Congratulations to Emily Ripka, who defended her thesis on Nov 22!. Good luck Emily!
Congratulations to Dr. Yuetian Chen who defended her Ph.D. on September 5th!
A great ACS NERM Meeting in June. The Maye group had 11 presentations in total, with excellent talks by Emily, Yuetian, and Dr. Maye, along with great posters by Hediyeh, Buddhini, and Tina!
Working with Prof. Njoki at Hampton University, we recently published in ACS Applied Nano Materials a study that completes our work of focusing on alloying at Au/Ag interfaces under hydrothermal temperatures and microwave heating. In this study, we used electrochemistry to better understand alloying and the composition at the particle interface.
Emily's article on understanding perovskite surfaces using 1D and 2D NMR has been published at Langmuir!
Yuetian Chen*, "COLL 194 + Sci-Mix: Chemical and Structural Analysis of the Surface of Quantum Rods" (LINK)
Emily G. Ripka* "COLL 198 + Sci-Mix: CsPbX3 Ligand Binding Dynamics: A 2D Diffusion and Relaxation NMR Study" (LINK)
Emily G. Ripka* "PHYS 479: Monitoring Catalysis of Organohalide Reactions with Perovskite Nanoparticle Surfaces" (LINK)
Our collaboration with Dr. Mircea Cotlet at BNL on studying energy transfer between nano-perovskite's and 1D surfaces was recently the feature cover article in Particle. (LINK) In this project, our lab designed and synthesized a number of CsPbX3 particles, which were combined with MoS2 and graphene in the Cotlet lab and charge transfer (electron and hole) was studied using single molecule spectroscopy.
On July 2, Laxmikant successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Design & Synthesis of Stainless Steel Nanoparticles: Oxidation Behavior and Morphological Evolution". Congrats LP and good luck!
Liliana Karam defended her thesis, "The Bio-Nano Interface: Investigating the Roles of Nanoparticle Morphology, Microstructure, Optical Properties and Surface Chemistry for Biological Applications" on June 7. Congrats Lili!
Congrats to our undergraduate researchers Kevin Cruz-Lopez and Michael Klaczko, who graduated this spring as Chemistry Majors. Good luck in Medical and Graduate School!