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Dr. Chris Johnson accepts an Asst. Prof. position at Stony Brook University. Congratulations Chris!

Professor Johnson gives the Student Invited Lecture at Indiana University. Special thanks to Sarah Waller of the Caroline Jarrold lab.

The group completes another successful retreat at the Stratton Ski Resort. 


The Johnson Lab is collaborating in the NSF Center for Aersol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAISE), combining our experience in small water and salt clusters with a multidiscplinary team of oceanographers, atmospheric chemists, and computational chemists.

The manuscript "Modes of Activation of Organometallic Iridium Complexes for Catalytic Water and C-H Oxidation," a collaboration between the Zare, Crabtree, and Johnson groups, is featured as a cover article in Inorganic Chemistry. 

The article "Vibrational Fano resonances in dipole-bound anions," a collaboration between the Tully Lab and the Johnson Lab, has been recognized as a seminal contribution to the Journal of Chemical Physics in its 80th Anniversary Collection.

Professor Johnson has been awarded the Irwing Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics for his "development and exploitation of cryogenic ion spectroscopy to reveal molecular level pictures of electron and proton hydration as well as unstable reaction intermediates," and is featured in Yale News.

We have implemented the Predator data acquisition suite developed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on our 7T FTICR. This exciting breakthrough will enable a next generation ion source to couple to the powerful 7T magnet, where we will to access complexes at thousands of m/z with ease.

The group welcomes Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith to the laboratory as we collaborate on the study of ionic liquids and other exciting subjects!

We are delighted to have Prof. Dr. Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg from Kaiserslautern visiting us for over a month, so we can pick his brains about ICR and reactions of heavy metal-containing molecules! This collaboration has resulted in beautiful cold IR spectra of lathanide metal clusters and visible spectra of cryogenic electrosprayed ions!

Congratulations to Chris Leavitt for earning his Ph.D. and moving on to a postdoc with Gary Douberly on REALLY cold reactions in Helium nanodroplets!

We would like to welcome Olga Gorlova, our newest graduate student!  We are also happy to have Gary and incoming grad student Patrick in the lab for the summer.  

Andrew, Arron, and Joe give talks at the OSU Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium, the last one to be held at Ohio State.

Chris J. gives a talk at the 5th Electrostatic Storage Devices conference in Heidelberg, Germany.