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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. 

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.