Prof. Charles Sykes
Charlie received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at Oxford University and a Ph.D. at Cambridge University before moving to the US and joining Paul Weiss's group as a postdoc.
Dr. Amanda Larson
Amanda obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of New Hampshire in Prof. Karsten Pohl's lab. Her primary focus is on the chirality project.
Melissa received her B.S. in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts Boston. She is currently working on the rotors project and chiral templating by molecular adsorption on the LT-STM and TPD.
Andrew Therrien, 5th Year
Andrew received his B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Michael's College. He is currently working on charaterizing the formation of supported single atom catalysis and their reactivity on TPD and STM.
Benjamin Coughlin, 3rd Year
Ben received his B.A. in Physics and Chemistry from Middlebury College. He is currently working on the radiation project and investigating various alloy systems.
Mostafa El Soda, 3rd Year
Mostafa recieved his B.S. at The American University in Cairo. He is currently working on new alloy systems on the LT-STM and TPD.
Alex Schilling, 2nd Year
Alex received his B.S. in chemistry and forensic science from the Univeristy of New Haven. Alex is currently working on the radiation project.
Dipna Patel, 2nd Year
Dipna graduated from the College of Holy Cross with a B.A. in chemistry. Dipna is currently working on the LT-STM.
Matthew Uhlman, 2nd Year
Matthew received his B.S. in chemistry from Allegheny College. He is currently working on new alloy systems on TPD.
Ryan Hannagan, 1st Year
Ryan received his B.S. from UMass Lowell in Chemistry. He is currently working on new alloy systems on TPD and STM.
Paul Kress, 1st Year
Paul received his B.A. from St. John's University in Chemistry. He is currently working on dehydrogenations with single atom alloys on TPD.
Laura Cramer, 1st Year
Laura received her B.S. from Virigina Tech in Chemistry and Biochemistry and her M.S. from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is currently working on the radiation project and new alloy systems with the STM.
Tedros Balema, 1st Year
Tedros received his B.S. from Bard College in Chemistry. He is currently working on the rotor projecting using the STM.
Chloe is an undergraduate chemical engineering student at Tufts. She is currently working on the rotors project.
Chris is an undergraduate chemistry major at Tufts. He is currently working on the rotors project and probing single atom alloy catalysis.
Daniel is an undergraduate majoring in chemical physics on the pre-med track at Tufts. He is currently working on the radiation project.
Professor Erin Iski
During her doctorate Erin molecular chiral assembly and molecular motifs of pharmaceutically relavent compounds on the low temperature STM. She also investigated ultra-stable metal halide layers by EC-STM and co-organized the Sykes Group Outreach program for local high schools. She attended Tufts from 2005-2011. She is now an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Tulsa.
Professor Ashleigh Baber
In her doctorate Ashleigh studied the electronic and geometric structure of Pd/Au alloys and their active sites on an atomic scale using STM. She also investigated both the fundamentals of molecular adsorption on metals, and naturally chiral surfaces with a low temperature STM. She attended Tufts from 2005-2011. After working as a research fellow at Brookhaven National Labs, Ashleigh is now an assistant professor at James Madison University.
Dr. Heather Tierney
In her doctorate Heather studied molecular rotors, self assembly, and alloy surfaces on the LT-STM. She is currently Managing Editor for ACS Nano and Nano Letters for the American Chemical Society. She attended Tufts from 2006-2010.
Dr. Mahy El-Kouedi
Mahy was a visiting Professor from UNC-Charlotte. She is now an Assistant Dean at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Michael was in the chemistry department. He studied the behaviour of dipolar molecules on Au(111) and Cu(111) surfaces. He plans to pursue a PhD after graduating from Tufts.
Darin was a Chemical Engineering student at Tufts. He studied thioether self assembly at elevated temperatures and the adsorption of catalytic metals on chiral surfaces. He is currently attending graduate school at MIT.
Stephen was an undergraduate Chemistry major at Tufts. He was working on the UHV-STM investigating the effect of quantum confinement on molecular adsorption. He is now pursuing post-bachelor's education at Harvard University.
Allister was a senior in the chemistry department at Tufts. He worked on the molecular rotors project. He will be pursuing graduate studies at Stanford University.
Dr. Georgios Kyriakou
Georgios Kyriakou received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Richard Lambert. He continued as a post doctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge. At Tufts he was a Research Assistant Professor and is currently Lecturer at University of Hull, UK.
Dr. April Jewell
April received her B.S. in Chemistry from George Washington University. Her work involved the self-assembly of small molecules on metal surfaces. The goal of her research was to understand how changing molecular functionality affects how molecules interact with each other and the underlying surface.
Dr. Matthew Boucher
Matt was a collaborating graduate student from Prof. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos' group in the Chemical Engineering Department. He received his Master's degree from the University of Connecticut. He worked on controlling nanoscale catalytic particle nucleation and growth, selective hydrogenations and methanol oxidation.
Brian worked on chiral molecule adsorption and now is a chemistry teacher at Medford High School. He attended Tufts from 2012-2014.
Dr. Timothy Lawton
Tim received his B.S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His worked on mapping curved crystals on the VT-STM and studying naturally chiral metal surfaces as well as the restructuring of surfaces due to molecular adsorption. Tim also worked on the surface structures of methanol and the behavior of adsorbates leading to surface explosions. Tim is currently a research fellow at the Natick Army labs. He attended Tufts from 2008-2013.
Mike received his B.A. in Chemistry from Assumption College. Mike had constructed a TPD chamber and worked on Pd alloy systems on both the LT-STM and TPD. He attended Tufts from 2011-2013 and is now working at Novartis.
Mishan was an undergraduate chemistry major at Tufts. He worked on the rotors project and the epitaxial growth of alloy systems. He now works at the medical software company Epic.
Dr. Emily Lewis
Emily received her B.S./M.S. in chemistry from Northeastern University. Her research was aimed at studying the reactivity of Co nanostructures on Cu with respect to Fischer–Tropsch synthesis and Ullmann coupling reactions using the LT-STM and TPD. Emily attended Tufts from 2009-2014, she now works as an ACS Congressional Fellow. Visit her website at emilyannelewis.com
Dr. Alex Pronschinske
Alex obtained his Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University in Prof. Dan Dougherty's lab. Alex worked as a post-doctorate fellow in the Sykes lab from 2013-2015, focused primarily on the radiation project.
Rezwan worked in the Sykes lab as a high school student Medford High School. He worked primarily on the rotor and chirality projects. He is now attending the University of New Hampshire.
Dr. Colin Murphy
Colin received his B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. His research focused on the rotor project, directional transport of surface adsorbates, and comparitive studies of molecular adsorption and dynamics on surfaces using the LT-STM and TPD. Colin is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
Ben worked in the lab as an undergraduate majoring in chemistry at Tufts. His work was focused on the molecular rotors project and website design.
Dr. Felicia Lucci
Felicia received her B.A. in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. Her thesis focused on Pt and Pd alloys with Cu and Au and their reactivity and selectivity in regards to hydrogenation and oxidation reactions on the VT-STM and TPD. Felicia attended Tufts from 2011-2016, and is now an MRS Congressional Fellow.
Dr. Zhitao Wang
Zhitao obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His work focused on Ni/Au and Ni/Cu alloy system on the LT-STM. Zhitao is now working at Janis Research Company.
Matthew received his B.S. in Chemistry from University of New Hampshire. He worked on selective hydrogenations, corking effects, the decomposition of formic acid, and C-H activation over SAAs on TPD and the LT-STM. Matthew is now working at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Dr. Natalie Wasio
Natalie obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in Prof. Alex Kandel's lab. She is currently working on the rotors project.