Schlenoff group news

April, 2019

Hadi wins Russell H. Johnsen Dissertation Award

Our recent group alumni Dr. Hadi Fares won the 2019 Russell H. Johnsen Dissertation Award. Each academic year, this award is the highest honor from the FSU Chemistry & Biochemistry department, to the chemistry graduate student deemed to have produced the best doctoral dissertation.

March, 2019

Rachel wins Rmalie User Graduate Award in Chemistry

Rachel Abbett won the 2019 Rmalie User Graduate Award in Chemistry. This award is given to graduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in the classroom, and who also demonstrates excellence in research and teaching.

August, 2016

Yara wins the POLY video award at the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting

Yara Ghoussoub won the POLY video award for her video titled "The Promises of Polymer Chemistry". The award is given at every ACS National Meeting by the Division of Polymer Chemistry in an effort "to prepare young chemists to present their research in a short video/movie format and interact with a broad range of audiences, including more senior scientists and the general public."

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April, 2016

Dr. Schlenoff was named 2016-2017 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Dr. Schlenoff was named 2016-2017 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given to a Florida State University faculty member. The award is given to a faculty member who has achieved true distinction in his/ her discipline or profession and has been a faculty member at the University for at least 12 years.

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January 26, 2016

Jingcheng's latest work is featured in JACS Spotlights

Jingcheng Fu's latest paper "Driving Forces for Oppositely Charged Polyion Association in Aqueous Solutions: Enthalpic, Entropic, but Not Electrostatic" was one of five papers featured in the JACS Spotlights section of the journal.

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August 17, 2015

Hadi wins the 2015 ACS Chemistry Champions competition

Hadi Fares won the 2015 ACS (American Chemical Society) Chemistry Champions, a science communication competition organized by the ACS Office of Public Affairs as part of the Chemistry Ambassadors program. The competition was composed of 4 rounds. The first two were 3 minute Youtube videos, then the semifinalists flew to Washington, DC for presentation training. The finals were a series of live presentations in Boston, MA and another Youtube video.

Read more in FSU news Watch the final

June 2, 2015

Our paper on obtaining ion-free polyelectrolyte multilayers is featured on the cover of Langmuir

Our paper titled "Toward Ion-Free Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Cyclic Salt Annealing" is featured on the cover of the journal Langmuir for the June 2, 2015 issue. The cover scheme illustrates a new method that systematically removes ions from polyelectrolyte multilayers through cycling the film in salt then in PSS (the component needed to compensate the extra PDADMA).

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April 2015

David Delgado's "Glowing Detectors" photo is the April 2015 winner in C&EN's Chemistry in Pictures competition

David Delgado's "Glowing Detectors" photo was chosen as the April 2015 winner in the "Chemistry in Pictures" competition organized by Chemical and Engineering News. According to the competition's website "C&EN's Chemistry in Pictures showcases the beauty of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences". David's photo show disk scintillators which he made as part of a project to produce better gamma ray detectors.

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February 22, 2015

ACS Editors' choice

Our Langmuir paper describing a new technique to free polyelectrolyte multilayers of ionic content was selected for ACS editors' choice. One new peer-reviewed research article from any ACS journal is selected to be freely available every day; the selection of these articles is based on recommendations by the scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world.

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November, 2014

Congratulations to Jessica and Carlos on the Dissertation Research Grant

Jessica Martinez and Carlos Arias have been selected by the Dissertation Research Grant Committee to receive an award to assist them with research for their dissertation. This program is funded by the Congress of Graduate Students (COGS), the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Research at Florida State University.

Jessica wins the Outsanding Teaching Assistant Award, Yara and David get nominated

Jessica Martinez, Yara Ghoussoub and David Delgado were nominated for the Outsanding Teaching Assistant Award. Jessica won the award which is sponsored annually by the Graduate School at Florida State University. The award recognizes outstanding graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to student learning through excellence in instruction.

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Jessica Martinez was awarded the ASCB COMPASS Outreach Grant to host Art in STEM Research at FSU

The American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) awarded Jessica Martinez an Outreach Grant to host Art in STEM Research at FSU. The exhibition showcased art in science photos submitted by students in science departments at FSU. The event was held at Dirac science library and was attended by students and professors. A jury consisiting of professors and art experts selected the winning photos. One additional photo was awarded the crowd favorite award.

Read about ASCB COMPASS About the event and the winners

October 11, 2014

Yara wins first place for her presentation in NSGS 2014

Yara Ghoussoub won first place for her presentation in the Fall 2014 Natural Sciences Graduate Symposium organized at Florida State University. The symposium hosted presentations from FSU graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from molecular biology to ecology, from geology to chemistry, from physics to oceanography all in one place.

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May 29, 2013

Dr. Schlenoff wins ACS Florida Award

Dr. Schlenoff has received the 2013 Florida Award of the Florida Local Section of the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes leadership and contributions toward the advancement of the profession of chemistry.

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