Haes Research Group Happenings
Hoa's feature article on how to define nanoparticle stability is accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations, Hoa!
Amanda's promotion is close to being official with this departmental announcement! Link
Sajeewani successfully passes her Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations, Sajeewani!
Articles like this bring up past, character building memories for all involved...
The weather finally cooperates and Amanda travels to Minnesota to give a talk at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University...on our second or third try. She had a great time while there!
Hoa presents an excellent seminar on his research as part of the Physical Chemistry Seminar Series. This gets him one step closer to graduation!
Wenjing finishes up her time in the group and moves to St. Louis where she will be working as a Researcher to support the FDA's Office of Pharmaceutical Quality Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis. Congratulations, Dr. Xi! We will miss you!
The Haes Group hosts 5th Grade Talented and Gifted Students from the Linn Mar School district to our campus. As in previous years, this excellent event is made possible because of the teachers who are encouraging chemistry in their curriculum as well as AXE and the Guymon Group for playing important roles during the day making lotion and with lab tours. Check out some photos from this year's event!
Amanda is recognized at the 2019 Faculty Honors Celebration for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a 2019-2021 Collegiate Scholar. This honor recognizes faculty for excellence as evidenced in their promotion record at the time of their candidacy for promotion to the rank of Full Professor. This is quite the honor, and I am humbled by this recognition! Thank you to all of my group members (from the beginning), collaborators, and mentors for helping me get here.
Amanda has a fun day interacting with faculty and students and delivering a presentation at the University of Dubuque.
Amanda presents the group's work at the Spring National ACS Meeting in Orlando. While there, she catches up with collaborators from New Mexico and an awesome group of fellow female faculty members from around the country to have dinner.
Perceptions are changing!
Amanda and Junnan travel to Corvallis, OR, to attend and present the group's/their research at the 2019 International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis!
Hoa is notified that he is a recipient of the Ballard and Seashore Fellowship for Fall 2019. Congratulations, Hoa!
Congratulations to Wenjing on her newest publication entitled "Elucidation of HEPES Affinity to and Structure on Gold Nanostars" that will appear in the Journal of the American Chemical Society!
Sajeewani gives a seminar on her research as part of the Computational and Physical Chemistry Seminar series.
Amanda gives an invited talk at Baylor University. This was fun as the first Haes group member (other than its founding member) earned her Ph.D. from Baylor.
Amanda and Hoa travel to Bowman Elementary in Cedar Rapids as part of the community workers program. Amanda talks about her career path in chemistry. Both of us had fun doing experiments with the 3rd graders!
Congratulations to Jenny Hedlund (B.S. 2012) on successfully defending her Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Dallas. She will move on to a post doc position at the University of Wisconsin, Madison!
We welcome A.J. Pearl to the group as an undergraduate researcher!
Wenjing successfully defends her Ph.D.! Congratulations Dr. Xi!
Amanda travels to Hawaii and gives a talk at the 2018 Extreme Biosensors Conference. What a lovely place and time to be in December!
We welcome Katrina Pagel, a first year graduate student in chemistry, to the group. Welcome!
The group has a mini-celebration. Because Amanda decided where we went, chips and salsa had to be a part of the meal...
Amanda gives a seminar on the group's work in heavy metal detection to the Human Toxicology Program at the University of Iowa.
Megan Butzke (M.S. 2014) accepts a job at Northshore University Health Systems as a P.A. Congratulations, Megan!
Amanda gives a seminar on the group's work at the University of Iowa, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Amanda travels to Atlanta for a busy week of science. There, she attended the 2018 SciX Meeting and gave an invited talk and presided over sessions she co/organized. She also visited Georgia Tech and gave a seminar.
Amanda gives an invited talk on the group's work in detecting uranium in sunny Cancun at the 2018 AiMES/ECS Conference.
Congratulations to Wenjing, Anna, and Michael on their new publication, "Vibrational Frequency Shifts for Monitoring Non-Covalent Interactions between Molecular Imprinted Polymers and Analgesics," which will appear in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C! Great work!
We wish Khalid well as he finishes up his summer research with our group! He will go back to Northwestern University to continue his undergraduate studies.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's work in the Chemistry Department at the University of Iowa.
Congratulations to Brandon Walker (M.S. 2009) on his new position at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also serving as President of the Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS).
Some nice press for our group's work in a local paper (link).
Amanda gives an invited talk and presides over a session at the 2018 ICORS meeting in South Korea.
Hoa gives a presentation on his research at the National ACS Meeting in Boston.
We welcome Khalid Ahmed to the group for his summer. Khalid is an undergraduate student from Northwestern University.
We wish Claire good luck finishing up her undergraduate degree from Smith College.
The 2018 REU Program comes to a close with an excellent poster session and a trip to the Amana Colonies.
Amanda attends a NSF funded workshop for REU program PIs in San Antonio.
New publication with the Forbes group - “Detection and Identification of Solids, Surfaces, and Solutions of Uranium using Vibrational Spectroscopy” - that will appear in Coordination Chemistry Reviews!
Amanda attends and is a discussion leader at the Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles.
Congratulations to Hoa on the acceptance of his publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C entitled, "Impacts of pH and Intermolecular Interactions on SERS Chemical Enhancements." Excellent job, Hoa!
Congratulations to Binita Neupane (MS 2017) on her new job as a Process Engineer at Intel!!!
We welcome Daniel Stewart to the group for the summer. Daniel attends West High School in Iowa City and is doing an internship with our group through the Workplace Learning Connection. Welcome, Daniel!
Congrats to Delaney Kilgour (REU student 2017) on her graduation! Delaney will start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the fall!
We welcome Claire Vinson from Smith College to our group for the summer. Claire is participating in the REU program. Welcome, Claire!
The 2018 REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Iowa begins. Amanda serves as co-director.
