February 2018

  • Congrats to high school student Max Warnock for earning 1st prize in the Chemistry category at the Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair and 4th place overall! He will compete in the CO state science fair at CSU in April 2018. Thanks to Lacey for assisting Max with Ag nanoparticle syntheses.

January 2018

  • Justin presents Allan and Michael’s single nanoflake photoelectrochemistry work at the Electrochemistry Gordon Conference in Ventura, CA and at the 2018 SWAP meeting in Seattle, WA.

December 2017

  • We welcome Dr. Li Wang back to the group as a postdoctoral researcher!
  • The team is growing! We welcome 3 awesome first year graduate students: Michael, Lacey, and Christy!

November 2017

  • Justin receives the 2017 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award. The Norman Edmund Inspiration Award honors the contributions made by Norman Edmund to advance the science of optics. The recipient of the award is chosen from among the 30 global finalists of the 2017 Educational Award in the Americas and Europe, who best represent the legacy of Mr. Edmund, who is credited with inspiring many generations of young talent to become interested in science and engineering through his thought-provoking catalog of optics, science experiments, and learning tools. The lab receives $5,000 to spend on optical components! 

October 2017

  • Congrats to Allan for being recognized with a Top Ten Chemistry Poster award at the 2017 ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting.
  • Allan, Colby, and Justin present at the 2017 ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting.
  • Congrats to Colby for winning an ACS Student Travel Award!
  • The Collegian features Amy and Travis’ research project on developing a LEGO microscope for single-particle fluorescence microscopy. Find the article here!
  • Justin presents Allan and Michael’s work on 2D photoelectrochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. Thanks to Prof. Erik Berda for the invitation!

August 2017

  • Congrats to Zach on passing his literature seminar!
  • We have been named Regional Finalists for the 2017 Edmund Optics Educational Award.
  • We welcome Jon Ottoson, a junior in the Chemical Engineering Dept at CSU, to work on electrochemical simulations!
  • We wish Hannah the best of luck as she leaves to pursue her PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Arizona. Go Hannah!
  • Dom and Lauren complete their summer REU projects and present their results at CSU undergraduate poster sessions. Thanks Dom and Lauren for your hard work!

June 2017

  • First year graduate student Lacey Beck from Prof. Emily McLaurin’s group at Kansas State joins the group for Summer 2017.
  • We welcome two fabulous NSF REU students: Dominic Ross from THE Ohio State University and Lauren Isenhour from Front Range Community College.
  • Justin presents a poster on nanoscale characterization of ultra-thin 2D photovoltaics at the 2017 AFOSR Molecular Dynamics & Theoretical Chemistry Program Review in Albuquerque, NM.

April 2017

  • Hannah Goodman was awarded a supplemental scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Arizona’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Congrats Hannah!