Eugenia Kumacheva's Polymers, Interfaces, and Materials Science Group

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Sep 29- Congrats to Rachelle and Anna for their paper: Self-assembly and surface patterning of polyferrocenylsilane-functionalized gold nanoparticles in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

Sep 27-
Congrats to Amir, Moien, Nancy, Ellie, and Moritz with their paper: Injectable Shear-Thinning Fluorescent Hydrogel Formed by Cellulose Nanocrystals and Graphene Quantum Dots in Langmuir.

Sep 10
- Congrats to Brandon and Moien with their paper: From Structure to Properties of Composite Films Derived from Cellulose Nanocrystals in Acs Omega!

Apr 11
- Congrats to Elisabeth Prince who has just been awarded NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's)! Well done, Ellie!

Apr 11
- Let us congratulate Elizabeth Galati who has just received NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral)! Great job, Liz!

Apr 10
- Congratulations to Gabriella with a successful defense of her PhD thesis!!!

Mar 20
- Congrats to Gabriella and Moien with a paper on microfluidic studies of switchable hydrophilicity solvent accepted by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering!

Jan 5
-  Eugenia was awarded Canada Institute of Chemistry (CIC) Medal.

Jan 5
- Congratulations to Yang Li on the excellent defense of his PhD thesis!

Jan 4
- Congrats to Yunfeng, Ellie, Sangho, and Ali with a paper in periodic assembly of nanoparticles array in disclinations of cholestric liquid crystals accepted by PNAS!

Dec 22
- Congratulations to Brandon and Heloise with a paper on composite cholesteric nanocellulose films accepted by Chemistry of Materials!

Dec 9
- Let us congratulate Dan, Gabriella, Yihe, Minseok and Sangho with a paper on thermoplastic microfluidic devices, just accepted by RSC Advances!

Dec 6
- Let us congratulate Yihe with a successful defense of her PhD thesis!!!

Nov 28
- Warmest congratulations to Yunfeng who has just became a father of a beautiful baby girl Evelyn!!!

Nov 14
- Our paper on nanofibrillar thermoreversible hydrogel for growth and release of cancer spheroids is accepted by Angew. Chemie. Great job, Yunfeng, Nancy, Albert and Sangho!

Oct 19
- Let's congratulate Anna Klinkova with a paper on palladium catalysts for electroreduction of carbon dioxide, just accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis!

Sept 21
- Let's congratulate Sangho, Yunfeng and Minseok with a paper on nanofibrillar cholesteric microgels with catalytic properties accepted for publication by Angewandte Chemie!

Sept 11
- A new paper on nanofibrillar hydrogels is accepted to Biomacromolecules. Congratulations to Heloise, Yihe, Katja and Sangho!

September 8
- Rachelle Choueiri successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Rachelle!

July 25 -
Ellie Prince is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II/Martin Moskovits Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology! Congratulations, Ellie!

July 20
- Mokit Chau successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

July 20
- Let's congratulate Ali with a manuscript on microfluidic studies of polymer adsoprtion accepted by Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.

July 8
- Let's congratulate Yunfeng, Ellie, Anna and Heloise with a paper "Colloidal Cholesteric Liquid Crystal in Spherical Confinement" accepted for publication in Nature Communications.

July 7
- Let's congratulate Rachelle, Liz, Anna and Heloise with a paper on nanoparticle patterning, just accepted for publication in Nature!!!

July 5
- Let's congratulate Liz Galati with a prize for the best poster "Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy" at the Faraday Discussions meeting!

June 29
- Heloise Therien-Aubin is leaving for Max Planck Institute. Good luck!

June 21
- Let's congratulate Anna Klinkova, a contributing author for the paper "Enhanced CO2 Reduction Catalysts via Field-Induced Reagent Concentration", just accepted for publication in Nature.

June 21
- Let us congratulate Ellie Prince who won first place in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Undergraduate poster session at the CSC conference in Halifax!

May 6
- Congratulations to Anna and Rachelle with a paper on rational design of palladium nanoparticles with plasmonically enhanced catalytic performance accepted for publication in RSC Advances!

April 28
- Congratulations to Eugenia who has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) (British National Academy of Science).

April 20
- Let us congratulate Anna, Egor and Ellie with a paper on large-scale synthesis of metal nanocrystals in aqueous suspensions accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials!

