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The Dinolfo Group - Dec 2105.

Left-to-Right: Marissa Civic, Zhaorui Huang, Tyler LeBlond, Eliot Woods, James Buchwald, Louis Ayensu-Mensah, Jeremy Amdur, Jeffrey Galczynski, Nate Anderson, and Prof. Dinolfo


Group Openings :

IMMEDIATE OPENING Fall 2016 - The Dinolfo group is looking for undergraduate students with programming experience to develop control software for a custom built solar-cell testing station and absoprtion instrument. More information can be found here. Interested students should send a resume and a description of their programming experience to Prof. Dinolfo (dinolp@rpi.edu).

Graduate Students - The Dinolfo group is always looking for self-motivated and energetic graduate students who are interested in working in the areas of Inorganic, Phyiscal, Organic, and Materials chemistry. Please see our publication list for more detailed information on our research interests. Interested students must apply to the graduate program at Rensselaer. For more information, click here.

Undergraduate Students - The Dinolfo Group routinely has openings for undergraduate students to participate in independent research. Students are not limited to Chemistry majors, but also include Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, etc. Undergraduate alumni from the group have had tremendous succuss in winning awards and have enrolled in excellent graduate schools (see the group news below and alumni member list). Interested students should contact Prof. Dinolfo.




Dinolfo Group News:

2016

  • 8/29/16 - William Arthur (RPI Class of 2018 in Electrical Engineering) joins the group.

  • 8/7/16 - Louis and Prof. Dinolfo each present research posters at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Newport, RI.

  • 7/13/16 - A big day for Marissa: She successfully defends her PhD thesis on the electrochemical properties of phorphyrin based multilayer films and her paper on electrochemical rectification is published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces [DOI]

  • 5/28/16 - Eliot Woods (BS '16) graduates from RPI and is on his way to the Northwestern University for graduate school.

  • 5/10/16 - Congratulations to Michaela on receiving a George J. Janz Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry which will support her summer research on the mixed-valent properties of phenol dimers!

  • 5/9/16 - Congratulations to James Buchwald on being awarded the Slezak Memorial Fellowship which will support his summer 2016 research.

  • 4/28/16 - James and Subhadeep's paper on the electrochemical properties of a penta-coordinate cobalt(III) salen complex is published in the special issue, Emerging Leaders of Coordination Chemistry, in J. Coord. Chem. [DOI]

  • 4/18/16 - Justin Martin (RPI Class of 2018 in Chem Eng) joins the group.

  • 2/19/16 - Michaela Burnley (RPI Class of 2018 in Chemistry) joins the group.

  • 2/3/16 - Boris Kramar (RPI Class of 2018 in Chemistry) joins the group.

  • 1/28/16 - Jane Edgington (RPI Class of 2018 in Chem Eng) joins the group.

2015

  • 12/31/15 - Zhaorui (Matt) Huang (BS Chemistry '16) and Jun Jie (Josh) Lin (BS Chem Eng '16) graduate from RPI. Zhaorui is on his way to Stanford University for graduate school.

  • 10/24/15 - Congratulations to Jeremey Amdur for winning one of RPI's prestigious Founders Award for Excellence.

  • 8/16/15 - James Buchwald and Marissa Civic present their research at teh 250th American Chemical Soceity National Meeting in Boston, MA.

  • 6/1/15 - Congratulations to Michael Topka on winning the Walter H. Bauer Doctoral Prize. This prize is awarded annually at graduation to a student with an exceptional graduate record, has carried out meritorious doctoral thesis research, and shows outstanding promise in the field of chemistry.

  • 6/1/15 - Congratulations to James Buchwald on being awarded the Dr. Johanna Maas Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award which is given to a Chemistry graduate student who has shown exceptional performance as a teaching assistant.

  • 6/1/15 - Congratulations to Marissa Civic on being awarded the Slezak Memorial Fellowship which will support her summer 2015 research.

  • 6/1/15 - Congratulations to Jeffrey Galczynski on receiving an Arthur G. Schultz Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry which will support his summer research on the synthesis of phenol dimers!

  • 5/30/15 - Congratulations to Samantha Donovan (BS '15) and Ian deJoode (BS '15) on their graduatation from RPI. Sam is on her way to Arizona State University and Ian is heading to Washington State University for graduate school.

  • 4/28/15 - Alex's paper on the synthesis and current-voltage measurements of Zn porphyrin molecular junctions, in collaboration with Prof. Kim Lewis and Prof. Vincent Meunir in the Dept. Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, is published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces [DOI]

  • 3/26/15 - Mike's paper on the synthesis and photophysical characterization of energy transfer in BODIPY-Zn(II)Porphyrin multilayer films is published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces [DOI]

  • 3/16/15 - Congratulations to Marissa for winning an ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company Travel Award to attend the ACS 250th National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA.

  • 3/10/15 - Congratulations to Eliot for winning a Summer Undergraduate Research Program fellowship sponsored by the School of Science at Rensselaer. This will support his summer research on the examination of mixed-valence properties of phenols dimers.

  • 2/1/15 - Jeffrey Galczynski (RPI Class of 2018 in Chemistry) joins the group.

2014

  • 12/15/14 - First-year graduate student Nate Anderson joins the research group and will be co-advised by Prof. Xing Wang!

  • 11/21/14 - Congratulations to Michael on successfully defending his PhD thesis on developing molecular light harvesting arrays!

  • 10/25/14 - James Buchwald wins one of RPI's prestigious Founders Award for Excellence.

  • 10/19/14 - James and Subhadeep's paper utilizing DFT calculations to predict the mechanistic pathway for water oxidation with our Mn catalysts is published in J. Phys. Chem. C [DOI]

  • 9/17/14 - Tyler LeBlond (RPI Class of 2017 in Chemistry and Physics) joins the group.

  • 8/27/14 - Jeremy Amdur (RPI Class of 2017 in Chemistry) joins the group.

  • 8/13/14 - Subhadeep and Louis's paper describing electrocatalytic and photosensitized water oxidation with a dimanganese bissalen is published in Inorg. Chim. Acta. [DOI]

  • 8/3/14 - Marissa Civic, Michael Topka and Prof. Dinolfo attend the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Newport, RI. [photos]

  • 7/17/14 - Evan and Mike's paper on perylenediimide based molecular multilayer thin films is published in RSC Adv. [DOI]

  • 6/25/14 - Subhadeep's paper on the electrochemical reduction of H+ to H2 catalyzed by dicobalt bis-salen complexes is published in Inorg. Chem. [DOI]

  • 5/24/14 - Robert Fimognari (BS '14) graduates from RPI and is on his way to the University of Texas at Austin for graduate school.

  • 5/23/14 - Congratulations to Marissa Civic on being awarded the Dr. Johanna Maas Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award which is given to a Chemistry graduate student who has shown exceptional performance as a teaching assistant.

  • 5/5/14 - Congratulations to Zhaorui on receiving a George J. Janz Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry which will support his summer research on luminescent perylene diimide based molecular multilayer films!

  • 5/5/14 - Congratulations to Eliot on receiving an Arthur G. Schultz Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry which will support his summer research on the study of the mixed-valent properties of phenol dimers!

  • 4/2/14 - Congratulations to James on receiving an Honorable Mention for National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program! [link]

  • 3/26/14 - Marissa and James each present research posters at the Center for Future Energy Systems 2013-2014 Annual Conference.

  • 2/25/14 - Congratulations to Samantha for winning a Summer Undergraduate Research Program fellowship sponsored by the School of Science at Rensselaer. This will support her summer research on the electrochemical charge transfer properties of molecular multilayers.

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