May 2018: Thank you to the National Science Foundation (Chemistry Division, Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry Program) for supporting our research on the assembly of photochromic polyelectrolytes.
July 2017: Congratulations to Xiaoran Hu, who successfully defended his PhD thesis! Dr. Hu will be moving to a postdoctoral associate position in the laboratory of Prof. Maxwell Robb at Caltech.
April 2017: Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Yimin Zhang, who won the Phyllis Brauner Memorial Book Prize for outstanding elevator pitch at the NSCRC Conference. Yimin also defended her Senior Thesis with High Honors!
November 2016: Welcome to 1st Year Graduate Student Will Mullin!
August 2016: Thank you to the National Science Foundation (Chemistry Division, Chemical Measurement and Imaging Program) for supporting our research on singlet oxygen-responsive nanoparticles.
August 2016: Thank you to the Department of Energy (Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Chemistry Program) for supporting our research on understanding solid-state structure and properties of conjugated molecules.
July 2013: Our proposal on multiplicative amplification using singlet oxygen and conjugated materials has been funded by the Division of Chemistry at the NSF.
June 2013: Welcome to our new group member, Tufts undergraduate Bond Umezuruike.
May 2013: Sam is selected for a 2013 "Teaching with Technology Award" by Tufts ESTS.
April 2013: Sam presents two talks at the 2013 New Orleans ACS meeting.
March 2013: Sam presents an invited talk at Pittcon 2013 in honor of Prof. David Walt's selection for the 2013 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award.
March 2013: Trey Lawrence is selected as a Beckman Scholar!
February 2013: The lab is selected for a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award.
January 2013: Our paper titled "Furan-Containing Singlet Oxygen-Responsive Conjugated Polymers" by Altinok, Friedle, and Thomas has been accepted for publication in Macromolecules.
January 2013: Patty Gumbley is selected for a GAANN Award. Congratulations Patty!
November 2012: Welcome to our new group members: first-year graduate students Rom Baral and Xiaoran Hu.
September 2012: Welcome to our new group members: Tufts undergrads Ankita Agarwal and Trey Lawrence.
September 2012: An invited Talent Article highlighting some of our research accomplishments has been accepted for publication in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. You can access it HERE.
August 2012: An NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant has been awarded to Tufts (Thomas co-PI) for a new X-Ray diffractometer.
August 2012: Our recent ACS Macro Letters paper is highlighted in the September 2012 issue of Synfacts.
August 2012: Our paper titled "Acene-Doped Polymer Films: Singlet Oxygen Dosimetry and Protein Sensing" by Koylu, Sarrafpour, Zhang, Ramjattan, Panzer, and Thomas has been accepted for publication in Chemical Communications.
July 2012: Our recent ACS Macro Lett. paper is at the top of this month's most read list.
June 2012: Our paper titled "Photoinduced Aggregation of Polythiophenes" by Smith, Pawle, and Thomas has been accepted for publication in ACS Macro Letters.
May 2012: Sam is profiled on the Journal of Materials Chemistry blog.
May 2012: Welcome to new group member, first-year graduate student Dmitriy Pukhov!
January 2012: We are selected by the National Science Foundation for a 2012 CAREER award! This grant will fund research in photoresponsive charge-shifting polymers, as well as community college outreach and science fair mentoring.