This January Tucker McKenzie joined our lab as a Graduate Student and started investigating PDMS based polyHIPE materials.
We are excited to have two new graduate students joining the group this year, Emily Dalton and Prathyusha Chimala. Emily will be working on a blood contacting polyureas, while Prathyusha will be studying new dynamic hydrogels.
Friday was Qinyuan's last day in the lab before she starts at Michelman. We wish Qinyuan all the best in her new adventure, and say thank you to her for a fantastic and productive time in our lab. See you at your Open Defense!
Today the group enjoyed lunch together with food from America, England, China, and Sri Lanka. The "Toad in the Hole" from England was a little scary until it was explained there were no toads involved! Thank you to everyone for preparing such delicious food.
This week Prof. Mondain-Monval from the University of Bordeaux presented his work with soft materials for acoustic applications. Prof. Mondain-Monval is visiting UC as part of a group of faculty and students from the University of Bordeaux.
Mario passed his second year research seminar yesterday. Congratulations Mario!