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:

05/16/2017 - New publication: Cory K. Perkins, Eric S. Eitrheim, Brantly L. Fulton, Lauren B. Fullmer, Christopher A. Colla, Deok-Hie Park, Anna F. Oliveri, James E Hutchison, May Nyman, William H. Casey, Tori Z. Forbes, Darren W. Johnson, and Douglas A. Keszler. "Synthesis of an aluminum hydroxide octamer through a simple dissolution method." Angewandte Chemie, International Edition DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702318

04/24/2017 - Congrats to Dr. Eric Eitrheim and Dr. Ashini Jayasinghe for successful Ph.D. defenses!

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

 

 

 

  • 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)

  • 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)