Registration is open for the 1st Annual Breaking Barriers Through Chemistry (Virtual) Conference!
July 12, 2021
When: August 2nd-6th, 2021
Macallister joins our group. Welcome!
July 6, 2021
Udyogi, Senuri, and Soumya join our group. Welcome!
May 24, 2021
Gabriela wins LSU Discover Summer Research Grant.
May 20, 2021
Gabriela will synthesize artificial molecular machines that can interrogate and modulate cell function.
Philip joins our group. Welcome!
Jan 11, 2021
William joins our group. Welcome!
September 30, 2021
Chemistry Lost a Hero. Tribute to François Diederich
September 24, 2020
Prof. François Diederich passed away on September 23, 2020, after a battle with cancer. He was a brilliant scientist ahead of his time and a leader in several fields. His contributions shaped Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry.
He was also a wonderful mentor and a great human being. His enthusiasm for science and life was contagious and inspired generations of young scientists. He mentored 147 Ph.D. students and over 100 postdocs; his legacy will prevail forever.
His passion for science was endless, even during his last days. It was an honor publishing with him his last work, which appeared in the 50th issue of Chemistry-A European Journal on September 4, 2020.
Thank you for all your lessons, support, and mentoring. Goodbye, François, we will dearly miss you!
Postdoctoral work on Light-activated Cavitands ranked as "hot paper" and chosen to appear on the front cover of Chemistry A European Journal
August 18, 2020
García-López wins Mentorship Award
April 27, 2020
Dr. Victor Garcia-Lopez was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. This award recognizes and honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary mentorship to Rice undergraduate students in research, design and creative works projects. Criteria for selection included best practices in supervision, project support, career and professional development, and inclusivity, and were assessed using student nomination forms.
García-López wins Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Career Award at the Scientific Interface
July 30, 2019
The award will provide us with $500,000 over five years as a financial bridge between the postdoctoral training at Rice and the first years of faculty service at LSU. This grant foster the early career development of researchers who are transitioning from graduate work in engineering or physical, mathematical or computational sciences and moving into postdoctoral work in the biomedical field.
Winners of the First International NanoCar Race
April 28, 2017
Molecule designed and synthesized by García-López during his Ph.D. finished first in the inaugural Nanocar Race in Toulouse, France. The molecule completed a 150-nanometer course in about 1½ hours. This was a collaborative effort between the groups of Prof. James Tour at Rice University and Prof. Leonhard Grill at University of Graz.