Steven Swick defends his thesis and is now Dr. Swick! 

Steven Swick defends his thesis and is now Dr. Swick!  Steven is headed to a postdoctoral fellow position at Stanford U. Congratulations!


Steven Swick with his thesis committee, Mike Wasielewski, Tom Meade, and Tobin Marks.
Steven Swick with his mom, siblings and Tobin.

Brian Eckstein Successfully Defends his PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Brian Eckstein who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Friday,  November 1, 2019.   Brian is headed to a postdoc at the Colorado School of Mines.

Brain Eckstein with committee members, Lin Chen, Mike Wasielewski, and Tobin Marks
Brian Eckstein with his dad (who is a Professor at the University of Illinois ) and his mom.

Tobin Marks is elected to the European Academy of Sciences

Tobin Marks was elected to the European Academy of Sciences in recognition of his scientific contributions. The induction ceremony will took place on October 22, 2019

The European Academy of Sciences is an international nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in science and technology and their roles in fostering social and economic development. Its members include numerous Nobel laureates, Wolf and Harvey Prize winners, Welch Prize winners, members of various national academies and those having received many other prestigious recognitions.

“I am deeply honored to receive this accolade, especially because it recognizes the outstanding contributions of the many European collaborators, colleagues and students I have worked with,” Marks said.  Read more here.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Main group meets on Tuesday nights (6:30 pm in Tech K140).
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

A-Team meets on Wednesdays (2 pm in Tech G247)
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Solid State group meets on Thursdays (12:30 pm in Tech G247)
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21

December 3: Holiday Dinner

Note: There are no meetings on November 26, 27,or 28 in observation of Thanksgiving

Summer Marks Group Picnic

Summer Marks Group Picnic on the campus lakefront.  Unfortunately Chris, Rachel, Jiaqi, Shanfu, and Jake were in the lab, at a conference, or on travel.