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2015 Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowships

11/14/2014

Congratulations to 2015 Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowship recipients:

David BockDavid Bock is doing research in Prof. Esther Takeuchi's lab and his research project seeks to characterize and eliminate the life limiting problem of cathode solubility in batteries used to power implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) through investigation of the silver vanadium phosphorous oxide family of cathode materials.

Katarzyna HojczakKatarzyna Hojczak is part of Prof. Ming-Yu Ngai's group and the goal of her research has been to develop easily-handled and bench stable trifluoromethoxylation reagents for direct introduction of the OCF3 group into organic molecules. Recently, she has successfully developed the  first O -trifluoromethylation reaction of a wide range of protected   N-aryl- N-hydroxylamines and the   first  OCF 3-migration reaction to afford various   ortho-OCF 3  aniline derivatives.

Waldemar NieweglowksWaldemar Nieweglowksi is part of Prof. Andreas Mayr's group. His research is focusing on synthesis of binuclear metal complexes for
the activation of small molecules, such as carbon dioxide.

Lei WangLei Wang is doing research in Prof Stanislaus Wong lab. She has synthesized a variety of nanomaterials with different morphologies, such as zero-dimensional (0D) CdSe/CdTe/CdS quantum dot nanocrystals, one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanotubes and three-dimensional (3D) metal oxide nanocomposites. 0D-1D and 0D-3D heterostructures, combining the merits of each component, have been generated by both covalent and non-covalent attachment strategies with the goal of achieving better performance in energy applications, such as quantum dot sensitized solar cells and lithium-ion batteries.