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Congratulations Professor Xie!

Congratulations to¬†Professor Sam Xie!! He recently left the group to start up his independent research group as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University. We will all miss Sam and his contributions to our research … Read More »

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New FAIR program!

Lin is on a roll this summer… Lin is a co-investigator on a newly awarded program, “Photocatalyzed Degradation and Chemical Recycling of Polymers Using Visible Light Photo-oxidation Catalysts”, through the DOE FAIR (Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research) Initiative, which is … Read More »

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PSE Employee of the Month!

Lin has been recognized as PSE’s Employee of the Month! This recognition acknowledges Lin’s commitment to Argonne’s Core Value of Impact, specifically for leading a large team whose recent work¬†used ultrashort laser pulses to reveal the close relationship between electron … Read More »

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Unveiling the quantum dance

Lin and her team have a new paper in Nature! This work reveals the interplay between the dynamics of electron spin and the vibrational dynamics of the nuclei in molecules on superfast time scales using ultrashort laser pulses (7 fs!) … Read More »

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Welcome summer students!

The group is lucky to host two students this summer! Colin Duckworth just finished his freshman year at the University of Alabama and will be working with Lisa on reaction center protein photochemistry. Elijah Davis is a recent graduate from … Read More »

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New Clean Energy award!

Karen, Alex, and Cong Liu (CSE Catalysis) have been awarded in the BES Clean Energy and Low-Carbon Manufacturing Initiative! Their program, titled “Molecularly Defined Multi-Metal Clusters for Solar Energy Conversion” will investigate new solution- and vapor-phase synthesis approaches to obtaining … Read More »

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CCBC: Center for Catalysis in Biomimetic Confinement

Dave, Lisa, Oleg, Nina, and Karen are excited to be PIs in the newly formed Center for Catalysis in Biomimetic Confinement (CCBC) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)! CCBC is led by Prof. Cheryl Kerfeld (Michigan State University, LBNL) and brings … Read More »

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Farewell Professor Sprague-Klein!

Congratulations to Emily, who is leaving Argonne to begin a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at Brown University!! We will miss all of your contributions to the group, but are excited to see all of the great science … Read More »

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Angew. Chem. cover

Sam’s latest paper is featured on the cover of its issue of Angewandte Chemie! This manuscript describes the high-resolution solution phase structural analysis of five bimetallic complexes using high-energy X-ray scattering and pair distribution function analysis (HEXS/PDF). We were able … Read More »

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New QIS program!

Congratulations to Oleg, who is the lead PI for a new DOE/BES program in the recent Quantum Information Science (QIS) initiative! The program will investigate how quantum effects influence solar energy conversion processes in nature, and focuses on the effects … Read More »

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