New paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
March 5, 2023
Another paper as a result of a great collaboration with Prof. Grill (Graz, Austria). We report how a tip of STM can be used to control the translation direction of single molecules.
New contribution in Supramolecular Chemistry
February 20, 2023
We shared our thoughts about the future of light activated (supra)molecular systems in the NASC Conference proceeding.
New paper in J. Phys. Chem. A.
February 10, 2023
Great collaboration with Prof. Grill and Prof. Hofmann from Graz, Austria. We report a reinforcement learning algorithm that learns how to control single nanocars in the electric field of an STM.
Jullyane joins our group
January 12, 2023
García-López presented at the first North American Supramolecular Chemistry meeting in New Orleans
December 20, 2022
The group won the door decoration competition
December 10, 2022
The group presented several posters at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting
November 10, 2022
Nasim wins award at the LSU Research Fair
November 4, 2022
Nasim gave the best presentation among postdocs in the College of Science at the LSU 8th Annual International Research Fair.
García-López presented at the SACNAS meeting in Puerto Rico
October 27, 2022
Dr. García-Lopez and other awardees from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund gave talks at the SACNAS meeting.
Mcallister presented her research at the Science and Spirits day
October 22, 2022
Macallister represented the Department of Chemistry and presented a poster the the Science and Spirits day from the College of Science.
Mcallister wins award at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium
October 18, 2022
Macallister won an award for her outstanding presentation at the Organic Synthesis section of the GCURS at Rice University.
Ella wins LSU Discover Research Grant for the Fall semester.
August 20, 2022
Ella will synthesize molecular containers and investigate their photochemistry and photophysics.
Senuri's and Ella's digest paper on Photocatalytic Molecular Containers is published in Tetrahedron Letters!
August 8, 2022
Dr. Garcia-Lopez was selected as the first recipient of the Sauvage-Stoddart-Feringa Junior Award for his contributions to Artificial Molecular Machines!
July 1, 2022
Macallister received a poster award during LSU Discover Day! She was among the top 3 scoring students from the College of Science.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Nasim Akhtar joins our group as a postdoctoral researcher!
May 1, 2022
Dr. Garcia-Lopez received the Single Investigator Award from the Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA) for the development of multi-stimuli responsive monomers for 3D printed polymers.
December 23, 2021
Clara joins our group. Welcome!
December 17, 2021
Congratulations to Gabriela for her graduation!
December 17, 2021
Ella joins our group. Welcome!
September 9, 2021
Congratulations to Gabriela for winning the Travel & Career/Professional Development Award from the ACS Bridge Project!
August 9, 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
Dr. 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 the University of Graz.