Congrats to Grace, Binita, and Hoa on the acceptance of their publication in Analytical Chemistry entitled, "Matrix-independent SERS Detection of Uranyl using Electrospun Amidoximated Polyacrylonitrile Mats and Gold Nanostars." This is a collaborative project with the Cwiertny and Forbes groups!
Congratulations to Wenjing for being named a recipient of the Ballard Seashore Fellowship for the Fall 2018 semester!
Congratulations to Junnan for being selected for a Summer Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate College!
Wenjing and Hoa's manuscript entitled "How to Accurately Predict Solution-phase Gold Nanostar Stability" is accepted for publication as a Paper in Forefront in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - excellent job!
We host 4th-6th graders from the Benton Community School District for a day of chemistry!!!
The Haes Group along with AXE, Cheatum Group, and Guymon Group co-host over 100 5th grade students from the Linn Mar School District. I've lost count as to how many years we have done this...but it is fun every year!
Amanda gives a seminar on the group's research at the Chemistry Department at Iowa State University.
NSF funds our REU program! Amanda will serve as co-director along with Allan Guymon in Chemical Engineering!
Wenjing gives an excellent seminar on her research in the Physical and Environmental Chemistry Seminar Series at the University of Iowa.
Amanda co-organizes the 2018 NNI Symposium at the University of Iowa. Hoa and Junnan present posters on their research!
Amanda and one of our publications is highlighted in the "Virtual Issue Highlighting Selected Women Analytical Chemists."
We welcome Junnan Wang to the group! Welcome, Junnan!
Amanda and Hoa travel to Bowman Woods Elementary School in Cedar Rapids. Amanda gives a talk about being a chemist and professor as part of their career days, then Amanda and Hoa do experiments with the students. It was a lot of fun!
Congratulations to Hoa and his new wife!
We welcome Sajeewani Kumarage, a first year graduate student in the Chemistry Department to our group. Welcome, Sajeewani!
Amanda travels to Xiamen, China, to give an invited talk at the 2017 International Conference on Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.
Amanda presents the group's work at the Eastern Analytical Symposium Conference in Princeton, NJ. There, she gave a talk in celebration of Richard Van Duyne's Gold Metal Award.
Grace and Khomson's collaborative work with Dr. Arwa Owais is accepted for publication in the Journal of the California Dental Association. The title of the paper is "Silver Diamine Fluoride Chemical Mechanisms of Action as a Caries Arresting and Preventing Agent." Congrats!
Amanda catches up with collaborators from the University of New Mexico.
Wenjing and Binaya's review article entitled "Promoting Intra- and Intermolecular Interactions in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering" is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry. Nice job!
The group's work is highlighted in two plenary lectures Amanda presented at the 2017 Midwest Regional Meeting in Lawrence, Kansas.
Amanda gives an invited talk at the University of California, Riverside.
Amanda travels to Reno, NV for SciX 2017. There she presided over symposia she organized and presented a talk on the group's work.
Amanda gives a seminar at Drake University on the group's research.
Amanda and Hoa attend and present at the 2017 Fall ACS Meeting in Washington DC. Amanda was highlighted as a Must-See presenter. She also co-organized a four day symposium on metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. Hoa gave an excellent talk on his research. Both took a break from talks to see the eclipse and to catch up with friends from around the world.
I can’t quite believe that this is my 12th fall semester as a faculty member – time flies!
The group receives funding from NSF to pursue studies on how anions, cations, and solvent molecules can be used to promote the detectability of molecules using surface enhanced spectroscopy. We are grateful for this funding and excited to pursue these research questions!
Delaney returns to California after a successful summer of research. We wish you well!
Delaney presents a poster at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Festival. Nice job, Delaney!
Amanda gives a talk about gold nanoparticles to this year’s REU group.
Grace departs Iowa City and heads toward West Virginia University where she will post doc in Professor Lisa Holland’s group. We will miss you, Grace!
We welcome dental student Eddie Doumanian to the group. Eddie is working on a collaborative project with Dr. Arwa Owais and Dr. Kyungsup Shin.
Amanda attends and presents an invited talk on the group’s research at the 2017 International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy Meeting in Victoria (Canada).
We welcome Delaney Kilgour to the group for the summer. Delaney is an undergraduate student at Occidental College. She joins us through the 2017 REU Program. Welcome, Delaney!
Binita finishes up her degree – we wish her well on her new journey with her family in Nepal and with her new husband! Congratulations, Binita!
Congratulations to Grace and Binita on graduating with their Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, respectively!
Amanda gives a seminar on the group’s research at the University of Washington.
The group attends and Wenjing presents a poster on her research at the 2017 OSTC Symposium.
Amanda gives an invited talk on the group's research at the 2017 Materials Research Society Meeting in Phoenix.
Grace successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Lu!
The group hosts ~130 5th grade students, parents, and teachers from the Linn-Mar School District. This is the fifth year we have enjoyed hosting this group of talented and gifted students with help from AXE as well as the Cheatum and Guymon groups.
Hoa is awarded a summer fellowship from the Graduate College. Congratulations, Hoa!
Group alumnus, Thomas Heiderscheit (undergraduate, 2012-2015), receives an Honorable Mention as a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congratulations, Thomas! Thomas is currently a graduate student in Stephan Link’s group at Rice University.
Amanda attends and presents invited talks on the group’s research at the 2017 Spring ACS Meeting in San Francisco.
Hoa is notified that he is a recipient of a Post-Comprehensive Exam Fellowship from the Graduate College for the Fall 2017 Semester. Congratulations, Hoa!
Amanda gives an invited talk at Rice University. While there, she enjoyed catching up with group alumni Thomas Heiderscheit (undergraduate, 2012-2015) and Anneli (Hoggard) Joplin (REU student, summer 2010).
