The NSF offered fourth-year undergrad Jocelyn Mendes a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award for graduate studies. Jocelyn’s award comes in the Division of Chemistry in the “Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanism” topic area. Congratulations Jocelyn!
Congratulations to Alex Carl on his successful Ph.D. defense. Dr. Carl will be moving to the greater-Portland area to start a job at Intel in November. Congratulations!
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).