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!
Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Green who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Material and Medium Composition Influence on Nanomaterial Transformations in the Environment,” on July 12! He has accepted a position with MilliporeSigma.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Mitchell who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Investigating Bacterial Response To Environmental Pressure: Molecular-Level Characterization of Resistance to Engineered Nanomaterials,” on July 6th. Stephanie has been selected as one of 15 California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Policy Fellows for the coming year where she will guide science and technology policy development in California and advise decision makers. The CCST is the most established and recognized state-level fellowship and will be an incredible training opportunity for Steph as she enters the science policy field!
Laura Kesner defended her thesis on June 14 titled “Impact of surface properties on nanoparticle-induced phase change in phospholipid vesicles”. Congratulations Dr. Kesner!
Paige Kinsley defended her thesis, entitled “Carbon Coatings as a Tool for Controlling Surface Chemistry of Materials” on May 31, 2022. Paige has accepted a position as Education Outreach Lead for the Argonne Leadership Computational Facility at Argonne National Labs. Congratulations, Dr. Kinsley!
Kyoungtea Kim defended his thesis, entitled “Characterization of Nanoparticle Interactions at the Biological Interfaces” on Dec 13, 2021. Congratulations Dr. Kim!
Diamond Jones (Mason group) successfully defended her doctoral thesis, “First principles and thermodynamics approach to understanding metal release from complex metal oxides” on November 23, 2021. Congratulations, Dr. Jones!