A collaborative paper involving the Shaughnessy and Martin Bakker groups in Chemistry and the John van Zee group in Chemical & Biological Engineering was published in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. The paper entitled, "Copolymerization of Transition Metal Salen Complexes and Conversion into Metal Nanoparticles Supported on Hierarchically Porous Carbon Monoliths: A One Pot Synthesis," describes the incorporation of metal salen complexes in a carbon sol-gel. Pyrolysis provides a carbon material with metal nanoparticles.
Sabrina Curley, a Mechanical Engineering major and Chemistry minor, joined the Shaughnessy group this fall. Sabrina is working on a joint project between the Shaughnessy and Bakker groups focused on the synthesis of metal-ligand complexes that can be incorporated in carbon mesoporous materials.
Brent Kuhnel, a Chemical Engineering major, joined the Shaughnessy group as an undergraduate researcher in summer 2017. Brent is working on the synthesis of new heterobidentate diphosphine ligands.
Congratulations to Shaughnessy group members who received degrees during the May Commencement ceremony.
Undergraduate research students Renee Stullich and Michelle Weyhaupt received the Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar award from the College of Arts & Sciences. This award recognizes graduating seniors who have earned all A or A+ grades at UA.
Several group members received Department or College Awards during Honor's Day.
Renee Stullich and Michelle Weyhaupt receive the Distinguished Undergraduate Scholars award that recognizes A&S students who have earned all A or A+ grades during their undergraduate career.
James Howard received the Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Student award that is given to Juniors pursing an ACS-certified chemistry degree and planning to pursue a career in chemistry.
Undergraduate researcher James Howard received an Undergraduate Creative and Research Activity (UCRA) award from the College of Arts & Sciences. The UCRA grant will support James research on new classes of C-H activation catalysts. It will also partially support his attendance at a scientific conference to present his work.
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