rochester.

December 2014

  • Congratulations to Anne Hickey on passing her fifth semester exam!

October 2014

  • A hearty welcome to our newest graduate students - Jorge Martinez and Ian Shaw!
  • Welcome also to Nick Maciulus and Nick Labrum (coadvised with Ken Caulton) and Adam Kinne (coadvised with Ken Caulton and Jeff Zaleski).

August 2014

  • Welcome to all the new graduate students.

July 2014

  • Good luck to Wei-Tsung Lee in his new position as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University-Chicago!

June 2014

  • Welcome to our summer researchers: Ian Shaw, Jorge Martinez and Kaelin Easley.

May 2014

  • Our Mössbauer spectrometer is up and running. Thanks to SEE Co. for making this happen.

April 2014

  • Congratulations to Anne Hickey on winning the C500 award!

February 2014

  • The Smith Group website is launched.
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