Fall 2020 Marks Group Meeting Schedule

Marks Main Group Meetings (Fall 2020)
Meetings will be held through Zoom at 6:30 PM on the following Tuesdays.

Group business followed by a formal talk of about an hour with an emphasis on background for the benefit of the visiting first-year students. Overview talks outline the history and background of a project or a subgroup, followed by recent results. Our group virtual open house on September 22 provides an opportunity for first-year students to meet all current group members and discuss research projects.

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September 15 Olefin Polymerization (Yanshan Gao)
22 Virtual open house
29 Organic semiconductors for opto-electronics (Antonio Facchetti)
October 6 Supported Organometallics/Heterogeneous (Jiaqi Li)
13 Field-effect transistors (Wei Huang)
20 Lanthanide Catalysis/Hydroelementation (Jake Rothbaum)
27 Organic Solar Cells: Materials Synthesis/Characterization and Device Fabrication/Characterization (Guoping Li)
November 3 Metal oxide semiconductor (Aritra Sil)
10 Flexible/Stretchable Electronics (Jianhua Chen)
17 CISTAR (Allison Arinaga)
24 Thanksgiving Break – No Meeting

Holiday Dinner (Date TBD)

 A-Team Meetings
Meetings are held via Zoom at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays.

The format will be a 60 minute talk, with a heavy emphasis on background to help first-year students understand the primary goals of your research.

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Sep. 23 Sol
30  Alex
Oct. 7 Yiqi
14 Yang
21 Yosi
28 Rachel
Nov. 4 Cole
11 Carter
18 No meeting
25 Thanksgiving Break

 

Solid State Lunch

Meetings are held via Zoom at 12:00PM on Thursdays.

Speakers should concentrate on background, goals, and recent results of individual research projects for the benefit of first-year students. Talks should be limited to 45 min. and can be formal or informal.

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Sep. 24 Anushka
Oct. 1 Yao Chen
8 Brendan
15 Ning Su
22 Gang
29 Robert
Nov. 5 Xiaohua
12 Liang-wen
19 Dan
26 Thanksgiving Break

Summer 2020 Marks Group Meeting Schedule

Marks Main Group Meetings (Summer 2020)

Meetings will be held through Zoom at 6:00 PM on the following Tuesdays.

Group business followed by a formal talk of about an hour on your research or another topic of your choosing (experimental technique, conference talk summary, background on a research area of interest, etc.).

 

June 30 Wei Huang (General useful software)
 

July

 

7

 

Allison Arinaga (Temperature programmed experiments)

14 Aritra Sil(XPS, SIMS)
21 Jake Rothbaum (Na/K protocol/other drying techniques)
28 Sam Amsterdam (AFM)
 

August

 

4

 

Yang Wang (GPC)

11 Cole Carter (Single Crystal XRD)
18 Joaquin Alzola (Time-resolved spectroscopic techniques)

 

A-Team Meetings

Meetings are held via Zoom at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays.
The format will continue to be a 45 minute talk, with new group members encouraged to ask for additional background as needed to better understand the primary goals of your research.

July 1 No Meeting
8 Alex
15 Yiqi
22 Yosi
29 Jiaqi
Aug. 5 Rachel
12 Carter

 

Solid State Lunch

Meetings are held via Zoom at 12:00PM on Thursdays.
Speakers should give summaries of recent results of individual research projects. Talks should be limited to 45 min, and can be formal or informal. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

June 25 Joaquin Alzola
July 2 Guoping Li
8 Hongming Chen
16 Elisa Trippodo
23 Jianglin Wu
30 Yao Yao
Aug. 6 Ding Zheng
13 Xinming Zhuang

 

 

Spring 2020 Group Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held through Zoom at 6:00 PM on the following Tuesdays.

Group business followed by a formal talk of about an hour with new group members encouraged to ask for additional background as needed to better understand the primary goals of research.

April 7 General Business
14 Xiaohua Zhang (Research Talk)
21 Alex Mason (Practice Qual)
28 Brendan Kerwin (Practice Qual)

May 5 Yiqi Liu (Practice Qual)
12 Jianhua Chen (Research Talk)
19 Yang Wang (Research Talk)
26 Zhi Wang (Research Talk)

June 2 Rachel Dicken (Research Talk)

A-Team Meetings
Meetings are held via Zoom at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays.

The format will continue to be a 60 minute chalk talk, with new group members encouraged to ask for additional background as needed to better understand the primary goals of your research.

April 8 Work Planning
15 Alex
22 Yiqi
29 Minglu

May 6 Yosi
13 Allison
20 Jake
27 Cole

June 3 Jiaqi

Solid State Lunch
Speakers should concentrate on recent results of individual research projects. Meetings will be via Zoom at 12:00 PM on the following Thursdays. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

April 9 Gang Wang
16 Anushka Dasgupta
23 Dan Zhao
30 Ning Su

May 7 Brendan Kerwin
14 Yao Chen
21 Liangwen Feng
28 Ding Zheng

June 4 Aritra Sil
         11 Samuel Amsterdam

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.