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June 2022. MaD Lab rocked in the Chemistry Awards Ceremony. Our youngsters UG students Jacob Lessard, Chloe Ramsperger and Tim Walz received the awards for the best WIC project in CH462, the best OChem UG student and best 2nd year UG student in Chemistry, respectively! AWESOME! Our own grad students, Ryan Loughran, Makenzie Nord, Nan Chieh Chiu and Kyle Smith received prestigious fellowships and awards! WOW, 4/4! Finally, our Emmanuel Musa, Makenzie Nord and Tara Hurley were awarded with a prize for their GTA responsibilities over the last academic year. GREAT! Kyriakos must be a proud advisor! DEFINITELY! Stay tuned as there are many more good news coming from MaD Lab over a very busy summer…

May 19th, 2022. A generous donation will be given to MaD Lab to support undergraduate research and our efforts at discovering MOFs for carbon capture! We are grateful for this donation; stay tuned as the MaD Lab undergraduates are rocking it!

May 2022. A big congratulations to our own Makenzie Nord for winning the competitive P.F. and Neville Buck Yerex Graduate Scholarship! More to come your way Makenzie! Bravo!

May 2022. 100% success in MaD Lab! Jacob Lessard, Matthew Nguyen and Tim Walz were ALL successful with the SURE fellowship from COS at OSU, and they will all spend their summer in MaD Lab. Stay tune as we will investigate drug synthesis and water capture with MOFs!

April 2022. What did you all do in 02/22/2022? Too many twos correct? In MaD Lab, we finalized and submitted a paper on shape engineering of MOF powders to beads and used these bead-catalysts for the degradation of chemical warfare agents. Congrats to Kimia Kiaei on her first MaD Lab publication, and to Makenzie Nord and Nan Chieh Chiu for their valuable help in this project! More to come on this research field – stay tuned.

April 2022. Huge ConGRatuLatiOnS to our star grad students Makenzie Nord and Kyle Smith for their Honorable Mentions in GRFP2022. Four (out of six) excellent scores and it was not enough to be successful; at the end what it matters is the journey and MaD Lab is confident that this result will not affect their MaD Lab research projects. Watch out for their new projects!

March 2022. Congratulations to Ben Skanes and Noah Tufts for their graduation! Welcome to our Chemistry Club! MaD Lab will miss you enormously.. Well, hang on… Ben will be re-joining us in September as a grad student, and Noah will be 1 h away from Corvallis as he will be working at Intel!

February 2022. Kyriakos won the Loyd F. Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in Science at the award ceremony at COS!!! This is a huge success for MaD Lab as undergraduate students nominated Kyriakos as they appreciated his approaches in teaching CH233: General Chemistry and CH462: Integrated Inorganic Labs. It was fun to hear from Dr. Henri Jansen what these kids had to say about Kyriakos… Kyriakos is fully committed to continue supporting undergraduate students in their studies and research experiences in chemistry and promoting scientific excellence at OSU!

February 2022. A big congratulation to our three youngsters, Matthew, Mitchell and Timothy, for being successful with the URSA Engage! We thank OSU for the support. These young scientists will investigate the potential of MOFs for hazardous molecules capture!

January 2022. Congrats to our youngster grad students Nan-Chieh and Kyle for their Review Article on MOFs for white light emission! Our review is accepted for publication in Coordination Chemistry Reviews! Great job guys!

January 2022. Congrats to our youngster undergrad students James Ho and Michael Brodeur for being nominated by OSU for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education. This is a very competitive scholarship and whatever the result is, both James and Michael made MaD Lab proud. Let’s cross our fingers for a positive evaluation!

January 2022. Nice article from OSU’s Steve Lunderberg on our CO2 conversion paper. It definitely attracted some attention! Thanks Steve!

December 2021. Another publication from MaD Lab! Kyle and Chloe used porphyrin MOFs to easily detect acidic pesticides in water. This will appear in the Pioneering Investigators’ issue in Chem. Comm. Excellent collaboration with Kye and Tim! More collaborations with Tim’s lab are under way!

December 2021. Bravo to our stars David, Ryan and Belle for their recent manuscript which has been accepted in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. In this work, we describe the use of lanthanide based MOFs for the wet and mixed gas conversion of CO2 to value added products. Great collaboration with Andrzej and Alissa from Columbia University, and Nakul and David from the University of Cambridge.

December 2021. We welcome a few UG students to MaD Lab; Matthew Nguyen, Emily Ammereal, Michale Brodeur and Karlie Wiese! These students have cool ideas on how MOFs can be used to purify water and in education. Stay tuned!

November 2021. Bravo to our Chloe Ramsperger for being named the undergraduate student of the Fall term in Chemistry. Chloe is an amazing TA in Gen. Chem. and a superb scientist in the lab. Stay tuned as her publication will be soon online!

October 2021. Our collaborative work with Concha and Pepe from ICMAB in Barcelona is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Nano Materials! Yayyy! Good job Amirali et al.

