Congratulations to our spring 2023 graduates Julia Martin, who defended her Ph.D. in April 2023, and undergraduates Emma Pellerin, Abby Berube, and Rebecca Ramthun 2nd Lt. USAF. Additional congratulations to Abby Berube for winning the Provost’s MQP award for outstanding undergraduate research in chemistry. Congratulations all!
Pictured L-to-R: Grimm, Rebecca Gilchrist, Julia Martin Ph.D. ’23, Emma Pellerin B.S. ’23, Abby Berube B.S. ’23, Rebecca Ramthun 2nd Lt. USAF B.S. ’23.
The official posting for the postdoc between my group and Prof. Burdette’s lab has posted. The link to apply is:
Feel free to email Prof. Grimm at email@example.com or Prof. Burdette at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, but please do not email application materials to them. Grimm and Burdette can only consider applications submitted through the Workday portal linked above.
From the posting:
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Postdoctoral researcher with Profs. Burdette and Grimm on the synthesis and derivatization of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules.
WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for postdoctoral research for a project between the research groups of Professors Shawn Burdette and Ron Grimm. The project involves material synthesis of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules, as well as organic synthesis for effective capping, trapping, and controlled release of trapped guests. A one-year appointment starts in 2023 with the option for reappointment for a second year.
Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in chemistry prior to the appointment start date. The successful applicant will have a strong background in synthetic chemistry and exposure to materials synthesis and characterization. Interested parties should send a cover letter, undergrad and grad transcripts, curriculum vitae including the names of three references, a letter of recommendation from a current advisor, and a short statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should describe the applicant’s interests and how their background and skills will facilitate project success. All application questions should be directed to Prof. Grimm (email@example.com).
Official advertisement forthcoming, but Prof. Burdette & I will have a joint postdoc position in MOF-based materials starting as soon as September 2022 related to the work that we are doing on Metal-Organic Frameworks.
Check out our groups and contact us for more information ahead of release:
Congratulations to former group members Wèirán Sasha Gao and Benjamin Drury on their recent marriage (to each other)! We are all so happy for you both and wish you the greatest joy and success and support that the future may hold.
Oh, and you each still owe Grimm a manuscript…
Congratulations to our newest group graduates. On Thursday May 12th 2022, Roy Stoflet (above) was hooded in honor of his M.S. degree. On Saturday May 14th, undergrads Angel Fernandez Sorondo, Antonio Ramirez, Isabella Ferrari Carrubba, Michelle Frasch, and Ryan Hanna were awarded their B.S. degrees. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Julia and Rebecca for winning the end-of-year departmental awards for research and teaching! Well done! Pictured above, Grimm, Rebecca, Julia, and Roy.
|Grimm, Rebecca, Julia,
and Roy, less serious
Congratulations to Roy Stoflet, who successfully defended his Master’s thesis on Thursday, April 21st! Roy has been a part-time student in the group who has been absolutely critical to the growth and characterization of bismuth-based semiconductors. Congratulations again!
Materials Today wrote a nice news piece on the quat-derived nanostructure (QDN) work of our Drexel collaborators, Hussein Badr, Kiana Montazeri, and Varun Natu in Professor Michel Barsoum’s group. Thanks again to group member Julia Martin for her help with that original study!
Link to news piece.
Link to original Materials Today research article.
Congratulations Julia Martin on her contribution to a manuscript published in Materials Today!
Bottom-up, scalable synthesis of nanofilament based two-dimensional titanium carbo-oxide flakes.
Hussein Badr, Tarek Elmelegy, Michael Carey, Varun Natu, Mary Qin Hassig, Craig Johnson, Qian Qian, Christopher Li, Kateryna Kushnir, Erika Colin Ulloa, Lyubov Titova, Julia Martin, Ronald Grimm, Rahul Pai, Vibha Kalra, Avishek Karmakar, Anthony Ruffino, Stefan Masiuk, Kun Liang, Michael Naguib, Olivia Wilson, Andrew Magenau, Kiana Montazeri, Yucheng Zhu, Hao Cheng, Takeshi Torita, Masashi Koyanagi, Akimaro Yanagimachi, Thierry Ouisse, Maxime Barbier, Fabrice Wilhelm, Andrei Rogalev, Jonas Björk, Per Persson, Johanna Rosén, Yong-Jie Hu, Michel Barsoum
Mater. Today, 2022, accepted. 10.1016/j.mattod.2021.10.033
Summer research has ended and the 2021–2022 school year is about to start, let’s congratulate all of our summer researchers!
F-to-B: Glori Miranda-Mendez, Nate Keyes, Michelle Frasch, Julia Martin, Emma Pellerin, Abby Berube, Cal Lebak, Bekah Rothacher, and Ryan Hanna
L-to-R: Ryan Hanna, Bekah Rothacher, Glori Miranda-Mendez, Nate Keyes, Michelle Frasch, Julia Martin, Emma Pellerin, Abby Berube, and Cal Lebak
Masks are again the order of the day, and that’s tough at lunchtime. Congratulations to all for the great progress and camaraderie developed over the last ten weeks. Not pictured: Angel Fernandez-Sorondo.