August 20 – New paper in J. Phys. Chem. B published as Just Accepted: Interactions of macromolecular crowding agents and cosolutes with small molecule substrates: Effect on horseradish peroxidase activity with two different substrates.
August 20 – New paper in Nature Communications: Bioreactor droplets from liposome-stabilized all-aqueous emulsions
July 31 – REU student end of summer talks and posters - great job, Jiovanna, Kimberly and Robyn!
July 29 – Lab Cleanup Day
July 28 – Brad Davis successfully defends his PhD Thesis
Congratulations, Dr. Davis!!
July 3 – Collaborator Sheref Mansy visits from U Trento, Italy, and presents a great talk on"Integrating artificial with natural cells"
June 22 – Chris visits Dr. German Rivas and his research group in Madrid at the CIB Cellular and Molecular Biology Department and presents a lecture, “Polymer solutions as a model cytoplasm in primitive artificial cells.”
June 14 – Chris travels to Italy to attend Biointerfaces GRC, where she chairs session on Synthetic Cells in which Profs. Luisi and Bayley present excellent lectures
May 27 – REU students arrive! Welcome to Jiovanna Hermosillo (California State University Channel Island), Robyn Emery (Northwest University), and Kimberly Guzman Betancourt (University of Puerto Rico, Cayey)
May 11 – Drs. Liddell & Cacace return to PSU for the graduation ceremony
May 3– New paper in Nano Research: Oxide-on-graphene field effect transistors.
February 21 – Kristi Liddell successfully defends her Ph.D. Thesis
Congratulations, Dr. Liddell!!
February 11 – New paper on sequential reactions in complex media with collaborators in Armaou and Maranas groups appears as "just accepted" in Journal of Physical Chemistry B!
January 30 – Christopher Strulson successfully defends his Ph.D. Thesis
Congratulations, Dr. Strulson!!
January 13 – First day of class, Spring Semester 2014. Prof. Keating is teaching CHEM 597A, "Chemical Nanoscience" this semester.
December 30 – New review on Phase Separation as a Possible Means of Nuclear Compartmentalization appears as Ch 5 of a special volume of the IRCMB: New Models of the Cell Nucleus: Crowding, Entropic Forces, Phase Separation, and Fractals, Edited by Ronald Hancock and Kwang W. Jeon
December 5 – David Cacace successfully defends his Ph.D. Thesis
Congratulations Dr. Cacace!!
December 5 – New paper on orientational alignment of multicomponent nanocylinders with collaborators in Fichthorn group appears as "Just Accepted" in ACS Nano!
November 22 – Chemistry first-year graduate student Allyson Marianelli joins the lab
October 11 – New paper on micro well-directed assembly of vertical nanowire arrays appears online in the journal Particle and Particle Systems Characterization!
September 5 – Dr. Paola Torre arrives as a 1-year visiting postdoc from U. Trento.
August 26 – First day of Fall classes at Penn State