Research at the Intersection of Synthetic Organic, Physical Organic, and Polymer Chemistry


December 01, 2020

The Robb group welcomes two new graduate students!

A very warm welcome to Meng (Stella) Luo and Skylar Osler.  We are excited for you to join the team!

October 28, 2020

Molly receives Barbara J. Burger Graduate Fellowship!

Congratulations to Molly who was recently awarded the 2020 Barbara J. Burger Graduate Fellowship!  Way to go, Molly!

September 09, 2020

Our latest paper was published in JACS!

Congratulations to Isabel and Corey, David, and Nick on their recent publication in JACS!  We took a deep dive into using the CoGEF computational method for predicting mechanochemical reactivity.  Also, our group's first paper with undergraduate coauthors!  Check it out here.

July 06, 2020

Brooke receives Eli Lilly Travel Award from the ACS Women Chemists Committee!

Congratulations to Brooke on receiving the Eli Lilly Travel Award from the ACS Women Chemists Committee to attend an upcoming ACS national meeting!

June 17, 2020

Molly's undergraduate research published in Nature!

Congratulations to Molly whose undergraduate research culminated in a coauthored paper published today in Nature!  Read about it out here.

June 10, 2020

We received a grant from the ACS PRF!

More good news!  We are grateful to the ACS Petroleum Research Fund for supporting our research with a 2020 Doctoral New Investigator grant!

June 09, 2020

Max receives 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Award!

We are incredibly grateful to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for supporting our research on mechanically triggered molecular release!

April 16, 2020

Our latest paper was accepted in Chemical Science! Congratulations to Brooke, Molly, and Corey!

Congratulations to Brooke, Molly, and Corey on their latest paper, which was recently accepted in Chemical Science!  "Designing Naphthopyran Mechanophores with Tunable Mechanochromic Behavior." Check it out here.

March 17, 2020

Congratulations Corey!

Congratulations to Corey for successfully passing his candidacy exam today!  The Robb group went 5 for 5 this year.  Way to go, everyone!

March 16, 2020

Congratulations Anna!

Congratulations to Anna for successfully passing her candidacy exam today!  This was also the Robb group's first virtual candidacy exam.  Well done, Anna!

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