Yesterday the group went off campus together to celebrate a productive year of research full of accomplishments. We had to go early this year before Mario heads back home for a well earned rest in December. Safe travels Mario!
Last Friday Prof. Brian Long (University of Tennessee) visited the department and gave a fantastic seminar on "Utilizing coordination-insertion based polymerization for the synthesis of tailored polyolefins and gas separation membranes". It was a great visit, and we are looking forward to seeing new papers from the Long group soon!
This week we enjoyed an afternoon at Great American Ball Park watching the Cincinnati Reds play the Chicago Cubs. The Reds might have lost, but we had a great time trying to explain to Mario the differences between baseball and cricket.
Yongshun and Qinyuan both presented updates on their research at this years ACS Central Regional Meeting.
Congratulations to Qinyuan for receiving the Dover Publishing Award and the Laws Fellowship this year at the department's annual award day. These awards recognize Qinyuan's impressive research output over the last year.
Congratulations to Mario on passing his first year research seminar. This is the first research presentation that he has given on his new project, which involves the synthesis of new graft copolymers.