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• September 2014: Our paper titled "Electronic Effects of Ring Fusion and Alkyne Substitution on Acene Properties and Reactivity” has been published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.  The link to the paper is HERE.

• September 2014: Dr. Jingjing Zhang, a recent Ph.D. recipient from our lab, has accepted a postdoctoral position at UW-Madison with Prof. Trisha Andrew.  Good luck Jingjing!

• September 2014: Farewell to Dr. Robert Pawle, a Ph.D. graduate from our group, who has accepted a position at Exponent.  Good luck Rob!

• August 2014: Jingjing has successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis!  Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

• July 2014: Our paper titled "Twisting and Piezochromism of Phenylene-Ethynylenes With Aromatic Interactions Between Side Chains and Main Chains” has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science.  The paper is linked HERE.

• July 2014: Our lab, together with the labortory of Ayse Asatekin, has been awarded a Tufts Collaborates! seed grant for photoactive membrane materials.

• June 2014: BS chemist Trey Lawrence has accepted a job at Aramco.  Good luck Trey!

• May 2014: The Board of Trustees at Tufts University has approved Sam’s application for promotion to Associate Professor without limit of time.

• May 2014: Our recent Ph.D. recepient, Dr. Patricia Gumbley, has accepted a position at Dow.  Best of luck Patty!

• May 2014: Our paper titled “Reversible Photochemical Tuning of Net Charge Separation from Contact Electrification” has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  You can find the link HERE.

• April 2014: Rob has successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis!  Congratulations Dr. Pawle!

• April 2014: Patty has successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis!  Congratulations Dr. Gumbley!

• March 2014: Our paper titled "Bandgap Engineering of Conjugated Materials With Non-Conjugated Side Chains” has been published in Macromolecules.  The paper is HERE.

• February 2014: Our paper titled "Combining Electronic and Steric Effects For Highly Stable Unsymmetric Pentacenes” has been published in Chemistry A European Journal.  You can find the paper HERE.

• January 2014: Our paper titled "Wavelength-Selective Disruption and Triggered Release with Photolabile Polyelectrolyte Multilayers” has been published in Chemistry of Materials.  You can see the paper HERE.

• November 2013: Grad student Patty Gumbley is awarded the Eli Lilly Travel Grant Winner for the March Dallas ACS Meeting!

• November 2013: Our invited chapter, “Polymer-based Sensors" in the Encyclopedia for Polymeric Nanomaterials is accepted.  

• November 2013: Welcome to our newest group member, graduate student Fanny Frausto.

• October 2013: Our paper titled "Photoresponsive Gels Prepared by ROMP” is published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.  You can see the paper HERE.

• July 2013: Our proposal on multiplicative amplification using singlet oxygen and conjugated materials has been  funded by the Division of Chemistry at the NSF.

• June 2013: Welcome to our new group member, Tufts undergraduate Bond Umezuruike.

• May 2103: Sam is selected for a 2013 "Teaching with Technology Award" by Tufts ESTS.  Click HERE for a link to the website and video.



• April 2013: Sam presents two talks at the 2013 New Orleans ACS meeting.  ACS has made the talk on singlet oxygen-responsive materials available to ACS members online HERE

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