October 2021. MaD Lab welcomes Lewis who desires to test the use of MOFs in healthcare applications. Lots of NMRs will be collected soon…

October 2021. MaD Lab welcomes Alex and Benjamin, and says goodbye to Bella! Keep an eye on Alex and Benjamin as they have new and fresh MOF ideas..

September 2021. Kyriakos was awarded with the James H. Krueger Faculty Teaching Award! WOW! What a great way to start the F2021 term! Thanks to my nominators Margie Haak and Chris Pastorek!

September 16th, 2021. F2021 starts and we are back in the class in person! What a year the last year has been.. Pffff.. Happy to see Corvallis full of new UG students!

August 30th, 2021. Our Konstantinos JR was born! Welcome to our family!

June 2021. Our remote visit to Philander Lee Elementary School at Canby, Oregon was awesome.  Nice to see these kids being active with the assembly of marshmallow-MOFs, and their questions on how MOFs can produce hydrogen!

June 2021. Kyriakos and MaD Lab are super sad: our golden boys Sam and David are leaving us and moving on with their careers. Sam is moving to Intel as a process engineer, and David in grad school at the University of Delaware. We will miss you Sam and David! GOOD LUCK! Keep in touch!

June 2021. MaD Lab welcomes a new UG student, Finn! Happy to have you in our team Finn!

May 2021. What a great representation of MaD Lab in the Chemistry Awards Ceremony 2021. Many congrats to our own: Makenzie, Tanner, Tara, Chloe, Sam and Ryan for your prizes! I would like to congratulate ALL MaD Lab-ers for your hard work in this challenging year.. Keep up the good work y’all!

May 2021. MaD Lab welcomes Ryan, James and Keenan! They will work with MOFs, MOFs and MOFs. We all love MOFs!

April 2021. Our Chloe Ramsperger appears on the Dean’s list for the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter 2021! Congratulations Chloe, 2-out-of-2 in April 2021! Keep up the good work!

April 2021. Super-exciting news: our youngster undergraduate students Chloe and Chris were successful with the SURE fellowship! This is a huge achievement! Congratulations to both of you! Stay tuned as they will both investigate the reactivity of MOFs for the capture and/or recovery of molecules. A big thanks to COS for the continuous support!

March 2021. Congrats to Tara for doing great defending her project during her 1st committee meeting! More to come soon… Stay tuned!

March 2021. Ryan gets an honorable mention for his NSF GRFP MOF-focused project. Almost there Ryan; we will land this next year. Your project is superb!

March 2021. Murdock funding for the assembly of a continuous flow reactor with lots of analytical instrumentation is landed! A big thanks to Doug Keszler for leading this effort – always nice to interact with you! Stay tuned as we will investigate the formation pathways of MOFs and optimize their synthesis!

March 2021. Congrats to Kimia for passing on her 1st committee meeting! Good job Kimia!

March 2021. Another great work by the photocat. expert Alina Kampouri is published in ACS AMI! Congrats to our own Makenzie for contributing to this work! First but not the last for you Makenzie, you have a great future ahead of you! In this work, we describe the MOF/MOF heterojunction as a strategy to enhance the hydrogen production rate!  Thanks to all collaborators from EPFL and OSU!

March 2021. He said YES…! MaD Lab is super duper excited to welcome Ryan Loughran as a grad student in our dynamic group. Ryan will join us in Corvallis in the summer.

February 2021. MaD Lab welcomes two new YounGster UG students, Chloe and Noah!  They both have UG research experience working in the Koley and Beaudry labs and now, they will investigate the reactivity of MOFs for advanced applications!

February 2021. SciRIS-ii is landed to explore MOFs for the detection of contaminants. Thank you COS, OSU for the support.

January 2021. WOW! Our UG students, Ava, Chris, Carson, and Christina have all been successful with the URSA Engage program at OSU! Stay tuned y’all cause these students have nice and fresh MOF ideas…

January 2021. Congratulation to our UG star student Samuel Wolff for being selected as the UG student of the fall term 2020 in chemistry at OSU! Good luck Sam with your interview with our head!

January 2021. Farrokh’s, Alina’s and Sam’s work on MOFs for photocatalysis is accepted for publication in ACS AMI! Congratulations to all! First paper for our UG student Sam (this is the 1st of many)! Great collaboration with the groups led by Jung-Hoon Lee and Xiulei (David) Ji!

January 2021. MaD Lab welcomes four new YounGster undergraduate students! Cristina, Ava, Carson, and Christopher will investigate the potential of MOFs in energy and environmental applications. We are super excited to have you in our group!

January 1st, 2021. MaD Lab wishes y’all a Happy New Year full of health and happiness!

December 28th, 2020. Arun’s and David’s work on biogas separations with robust MOFs has been accepted for publication in Applied Materials Today! A great collaboration with Jorge Navarro from the University of Granada! Congratulations y’all! This is the first (of many…) papers for my UG student David Le!

December 25th, 2020. Merry Christmas y’all!

