December 16 – The group celebrates some winter holidays, and finally discovers the mysteries of the Macfarlane Mansion
October 11 – Leo and Paul published a paper on optically processing nanoparticle films in Nano Letters
September 10 – PJ published a paper on controlling of molecular multivalency in nanoparticle assemblies (a.k.a. bundle bonds) in JACS
August -Michika was awarded the JSPS Cross-border Postdoctoral Fellowship.
August 25 – Josh published a paper on crosslinkable polymer-grafted nanoparticles in Advanced Functional Materials.
July 29 – Yuping, PJ, Josh, and Margaret published a paper on multistimuli responsive nanocomposite tectons in JACS.
July 26 – PJ published a paper on assembly of ordered crystals with disperse building blocks in Nano Letters.
July 3 – Paul published a paper on controlling crystal texture of PAE thin films in ACS Nano.
June 6 – Diana graduated. Congratulations to the first Macfarlab graduate!
May– Michika has joined the Macfarlane team
May 22 – Josh presented a poster at the Cabot Student Materials Research Forum, winning 2nd place and a GoPro.
May 13 – Diana defended her thesis: Deposition, Crystallization and Nanoindentation of Substrate-Bound Biomolecule-Assembled Nanomaterials.
May 13 – Professor Rob Macfarlane has been chosen as the Paul M. Cook Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
April 16 – Paul and Leo published a review article on the Programmable Atom Equivalents, and how atomic crystallization theory has influenced nanoparticle self-assembly.
March 20 – Margaret passed her Thesis Proposal and is officially admitted to her PhD Program.
Feb 13 – PJ presented at the ICS conference- and was awarded the Israel Chemical Society Excellent Poster Prize.
December – Griffen joins the Macfarlab.
August 30 – Diana and Paul published a paper on Programmable Atom Equivalent deposition in Langmuir.
August 24– Paul, Diana, and PJ presented at the Fall National ACS Meeting.
May 31 – The lab crushes Prof. Macfarlane at go-karts, definitively proving that studying nanoparticle self-assembly does not improve driver skill.
April – Josh and Leo pass their Thesis Area Exams/Proposals and are officially admitted to their PhD Programs!
January 31 – Paul published a paper on lattice mismatch during epitaxial growth of PAE crystals.
December 15 – The Macfarlane Lab celebrates the end of a successful 2017!
November 17 – Margaret Lee joins the lab as a new graduate student – welcome!
September 15 – Fei Jia joins the lab as a new post-doc!
September 1 – Yuping Wang joins the lab as a new post-doc!
July 15 – The Macfarlane lab says goodbye to Jianyuan Zhang and wishes him well as a new professor at Rutgers University
June 1 – Sara Wilson & Megan Diehl join the lab for the summer as UROP students.
June 1 – Kimberly Stieglitz joins the lab for the summer as an RET fellow.
May 10 – Josh is awarded an NDSEG Graduate Fellowship – congrats, Josh!
April 17 – Rob is awarded the Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science
April 11 – The Macfarlane lab thoroughly destroys the Holten-Andersen lab at laser tag.
April 4 – Diana passes her Thesis Proposal Defense – Congratulations!
March – Paul and PJ pass their Thesis Area Exams and are officially admitted to the PhD Program!
March 17 – Both Paul and Leo are awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships! Congratulations!
January 31 – Rob is awarded an NSF CAREER Award
December 20 – The Macfarlane group celebrates the end of a very productive 2016. Happy Holidays!
December 7 – The group’s first paper on Nanocomposite Tectons, titled: “Self-Assembling Nanocomposite Tectons,” is published in JACS!
December 1 – Leonardo Zornberg joins the lab as a first year graduate student – welcome!
November 23 – Paul’s paper “Epitaxy: Programmable Atom Equivalents Versus Atoms” is published in ACS Nano! Congratulations to Paul and our collaborators at Northwestern!
October 18 – Congratulations to Professor Rob Macfarlane for being awarded an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for work on “DNA-Programmed Epitaxy of Nanoparticle Superlattices!”
September 23 – Joshua Kubiak joins the lab as a first year graduate student – welcome!
February 5 – Rob’s paper “Transmutable nanoparticles with reconfigurable surface ligands” is published in Science. Congratulations to first author Youngeun Kim and collaborators in the Mirkin Lab at NU!
February 4 – Diana Lewis joins the lab – welcome Diana!
October 15 – The Macfarlane lab welcomes PJ Santos, Sangho Lee, and Paul Gabrys as first year graduate students!
September 15 – Jianyuan Zhang joins the lab as a new post-doc!