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June 2020 – Congratulations to Aaron Stone, joint graduate student (w/ Prof. Weiss) on passing his 2nd year qualifying exam, officially becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

June 2020 – Warm congratulations to Dr. Omar Farha and his terrific research group on Omar’s early promotion to Full Professor with tenure!

June 2020 – Congratulations to Boris Kramar, joint graduate student (w/ Prof. Lin Chen) on passing his 2nd year qualifying exam, and officially becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

May 2020 – Congratulations to Rodrigo Maldonado, joint graduate student (w/ Prof. Omar Farha) on the recognition of his paper in Dalton Transactions with the journal cover!

May 2020 – Congratulations to Thomas Sheridan on passing his 2nd year qualifying exam, officially becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

May 2020 – Congratulations to Rebecca Goncalves, joint graduate student (w/ Prof. Randall Snurr), on passing her 2nd year qualifying exam and becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

May 2020 – Congratulations to  joint graduate student (w/ Prof. Omar Farha) and now newly minted, Dr. Yijun Liao, on a successful thesis defense!

April 2020 Congratulations to 2nd year graduate students Rui Wang, Jiaxin (Dawn) Duan, and jointly advised (by Prof. Justin Notestein) Qining Wang for passing their (virtual) qualifying exams and becoming Ph.D. candidates!

April 2020 – Congratulations to  graduate student Thomas (Tom) Sheridan on receiving the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (@NDSEG) Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense! Well done, Tom!!

March 2020 – Congratulations to Rebecca Goncalves, joint student with Prof. Randall Snurr (Chemical Engineering), on being awarded the GEM PhD Science Fellowship from the National GEM Consortium. The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. To that effect, Rebecca will be interning with GEM employer 3M this summer! Congrats, again!

December 2019 – The Hupp Group welcomes a new graduate student member from the first-year cohort: Jingyi Sui, who will be jointly advised by Prof. Farha. Welcome to the Hupp Group!

November 2019 – Congratulations to Dr. Cassandra Buru on a successful thesis defense!

November 2019 – Joe has again been named as a highly cited researcher by Clairvate Analytics, recognizing “multiple highly-cited papers” that rank in the top 1% of citations for chemistry in Web of Science.

November 2019 – Congratulations to Dr. Hyunho Noh on a successful thesis defense!

November 2019 – The Hupp group welcomes Xiaofeng Chen and Mansu Kim. Xiaofeng received their Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and now works as a lecturer at Shanghai Normal University. Mansu is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. Xiaofeng is interested in photocatalysis and electronic materials, and Mansu previously worked on fuel cell research at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Welcome to the Hupp Group!

September 2019 – Dr. Tina Li, a Hupp group alum, has been selected as one of C&EN’s “Talented 12”, a group of accomplished chemists who have made significant advances in their field early in their career. Her work at the Cabot Microelectronics Corporation focuses on extremely fine polishing of semiconductor interfaces. You can read about her achievements on C&EN’s website here, which includes some of her previous work with Prof. Hupp. Congratulations on this spectacular award!

August 2019 – Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Palmer on a successful thesis defense!

July 2019 – Dr. Xuan Zhang and Yijing Chen attended the Energy Frontier Research Conference in Washington, D. C. Xuan presented his work on structure-activity relationships and support effects in catalytic vanadium MOFs, and Yijing presented her work on the stabilization of formate dehydrogenase in MOFs for carbon dioxide reduction catalysis.