Congrats to Colby, Li, and Zach

Congrats to 4th year PhD students Colby and Zach on their papers being accepted to ChemElectroChem and ACS Energy Letters. Colby’s work focuses on electrochemical energy storage and Zach gave his perspective on single molecule imaging techniques in the field of photoelectrochemistry. Postdoc Li Wang’s work focuses on the optical and photoelectrochemical properties of monolayer MoS2 in interdigitated array electrodes (ACS Appl Mater Interfaces).

Microscopy activity published in J Chem Ed

Undergraduate students Travis (now MS student!), Amy, and Benton developed a cool microscopy activity (now online here). Students build a TIRF microscope and use it to image single nanoparticles. The activity helps students observe the optical diffraction limit, which was the subject of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Paper accepted in Analytical Chemistry

Colby developed an optically-detected electrochemical imaging technique to study Li-ion insertion processes in single nanoparticles. Optically detected cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry of single nanoparticles is quite different than nanoparticle clusters and the bulk.