December 4th, 2020. Final CH220 class. We made it in these unprecedented times and we are all healthy. Good luck y’all with your exams and happy holidays!

November 25th, 2020. Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

September 2020. New grad (Ph.D.) students join MaD Lab! Welcome, Kyle Smith, Makenzie Nord, and Tanner Rookart. Exciting MOF-times ahead of you and MaD Lab!

September 2020. Mad Lab welcomes Nan-Chieh Chiu. Nan-Chieh is an M.Sc. student and he will investigate the potential of MOFs for optics.

September 25th, 2020. CH220: Careers in Chemistry starts and we are excited to welcome our 1st-year chemistry undergraduate students at OSU. In CH220, we will be discussing about chemistry paths and careers, networking, negotiating, communication, imposter syndrome, and many many more topics. Guest speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences will participate in our class too!

September 16th, 2020. The new academic year 2020-2021 starts!

September 11th, 2020. Congratulations to Mr. Stavroula Kampouri for becoming Dr. Stavroula Kampouri! MIT is fortunate to have you – καλή τύχη Αλίνα!!

September 4th, 2020. Congratulations to Mr. Bardiya Valizadeh for becoming Dr. Bardiya Valizadeh! MaD Lab wishes you good luck in your next steps!

August 26th, 2020. Maria Soumela was born and she is so tiny and cute! Super exciting times!

August 14th, 2020. Congratulations to Mr. Serhii Shyshkanov for becoming Dr. Serhii Shyshkanov! All the best for your future adventures!

July 2020. Excellent collaboration with Tu, Ian, Jung-Hoon, and Prof D. Stephen on MOFs for ammonia capture led to the publication of a Chem. Commun. paper. Stay tuned for the front cover as it is COVID-current and awesome! Congrats Ian for your 1st paper with MaD Lab!

June 2020. Sylvain’s work on the capture of aromatic volatile organic compounds with MOFs has been accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem. Congrats to all co-authors!

June 2020. Our work on CO2 conversion with a hybrid material MOF/Ru nanoparticle has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. As always, excellent collaboration with Prof. Dyson’s group at EPFL. Congrats to all co-authors!

May 2020. Ms. Thao Mi Anthony is awarded with the SURE award and therefore, she will be spending her summertime in MaD Lab to study the capture of laughing gas with bio-MOFs. Well-deserved Thao Mi!

May 2020. Our new publication on MOFs with enhanced near-infrared emission is accepted for publication in J. Mater. Chem. A. Congrats to Tu for leading this project, and a big thanks to our collaborators Drs. Petoud and Eliseeva for the great collaboration.

May 22nd, 2020. Congratulations to Mr. Arunraj Chidambaram for becoming Dr. Arunraj Chidambaram. MaD Lab is sad for turning us down, but wishes you good luck in your future industrial adventures!

April 2020. Kyriakos’ first NSF proposal was not supported for funding. Mixed feelings over the good and not so good reviews.

March 2020. Our collaborative project with Profs. Pepe Giner and Jorge Navarro ended up in JACS! Yayyy! Superb job from Lei and Arun! Congratulations to all co-authors!

March 2020. Sam’s and Davide’s work on lanthanide-MOFs has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science – what a journey with this work. Congrats to all co-authors.

February 2020. Ms. Thao Mi Anthony and Mr. Mathew Meade (both UGs) join MaD Lab.

January 2020. MaD Lab welcomes Mr. Ian Harreschou, an undergraduate student in chemical engineering.

January 2020. MaD Lab is awarded with the Betty Wang award to build up a microwave reactor. A collaborative project with Prof. May Nyman and Dr. Todd Miller.

January 2020. Mr. David Le lands the DeLoach Scholarship to investigate the use of MOFs for carbon capture! Many congrats David!
January 1st, 2020. HAPPY NEW YEAR! MaD Lab wishes you a year full of health, happiness, and with many scientific successes!

December 2020. Perhaps a highlight in Kyriakos’ career – our work on carbon capture with MOFs is now online in Nature! An excellent collaboration between chemists, engineers, and theorists! Congrats to Arun and Pete for such amazing work!

December 5th, 2019. Congratulations to Mr. Andrzej Gładysiak for becoming Dr. Andrzej Gładysiak! Columbia University is Andrzej’s next stop…

November 2020. MaD Lab welcomes Mr. Samuel Wolff (UG) from chemistry.

October 2019. MaD Lab welcomes Ms. Tara Hurley (G). Tara in collaboration with Prof. Vince Remcho’s group will investigate the potential of MOFs for separations.

October 2019. MaD Lab welcomes Mr. David Le (UG) and Ms. Kimia Kiaei (G) – the first students to join MaD Lab.

October 15th, 2019. Congratulations to Mrs. Samantha Anderson for becoming (the first from LSMO_exp) Dr. Samantha Anderson! A bright future is ahead for Sam with her DePoly!

September 16th, 2019. Kyriakos is finally in Corvallis to join the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University and lead the Materials Discovery Laboratory (MaD Lab). Exciting times!

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