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  • Reid discusses plastic recycling

    Reid presented at the “Wednesday Night @ The Lab” public outreach program on plastic recycling, and particularly on the work ongoing in UW-Madison’s Center for the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP). Check it out here!

  • Farewell lunch for Brad

    The group got together for lunch to wish Brad and his family the best as they plan for their move to Boston. Best of luck at Roivant, Brad, we’ll miss you!

  • Brad defends his Ph.D.!

    Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Bradley C. Dallin who successfully defended his PhD thesis today! Brad will next be joining Roivant Sciences in Boston to work on their computational drug discovery platform. We wish you …

  • Farewell brunch for Alex

    The group was able to take advantage of the high vaccination rate in Dane County to indulge in a going-away brunch for Alex. Alex will be joining the Materials Science team at Schrödinger, Inc. in …

  • Alex defends his Ph.D.!

    Many congratulations to Dr. Alex Chew, who is the first student from the group to defend his Ph.D.!!! We’ll miss Alex greatly as he transitions to a new role as a senior scientist at Schrodinger …

  • MTSM 2021 registration now open

    We’re organizing the 2021 (virtual) Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics conference, which is a great way to catch up on exciting research from groups throughout the Midwest (or beyond this year due to the virtual …

  • Two new papers in ACS Nano!

    Two new papers from the group have both been accepted in ACS Nano. The first, by Alex and Brad is entitled “The Interplay of Ligand Properties and Core Size Dictates the Hydrophobicity of Monolayer-Protected Gold …

  • Van Lehn Group members will attend the 2021 Spring ACS (Virtual)!

    Our group members will be attending the 2021 Virtual ACS Spring meeting, scheduled on Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 30th. All talks will be live presentations, listed chronologically below in Pacific Standard Time (PST). …

  • Welcome to Zeynep!

    We’re very excited to welcome Zeynep Sumer to the group as a new postdoc! Zeynep joins us after completing her Ph.D at University College London. Welcome, Zeynep!

  • Reid receives NSF CAREER award!

    Reid received a CAREER award entitled CAREER: Molecular and Data-Centric Modeling of Cell-Penetrating Nanoparticles! Thank you to the NSF Division of Materials Research – Condensed Matter and Materials Theory and the NSF Division of Chemical, …

  • New paper from Herry and Samartha!

    Congratulations to Herry and Samartha for their new paper “Molecular simulations of lipid membrane partitioning and translocation by bacterial quorum sensing modulators” which is now out in PLoS ONE. It’s great to see a (former) …

  • Postdoctoral position available

    We are currently looking for another postdoctoral researcher as part of a collaborative team. See details on our Open Positions page!

  • Reid named a Vilas Associate!

    Reid was selected a 2021 UW-Madison Vilas Associate, an award that “recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance.” Thank you to the Vilas Trust and the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research …

  • Reid and George interviewed on local radio stations

    Reid and Prof. George Huber were recently guests on local radio programs to talk about plastic recycling and the group’s recent paper “Recycling of multilayer plastic packaging materials by solvent-targeted recovery and precipitation” (with work …

  • Jianping highlighted by GLBRC

    GRBRC has published a nice interview Jianping Li, who recently joined the group as a Keegstra Fellow. The interview also features some of Jianping’s beautiful paintings!

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