The preparation of monolithic compounds (aka "The Puck") comprised of lithium phosphate oligomers tethered to graphene through covalent phosphonate linkages was developed by John Goods in collaboration with Stefanie Sydlik (now a postdoc in the Langer Lab at MIT) and Joe Walish. The paper was just published online in Advanced Materials.
The most recent postdocs to join the lab are Liz Sterner (from UMass Amherst) and Graham Sazama (Harvard). Welcome, and have a great time in the Swager group!
September saw Derek go back to Canada to join the faculty at University of Waterloo (aka the MIT of Canada). Congratulations and good luck Derek!
A number of postdocs recently joined the lab: Bora Yoon (Hanyang University, South Korea), Lauren Zarzar (Harvard), and Tsuyoshi Goya (Kyoto university, Japan).
Finally, Cindy Schmadicke, PhD student from Dresden (Germany) joins our group for a short stay this fall.
Welcome to all!
Following a great tradition of our group, Tim hosted the annual BBQ party this past Saturday. Everyone enjoyed an awesome relaxing moment (the day after subgroup day) with good food, drinks and great company. Thanks Tim!
After a brilliant regular season, the Swagasaurous Rex made it to the playoff final where they played against a team from the Movassaghi lab. After trailing 2 sets to 1, and supported by the other lab members, our team managed to tie the game and finally pick up a narrow victory after an intense fifth set. Congratulations to all: Silvia, Jon W., Alex, Team Captain John G., Jan, Michael, Markrete and Kelvin!
After a two-year stay, Duncan leaves the lab and goes back to the Netherlands, where an other year of postdoctoral work awaits him at the Eindhoven University of Technology. We'll miss a rare example of a physicist brave enough to venture into an organic chemistry lab, and an imaging expert. Farewell Duncan!
The latest CNT-based sensing progress from our lab was published by Kelvin in Analytical Chemistry: Robust Cyclohexanone Selective Chemiresistors Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Take a look!
Julia Kalow (PhD, Princeton) joins the lab as the most recent (so far) postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Julia!