Epps Research Group
Angie and Kaleigh receive the 2013 NSF Scholar award to support their attendance at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Green 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 in development. 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.
Dr. Epps presents invited poster at the High Polymer Research Group 51st Meeting in Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, UK. Information on the organization can be found at the High Polymer Research Group Meeting website.
Joey receives the Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program seeks to encourage scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to pursue their careers. More information can be found at the Goldwater Scholarship website and the UDaily.
Angela receives NSF Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention. The fellowship supports graduate research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More information on the fellowship can be found at the NSF Fellowship website.
Elizabeth speaks and chairs a session at the ACS National Meeting. Her presentation was entitled Manipulating the structural conformation of PB-PEO micelles using water-tetrahydrofuran cosolvent mixtures and the session was Nanoscience in Polymer Chemistry (in the POLY Division). The 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition was held in Anaheim, CA. More information about the meeting can be found at the ACS Meeting website.
Dr. Epps presents invited work on functional polymers at ACS Spring National Meeting. The 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition was held in Anaheim, CA. More information about the meeting can be found at the ACS Meeting website.
Julie speaks in Padden Graduate Student Award Symposium. Julie was named a finalist for the award, which recognizes graduate students in polymer physics. More information about the award can be found at the APS website.
Epps graduate students present at APS. Elizabeth gave an oral presentation while Wei-Fan, Sarah, and Owen each presented posters. More information on the APS meeting can be found at the APS Meeting website.
Dr. Epps is named to the Editorial Advisory Board for Macromolecules. The journal remains prominent with over 80,000 citations and 1,200 publications in 2009. More information about the journal can be found at the Macromolecules website.
Drs. Epps and Furst receive UDRF Strategic Initiatives research grant for work related to nanostructured organic solar cell materials. The University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) is a private corporation that supports UD research faculty. More information can be found at the UDRF website.
Maëva earned the Pigford Teaching Assistant Award in October 2010. The annual award is given to graduate students within the department who have shown exceptional dedication to assisting undergraduate education. A list of awards and their past recipients can be found at the UD ChemEng website.
Elizabeth has been awarded the ACS POLY graduate travel award to attend the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, CA. More information about the award can be found at the ACS POLY website and the ACS national meeting website.
Kai serves as IGERT conference co-chairperson Kai served as this year's Energy & Sustainability 2010 co-chairperson. The conference was held at the University of Delaware in order to showcase research and praxis in the aforementioned fields. The conference brought together 27 invited speakers, representatives from 26 organizations, and over 350 registered attendees. More information about the conference can be found at the UDaily website and the Energy & Sustainability 2010 website.
Dr. Epps receives the DuPont Young Investigator Award! Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving the DuPont Young Investigator Award! Dr. Epps is one of 12 professors (1 of 3 at UD) to receive the Young Investigator award, which is given to faculty members in the United States and China. More information can be found at the UDaily website.
Maëva and Dr. Epps are highlighted in the NSLS news. Nripen, Maëva, and Dr. Epps show their work on controlling order-disorder transition temperatures for block copolymers in the NSLS Science Highlights.
Park's thesis receives attention in ScienceDaily. Park's work with piezoelectric responsive materials at NIST was highlighted in an article at the ScienceDaily.
Tom to attend NCNR summer school. Tom has been awarded one of only 50 places at the NCNR 2010 summer school on the fundamentals of neutron scattering, including a full travel grant. The school provides a week long course on neutron scattering including hands-on experience in experimental techniques. Details of the summer school can be found on the NIST website.