Recent work by the Johnson Lab on the Grotthuss mechanism has been highlighted in both the Japanese journal Kagaku (translated: Chemistry) and on the NSF homepage for News from the Field. The DOE Basic Energy Sciences also highlighted some of the lab's recent work on the accomodation of an excess proton in size-selective water clusters.
The Johnson Lab had a great time at the Gaseous Ions GRS and GRC in Ventura, CA last week. Olga gave a talk at the GRS on hydrogen bonding in small water systems, Steph gave a talk at the GRC on small molecule activation by exploiting the open coordination site of a nickel compound, which she was selected to give after winning one of the two best posters at the conference, and Mark gave a talk at the GRC on the anharmonic breadth of hydrogen bonded systems.
Congratulations to Jude Kelley (Ph.D. 2002) who's work on detection of homemade explosives has been chosen for MIT Lincoln Lab’s “Best Invention” award this year!
Mark gave the Malcolm Dole Lectures at Northwestern, following John Tully and John Fenn in this Yale tradition. Special thanks to Elad Harel for hosting!
Olga represented the Johnson Lab by giving a great talk at the Yale Chemistry Symposium!
Second year graduate student Helen Zeng joins the group. Welcome Helen!
The Johnson Lab is excited to broaden their horizons with their new UV-Vis laser and the fun colors that it generates!
The Johnson lab kept busy this summer attending Gordon Research Conferences throughout the northeast. Olga successfully chaired her second GRS at the Molecular Interactions and Dynamics seminar at Stonehill College in July. Both Olga and Joanna presented posters at both the GRC and GRS. The next week, Steph, Fabian, Patrick, Chinh, Helen and Nan drove up to the University of New England for the Vibrational Spectroscopy GRS and GRC. They had a great time and even met up with some Johnson lab alum! Photo credit - Jamie Stearns