Congratulations Rebecca and the JLM’s! At our departmental year-end (Zoom) celebration, Rebecca Dawley received the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry award. Undergraduate Jocelyn L. Mendes, received the department’s 2020 Robert E. Connors award in physical chemistry, and graduate student Julia L. Martin, received the 2020 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Student Award. Congrats to you all!
Welcome Angela Bui and Frances Yau who are researching with the group through the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU program and the Advanced Materials and Processes for a Resilient Society REU, respectively. You can learn all about Angela and Frances from their group pages.
Welcome to WPI and to the Grimmgroup!
Congratulations to Curtis Doiron, Emma Travassos, and Erin Morissette on their recent graduation. Curtis is moving on to an engineering position on liquid-metal batteries with Ambri, Erin will be starting graduate school in the Physics Department at Brown University, and Emma will be starting graduate school in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Congrats to each of you and welcome to your new life as alumni and alumnae of Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
Welcome new group member Julia Martin. Julia is a first-year graduate student coming to us from Assumption College who will be working on quantifying and manipulating the surface chemistry and physics of layered semiconductors.
Congratulations to Ken Zielinski on his successful thesis defense, “What is at the surface of methylammonium lead iodide?”. Best of luck in your ongoing scientific endeavors!
Congratulations to Sasha and Ken on the publication of their co-first-author paper, Elucidation of Chemical Species and Reactivity at Methylammonium Lead Iodide and Cesium Tin Bromide Perovskite Surfaces via Orthogonal Reaction Chemistry in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. You can read it here (access required).
Welcome new group members to Juan Cintron and Emma Travassos!
Juan is visiting WPI as a summer researcher through the department’s NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) site. Juan hails from the University of Puerto Rico. This summer Juan will be quantifying the ability of particular benzoic acid derivatives to cap metal organic frameworks.
Learn more about Juan here.
Emma is a rising senior at WPI and was the recipient of an A&S Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Emma hails from Plymouth, Massachusetts. She will be figuring out how to attach electron-transfer molecules to metal oxide surfaces and quantifying their bond strengths, coverages, and subsequent reactivity.
Learn more about Emma here.
Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers, who all received summer research fellowships for 2018. We are also grateful to each fellowship opportunity!
Curtis Doiron, “Advanced materials and processes for a resilient society” NSF REU
Emma Travassos, A&S Summer Research Fellow
Jocelyn Mendes, David LePre Summer Research Fellow