& Bioinorganic Chemistry
Postdoc positions are available in the area of single-molecule biophysical
chemistry in living cells or single-molecule catalysis*
- Danya successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations!
- Congratulations to Tai-Yen and Ace on the acceptance of their paper by Nature Communications: "Concentration and chromosome-organization dependent regulator unbinding from DNA for transcription regulation in living cells."! It is a "heroic" effort, quoting one of the reviewers.
- Ace wins Simon Bauer Scholarship Award. Congratulations!
- The group bid farewell to Lukasz Krzeminski with a lunch at Mehak Cuisine.
- Former PhD student Aaron accepts a faculty position at William Jewell College. Congratulations to Aaron.
- Lukasz's baby son Adam arrives. Congratulations. Four babies a row in the lab - what a productive year!
- We welcome Erin Nissen to the group for a summer REU.
- Peng is named a finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards. See annoucement.
- Hao and Eric successfully defended their theses. Congratulations.
- Congratulations to Danya on winning the Bauer Scholarship Award.
Honors Won by Group Members
Nesha May Andoy: Tunis Wentink Prize for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, 2010
Jaime Benitez: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2006-2009; Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, GRC, 2008
Eric Choudhary: NSF IGERT Fellowship on Materials for a Sustainable Future, 2010-2012
Aaron Keller: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2007-2009; Poster Award, Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference, 2009; Poster Award, Graduate Association of Chemistry poster session, 2010
Danya Martell Smart: NIH Chemistry and Biology Interfaces Traineeship,2011; Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize,2013; Bauer Scholarship Award, 2014
Kaori Kubo: Heiwa Nakajima fellowship, 2011-2013
Ace George Santiago: Simon Bauer Scholarship Award, 2015
Justin Sambur: NSF postdoc fellowship, 2011
Aleksandr Kalininskiy: Hughes Scholar, 2008
Derek Klarin: Hughes Scholar, 2006
Weilin Meng: Hill Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer Research, 2010
- "The Scientist: Prof. Peng Chen Studies Reactions On the Nanoscale", by Emily Hagen, Cornell Daily Sun, March 19, 2014.
- "Imaging method identifies most active catalyst particles" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, 2013, 91, 31.
- "Proteins barge in to turn off unneeded genes and save energy" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, September 5, 2012.
- "Study Reveals Understanding Surface Defects is Important to Design Better Fuel Cells" by Cameron Chai on Azom.com.
"Catalytic Particles Feature Spatial-Activity Hot Spots" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical and Engineering News, 2012, 90, 53.
"Mapping the reactivity of single nanocatalysts" by Nina Notma, Chemistry World, February 22, 2012.
"To make better fuel cells, study the defects" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, February 20, 2012.
- “Picture perfect pentacene” by James Mitchell Crow, Chemistry World, January 2011, 46-49.
"Pinpointing catalytic reaction sites on carbon nanotube walls" by Michael Berger, Nanowerk, April 21, 2009.
"Single-Molecule Fluorescence Events Seen In Real Time" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, April 20, 2009, 87, 38.
"Catalytic behaviour of SWCNTs scrutinised" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, April 20, 2009.
"Finding how carbon nanotubes work as catalysts could lead to cleaner fuels" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"Single nanocatalyst behavior revealed" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, February 18, 2009.
Chemistry Today (in Japanese), February 2009, page 12. [pdf]
"Monitoring catalysis one particle at a time," Nanotechnology Alert, Jan 23, 2009, Frost & Sullivan.
"Scrutinizing Catalysts" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News science highlight, 2008, 86, 9.
"When A Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," National Science Foundation press release.
"New method can capture catalysis, one molecule at a time," by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"When a Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," news highlight by Cornell Center for Materials Research.
"Watching A Catalyst at Work," New Energy and Fuel.