Congratulations, Dr. Ziwei Guo!

On March 20th, 2019, Ziwei Guo successfully defended his thesis, “Monte Carlo Simulation of Grain Boundaries Between Ordered Colloidal Hard Sphere Domains”. Ziwei’s thesis committee included his thesis advisor, Dr. James Kindt and members Dr. Joel Bowman and Dr. Francesco Evangelista.

During his time at Emory, he published 5 articles and was the recipient of the 2018 Quayle Student Achievement Award. Up next, Ziwei plans to pursue a career in industry.

Congratulations, Dr. Guo!

Congratulations, Dr. Qiuyang Li!

On Wednesday, March 13th, Qiuyang Li successfully defended his thesis entitled “Physical properties and Dynamics of Excitons in Cadmium Chalcogenide 2D Nanoplatelets for Lasing and Solar-to-Fuel Conversion”. Qiuyang’s thesis committee included his thesis advisor, Dr. Tianquan Lian, and members Dr. James Kindt and Dr. Michael Heaven.

His favorite parts of grad school have been attending a group BBQ at Dr. Lian’s home and becoming a scientist. He is looking forward to continuing his academic career with a postdoc.

Congratulations, Dr. Li!

Dr. Simon Blakey Elected to the ISHC Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Simon Blakey for being elected to the Advisory Committee of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC)! The ISHC was established in 1968 to promote heterocyclic chemistry by sponsoring the ISHC-Congress, to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field, and to aid in the publication of “Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry” (PHC). With this appointment, Dr. Blakey will serve as one of two North American representatives on the committee of nine members.

Research in the Blakey lab centers around probing fundamental questions of chemical reactivity, catalysis, and synthetic strategy with an emphasis on selective C-H functionalization. If you are interested in learning more about the Blakey lab, check out their new website [here]!

Congratulations, Dr. Matt Epplin!

On December 20th, 2018, Matt Epplin successfully defended his thesis, “The Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Subunit-Selective Modulators of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor”. Matt’s thesis committee included his advisor, Dr. Dennis Liotta and members Dr. Frank McDonald, Dr. David Lynn, and Dr. Stephen Traynelis.

During his time at Emory, he developed chemical tools for NMDA towards understanding neuropsychiatric disease. Now, Matt is looking forward to starting his postdoc at Stanford with Dr. Noah Burns.

Congratulations, Dr. Epplin!