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Graduate Student Katie Earl Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Earl (Hamers group) successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Reciprocal Redox of Biomolecules on Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Surfaces” on October 19th! She has accepted a position at H2U, a start-up company near Los Angeles, CA.

Graduate Student Eric Ostovich Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Ostovich who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Using Novel Multiplexed Algal Cytological Imaging Assay and Machine Learning to Predict the Phytotoxic Mode of Action of LiCoO2 Nanomaterials to the Green Algae Raphidocelis subcapitata” on August 1st! 

Dr. Shana Stoddard awarded Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award

Dr. Stoddard, our 2023 CSN Scholar-in-Residence, was recently awarded the Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award 2023. This award was stablished to recognize an investigator working with undergraduates that has had significant impact in the careers of the students. Read the full news release featuring Dr. Stoddard here!

Graduate Student Leslie Sigmon Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Sigmon who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future:Investigating Photoluminescence in Carbon Dots and Agricultural Phosphorus Delivery” on February 3rd! 

Graduate Student Levi Hogan Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Levi Hogan who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Single Nanoparticle Absorption Spectroscopy: Chemical Dynamics Using Optical Microresonators.” on September 22nd!  Levi recently accepted a Senior Scientist position at PPD.

Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel is CSN’s 2022 Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel has accepted our invitation to become our CSN Scholar-in-Residence for summer 2022. Dr. Wilkins-Yel is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She also founded and co-directs the I Can Persist STEM Initiative, “a multi-component research-based program aimed at promoting STEM persistence among women and girls of color.” She will participate in various activities with the center, including a Wednesday seminar about her research and mentoring summer undergraduate students on translating science through an equity-centered lens.

Dr. Theresa Gaines is CSN’s Scholar-in-Residence

The CSN is delighted to announce Dr.Theresa Gaines as the Scholar-in-Residence for the 2021 summer. Dr. Gaines will focus her work on educational chemistry games. Dr. Gaines is currently an Assistant Professor at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi where she teaches primarily organic chemistry. She also founded Big Magnet Games to develop fluency in chemistry through card and tabletop games. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Dixie State University. Before this she completed a Bio-Bus Fellowship at Georgia State University. In addition, she is an amateur cheesemaker and writes the occasional blog on the subject found here. Dr. Gaines is also known as @gathwaegl on social media.

Welcome to Dr. Della Mosley, CSN’s new Wellness, Equity, & Liberation Consultant

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We are excited to welcome Dr. Della Mosley (“Dr. Della”) to the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology as our new Wellness, Equity, and Liberation Consultant! Dr. Della is a counseling psychologist from the University of Florida and co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (#Academics4BlackLives), and she brings a unique and powerful approach that aims to enhance wellness, equity, and liberation in the Center. Grounded in a Black queer feminist framework and critical consciousness theory, her work uses evidence-based and culturally mindful methods to bring about effective change and measurable results in the area of liberation (e.g., equity, inclusion, well-being) for marginalized folx. For more information, see Dr. Della’s website, as well as recent research publications such as “Radical hope in revolting times: Proposing a culturally relevant… Read More »Welcome to Dr. Della Mosley, CSN’s new Wellness, Equity, & Liberation Consultant