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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!

Professor Christy Haynes named new head of the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry

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!

Dr. Shana Stoddard is CSN’s 2023 Scholar-in-Residence

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.

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.