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The Johnson Lab welcomes our newest post-doc Joe DePalma.  Joe comes to Yale from Murray Johnston's group at the University of Deleware.

Conrad, Steph, and Fabian attend the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME.

Olga attends the Fall National ACS meeting in San Francisco.

The group welcomes Niklas Toetsch from Martina Havenith's group at Ruhr Unveristy Bochum.  Niklas will be working with us for the next three months.

The Johnson Lab welcomes post-doc Fabian Menges to the group.  Fabian comes to us from Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg's group at Kaiserslautern University in Germany.

Former lab member Chris Leavitt wins the very first Miller Prize for best presentation by a post-doc at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy.  Congratulations Chris!

Chris, Joe, Olga, and Patrick attend the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Atomic and Molecular Interactions at Stonehill College in Easton, MA

Conrad and his wife Jeanette welcome their daughter Melissa to the world.  Congratulations Conrad and Jeanette!

Our paper on the excess proton vibrational signature in the "magic" H+(H2O)21 cluster, just published in Science, is highlighted by the Royal Society of Chemistry in Chemistry World and also by YaleNews.

Mark is featured on Yale News along with two other Yale professors for his election to the National Academy of Sciences. National Academy members are elected "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." 

Joseph Fournier and Conrad Wolke attended the Molecular and Ionic Clusters Gordon Research Conference in Lucca, Italy, where our previous graduate student Christopher Leavitt was Co-Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar. Our former post doc Etienne Garand, now an Assistant Professor at UW Madison, gave a hot topic talk at the conference. Our former post doc Laura McCunn has received tenure at Marshall University. Conrad Wolke returns from a six week stay at FHI in a collaboration with the Asmis lab utilizing their FEL to study water clusters.

Arron Wolk got married on a Florida beach to his beautiful wife Amanda, and accepts a position at Intel Corportation. Andrew DeBlase accepts a postdoctoral appointment in Timothy Zwier's and Scott McLucky's laboratories at Purdue University. Congratulations Arron and Andrew!

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

1st year graduate students Stephanie Craig and Patrick Kelleher join the group.  Welcome Steph and Pat!

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 (CAICE), 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.