Xinfeng Quan, Christopher W Marvin, Leah Seebald, and Geoffrey R Hutchison. “Single-Molecule Piezoelectric Deformation: Rational Design from First-Principles Calculations” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2013, 117 (33), pp 16783–16790. Online. Supporting information is available at QuanSI.
Congratulations to graduate student, Xinfeng Quan, who ran the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 12, 2013. He completed the race in 3 hours and 34 minutes, for an average of 8:11 minutes/mile.
Well done, Xinfeng!
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!
Congratulations to Adam for winning a Kaufman Predoctoral Fellowship for this school year for excellence in physical chemistry.
Well done, Adam!
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!
Last week, Paula presented a poster titled “Investigation of Charge Transport Dynamics via Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy” at the Gordon Research Conference in Lucca, Italy. The conference, titled Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, was a great introduction into the field and she came back with helpful suggestions and feedback on the project.
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.
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!