Amanda gives an invited talk at Gustavus Adolphus College. While there, she was hosted by and enjoyed spending time with group alumna Dr. Anna Volkert (Ph.D., 2008-2014).
Amanda gives invited talks in both the Chemistry Department and Materials Science and Engineering Department at West Virginia University.
The group receives funding from the NIH to perform collaborative research with David Cwiertny and Tori Forbes’s groups at the University of Iowa and Jose Cerrato’s group at the University of New Mexico!
Amanda visits the third graders at Bowman Woods Elementary School in Cedar Rapids. She has fun sharing what it is like to be a chemistry professor and does nanoparticle experiments with the students.
The group wishes our colleagues, friends, and family a happy new year! I would also like to say thank you to all of my colleagues, family, friends, and students for their patience, support, and positive thoughts as well as all of the doctors and nurses who have cared for me over the past two years. I am optimistic that 2017 will be a healthy one (so no hospitals and surgeries)! Thank you!!! -- Amanda
Congratulations to Khomson as he graduates from the University of Iowa with a M.S. degree!
We welcome first year graduate student Ryan Golkowski to the group! Ryan is a joint student with the Haes and Forbes groups. Welcome, Ryan!
Hoa successfully passes his comprehensive exam and officially becomes a Ph.D. Candidate. Congratulations, Hoa!
We host Amanda’s former Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Richard Van Duyne, to the University of Iowa as a Frontier’s Lecturer.
Group alumnus, Daniel Davies (undergraduate, 2015-2016) joins Dr. Ying Diao's group as a first year graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Amanda becomes affiliated with the Nanotoxicology Group in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
Amanda attends and gives invited talks on the group’s research at the 2016 SciX Conference in Minneapolis.
Amanda attends, presents, and co-organizes a symposium entitled “To SERS, with Love” in celebration of Richard Van Duyne’s 70th Birthday. She enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones. She is inspired by the impact of Rick’s scientific career as well as by the community of scientists he has mentored throughout his career.
Grace presents a Physical and Environmental Chemistry Seminar on her research at the University of Iowa. Nice job, Grace!
Amanda attends and presents invited talks on the group’s research at the Fall 2016 ACS Conference in Philadelphia.
Hoa finishes up his internship in Japan. Welcome back, Hoa!
The NIH funds a new collaborative project with Dr. Isabelle Denry in the College of Dentistry!
Lindsey presents a poster on her research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. After the REU program ends, she returns to finish up her final year in college at Truman State University. Good luck, Lindsey!
Jeff's summer program finishes up as he presents a poster on his work at the SSTP banquet! Best of luck Jeff!
We welcome Jeff Ahlers to the group for the next 5 weeks. Jeff is a SSTP student and will be working with Khomson.
Congratulations to former REU student Ben Kasting on his graduation from Northern Ohio University. He will start graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the fall!
Amanda attends and presents the group's work at the 2016 Gordon Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles.
Congratulations to Grace on the acceptance of a new paper, which will be published in the Analyst and is entitled "SERS Detection of Uranyl using Functionalized Gold Nanostars promoted by Nanoparticle Shape and Size." This is our second collaborative paper with the Forbes group!
Former Haes group member Megan Butzke (M.S. 2014) begins classes at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as a Physician Assistant student. Congratulations, Megan!
We welcome Ryan Golkowski to the group for the summer! Ryan will work jointly with the Haes and Forbes groups until classes start. Welcome Ryan!
We welcome Lindsey Applegate to the group this summer! Lindsey, a student at Truman State University, arrives at our campus through the 2016 REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Welcome Lindsey!
Group member Hoa Phan begins a summer internship at the University of Tsukuba in Japan under the direction of Prof. Yasuhisha Adachi. His internship is sponsored through a a fellowship from the Honda Foundation.
Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Daniel Davies on his graduation from the University of Iowa. We wish him well as a graduate student at UIUC!
The group attends and Binita, Daniel, Grace, and Wenjing present posters on their research at the 2016 OSTC Symposium.
The group, along with AXE as well as the Cheatum and Guymon groups host ~100 5th grade students, teachers, and parents to our campus. Students toured labs and synthesized lotion in this annual event!
Daniel presents a poster on his research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa!
Khomson presents a seminar on his research at the University of Iowa as part of the Physical and Environmental Chemistry Series!
Congratulations to Grace and Wenjing for being awarded summer fellowships from the Graduate College!
Congratulations to Binita for being awarded a summer Radiochemistry Fellowship!
Congratulations to Grace and Binaya - their paper on how molecular tilt angle influences SERS signals on nanoparticle rattle samples is accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
Amanda attends and presents at a workshop funded by NSF in the area of Plasmonic and Its Applications. This was held at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Congratulations to former undergraduate researcher in the Haes Group, Zac Builta! He was accepted and started graduate school at the University of Iowa in the Department of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry.
Amanda co-organizes and the group attends the 2016 NNI@UI Symposium. Grace and Wenjing present posters on their research at the poster session.
Amanda travels to Bowman Woods Elementary School in Cedar Rapids. There, she met with the third grade students and talked about careers in science. The students were introduced to what nanoscience is and how nanotechnology impacts society. Students then performed experiments with three different types of nanoparticles. It was a lot of fun!
Hoa presents a seminar on his research at the University of Iowa as part of the Physical and Environmental Chemistry Series. Nice job, Hoa!
Wenjing is awarded a 2016 Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award from the University of Iowa, Graduate College for the Spring Semester. Congratulations, Wenjing!
Binaya officially graduates from the University of Iowa. Congratulations, Binaya!
We welcome first year graduate student Binita Neupane to the group! Welcome, Binita!
Amanda co-organizes a symposium and Amanda and Grace present at 2015 PacifiChem Conference in Honolulu.
Last evening in Honolulu...
Amanda co-organizes and Amanda and Grace attend and present at the Extreme Biosensing Conference in Makena, Maui. Hawaii is beautiful in December!
The Extreme Biosensors Group
Last evening in Maui...
Grace's paper on using Raman spectroscopy to report relative abundance of uranium speciation in water is accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry. This is our first collaborative paper with the Forbes Research Group. Congratulations, Grace!
Wenjing is notified that she is a recipient of a Post-comp Graduate Student Fellowship through the Graduate College. Congratulations, Wenjing!
Binaya's paper on internally etched nanoparticles and implications of local effective refractive on SERS activity goes online on the Journal of Optics website.
Amanda attends and presents Grace's and Wenjing's research at the 2015 SciX Conference, which was held in Providence, RI.
A collaborative article with all participants stemming from a workshop on the fundamental needs in NanoEHS that Amanda co-chaired along with Vicki Grassian is accepted for publication in Enviornmental Science: Nano.
Amanda attends and presents on Grace's research at the 2015 Fall ACS Meeting in Boston.
Congratulations to former undergraduate student Bridget McCaskill! This fall, she will begin a graduate program at North Carolina Central University in the Pharmaceutical Science Master Program.
We wish Ben well as he returns to Ohio Northern University after a successful summer of research through the REU program.
Ben presents a poster on his research at 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
We wish Michelle well as she finishes up her research and summer as a SSTP student.
Michelle presents a poster on her research at the 2015 Secondary Student Training Program Poster Session. She is acknowledged with "Best Presentation." Congrats, Michelle!
Congratulations to Lahiru as he successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation!
Congratulations to Binaya as he successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation!
Binaya's paper on using silica membrane stabilized gold-coated silver nanoparticles for reproducible SERS studies is accepted for publication in the Journal of Optics. The article will appear in a special issue on SERS. This article represents Amanda's 50th publication!
Michelle Chiu joins the group for the summer. Michelle is a high school student participating in the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Iowa. Welcome, Michelle!
Ben Kasting, an undergraduate student at Ohio Northern University, joins the group for the summer through the University of Iowa Nanoscience and Nanotechnology REU program. Welcome, Ben!
Thomas graduates from the University of Iowa! Congratulations - we wish you well in your graduate studies at Rice University!
Thomas is recognized at the 2015 Chemistry Awards Night as a Russell K. Simms Scholarship Awardee.
The group attends the 2015 OSTC symposium. Lahiru presents a poster on his and Mike's work.
Both Binaya and Lahiru are awarded summer fellowships from the Graduate College to finish up their dissertation work.
Congratulations to Wenjing for successfully passing her comprehensive exam - she is now a Ph.D. candidate!
Congratulations to Mike I. and Lahiru - their paper on extended DLVO theory for predicting gold nanosphere stability is accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
Along with AXE, the group hosts the 5th grade LEO students from the Linn-Mar School District. The students learned how to make lotion and toured the Cheatum, Guymon, and Haes research laboratories.
Amanda gives a presentation on the group's work at Indiana University.
Amanda gives a presentation on NanoEHS and Hoa and Khomson presents a poster on their research at the 2015 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute @ UI Annual Symposium.
Wenjing gives a seminar on her research through the Physical and Environmental Chemistry Seminar Series at the University of Iowa. Nice job, Wenjing!
Thomas presents a poster on his research at the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Congratulations to group alumni, Stevie Norcross (now a graduate student at Purdue) and Felix Alfonso (now a graduate student at Stanford)! Both worked in the group during their undergraduate years as REU students and were awarded NSF graduate research fellowships.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Grace, Hoa, Khomson, and Lahiru presented their work at the 2015 Jakobsen Graduate Conference at the University of Iowa.
Amanda and Wenjing traveled to the Science Center in Des Moines and performed outreach at the 2015 Nano Days Event.
Amanda attends and presents at the Fall ACS Meeting in Denver.
Congrats to Grace and former undergraduates Amanda Goodman, Brennan Ayres, and Zac Builta! Their paper entitled "Near Real-Time Determination of Metabolic Parameters for Unquenched 6-Mercaptopurine and Xanthine Oxidase Samples using Capillary Electrophoresis," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. Great job!
Congratulations to former undergraduate and REU student in the group, Kristen O'Connor - she will start graduate school at Iowa State University in the fall!
Amanda attends and presents at the 2015 Pittcon Conference in New Orleans.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Michigan State University.
Congratulations to Emmy Cunningham, our SSTP student during the summer of 2014. Emmy was accepted and will begin her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. She will be part of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research. We wish her well as she finishes up high school and begins her college studies!
Congrats to group alum Dr. Anna Volkert who accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus.
We are notified that we will receive seed funding from the OVPRED on a project entitled, "Development of Real-Time Sensitive and Selective Radiological Sensors." This research project represents a new start for us and will be carried out in collaboration with the Forbes and Cwiertny groups!
We welcome Hoa Phan and Khomson Keratithamkul, first year chemistry graduate students, to the group!
Binaya presents a seminar as part of the Physical and Environmental Chemistry Seminar series. Nice job, Binaya!
Amanda travels to Bowman Woods Elementary school and talks to the 3rd grade students about being a chemist as part of their career days events.
Congrats to Anna, Marie, and Binaya on their new paper on internally etched nanoparticles that will appear in RSC Advances. Excellent work!
Amanda attends the 2014 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Meeting in Boston.
Amanda co-organized and co-chaired a workshop with Prof. Vicki Grassian on the Fundamental Science Needs in NanoEHS.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Oregon State University.
Thomas and Amanda attend and present at the 2014 SciX Meeting in Reno, Nevada. This was Thomas's first talk and he did a great job!
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Missouri State University.
Thomas and Amanda attend and present at the 2014 Fall ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Amanda attends and presents at the 2014 Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy Conference, a satellite conference of ICORS, in Chemnitz, Germany.
Recent graduate, Dr. Anna Volkert accepts a Visiting Assistant Professor position at the University of Iowa. Congrats, Anna!
Emmy finishes up her last day with the group (time flies!). At the SSTP poster session, she earns the “Judge’s Choice Award” for the presentation of her poster. Congratulations and best of luck, Emmy!
SSTP student, Emmy Cunningham, joins us for the summer. Welcome, Emmy!
Wenjing and Amanda presented the group's research at a SERS workshop in St. Louis. Wenjing did a nice job presenting her very first research poster!
Amanda attends and presents at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles.
Thomas Heiderscheit participates in a summer REU program at the University of Utah!
Several group members graduate from the University of Iowa. Undergraduates include Brennan Ayres, Zac Builta, and Dan Grigsby. Notably, Anna Volkert and Megan Butzke graduate having earned their Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, respectively. Congratulations!
Grace successfully passes her comprehensive exam. Congratulations, Grace!
Thomas Heiderscheit wins the Analytical Chemistry Award for 2014 as well as the Viksnins, Harris, and Padys Award and Dan Grigsby wins the Chemistry Alumni Award for 2014 at the Department's annual recognition ceremony. Congrats to both!
Thomas presents a poster on his research at the annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Along with AXE, the group hosts 5th grade LEO students from the Linn-Mar School District. For a second year in a row, students work in a chemistry lab and tour the Cheatum, Haes, and Guymon labs learning about how chemistry is important in laser, nanotechnology, and polymer labs, respectively.
Grace gives a seminar on her research at the University of Iowa. Nice job, Grace!
Many of our undergraduate students commit to graduate schools! Michael Boller will attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Stevie Norcross will attend Purdue University; Jenny Hedlund will attend the University of Texas, Dallas; and Brennan Ayres will attend the University of Iowa (Industrial Engineering). Congratulations to all!
Amanda and several others from the department perform hands-on activities at the Science Center of Iowa's "Nano Days" in Des Moines.
Amanda attends and presents the group’s research at the 2014 Pittcon Conference in Chicago.
Anneli Hoggard a former REU student in the group and current graduate student at Rice University is awarded a Graduate Fellowship from NSF. Congrats, Anneli!
Anna successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Volkert!
NNI@UI is highlighted in the February issue of the Iowa Alumni Magazine. Amanda along with Sarah Larsen and Vicki Grassian are quoted.
Thomas is notified that he is a recipient of a 2014 Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Thomas!
We welcome first year graduate student, Wenjing Xi to the group!
Michael successfully finishes up his B.S. degree with honors and graduates from the University of Iowa. Congratulations, Michael!
Thomas presents his research at the 2013 Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Amanda participates in Linn-Mar High School's STEM Career Days.
Anna's paper on plastic antibodies is accepted for publication in the Analyst. Congrats, Anna!
Amanda travels to Montreal and gave talks on the group's work at the University of Montreal and McGill University. These talks were delivered as part of the Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS) 2013-2014 Seminar Series.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Bradley University.
Anna, Binaya, and Amanda attend and present their work at the 2013 SciX Conference.
Anna, Binaya, Michael, and Thomas present posters at the 2013 NNI@UI Symposium.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Notre Dame.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Drake University.
Marie successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation. We wish her and her family well!
The REU program finishes up. We wish Kristen well as she returns to the College of St. Scholastica to finish up her undergraduate degree.
Thomas and Kristen present posters at 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference which is hosted by the Graduate College at the University of Iowa.
Anna is named a 2013 Glenn Rhodes Wilson Memorial Fellow. This fellowship is awarded on the basis of her research objectives and accomplishments as well as her academic record. Congratulations!
Thomas and Kristen present research nuggets on their summer work. Both did an excellent job!
Amanda successfully earns tenure and her title officially changes to Associate Professor.
The group celebrates another summer with a picnic and some outdoor games.
We welcome Kristen O'Connor and Thomas Heiderscheit to the group for the summer through NNI@UI's NSF funded REU Program. Kristen is an undergraduate student at College of St. Scholastica. Thomas is an undergraduate student from the University of Iowa. Welcome!
Binaya is awarded a Summer Fellowship from the Graduate College.
The group attends the 2013 Chemistry Appreciation Night. Michael is the recipient of the Analytical Chemistry Award and a Viksnins, Harris & Padys Award. Thomas is a recipient of the Russell K Simms Scholarship.
Amanda, Anna, and Megan (along with Amanda's sister) have fun with the second graders at Bowman Woods Elementary School. We worked with students as they made scientific instruments and planned and performed hands on experiments with weather-related goals.
The Haes Group hosts and entertains 5th grade LEO students from the Linn-Mar school district with various chemistry activities. This event was part of a multi-week chemistry unit.
Anna presents a seminar on her research at the University of Iowa Physical & Environmental Chemistry Seminar Series.
Michael and Thomas present posters on their research at the 2013 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Amanda and Anna present and attend the 2013 Spring ACS Meeting in New Orleans.
Ever wonder what it looks like when a Raman microscopy experiment is setup?!? Here is a photo of Anna and Michael setting up a nanosensor experiment.
Congratulations to group alumni Amanda (Jones) Goodman (BS 2010, research assistant through Spring 2011) and Anneli Hoggard (REU Student during the summer of 2010) for being awarded and receiving an honorable mention, respectively, for 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Amanda presents on the group's work at Illinois State University.
Marie presents a seminar on her research at the University of iowa through the physical chemistry seminar series.
Amanda gives a talk and Anna, Michael, Binaya, Megan, and Lahiru present posters at the 2013 OSTC Symposium.
Grace presents a seminar at the University of Iowa through the analytical chemistry seminar series.
Mariana Xavier, a medical student from Brazil, works with the group for the semester. Welcome Mariana.
Amanda gives a talk on the group's research at Macalester College.
We welcome graduate students Grace Lu and Megan Butzke (joint with the Cheatum group) to the group!
Undergraduate Jenny Hedlund successfully earns her degree and graduates from the University of Iowa. Congrats, Jenny!
The group celebrates 2012 with our annual holiday lunch.
Amanda attends, presents the group's research, and presides over a session at SciX in Kansas City.
We kick off "super-group meetings" with the Cheatum group with a picnic!
We welcome undergraduates Michael Boller and Thomas Heiderscheit to the group!
Amanda presents her tenure talk on the group's research at a Chemistry Colloquium at the University of Iowa.
Congratulations to Marie for publishing her research on silica coated gold nanospheres and implications of nanoparticle quality control on these materials and measurements. Her paper will appear in Analytical Chemistry.
Bridget McCaskill, former group member and SROP/McNair Scholar, graduated from North Carolina A & T State University in May. She also accepted a position as an Entry-Level Chemist at ERG. Congratulations, Bridget!
We wish Annie and Stevie well as their REU program ends and as they return to Luther and Westminster Colleges, respectively, for their final year of undergraduate studies!
Undergraduates Annie Whiteley, Stevie Norcross, Zac Builta, Brennan Ayres, and Christina Xu (joint project between the Cheatum and Haes groups) present posters on their research projects at the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Iowa.
The Haes Research Group and Friends celebrate the summer at a picnic at City Park. Sub-group "Biorecognition/Separations" beats sub-group "Spectroscopy" in a surprisingly competitive game of bocce ball.
With the expert help of Ben in CLAS Web Services, we launch our new group website.
Amanda attends and presents the group's research at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles.
Undergraduate Dan Grigsby is one of 12 students selected to participate in the American Chemical Society Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the summer. Congratulations, Dan!
Undergraduate Jenny Hedlund is selected to participate in the Summer 2012 Student Research Participation Program at Argonne National Laboratory. Congratulations, Jenny!
We welcome Stevie Norcross and Annie Whiteley, undergraduate students from Westminster (Utah) and Luther College, respectively, to the group for the summer. Stevie and Annie are joining us through NNI@UI's NSF funded REU Program. Welcome!
Sean is awarded a 2012 Ralph Shriner Fellowship at the 2012 Chemistry Appreciation Night. Congrats Sean!
Anna and Marie are awarded Graduate College Fellowships (Strategic Initiative Fund) at the 2012 Chemistry Appreciation Night. Congrats Anna and Marie!
Former group member (REU 2010) Anneli Hoggard is graduate school bound and will attend Rice University in the fall!
Anna, Binaya, and Marie present posters at the 10th Annual OSTC Symposium.
The group traveled to Bowman Woods Elementary in Cedar Rapids to work with kindergarten students. Students learned about polymers by making bouncy balls. Fun was had by all!
The group began outreach activities with kindergarten students at Bowman Woods Elementary. During our first activity, students learned about where wind comes from and made "scientific instruments" that generated wind.
Amanda and Marie presented the group's work at the 2012 ACS Meeting in San Diego. Amanda also organized and led a symposium on Nanoparticle Enhanced Spectroscopies through the ACS Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division.
Amanda traveled to ISU to give a talk on the group's research.
The group is awarded a three year grant from the National Science Foundation through the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry Program of the Chemistry Division. We are excited to pursue these research goals!
Amanda travels to Knox College to give a seminar on the group's research.
We welcome Sean Lehman, a first year graduate student in chemistry to the research group. Welcome Sean!
Congrats to Mike for publishing his research on the impact of neurotransmitter concentration during gold nanoparticle-containing continuous full filling capillary electrophoresis separations. His paper will appear in Analytical Chemistry.
Amanda gives a talk at Cornell College on the group's work.
Amanda and Anna visit and present the group's work at Anna's alma mater, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Amanda, Marie, Jenny, Brennan, and Muriel attend and gave talks on their/the group's research at the 2011 Midwest/Great Lakes Regional ACS Meeting in St. Louis.
Amanda attends and presents the group's research at the 2011 SciX Meeting (aka the conference formally known as FACSS) in Reno, Nevada.
Amanda gives seminars on the group's research in Medicinal and Natural Products as well as in a Physical Chemistry Seminar at the University of Iowa.
Amanda and Marie travel to the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota to meet with students and give a seminar on our research.
Amanda, Anna, Binaya, and Marie attend and present presentations at the Fall 2011 ACS meeting in Denver.
Congrats to Marie, Scott, and Marie for publishing their research on how nanoparticle concentration and relative molecule concentration impacts the reproducibility of SERS measurements. Their paper will appear in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Brennan, Bridget, Dan, Felix, Jenny, and Muriel proudly share their summer research progress at the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa. Excellent work everyone!
We welcome Upward Bound high school student Eric Castro to the group for two weeks. Welcome!
Naftalia Flatte, a local high school student, joins us this summer to learn about nanoparticles. Welcome!
Amanda Jones finishes up her research with the group. Amanda will be a graduate student in the Chemistry Department at Rice University in the Fall.
We welcome University of Iowa undergraduates Muriel Konne and Brennan Ayres to the group for the summer. Welcome!
Former post doc Varuni Subramaniam accepts a position as a Chemist at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Congrats Varuni!
Former graduate student Brandon Walker accepts a Research Instrument Position in the Natural Science Department at Albany State University. Congratulations Brandon!
We welcome Felix Alfonso, an undergraduate student from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to the group for the summer. Felix joins us through NNI@UI's NSF funded REU Program.
We welcome Bridget McCaskill to the group for the summer. Bridget is an undergraduate student at North Carolina A & T State University and joins us through the SROP/McNair Program. Welcome Bridget!
Jon Humston joins us for the summer and will be working on a joint project between the Haes and Cheatum groups.
Former undergraduate Scott Mackie earns his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Mike officially earns his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa! Mike will begin working at Loras College in the Fall. Congratulations Mike!
Amanda and Amanda attend and present at the 2011 Minnesota Chromatography Forum. Amanda Jones gave an excellent talk as last year's Undergraduate Award winner!
Many of the group members attend the department's appreciation reception. Daniel, Jenny, and Marie presented posters on their research.
Anna and Marie are awarded Summer Fellowships through the University of Iowa's Graduate College. Congratulations to them both!
Binaya successfully passes his comprehensive exam. Congratulations, Binaya!
Jenny receives a scholarship from AXE. Congrats, Jenny!
Anna, Varuni, Mike, and Amanda's paper on how salt impact SAM formation on solution phase gold nanoparticles is accepted in ACS Nano - Congrats!
Amanda gives an invited talk at the University of Utah.
We are notified that our pilot grant to ICTS at the University of Iowa is funded! This support will fund Anna's project on developing novel ways to detect Vitamin D in simulant and real patient samples!
Jenny and Dan are awarded a Russell K. Simms Scholarship and CRC Freshman Award, respectively at our annual department undergraduate awards ceremony. Congratulations!
Jenny presents a poster on her research at the 2011 Department of Chemistry's Annual Undergraduate Award Ceremony at the University of Iowa.
Anna, Binaya, Jenny, and Marie present posters at this year's OSTC Symposium.
Amanda Jones gives an Analytical Chemistry Seminar at the University of Iowa.
Amanda presents the group's work at a University of Iowa, Analytical Chemistry Seminar.
Anna, Binaya, Marie, and Jenny present their work at the 2011 Jakobsen Conference at the University of Iowa. Anna wins third place on her paper, and Jenny wins a poster award! Congratulations!
Mike Ivanov successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Dr. Ivanov!
Varuni and Lindsay's paper on implications of nanoparticle pseudostationary phase plug length and capillary electrophoresis is accepted in The Analyst! Great work Varuni and Lindsay! This paper will be included in a themed issue on Emerging Investigators.
Amanda, Amanda, Anna, and Marie attend and/or present their research at the 2011 Pittcon Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Amanda travels to the University of Wyoming to give an invited seminar.
Amanda gives an invited seminar in Immunology at the University of Iowa.
Undergraduate Dan Grigsby joins the group working a joint project between the Haes and Cheatum groups.
Bill Klaren, a biosciences student, joins us for a 10 week research rotation.
Amanda Jones earns her B.S. degree with an honors thesis in chemistry. Congratulations Amanda! Amanda will continue with research in the group during the spring semester.
Amanda Jones and Jenny Hedlund present posters on their research at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Amanda Jones wins a distinguished poster award at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa. Congratulations Amanda!
Mike presents his research during the Analytical Chemistry Seminar series at the University of Iowa.
Varuni finishes up her post doc with the group. We wish her and her family well!
Amanda gives an invited seminar at the University of Arkansas.
Anneli Hoggard, a summer REU student, presented a talk and poster at the Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Wichita, KS.
Varuni presented her research during Analytical Chemistry Seminar at the University of Iowa.
Amanda and Amanda attended and presented at the 2010 FACSS Conference in Raleigh, NC.
Amanda attended the 25th anniversary Young Investigator Program celebration at the Office of Naval Research with past and present young investigators.
Mike's review article on the importance of nanoparticle surface chemistry in capillary electrophoresis is accepted in The Analyst. Congratulations Mike!
Anna and Varuni's paper on influencing the seeded growth of gold nanoparticles in the presence of citrate is accepted in Chem Comm. Congratulations Anna and Varuni! This paper will be included in a themed issue on Emerging Investigators.
Mike presents his 3 month seminar at the University of Iowa in preparation of his defense!
Amanda is featured in a Profile in Translation through the University of Iowa's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.
Anneli, Amanda, and Jenny finish up the summer projects. We wish Anneli well as she finishes up her degree at Missouri State University!
Jenny, Anneli, and Amanda present their summer research projects at the 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Iowa.
Amanda and Sudip attend and present at the 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles.
Anna is awarded a 2010 GAANN Research Fellowship for the summer term. Congratulations Anna!
Jenny Hedlund, an undergraduate at the University joins the group for the summer via an Iowa Center Research Undergraduate (ICRU) Scholarship. Welcome and congratulations Jenny!
Anneli Hoggard, an undergraduate from Missouri State University, and Amanda Jones, a current undergraduate in the group, join the group for the summer through NNI@UI's NSF funded REU Program.
Congratulations to Marie and Anna for successfully passing their comprehensive exams!
Congratulations to Anna for winning a 2010 Department of Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Marie for winning a 2010 Department of Chemistry Service Award!
Amanda Jones is awarded the 2010 Research Award for Undergraduates from the Minnesota Chromatography Forum. Congratulations Amanda!
Amanda Jones and Anna attend the 2010 Minnesota Chromatography Forum Symposium in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
Amanda Jones wins an Alpha Chi Sigma - Alpha Theta Scholarship.
Amanda Jones wins the 2010 Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award through the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa.
The group attends and Mike and Anna present posters at the 2010 OSTC Symposium at the University of Iowa.
Amanda Jones presents her work at 2010 Spring Iowa Research Experience for Undergraduates Poster Session.
Anna, Marie, Mike, and Niraj present their research at the 2010 Jakobsen Conference at the University of Iowa.
Amanda, Anna, Marie, Mike, and Niraj attend and present their research at the 2010 Pittcon Conference in Orlando.
Marie is awarded a 2010 GAANN Research Fellowship for the spring and summer terms. Congratulations Marie!
We welcome Binaya Shrestha and Priyanka Singh, first year graduate students in the chemistry department, to the group!
Our labs in IATL are balanced and approaching pre-flood condition!
Mike visits his undergraduate institution, Loras College, and presents a seminar on his research.
Kyungtag's paper on using peptide modified gold nanoparticles for the SERS based detection of an anthrax biomarker is accepted in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. This article is dedicated to Kyungtag who passed away unexpectedly in July - only a couple weeks after the manuscript was submitted.
The group attends and gives seven presentations at the 2009 Midwest Regional ACS Meeting in Iowa City.
Amanda attends and gives three presentations on the group's work at the 2009 FACSS Conference in Louisville.
Maryuri, Niraj, and Sudip's paper on centrifugation induced gold nanoparticle cluster formation is accepted in Langmuir!
Scott finishes up his last day in the group and starts up his graduate career in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa.
Amanda presents at and attends the ACS Conference in DC.
Lindsay finishes up her summer project with the group by presenting at the 2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Maryuri finishes up her post doc group with the group. We wish her and Juan well in Wisconsin!
Brandon successfully defends his master's thesis. Congratulations Brandon!
Catherine Morita, a local high school student, joins the group and will work with Mike this summer!
Scott graduates from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering. Congratulations Scott!
Scott presents a poster on his research at the 2009 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.
Anna helps teach local Boy and Girl Scouts about nanoscience and nanotechnology through AXE.
The group welcomes Niraj Pandya into the group. Niraj is a first year graduate student in the chemistry department.
Amanda gives a talk and Anna, Brandon, Mike, and Varuni present posters on their research at the 2009 OSTC Symposium in Iowa City.
Anna, Gayani, and Marie present posters on their research while Mike gave a talk on his research at the 2009 Jakobsen Conference in Iowa City.
Regan Keeney, a summer of 2008 REU student in the group, presents her research at the ACS Conference in Salt Lake City.
Amanda, Scott, Varuni, Mike, Maryuri, and Brandon attend and present their research at the 2009 Pittcon Conference in Chicago.
Dr. Sudip Nath joins the group as a post doctoral associate. Sudip received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology and recently finished up a post doc at the University of Central Florida. Welcome Sudip!
The group attends and Maryuri, Mike, and Scott present posters on their work at the 2009 NNI@UI symposium.
Anna is notified that she is a 2009 GAANN Research Fellow. Congratulations Anna!
Our first paper on understanding how surface chemistry and stability of gold nanoparticles impact capillary electrophoresis separations of neurotransmitters is accepted in ACS Nano. Excellent work, Mike and Heidi!
We welcome Gayani Dedduwa Mudalige, Anna Volkert, and Marie Pierre, three first year graduate students from the chemistry department, to our group!
Amanda presents at the 2008 Extreme Biosensors Conference in Maui.
Amanda returns to Northwestern University to accept the 2004 Excellence in Graduate Research Award.
Maryuri, Mike, and Kyungtag present at the 2008 MRS Conference in Boston. Maryuri and Scott's Proceedings is accepted for publication.
We move back to IATL! Hopefully, the building will be back to normal soon...
Amanda presents at the 2008 LEOS Conference in Newport Beach, California.
Mike presents at the 2008 ACS Midwest Regional Meeting.
Amanda presents at the 2008 FACSS conference in Reno.
Maryuri's paper on membrane encapsulated gold nanoparticles is accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Excellent work, Maryuri!
Dr. Varuni Subramaniam joins the group as a post doctoral associate. Varuni received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Arizona.
David and Regan finish up their summer research projects with us. We wish them luck as they finish up their degrees at Wartburg College and Loras College, respectively.
Amanda is quoted in an article regarding the flooding of IATL which was in the August 4, 2008 issue of C&E News.
Amanda serves as a U.S. delegate and presents the group's research at the 2008 Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium in Manchester, England.
We are notified that the Haes Group will receive funding from the Carver Charitable Trust to pursue research to engineer nanostructures for cancer drug detection!
Our first paper is accepted in Nanomedicine. Congratulations Maryuri!
IATL, our research building, floods/takes on ~2 feet of water. We temporarily move to the Chemistry Building.
Mike is awarded a 2008 Summer Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School at the University of Iowa.
Dan graduates from the University of Iowa. Congratulations Dan!
Heidi successfully defends her master's thesis. Congratulations Heidi!
Maryuri, Tyson, and Heidi present their work at the ACS Conference.
Amanda presents at the APS Conference.
Amanda and Mike present at and attend the Pittcon Conference, respectively.
Michael Ivanov, a third year graduate student in the chemistry department joins the group. Welcome Mike!
We officially move into our space in IATL!
Kyungtag Ryu, a graduate student from Hanyang University, and his advisor, Hoeil Chung join the group for a year. Welcome!
Amanda accepts the 2007 Victor K. LaMer Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Science.
Amanda is notified that she is a recipient of the 2007 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award.
Amanda accepts a publication award from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for work she published as a post doc.
Amanda writes a "perspectives article" on the academic job search and her experiences as a first year assistant professor for the ACS Graduate Education Newsletter.
Dr. Maryuri Roca joins the group as a post doctoral associate. Maryuri received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Baylor University in 2006.
Daniel Kraft and Sierra Boriskey, undergraduates at the University of Iowa join our research group.
Heidi Bednar, Tyson Friday, and Brandon Walker, first year graduate students in the chemistry department join the group!
Amanda arrives on campus at the University of Iowa and the lab is ready to be filled.
Amanda is notified that she is a recipient of the 2006 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award.
Amanda is notified that is awarded a 2006 SACP starter grant.