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:

03/25/2017 - Congratulations to Ashini Jayasinghe for winning 3rd place in the Math, Physical Sciences, and Engineering Division of the Jakobsen Memorial Conference!  https://gss.grad.uiowa.edu/jakobsen-conference

03/8/2017 - New publication: Joshua de Groot, Brittany Cassell, Madeline Basile, Taylor Fetrow, and Tori Z. Forbes "Charge-assisted hydrogen bonding and crystallization effects within U(VI) glycine compounds."  European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700024

01/01/2017 - We welcome Md. Shohel and Ryan Golkowski to the Forbes Research Group!

11/28/2016  -New publication: Eric S. Eitrheim, Dustin May, Tori Z. Forbes and Andrew W. Nelson "Disequilbrium of Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Drill Cuttings from a Horizaontal Drilling Operation."  Environmental Science and Technology Letters http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00439

11/23/2016 - Congrats to Mo Payne for recieving the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship!

11/18/2016 - Congrats to Erica Cole for receiving a DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship!  Erica will be spending the next few months at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

11/15/2016 - Congrats to Dr. Andrew Knight on his successful Ph.D. defense and his new postdoc position at Sandia National Laboratory!

10/26/2016 - New publication:Ashini S. Jayasinghe, Samuel Salzman, and Tori Z. Forbes "Metal substituion into metal organic nanotubes:  impacts on solven uptake and stability" Crystal Growth and Design  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01268

08/09/2016 - New publication with the Haes Group:  http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/an/c6an00891g#!divAbs...

06/16/2016 - Professor Forbes has been promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry.  http://www.chem.uiowa.edu/news/dr-tori-forbes-promoted-associate-professor

06/08/2016 - Erica Cole featured on Iowa Now!  http://now.uiowa.edu/2016/06/chemistry-herky

06/07/2016 - We want to welcome all of our summer students:  Steven Tucker, Lindsey Floryance, Vincent Parra, Rachel Roberman, Maggie Schnell, Jeffrey Nassif, David Lafayette, and Mackenzie Cole.

05/17/2016 - Congrats to Dr. Joshua de Groot for successfully defending his Ph.D and for his new position as a lecturer at Northwest Missouri State University.

04/26/2016 - Congrats to both Madeline and Mo for passing their comprehensive exams.

04/06/2016 - Congrats to Andrew Knight for being awarded a Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship from the UI Graduate College.

04/03/2016 - Professor Forbes was named a University of Iowa Dean's Scholar http://clas.uiowa.edu/news/clas-names-collegiate-scholars-deans-scholars-deans-distinguished-lecturer

03/30/2016 - Congrats to Mo Payne for his Honorable mention for both the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship Program and the Ford Foundation Fellowship!!

3/01/2016 - New publication with the Schultz and Bettis Research Groups:  Andrew W. Nelson, Adam J. Johns, Eric S. Eithreim, Andrew W. Knight, Madeline Basile, E. Arther Bettis III, Michael K. Schultz, and Tori Z. Forbes "Partitioning of naturally-occuring radionuclides (NORM) in Marcellus Shale produced fluids influenced by chemical matrix." http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/em/c5em00540j#!divAbs...

02/08/2016 - Congrats Erica on her first publication!  New publication: Erica Cole, Erin Flores, Madeline Basile, Ashini Jayasinghe, Joshua de Groot, Daniel K. Unruh, and Tori Z. Forbes*.  "Directing dimensionality in uranyl malate and copper uranyl malate compounds." Polyhedron http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277538716000449

 

 

  • 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)

  • 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.