Group members Maddie Plunkett and Brendan Rosamond earned BS degrees in chemistry this past weekend. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.
Brendan Rosamond and Jacques VanZyl joined the Shaughnessy group as undergraduate researchers for the spring 2021 semester. Brendan is a senior chemistry major and Jacques is a sophomore biology major.
A collaborative paper between the Shaughnessy, Martin Bakker, and Yuping Bao groups at UA has been published in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. The paper describes the one-pot synthesis of heirarchically porous carbon containing nickel nanoparticles by incorporation of nickel-salen complexes in the carbon sol-gel synthesis. The resulting nickel-containing materials were effective catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
Dr. Russell Macoon (BS 2016) has accepted a position as a biomedical engineer with the FDA in Washington, DC. Dr. Macoon earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 2019.
Ashley Gilliam and Matthew Delahay earned their MS degrees this week. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions their graduate ceremony will have to be delayed. Both Ashley and Matthew have accepted positions with Avanti Polar Lipids in Birmingham.