Piezoelectric Effects of Applied Electric Fields on Hydrogen-Bond Interactions: First-Principles Electronic Structure Investigation of Weak Electrostatic Interactions

Keith A. Werling, Geoffrey R Hutchison, and Daniel S Lambrecht. “Piezoelectric Effects of Applied Electric Fields on Hydrogen-Bond Interactions: First-Principles Electronic Structure Investigation of Weak Electrostatic Interactions” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013, 4 (9), pp 1365–1370 Online. The supplemental info is available for download here: Werling SI.

 

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PPG Poster Session

Today, PPG held a session titled “Young Innovator’s Showcase” where Steve, Xinfeng, and Paula presented posters on their recent work.

PPG seeks to highlight the innovator’s of tomorrow as part of their larger corporate event: Cultivate to Commercialize.

Well done everyone!

 

Ilana wins a 2012 Safford Award

Congratulations to Ilana for winning a Safford Award for excellence in teaching. As the fourth member of the group to be recognized, she has demonstrated outstanding teaching capability and a willingness to go above and beyond the dimensions of her teaching assignment.

Well done, Ilana!

Group Members Accepted to Speak at ACS Meeting

Group members Steve Owens, Andrey Sharapov, Xinfeng Quan, and Xialing Chen have been accepted to give talks while attending the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia August 19-23, 2012.

Professor Hutchison will also be giving several talks.

Congratulations! More details on the talks will be posted when available later this summer.

Prof. Hutchison wins Cottrell Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Hutchison for being awarded a 2012 Cottrell Scholar Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) for his proposal titled “Molecular Piezoelectrics: Building Responsive Electromechanical Materials from the Bottom Up.”

This award is meant to recognize exceptional ability and drive to integrate teaching with research among professors at major research universities. Along with the receipt of a grant, Dr. Hutchison has been accepted into the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative, a group with over 250 like-minded professors focused on the necessity for continued improvements in the teaching of science in an increasingly competitive global arena.

Congratulations Dr. Hutchison!