The Lab Report is the news blog of the Emory University Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Emory University believes that the best teaching and research happens in the context of a scientific community. Together, we engage in creative problem-solving at the molecular level. Our collaborative research themes–catalysis, sustainable energy, and living/nonliving interfaces— are anchored by foundational strengths in biomolecular, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. 

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Congratulations, Dr. Hyunmin “Ace” Park!

On Tuesday, July 10th, Hyunmin “Ace” Park successfully defended his thesis, “Synthesis of small molecule therapeutics and ligands utilizing rhodium carbenoid chemistry”. Hyunmin’s thesis committee included his thesis advisor, Dr. Huw Davies, and members Dr. Nathan Jui and Dr. Hyunsuk Shim. In the Fall, Hyunmin will be moving to South Korea to work for LG …

Congratulations, Dr. Lara Patel!

On Monday, July 16th, Lara Patel successfully defended her thesis, “Changes in state: From phase transitions to nucleation and aggregation”. Lara’s thesis committee included her thesis advisor, Dr. James Kindt, and members Dr. Joel Bowman and Dr. Francesco Evangelista. During her time at Emory, Lara contributed to the publication of four manuscripts: 1.  Patel, L. …

Congratulations, Dr. Morgan Vaughn!

On Wednesday, July 18th, Morgan Vaughn successfully defended her thesis, “Enzyme Dynamics Elucidated via Temperature Jump Fluorescence Spectroscopy”. Morgan’s thesis committee included her thesis advisor, Dr. Brian Dyer, and members Dr. Stefan Lutz and Dr. Vincent Conticello. During her time at Emory, Morgan was awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship and was selected as an ARCS …