The last article by Yanchuan describes the use of 19F-labeled tungsten calixarene imido complexes as efficient probes for neutral guests. Upon analyte complexation, the 19F NMR signal is shifted, which can be used for the detection of specific analytes in complex mixtures, of for the monitoring of chemical reactions.
After two years of postdoctoral stay in the Swager group, Jisun leaves the lab - only after a traditional goodbye lunch. Good luck for the future, in Korea or elsewhere!
Congratulations to Kat for winning a prize at the MIT Materials Day for her work entitled "Rapid Protyping of Selective Carbon-Based Gas Sensors by Mechanical Drawing on Paper"!!
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!