Epps Research Group
Dr. Epps is featured in a UDaily news article for an invitation to the NAE Frontiers in Engineering EU-US Conference. Dr. Epps is one of 30 US scientists to present his research to the international audience. The conference will be held in Chantilly, FR from November 21-23. The article in the UDaily can be found on the UDaily website.
Dr. Albert begins at Tulane University's Chemical Engineering Department. Dr. Albert, an alumna from the Epps Research Group, starts her career as an assistant professor. Tulane welcomed her with an article on the University's website.
Kaleigh wins ACS Green Chemistry Conference student poster award. More information on the ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference can be found at the conference website.
Dr. Epps is selected to attend the NAE Frontiers of Engineering EU-US Conference in Chantilly, France. The conference brings together 60 top young engineers to discuss hot topics including nanosensors, big data, future of transportation, and wireless broadband technology. More information on the conference can be found at the conference website.
Angie and Kaleigh receive the 2013 NSF Scholar award to support their attendance at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The two are amongst thirty six students to receive the award. Angie's presentation will be entitled "Lignin- and fatty acid-derived block copolymers for nanostructured thermoplastic elastomers." Kaleigh's presentation is entitled "Getting a handle on vanillin: Green Modifications." More information on the conference can be found at the conference website.
Julie, a former Epps group student, has accepted a faculty position with Tulane University. Julie was one of the first students to graduate from the Epps group and subsequently held a post-doctoral position at North Carolina State University with Dr. Genzer. Julie will begin at Tulane University in January 2014. More information on the University can be found on Tulane's website.
Elizabeth is selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. She was selected as one of the top 550 applicants. The UDaily has published a story featuring Elizabeth and can be found on the UDaily website. The meeting have initiated intergenerational scientific discussions since 1951. More information on the meeting can be found on the Lindau Nobel website.
Wei-Fan was recently covered in the UDaily for his work on lithium batteries using polymer membranes. The focus article can be found on the UDaily website.
MIT news covered Dr. Epps' position as a Martin Luther King visiting professor. The article can be read on the MIT news website.
Congratulations to Wei-Fan for receiving the ACS POLY graduate student travel award! Wei-Fan will attend the Spring ACS 2013 meeting in New Orleans. Information on the spring meeting can be found at the ACS website and information on the student award can be found on the POLY website.
Dr. Epps was featured in the MIT Department of Chemistry newsletter, highlighting his Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professorship. Dr. Epps began his visiting professorship while on sabbatical. The professorship was founded to highlight outstanding contributions from minority scholars. More information on the professorship can be found at the MIT website and the Department of Chemistry newsletter.
Sarah's poster wins the runner-up award at the Warwick 2012 Polymersconference! The conference, Warwick 2012 Polymers: MacroGroup UK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis & UKPCF International Conference on Polymer Colloids, was hosted at the University of Warwick in July 2012. Sarah's poster was entitled "Synthesis and self-assembly of poly(methyl methacrylate-b-m-triphenylamine) block copolymers", and co-authored with Joseph P. Patterson, Rachel K. O'Reilly, and Thomas H. Epps, III.
Robby Pagels was named the outstanding man of his graduating class! Robby received the Alexander J. Taylor Sr. award for exemplifying exceptional leadership, academic success, and community service. More information on Robby's award can be found at the UDaily website.
Wei-Fan Kuan's publication is highlighted by ACS. The article, entitled "Triblock copolymers with tapered interfaces form nanonetworks" was published in ACS Macro Letters and distinguished with Noteworthy Chemistry. Information on the article can be found at the ACS website.
The UDaily highlights Dr. Epps' research group, with particular attention towards a recent Soft Matter publication entitled "A Simple Approach to Characterizing Block Copolymer Assemblies: Graphene Oxide Supports for High Contrast Multi-Technique Imaging". The article can be found the UDaily website.
Dr. Epps receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professorship at MIT for 2012-2013 academic year. The program honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by increasing the presence of scholars at MIT. Information on the Professorship program can be found on the MIT website.
Dr. Epps is an invited speaker at the 2012 Polymer Physics Gordon Research Conference. The presentation is entitled "Interfacial manipulations: controlling ordering in bulk and thin film block copolymers." Further information can be found here: 2012 Polymer Physics GRC.
Dr. Epps is invited to present poster at the High Polymer Research Group 52nd Meeting in Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, UK. Information on the organization can be found at the High Polymer Research Group Meeting website.
Dr. Epps is an invited speaker at the 2012 Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions Gordon Research Conference. The presentation is entitled "Block Copolymer Assemblies for Ion-Conduction Applications." Further information can be found here: 2012 Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions GRC.
Dr. Epps is named to the Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Macro Letters. The scope of the journal includes high-impact research of broad interest in all areas of polymer science and engineering, including cross-disciplinary research that interfaces with polymer science. More information about the journal can be found at the ACS Macro Letters website.
Dr. Epps is an invited speaker at the 2011 Pacific Polymer Conference in Jeju, South Korea. The presentation was entitled "Controlling Block Copolymer Interactions Using Tapering to Stabilize Networks." Further information can be found here: 12th Pacific Polymer Conference.
Sarah Hann presented her work in the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Award symposium at the Spring 2012 American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego, CA. She received a $150 award to travel to the conference. Information on the award and symposium can be found at the UDaily website.
Elizabeth is selected to present in the Excellence in Graduate Student Research Symposium at the ACS 2012 Spring meeting. The symposium recognizes outstanding research done by graduate students in the field of polymer science and engineering. Elizabeth's presentation is entitled "Synthesis and self-assembly of bio-responsive amphiphilic block copolymers". Information on the symposium can be found at the POLY website.
Dr. Epps is awarded the 2011 Gerard J. Mangone Young Scholars award. The award is given by the Francis Alison Society at the University of Delaware. It is the highest competitive award at the University. Information on UD faculty excellence awards be found at the UDaily website.
Elizabeth receives the graduate student poster award at the Polymers Gordon Research Conference. Information on the conference can be found at the Gordon Reearch Conferences website. Information on Elizabeth's award can be found at the UDaily website.