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March 16, 2010: Zach O'Brien's new article, "Solid-State Molecular Rotors with Perdeuterated Stators: Mechanistic Insights from Biphenylene Rotational Dynamics in Ordered and Disordered Crystal Forms," is now available on the Journal of Organic Chemistry website.


March 16, 2010: Publications list updated.

Jan. 4, 2010: Our collaborative research on the direct detection of nanocrystalline radical pairs with the groups of Prof. Malcolm Forbes and Dr. Valery Tarasov published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society has been highlighted by Chemical and Engineering News.


Nov. 2, 2009: Greg Kuzmanich was awarded the John Stauffer Award for Excellence in Research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards Ceremony. Congratulations, Greg!

Oct. 14, 2009: It was just announced that former group member Marcia Levitus (pictured below), now a professor at Arizona State University, is the winner of the 2010 Young Investigator Award of the Inter-American Photochemical Society. An excerpt from the award citation: "Prof. Levitus has established a leading research program in the area of biomolecular dynamics, using ultrasensitive fluorescence techniques to probe the biological implications of structural fluctuations in nucleosomes as well as to characterize the impact of covalent attachment on the fluorescent properties of dyes often used to label biomolecules." Congratulations to Marcia!

May 27, 2009: Computational predictions by Luis Campos, a synthetic method developed by Marino Resendiz, and remarkable analytical procedure developed by Farnosh Family are among the ingredients used in a recent Journal of the American Chemical Society article describing the first example of a radical pair reaction that occurs with a double memory of chirality.

April 20, 2009: The MGG group's P3 team, composed of Farnosh Family, Saori Shiraki and Greg Kuzmanich, received honorable mention for their design and proposal on eco-friendly, solvent-free synthesis of natural products at the Environmental Protection Agency's 2009 P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. Farnosh (pictured) presented the group's work in a poster at the competition, which took place in Washington, D.C., April 18-20, to coincide with Earth Day. Read their project abstract, and learn more about the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute.