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December 12th, 2013

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Abby Skwara, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Laurie Mlinar.

December, 7th 2013

Physics with a Bang

Eun Ji Chung and Sharon Feng participated in Physics with a Bang, a STEM outreach activity for the community.

December 1-6th, 2013

2013 MRS

Dimitris Priftis and Sarah Perry presented their research at the 2013 Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, MA.

November, 28th 2013

Soft Matter Cover

Tirrell group research is featured on the cover of Soft Matter:

"Brushes of Strong Polyelectrolytes in Mixed Mono- and Tri-valent Ionic Media at Fixed Total Ionic Strengths," R. Farina, N. Laugel, P. Pincus, M. Tirrell, Soft Matter, 9(44), 10458-10472 (2013). [PDF]

November 25th, 2013

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Grigoriy Moskalenko, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Lorraine Leon.

November 16th, 2013

Ravand Samaeekia

Ravand Samaeekia joins the lab as a Research Specialist, coming from Geoffrey Greene's lab at the University of Chicago Ben May Institute for Cancer Research.

November 16th, 2013

Lola Einola-Adefeso

Welcome to Prof. Lola Eniola-Adefeso, who is joining us from the University of Michigan for her sabbatical.

November 11th, 2013

Jeffrey Vieregg

Jeffrey Vieregg joins the lab as a Senior Research Scientist, coming from the lab of Niles Pierce at Caltech.

November 3-8th, 2013

2013 AIChE

The Tirrell Group presented a number of research talks and posters at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

October 28-31st, 2013

2013 Beyond Rg

Lorraine Leon and Sarah Perry participated in the "Beyond Rg course on Small-Angle X-ray Scattering at Argonne National Lab.

October 26th, 2013

Ryan Klein

Congratulations to Derek Wong and Eitamar Nadler on their participation in the 2013 Midstates Symposium on Undergraduate Research.

October 4th, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung on having her essay published from the NextGen VOICES survey in Science.

"NextGen VOICES," E.J. Chung, Science, 342(6154), online issue (October 4, 2013). [PDF]

October, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung participated in the NSF-ADVANCE Future Faculty Workshop, held at Northeastern University.

September 20th, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung presented her research at the American Heart Association Chicago Research Network Symposium, held in Chicago, IL.

September 8-12th, 2013

2013 ACS

Dimitris Priftis, Sarah Perry, and Bret Ulery presented their research at the 2013 Fall ACS Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

September 6-7th, 2013

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry participated in the ACS Postdoc-to-Faculty Workshop, held in Indianapolis, IN.

September, 2013

Laurie Mlinar

Congratulations to Laurie (Drews) Mlinar on her latest publication:

"Peptide Contour Length Determines Equilibrium Secondary Structure in Protein-Analogous Micelles," R. Marullo, M. Kastantin, L.B. Drews, M. Tirrell, Biopolymers, 99(9), 573-581 (2013). [PDF]

September, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung participated in the NextProf Workshop for future faculty candidates, held at the University of Michigan.

September, 2013

Laurie Mlinar

Congratulations to Laurie (Drews) Mlinar on being selected as an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley!

September, 2013

2013 Softball

Congratulations to everyone on the softball team for making it to the playoffs!

September, 2013

Sarah Perry

Congratulations to Sarah Perry on her latest publication:

"Challenges in Nucleic Acid-Lipid Films for Transfection," S.L. Perry,* S.G. Neumann, T. Neumann, J. Weinstein, K. Cheng, J. Ni, D.V. Schaffer, and M.V. Tirrell, AIChE Journal, 59(9), 3203-3213 (2013). [PDF]

August 29th, 2013

Sarah Perry

Congratulations to Sarah Perry on being selected as "Best Speaker" at the University of Washington's Distinguished Young Scholar Seminar (DYSS) Series.

August 11th, 2013

Will Koehl

Will Koehl joins us as a joint Postdoc between the Tirrell lab and the Awschalom lab.

August 1st, 2013

Emily Wonder

Congratulations to Emily Wonder on moving on to pursue a graduate career in Materials Science at UCSB.

July 22-25th, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung presented her research at the American Heart Association, Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Meeting, held in Las Vegas, NV.

July 15-17th, 2013

2013 NSF Future 
          Faculty Workshop

Sarah Perry and Bret Ulery joined researchers from around the nation at Georgia Tech for a Future Faculty Workshop, where they discussed strategies for starting a successful career in academia.

June 15th, 2013

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Xiaoxing Xia on graduating with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and moving on to pursue a graduate career in Applied Physics and Materials Science at Caltech.

July 8-19th, 2013

Changwon Summer School on Soft Material 
          Interfaces

Eun Ji Chung, Matt Kade, and Prof. Matt Tirrell attended the Changwon Summer School on Soft Material Interfaces in Changwon, South Korea.

June 9-14th, 2013

GRC

Dimitris Priftis and Matt Kade presented their research at the Polymers Gordon Research Conference (GRC), held at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

May 31st, 2013

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung presented her research at the Cardiovascular Research Day, held at the University of Chicago.

May 20th, 2013

Blue Micelle

Welcome to medical students Matt Sugimoto and Ravi Katari, who are joining us for the summer.

May, 15th 2013

Dimitris Priftis

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis and Katie (Megley) Black on their latest publication:

"Complex Coacervation of Poly (ethylene-imine)/Polypeptide Aqueous Solutions: Thermodynamic and Rheological Characterization," D. Priftis,* K. Megley, N. Laugel, and M. Tirrell, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 398 39-50, (2013). [PDF]

May 5-10th, 2013

0013 GRC Switzerland

Lorraine Leon, Sarah Perry, and Bret Ulery presented their research at the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Self Assembly and Supramolecular Chemistry, held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

April 1-5th, 2013

2013 Spring MRS

Laurie (Drews) Mlinar and Eun Ji Chung presented their research at the 2013 Spring MRS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

April 1st, 2013

David Goldfeld

Congratulations to David Goldfeld, on being hired as the IME Website and Social Media Coordinator!

March 23-24th, 2013

Laurie Mlinar

Laurie (Drews) Mlinar presented her research at the 3rd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI), held in Berkeley, CA.

March 23rd, 2013

EYH 2013

Lorraine Leon, Emily Wonder, Sarah Perry and Eun Ji Chung participated in the Expanding Your Horizons STEM education workshop for middle school girls.

March 14rd, 2013

2013 Bulls Game

The Tirrell Group enjoys a trip to the United Center to watch the Bulls play the Heat.

March 4th, 2013

Anna Tropnikova

Welcome to Anna_Tropnikova, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Dimitris Priftis.

February 11th, 2013

Simon Liang

Welcome to Simon Liang, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Bret Ulery.

February 6th, 2013

Natalie David

Welcome to Natalie David, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Bret Ulery.

February 5th, 2013

Amanuel Kibrom

Welcome to Amanuel Kibrom, a new undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Sarah Perry.

January 24th, 2013

Ryan Klein

Welcome to Ryan Klein, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Lorraine Leon.

January 14th, 2013

Eitamar Nadler

Welcome to Eitamar Nadler, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Sarah Perry.

January 11th, 2013

Katie Nord

Welcome to Katie Nord, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Eun Ji Chung.