April 19
- Congratulations to Rachelle, Liz, Anna and Heloise with a paper on linear assembly of patchy and non-patchy nanoparticles accepted for publication by Faraday Discusions!

April 14
- Congratulations to Mokit and Vanessa with a paper on composite hydrogels with tunable properties, accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials!

April 4
- Ellie Prince was awarded the 1st place for her oral presentations at the Southern Ontario Unvergraduate Student Chemistry Conference in Materials Chemistry Devision! Congratulations, Ellie!

February 16
- Congratulations to Anna with a paper on shape-dependent interactions of Palladium nanocrystals with Hydrogen accepted for publication by Small!

January 8 - Congratulations to Yihe, Yunfeng and Heloise with a paper on a new microfluidic platform for cell encapsulation in microgels, accepted for publication in Biomicrofluidics!


November 2
- Our paper on microfluidic seperation of ethylene and ethane using Frustrated Lewis Pairs has been accepted by ChemSusChem. Congratulations, Dan Voicu!

October 23
- Congratulations to Yang Li with a paper on universal behavior of hydrogels confined within narrow capillaries accepted by Scientific Reports!

September 9
- Dan Voicu successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dan!

September 2
- Let's congratulate Anna Klinkova with the excellent PhD defence! Well done, Anna!

 September 2 - Congratulations to Anna Querejeta Fernandez, Bernd Kopera and Anna Klinkova with a paper on chiral plasmonic activity accepted by ACS Nano.

September 2
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Congratulations to Anna Klinkova with a CRC Nanoscinece Award!

August 15 - 
Congratulations to Milad with a paper on mass transfer in microscale segmented gas-liquid flow accepted by the journal of Ind. & Eng. Chem. Research! 

July 16
- Congratulations to Héloise, Vinodh and Milad on a new paper on photopolymerized nanocomposite films accepted for publication by Macromolecular Materials & Engineering!

July 2
- Congratulations to Mokit, Shivanthi, and Héloise on a new paper on the ion-mediated gelation of cellulose nanocrystals accepted for publication by Biomacromolecules!

April 23
- Congratulations to Heloise on a new paper on  shape transformations of soft matter  accepted for publication by Soft Matter!

April 16
- Congratulations to Ariella, Héloise, Ana, and Natalie on a new paper accepted for publication by Langmuir!

March 24
- Congratulations to Sally Wang and Dan Voicu with a paper on microfluidic studies of polymer adsorption in flow accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip!

March 23 -
Congratulations to Ellie Prince who received 2nd place in the physical chemistry division at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC)!

March 12 -
Congratulations to Héloise, Ariella, and Natalie on a new paper accepted for publication by Nanoscale!

March 6 -
Congratulations to Ariella Lukach on the successful defense of her PhD thesis!

February 19 -
Congratulations to Héloise, Ariella, and Natalie on a new paper accepted for publication by Angew Chemie!

January 29 - Congratulations to Shivanthi Sriskandha on completion of her MSc degree!

January 29 - Congratulations to Milad Abolhasani, now a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, on being awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship!

2014

November 27 - Congratulations to Mokit, Shivanthi, and Héloise on a paper accepted for publication by Advances in Polymer Science!

November 27- Congratulations to Ariella on a new paper published in Biomedical Optics Express!

October 30 - Congratulations to Ariella who won a Nature - Connaught poster prize for basic/fundamental research at the recent Bio-Inspired Ideas for Sustainable Energy Connaught Symposium!

October 16 - Congratulations to Anna, Héloise, Rachelle, and Anastasiya on a new paper published in Nano Letters!

August 22 -Congratulations to Anastasiya Muntyanu and Ellie Prince who both won best poster awards at the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Session!

August 14- Congratulations to Doctor Milad Abolhasani on the successful defense of his PhD thesis!

July 31 -Congratulations to Gabriella, Milad, and Darla on a paper accepted for publication by JACS!

June 19- Contratulations to Mokit, Milad, Héloïse, Yang, and Yihe on a new paper accepted by Biomacromolecules!

May 29 - Congratulations to Milad on his recent marriage and a new paper accepted for publication by Angew Chemie Intl!

April 22 - Congratulations to Diego and Vanessa with a new paper accepted for publication by Carbohydrate Polymers!

March 29 - Congratulations to Anastasiya Muntyanu, who received second place at the Materials Symposium of the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) in Windsor!

