Travis’ co-authorship on paper!

Congratulations to Travis (Undergraduate – Chemical Engineering – Michigan Tech) for his co-authorship on the paper “A cyanine-based fluorescent cassette with aggregation-induced emission for sensitive detection of pH changes in live cells” published on Chemical Communications.

The works originates from a collaboration with Dr. Haying Liu (Chemistry – Michigan Tech).

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Computational Chemistry: Final Presentations

I am so very proud of my Computational Chemistry (CH4560-CH5560) students who presented their original research projects yesterday! They learned so much during the Semester and they did so well during their presentations! They were competent, professional, engaging, yet humble and even funny! It was a wonderful afternoon of science!


From left to right: Tyler Leverton (Chemistry MS – Environmental Chemistry project), Brian Burtka (Chemistry BS – Surface Science project), Travis Wigstrom (Chemical Engineering BS – Medicinal Chemistry project), Mikhail Trought (Chemistry PhD – Surface Functionalization project).



Grace: Internship at Barrick Gold Corporation!

Grace has been offered a 10 week internship at Barrick Gold Corporation (, a gold mining company in Nevada, during the summer of 2018. Barrick graciously provides housing and transportation to and from the mine site for their undergraduate interns in addition to relevant work experience in the field of chemistry.

Congratulations, Grace!

We are proud of you!

Dr. Tommy Sewell’s Visit!

We are super excited to have the chance to spend some time talking Science with Dr. Tommy Sewell from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Tommy’s expertise spans from electronic structure to molecular dynamics applied, in particular, to the simulation of organic molecular materials, polymers, and nano/mesoscale composites and their physical properties (mechanical/thermal), processes (kinetics and thermodynamics of phase transitions), and chemical reactivity (chemically reactive fluid flow).

For more information, visit Tommy’s Webpage: