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

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Recent News:

01/04/2018 - New publication:  A.S. Jayasinghe, M.K. Payne, D.K. Unruh, A. Johns, J. Leddy, and T.Z. Forbes.  "Diffusion and selectivity of water confined within metal–organic nanotubes."  Journal of Materials Chemistry A.  DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06741K 

12/16/2017 - Welcome new Forbes group members:  Mikaela Pyrch, Lindsey Applegate, and Matt Jubinsky.

10/30/2017 - New publication: M.K. Payne, R.C. Laird, M. A. Schnell, S. R. Mackin, and T. Z. Forbes "Use of zwitterionic ligands in uranyl hybrid materials:  Explorations on the structural features that control water ordering and mobility." Crstyal Growth and Design DOI:  10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01183

09/11/2017 - New publication: M. Basile, D.K. Unruh, L. Streicher, and T. Z. Forbes "Spectral analysis of the uranyl squarate and croconate systems:  Evaluating differences between the solution and solid-state phases." Crstyal Growth and Design DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00838

07/03/2017 - New publication: Ashini S. Jayasinghe, Maurice K. Payne, Tori Z. Forbes "Synthesis and characterization of heterometallic uranyl pyridinedicarboxylate compounds." Journal of Solid State Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2017.07.002

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

 

 

 

  • 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)