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June 2017: Congratulations to Jing! Her paper "A Multi-Defense Strategy: Enhancing Bactericidal Activity of a Medical Grade Polymer with a Nitric Oxide Donor and Surface-Immobilized Quaternary Ammonium Compound" has been published in Acta Biomaterialia! DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.05.061


May 2017: Congratulations to Li, Deb, and Karson! Their paper "A Versatile Methodology for Glycosurfaces: Direct Ligation of Nonderivatized Reducing Saccharides to Poly(pentafluorophenyl acrylate) Grafted Surfaces via Hydrazide Conjugation" has been published in Langmuir! DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00779


April 2017: Congratulations to Karson and Evan! Their paper "The Formation and Evolution of Creased Morphologies Using Reactive Diffusion in Ultrathin Polymer Brush Platforms" has been published in Advanced Materials Interfaces! DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700084


March 2017: Congratulations to Jenna! Her paper "Ring-Walking of Zerovalent Nickel on Aryl Halides" has been published in Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation! DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b01143


February 2017: Congratulations to Jing, Evan, and Qiaohong! Their paper "Evidence for the Phospholipid Sponge Effect as the Biocidal Mechanism in Surface-Bound Polyquaternary Ammonium Coatings with Variable Cross-Linking Density" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b14940


December 2016: Welcome to our new group members Jess Bramhall and Scott Tull!


December 2016: Congratulations to Priya! Her paper "A Review of the Recent Advances in Antimicrobial Coatings for Urinary Catheters" has been published in Acta Biomaterialia! DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.11.070


August 2016: Congratulations to Anandi and Yutian! Their paper "Thermal Conductance of Poly(3-methylthiophene) Brushes" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b04429


August 2016: Congratulations to Jeremy and Karson! Their paper "SuFEx Click: New Materials from SOxF and Silyl Ethers" has been published in Chemistry - A European Journal! DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602926


July 2016: Congratulations to Jing, Drew, Jeremy, and Evan! Their paper "Permanently Grafted Icephobic Nanocomposites with High Abrasion Resistance" has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A! DOI: 10.1039/C6TA03222B


June 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Yatvin on his successful PhD defense!


June 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Anandi Roy on her successful PhD defense!


June 2016: Congratulations to Karson, Jeremy and Calvin! Their paper "Multifunctional Surface Manipulation Using Click Chemistry" has been published in Langmuir! DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01591


March 2016: Congratulations to Jing! Her paper "Surface Grafted Polymer Networks with High Abrasion Resistance" has been published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering! DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00221


March 2016: Congratulations to Jeremy! His paper "Nanostructured Soft Matter with Magnetic Nanoparticles" has been published in Advanced Functional Materials! DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504443


February 2016: Congratulations to Anandi! Her paper "Engineering of Spin Injection and Spin Transport in Organic Spin Valves Using π-Conjugated Polymer Brushes" has been published in Advanced Functional Materials! DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504201


October 2015: Congratulations to Karson! Her paper "Nanoscale Surface Creasing Induced by Post-Polymerization Modification" has been published in ACS Nano! DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b04144


October 2015: Welcome to our new group members Yutian Ke, Jessica Horn, and Grant Crane!


August 2015: Congratulations to Jeremy and Karson! Their paper "SuFEx on the Surface: A Flexible Platform for Postpolymerization Modification of Polymer Brushes" has been published in Angewandte! DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506253


August 2015: Congratulations to Joe, Rachelle, Anandi, Karson, Jenna, and Jing! Their paper "Degradable Polycaprolactone and Polylactide Homopolymer and Block Copolymer Brushes Prepared by Surface Initiated Polymerization With Triazabicyclodecane and Zirconium Catalysts" has been published in Langmuir! DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02093


August 2015: Congratulations to Jeremy for being selected as an ARCS Scholar!


August 2015: Congratulations to Gareth! His paper, "Magnetic-Field-Assisted Fabrication and Manipulation of Nonspherical Polymer Particles in Ferrofluid-Based Droplet Microfluidics" has been published in Langmuir! DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02097


May 2015: Congratulations to Eric, Anandi, and Jenna! Their paper, "Functionalization of Reactive End Groups in Surface-Initiated Kumada Catalyst-Transfer Polycondensation" has been published in Macromolecular Symposia! DOI: 10.1002/masy.201300126


May 2015: Congratulations to Anandi for winning third place in the poster competition at the Magnetically Stimulated Soft Materials conference!


April 2015: Congratulations to Karson for being featured in the UGA Graduate School Magazine!


March 2015: Congratulations to Jeremy! His paper, "Direct Functionalization of Kevlar with Copolymers Containing Sulfonyl Nitrenes" has been published in Polymer Chemistry! DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00090D


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