March 25 - Congratulations to Milad and Anna with a paper on microfluidic synthesis of colloidal nanomaterials accepted for publication by Lab on a Chip!

March 10 - Our recent paper in Angew. Chemie. was reported in Chemical & Engineering News! Read the report here.

March 3 - Congratulations to Ana on a new paper on chiral plasmonic films accepted by JACS!

February 20 - Congratulation to Dan, Milad, Rachelle and Gabriella with a paper on microfluidic studies of CO2 sequestration by frustrated Lewis pairs accepted by JACS!

February 19 - Eugenia is interviewed by ChemistryViews. Read the interview here.

January 20 - Our paper on plasmonic copolymers got a VIP (very important paper) status in Angew. Chem.and made a front cover page!

January 3 - Diego Velasco became an Assistant Professor atthe University of Madrid! Congratulations!

January 2 - Congratulations to Kun, Ariella and Heloise with a paper on plasmonic copolymers accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed!

January 2 - Congratulations to Kun with a paper on modeling of plasmonic nanostructures accepted by PNAS!

January 2 - Congratulations to Anna K. and Rachelle with a review on self-assembled plasmonic nanostructures accepted by Chem. Soc. Rev!

2013

December 16 - Congratulations to Kun with a paper on nanopillar arrays with anisotropic wettability accepted by Nanoscale!

December 5 - Doctor Song Lin (National Bio-protection & Engineering Center, Tianjin) joined the group as a visiting researcher. Welcome, Song!

October 10 - Congratulations to Anna K., Heloise and Rachelle with a paper on colloidal chain stoppers accepted by PNAS!

September 23 - Anna Klinkova is the recipent of the most visually effective poster award at the BiopSys meeting. Congratulations!

Sept 19 - Yang's paper on microgel flow is accepted by Soft Matter. Congratulations!

Sept 1 - Welcome Shivanthi (McMaster University), a new Graduate student!

Sept 1 - Welcome to Visiting Students Maria and Sebastian (Bayreuth University, Germany) and Sally (Jilin University, China)!

June 29 - Congrats to Rachelle, Heloise and Anna with a paper on competition of nanoscale forces, accepted by JACS!

June 18 - Congrats to Kun with a paper on a plasmonic counter, accepted by ACS Nano!

May 15 - Congratulations to Kun Liu, who has recently become a farther.

March 25 - Our paper on multiple shape transformations of hydrogels was highlighted in Chemical Engineering News.

March 6 - Congrats to Heloise with a paper on multiple shape transformations of hydrogel sheets, accepted by JACS!

Feb 27 - Congrats to Anna Lee and Kun Liu with a paper on plasmonic-excitonic solar cells, accepted by Nano Lett.!

January 23 - Congrats to Yihe, Ethan, Diego and Milad with a paper on the preparation of microgels, accepted in Lab on Chip!

January 9 - Congrats to Alex and Ethan with a paper on the measuremts of the mechanical properties of microgels, accepted in Soft Matter!

2012

December 27 - Congrats to Ziliang, Heloise and Jesse with a paper on programmable matter, accepted in Nature Communications!

December 5 - Congratulations to Diego, Mokit, Heloise, Alex and Ethan with a paper on nanofibrillar microgels accepted for publication in Soft Matter

October 20 - Congratulations to Ariella, Kun and Heloise with a paper on plasmonic polymers accepted for publication in JACS

September 1 - Gabriella Lestari joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome!

August 31 - Kun Liu is leaving Toronto to take Full Professorship in Jilin University. Good luck!

August 18 -Congratulations to Kun and Cristina with a paper accepted for publication in Nanoscale

August 15 - Congratulations to Milad with a paper accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip

July 24 - Our News and Views paper is published in Nature Materials

July 24 - Milad receives Reynolds Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!

June 30 - Anna Lee leaves to take a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Sargent. Good luck!

June 15 - Jesse Greener leaves to take a position of an Assistant Professor at Laval University. Good luck!

June 19 -  Our paper on the microfluidic platform for university-level analytical chemistry laboratories is in the top 10% of all Lab on a Chip articles published in 2011. Congratulations to Jesse, Ethan and Mike!

April 24 - Congratulations to Dan and Jesse with a paper on microfluidic reaction kinetics accepted for publication in Macromolecules

February 10 - Congratulations to Anna Lee with a paper on SERS of assemblies of gold nanorods accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem.

