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!
Congratulations to Dr. Nikki Hoang who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Protein Corona Formation and Analysis on Colloidal Inorganic Nanoparticles” on June 20th!
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!
Congratulations to Beza Tuga (Haynes group), who has received a 2023-24 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) from the University of Minnesota, which is given to “the University’s most accomplished Ph.D. candidates.” Read a News Release featuring Beza here.
Congratulations to Professor Christy Haynes, Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, for becoming the new head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. She will begin her duties on July 1st, 2023 when she will become the first woman to hold this position. Read a News Release featuring Professor Haynes here!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shanna Stoddard will be the CSN’s Scholar-in-Residence for summer 2023. Dr. Stoddard is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Rhodes College, and is also Director for the STEM Cohort Mentoring Program. She will participate in various activities with the center, including a Wednesday seminar about her research and mentoring, and working with both mentors and students in our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Blake Hudson who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Electronic Structure & Thermodynamics Modeling of Complex Metal Oxides in the Environment” at the University of Iowa November 28th!
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoxiao Yao who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Photoluminescence Mechanism and Agricultural Application of Carbon Dots.” on July 28th. Xiaoxiao will start work at Eat Just in San Francisco and will be an incredible training opportunity for Xiaoxiao as she enters the science field!