Sept 2021. Our Glovebox is here!

While we will continue to do work with SmI2 on the Schlenk line, we are excited to progress the SmI2-Ni projects with our brand new Inert Glovebox.

Summer 2021. Congratulations to Giselle for passing her general exam and officially becoming a PhD candidate in the Chen Lab at Lehigh University!

Summer 2020 Research

COVID shut downs are not stopping our research lab this Summer! We are involved with a “super group” of undergraduate researchers who meet once a week to discuss research projects, talk about inclusivity in the science world. Remote Supergroup for Chemistry Undergraduates (RSCU) includes 33 chemistry research groups, spanning 17 primarily undergraduate colleges and universities, both public and private, in 13 different U.S. states, Over 50 undergraduate students are currently participating in the 9-week series.

Riya presented a “flash presentation” to the group to inform everyone about SmI2 chemistry. Great job Riya!

May, 2019.  Gisselle traveled down to Florida for the ACS conference to present a poster on her work. She discussed her approach to determining the concentration of the SmI2 we form in the lab, through our newly optimized sonication protocol.

The day after she landed back in NJ she presented the work to our Drew Community at the 2019 Day of Scholars event. Great job Giselle!

April, 2019. Congrats to Gisselle Rojas for being awarded the North Jersey ACS Bridge Travel Award. You are going to do great representing our lab at the ACS conference!  Highlighted in “The Indicator” Newsletter

April 6, 2018.  Kayla and Eugene presented their DSSI summer research at the inaugural Day of Scholar event at Drew University.  They were very excited to share their progress of synthesizing SmI2 in the lab and their preliminary quantitative assessment of the SmI2 in a Sm-Barbier reaction in the poster session.