News & Announcements Archive


The Lectka Group Publishes Featured Article in JOC

The Lectka Group Publishes Featured Article in JOC
Congratulations to Joe Capilato of the Lectka lab for his recent publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry which was selected as a Featured Article by the editors. The group reports a method for site-selective photochemical fluorination of sugar and steroid ketals that presents interesting problems in chemical reactivity. Read the article on the ACS […]


Prof. Yarkony receives 2020 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry

Prof. Yarkony receives 2020 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry
The ACS Physical Chemistry Division gives this award out annually to early and senior career professionals to recognize their profound achievements within the division. Dr. Yarkony is being awarded “for his work demonstrating the significance and properties of conical intersections of two or more adiabatic electronic states.” Congrats, Dr. Yarkony!


Prof. Thoi receives the NSF CAREER Award!

Prof. Thoi receives the NSF CAREER Award!
The Thoi group will be funded by the National Science Foundation to study the redox behavior of MOFs for energy storage devices through a prestigious CAREER Award. Congrats, Dr. Thoi!


New delocalization pathways in conjugated materials

New delocalization pathways in conjugated materials
In a collaboration with chemists at Georgetown University and University of Oregon, the Tovar group engineered radial conjugation pathways into pi-conjugated systems that are traditionally made up of linear pathways. Read more about this finding in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Kempa Group Featured in JHU Hub Article

Kempa Group Featured in JHU Hub Article
The JHU Hub documented the Kempa group’s breakthrough in nanocrystal synthesis that was recently published in Nature Nanotechnology. Read the article describing this research and its implications for quantum information science.


Kempa Group Publishes in Nature Nanotechnology

Kempa Group Publishes in Nature Nanotechnology
Congratulations to Tomojit Chowdhury, Jungkil Kim, Erick Sadler and Prof. Kempa on the recent publication of their paper in Nature Nanotechnology! The Kempa group used designer surfaces to control precisely the growth, dimensions, and optical properties of transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanocrystals. Read the JHU Hub article to access the discussing this breakthrough.


The Goldberg Group Publishes in JACS

The Goldberg Group Publishes in JACS
The Goldberg Group reports a series of sequentially formed peroxo(diiron), FeIV(O), and FeIII(OH) complexes from the reaction of a thiolate-ligated nonheme iron complex with O2. These complexes improve our understanding of the fundamental process of dioxygen activation by iron complexes and the related sulfur-ligated nonheme iron enzymes. To read the full article, please go to: […]


Avery and Xu (Thoi lab) publish in JACS!

Congratulations to Avery and Xu in the Thoi lab for their publication in JACS on using functionalized MOFs to mitigate a critical failure pathway in Li-S batteries! Check out their paper here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b09538 Congrats again Avery and Xu!


ChemDNA teaches science through Harry Potter

ChemDNA teaches science through Harry Potter
Students from the chemistry department, through the group ChemDNA, volunteered at a Harry Potter STEM day hosted by the USO. ChemDNA had a great time helping kids build LED wands, make slime, grow mandrake plants, and learn about invisible ink. Subscribe to ChemDNA for more events! https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/chemdna/contact-us/