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:

05/21/2020 - New publication with the Cwiertny Group:  D. V. Kravchuk, A. Blanes Diaz, M. E. Carolan, E. A. Mpundu, D. M. Cwiertny, T. Z. Forbes. "Uranyl Speciation on the Surface of Amidoximated Polyacrylonitrile Mats."  DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00440

05/14/2020 - Congrats to Dmytro for receiving the UI Department of Chemistry Best Inorganic Chemistry Seminar award for 2019-2020!

04/21/2020 - New publication: L.C. Applegate and T. Z. Forbes. "Controlling Water Structure and Behavior: Design Principles from Metal Organic Nanotubular Materials."  DOI: 10.1039/D0CE00331J

04/15/2020 - New publication with the Mason and Leddy groups:  M. M. Pyrch, J. L. Bjorklund, J. M. Williams, D. L. Parr IV, S. E. Mason, J. Leddy, T. Z. Forbes. "Impacts of hydrogen bonding interactions with Np(V/VI)O2Cl4 complexes: vibrational spectroscopy, redox behavior, and computational analysis."  DOI:10.1039/D0DT00848F

03/26/2020 - New publication:  M. M. Pyrch, J. M. Williams, M. W. Kasperski, L. C. Applegate, T.Z. Forbes.  "Synthesis and Characterization of Np(VI) and U(VI) Tetrachloride Complexes Crystallized with 2,2-Bipyridine."  DOI:  10.1016/j.ica.2020.119628

03/12/2020 - Congrats to Dmytro for receiving a University of Iowa Post-comprehensive Exam Graduate Fellowship!

02/28/2020 - Congrats to Ally and Anamar for acceptance into their top graduate programs!  Ally will be going to Colorado School of Mines and Anamar will be joining the chemistry program at Georgetown University.

01/24/2020 - Congrats to Dmytro for successfully completing his comprehensive exam!

12/12/2019 - New publication with the Cwiertny and Cerrato groups: A. Johns, J. Qian, M. E. Carolan, N. Shaikh, A. Peroutka, A. Seeger, J. M. Cerrato, T. Z. Forbes, and D. M. Cwiertny.  "Functionalized electrospun polymer nanofibers for treatment of water contaminated with uranium." DOI:  10.1039/C9EW00834A

10/11/2019 - New publication:  D.V. Kravchuk and T. Z. Forbes. "In Situ Generation of Organic Peroxide to Create a Nanotubular Uranyl Peroxide Phosphate" DOI:  10.1002/anie.201910287

07/11/2019 - New publication: M. M Pyrch, J. M. Williams and T. Z. Forbes. "Exploring crown-ether functionalization on the stabilization of hexavalent neptunium." DOI:  10.1039/C9CC04393D

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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)