Department of Chemistry
Advincula Research Group
May 2007: Dr. Advincula was honored with the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award for the 2006-2007 School year. Click here for more ... Yushin Park and Ramakrishna Ponnapati were announced as co-recipients of the University of Houston Department of Chemistry Outstanding Organic Chemistry Award for 2006-2007. Timothy M. Fulghum was announced as a recipient of the University of Houston Department of Chemistry Outstanding Fourth-Year Student Award for 2006. The Group rocks!
January 2007: The Advincula Group welcomes the two new post-docs, Dr. Vetrichelvan Muthalagu and Dr. Wei Wang.
April 2005: Derek Patton received the Graduate Physical Sciences Poster award for his poster presentation at the annual Sigma Xi Research day held at the University of Houston. The poster was entitled "A Facile Synthesis Route to Thiol Functionalized α,ω-Telechelic Polymers via Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization" and the co-authors were Mr. Matthew Mullings (Undergraduate), and Prof. Rigoberto Advincula. Click here to read more......
March 2005: Arthur Rogers (undergraduate) received a Poster Award for his poster presentation at the 2005 American Chemical Society national meeting in San Diego in the Colloids and Surfaces Division. The poster was entitled "Synthesis of Thiol-endcapped Polymer Brushes via Surface Initiated Reversible Addition Chain Transfer (SIP-RAFT) Polymerization and the co-authors were Derek Patton, Timothy Fulghum, and Rigoberto Advincula.
March 2005: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula uses research as a powerful teaching tool. Click here to read more....
October 2004: Collaborations between the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany and the University of Houston are providing impetus for polymer research developments that range from improving display devices to genetic profiling. In October 2004, the Advincula group visited MPI-P to present their research along with the Knoll group, who hosted the symposium on the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University. Click here to read the full story......
November 2004 - March 2005: Hiroshi Ikarashi and Aya Ikarashi, two students from Niigata University, Japan, joined the Advincula group as visiting researchers from November 2004 until March 2005. The visit represents a strong collaboration between Rigoberto Advincula (UH) and the research groups of Kazunari Shinbo and Futao Kaneko (Niigata University),
May 2004: Timothy Fulghum was announced as a co-recipient of the University of Houston Department of Chemistry Outstanding Organic Teaching Assistant Award for 2003-2004.
May 2004: Jason Locklin was announced as a recipient of the University of Houston Department of Chemistry Outstanding Fourth-Year Graduate Student Award for 2004.