Developing novel nanomaterials that provide an enhanced understanding of basic actinide chemistry and the mobility of nuclear materials in environmental systems.

Welcome to the Forbes Research Group!

Recent News:

04/29/2019 - Welcome summer students:  Alessandra Dutra, Maguire Kasperski, Eric Thomas, and Samantha Kruse

05/21/2019 - New publication: J. L. Bjorklund, M. M. Pyrch, M. C. Basile, S. E. Mason, and T. Z. Forbes. "Actinyl-cation interactions:  Exerimental and theoretical assessment of [UO2Cl4]2- and [Np(VI)O2Cl4]2- in solid state and aqueous solutions." DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00044

04/29/2019 - Congrats to Allison Peroutka for winning an ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award!

04/29/2019 - Congrats to Lindsey and Mikaela for successfully completing their comprehensive exam!

04/11/2019 - Congrats to Dr. Mo Payne for successfully defending his Ph.D. and accepting an offer to become a postdoctoral scholar at Sandia National Laboratory.

03/20/2019 - New publication with the Mason group: J. L. Bjorklund, J. W. Bennett, T. Z. Forbes, and S. E. Mason. "Modeling of the MAl12 Keggin reactivity by anion adsorption." DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00044

01/23/2019 - New publication: A.S. Jayasinghe, L. C. Applegate, D. K. Unruh, J. Hutton, T. Z. Forbes. "Utilizing autoxoidation of solvents to promote the formation of uranyl peroxide materials."DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b01735

12/10/2018 - New publication with the Alessi group at U Alberta: S. L. Flynn, K. von Gunten, T. Warchola, K. Snihur, T. Z. Forbes, G. G. Goss, M. K. Gingras, K. O. Konhauser, D. S. Alessi. "Characterization and implications of solids associated with hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water from the Duvernay Formation, Alberta, Canada." DOI: 10.1039/C8EM00404H

10/04/2018 - Congrats to Shohel for winning the University of Iowa Graduate Collect Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship for Spring 2019!!

08/30/2018 - New publication with UC Berkeley: K.P. Carter, J. Jian, M.M. Pyrch, T. Z. Forbes, R. J.Abergel, W. A. de Jong, J. K. Gibson. "Reductive activation of neptunyl and plutonyl oxo species with a hydroxypyridinone chelating ligand." DOI:  10.1039/C8CC05626A

08/23/2018 - New publication: M. K. Payne, M. M. Pyrch, M. Jubinsky, M. C. Basil, and  T.Z. Forbes. "Impacts of oxo interactions within actinyl metal organic materials:  highlight on thermal expansion behaviour." DOI: 10.1039/c8CC05240a

06/14/2018 - New publication with the Haes group:  G. Lu, A. J. Haes and  T.Z. Forbes. "Detection and identification of solids, surfaces, and solutions of uranium using vibratioanl spectroscopy." DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2018.07.010

05/21/2018 -  Congrats to Shohel for winning the Best Graduate Student Paper Award at the Regional GSA meeting in April!

05/09/2018 - New publication with the Haes and Cwiertny group:  G. Lu, A. J. Johns, B. Neupane, H. T. Phan, D. M. Cwiertny, T.Z. Forbes, A. J. Haes. "Matrix-Independent Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection of Uranyl using Electrospun Amidoximated Polyacrylonitrile Mats and Gold Nanostars." DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00655

 

 

 

 

  • A novel gallium aluminum hydroxide cluster (Ga2Al18) (Fairley et al., 2015)

    A novel gallium aluminum hydroxide cluster (Ga2Al18) (Fairley et al., 2015)

  • Substitution of transition metals into uranyl metal organic nanotubes (Jayasinghe et al., 2016)

    Substitution of transition metals into uranyl metal organic nanotubes (Jayasinghe et al., 2016)

  • Uranium metal-organic nanotube contains confined water molecules in a hexagonal array. (Unruh et. al. 2013)

    Uranium metal-organic nanotube contains confined water molecules in a hexagonal array. (Unruh et. al. 2013)

  • The view of the Iowa River from the lab.

    The view of the Iowa River from the lab.

  • A nanoporous uranyl glycine compound (de Groot et al., 2014)

    A nanoporous uranyl glycine compound (de Groot et al., 2014)

  • Exploring uranyl citrate complexes using Raman spectroscopy (Basile et al., 2015)

    Exploring uranyl citrate complexes using Raman spectroscopy (Basile et al., 2015)