February 1 - Congratulations to Lindsey Fiddes with two papers accepted for publication in Biomicrofluidics and Proteomics.

January 24 - Our paper on microfluidic encapsulation of cells in microgel particles is accepted by Small. Congratulations to Diego and Ethan.

January 15 - Congratulations to Milad with a paper on studies of CO2 dissolution accepted by Lab Chip.

2011

December 22 - Congratulations to Anna Lee with a paper accepted by Optics Letters.

December 15 - Our paper on microfluidic studies of CO2 is accepted by JACS. Congratulations to Kun and Jesse!

December 14 - Anna Lee is a recipient of the Canada Research Chair Graduate Prize in Nanochemistry!

November 15 - Our paper on multiprobe microfluidic reactors is accepted by Lab on a Chip. Congratulations to Jesse, Ethan and Michael!

October 30 - Our paper on a Microfluidic Reactor with Multiple Reconfigurable Analytical Probes is accepted by Analyst. Congratulations to Jesse, Ethan and Milad!

October 10 - Our paper on Temperature Mediated Generation of Armoured Bubbles is accepted by Chem Comm. Congratulations to Ethan!

September 15 - Welcome to new graduate students: Anna Klinkova (Bowling Green University), Mokit Chau (UBC), Rachelle Choueiri (McGill), Yang Li (Jilin UNiversity), Yihe Wang (Zhejiang University)

July 30 - Our paper on CO2 bubble "breathing" is accepted by Lab on a Chip. Congratulations to Ethan, Milad and Jesse!

July 25 - Ethan Tumarkin successfully passed an Oral Exam. Great job!

June 5 - Congratulations to Cristina Recetko on being awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

May 31 - Dinesh received the 2011 Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations!

April 16 - Our paper on SERS-based studies of dynamic generation of hot-spots in chains of gold nanorods is accepted in JACS. Congratulations, Anna!

March 24 - Congratulations to Ethan on being awarded Canada NSERC graduate fellowship

March 16 - Our paper "High-throughput combinatorial cell co-culture using microfluidics" is accepted in Integrative Biology. Congratulations to Ethan and Anna.

March 15 - Congratulations to Jemma Vickery on the paper accepted in Nano Letters

March 4 - Congratulations to Stan Dubinsky with a PhD defence

March 1 - Congratulations to Anna, Slava and Ethan on the paper accepted in Advanced Functional Materials!

February 17 - Our paper "Self-Assembly of Single-Tip Metal-Semiconductor Nanorods in Selective Solvents" will appear in Angew. Chemie. Congratulations to Nana, Jemma and Jai Il!

February 16 - Congratulations to Dinesh on the paper accepted in Macromolecular Bioscience!

January 5 - Welcome to Ariella Lukach, a new PhD student from the Weizmann Institite

January 5 - Congratulations to Milad Abolhasani, a recipient of a Bert Wasmund Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research

2010

December 6 - Congratulations to Lindsey Fiddes with excellent PhD defence!

November 23 - Our paper "Self-Assembly of Inorganic Nanorods" is accepted for publication by the Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations to Kun Liu and Nana Zhao!

November 1 - Stan Dubinsky got a job at Netchem Inc. Congratulations!

October 15 - Wei Li is leaving for a postdoc at MIT. Good luck!

October 15 - Our paper on high-throughput generation of microgels with varying elasticity for cell encapsulation is accepted in Biomaterials. Congratulations to Alex, Jesse and Ethan!

October 8- Our paper on microbubbles for multiple imaging modalities is accepted in ACS Nano. Congratulations to Jai Il, Dinesh and Lucy!

October 1 - Jai Il Park completed his PhD degree. Neta Raz completed her MSc degree. Congratulations!

September 1 - Welcome new graduate students, Cristina Resetco (UofT) and Milad Abolhasani (UBC)

July 20- Dan Voicu is admitted in the Graduate program. Welcome aboard!

June 30 - Congratulations to Anna Lee with successful presentation at the Gordon Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, June 2010

June 3 - Welcome to Ziliang Wu, a new postdoc from Hokkaido University.

June 2 - Welcome to Justine Martin and Mathieu Moulin, new French interns.

June 1 - Congratulations to Kun Liu on being awarded the 2010 Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship.

May 28 - Our paper "Step-growth polymerization of inorganic nanoparticles" is accepted for publication in Science.