Tue, 12/09/2014

Chemically actuated resonant devices, or CARDs, developed by graduate student Joe Azzarelli and postdoc Kat Mirica have been highlighted by the MIT News Office. Congrats Joe and Kat!

Wed, 10/22/2014

Yesterday, MIT's Materials Processing Center held a Materials Day symposium and poster session. Joe Azzarelli's poster on wireless sensing was judged to be one of the top three posters. Congrats Joe!

Thu, 10/09/2014

Previously, the Swager group reported mechanical abrasive deposition of gas sensors across gold electrodes. Now, as reported in Lab on a Chip, the entire circuit can be deposited by abrasion, using drawn graphite electrodes. In addition, the abrasive deposition has been demonstrated for a variety of organic and inorganic surfaces. The SWCNT-based chemiresistive components are able to detect and discriminate ppm amounts of nitrogenous vapors.

Mon, 08/25/2014

Former Swager group postdoctoral researcher Duncan den Boer and Tim have published a joint study on using scanning tunneling microscopy to measure deoxygenation of graphene oxide. Increasing deoxygenation levels was found to correlate with reduced apparent surface roughness. The full article was published in Chemistry of Materials.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Former postdoc Derik Frantz and visiting student Federico Bertani have moved on from the Swager group. Derik will start his independent academic career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Federico will return to Italy to wrap up his Ph. D. studies. Best of luck in your endeavors!

Wed, 07/02/2014

Eilaf Ahmed and Carlos Zuniga have finished their postdoctoral appointments in the Swager group. Coincidentally, they are both heading to Atlanta. Eilaf will be an assistant professor at Emory University, and Carlos will enter the chemistry consulting industry. We wish them good luck!

Thu, 05/01/2014

The Swager group's latest communication has appeared online in Angewandte Chemie. It describes the use of dithiolodithiole (C4S4) units in conjugated polymers. Resulting materials properties are complementary to widely used thiophene analogues.

Thu, 04/10/2014

FT-IR analysis of ancient papyrus samples of the Gospel of John and the contested Gospel of Jesus's Wife, performed by group members John Goods and Joe Azzarelli, was published today in the Harvard Theological Review. This work was also highlighted in a New York Times article that quotes Tim.

Fri, 04/04/2014

Silvia Rocha and Sébastien Rochat have finished their postdoctoral stays in the Swager group. Silvia is returning to Switzerland, and Sébastien is heading to Bristol (UK). We thank them for being great friends and labmates, and we wish them all the best in their endeavors across the pond.

Farewell to the S. Rocha(t)s at the Charles Muddy Pub