Congratulations Jignesh for an amazing opportunity to attend the 2023 ACS Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy Summer School!
The ACS Summer School students are enjoying their day off exploring the greater Golden, CO area and getting to know each other better. The connections students form at the Summer School are just as important as the content, as many alumni have attested to! #greenchemistry pic.twitter.com/UzHCzbcGnw
— ACS Green Chemistry Institute (@ACSGCI) July 15, 2023
Congratulations to Alex and Tianwei for their recently published review paper on circularity in polymers!
— LaShanda Korley (@DrLkorley) May 5, 2023
Collaboration between our group (@EppsGroup) and @DrLkorley's group (@korleygroup) Lignin-derivable alternatives to petroleum-derived non-isocyanate polyurethane thermosets with enhanced toughness – now published in Materials Advances https://t.co/c42F2D8DJM
— Thomas Epps (@TheppsMIT) November 30, 2022
Dr. Korley elected as a 2022 American Physical Society Fellow!
An honor for Dr. Korley being elected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) “for innovative bio-inspired strategies to control architecture, assembly, and mechanics of soft material systems.”
Dr. Korley featured in NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series!
This lecture series highlights NSF-funded research on biotechnology and ways to bring developing technologies to become goods and services. She discusses the work of the Korley lab and the vast body of collaborative work within UD and around the world.
The Korley Research Group has new members!
One materials science and engineering student, Sampanna Mhatre, and one postdoctoral associate, Zachary Hinton, have joined the Korley Research Group. Zachary will be working within the Center for Plastics Innovation, and Sampanna will focus his work around lignin research. Both are co-advised by Dr. Thomas Epps.
Laura's review paper has been published!
Laura’s work covers the myriad ways of using fibers to reinforce hydrogels. Congratulations!
Jo Norris has been named a DENIN Fellow!
DENIN, the Delaware Environmental Institute, sponsors a fellowship for students engaging in research towards improving the environment. Congratulations!
Dr. Korley and Dr. Epps are co-directors of new Center for Plastics Innovation
The UD Center for Plastics Innovation will focus on plastics upcycling and recycling to help reduce the global plastic waste problem. This is an Energy Frontier Research Center sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Dr. Korley is now a Full Professor!
Congratulations, Dr. Korley, on this enormous recognition!
Kris's paper has been accepted to Macromolecules!
Kris’s new publication was a collaboration with the Pokorski Research Group at the UCSD. Great work!
Dr. Korley has been named an AIMBE Fellow
Dr. Korley has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Congratulations!
Francis has passed his qualifying exam!
Congratulations on progressing to candidacy!
New students have joined the Korley Research Group!
Two materials science and engineering students, Jessica Thomas and Maida Mahmood, and one chemical engineering student, Yu Tai Wong, have joined the Korley Research Group. Jessica will be pursing work in supramolecular chemistries, and Maida and Yu Tai will focus their work around lignin research.
Dr. Korley has received the Lloyd N. Ferguson Award!
Dr. Korley has received the 2019 Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Research from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). Congratulations!
Dr. LaShanda Korley is honored by U.S. National Nanotechnology as one of their favorite #WomeninNano!
Look out for Dr. LaShanda Korley's talk at ACS Orlando this April!
Dr. Korley will be discussing bio-inspired supramolecular systems that mimic biological mechanics on April 4, and she was named one of the ‘must-see presenters’ for the conference. Exciting new work from the Korley Research Group!
Kris successfully passed his Ph.D. thesis proposal, advancing to candidacy!
Congratulations to Dr. Michelle T. Brannum!
Michelle successfully defended her CWRU Ph.D. thesis, “Functional Performance of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers”. Funded by a SMART Fellowship, Michelle’s research interests sparked a wonderful collaboration with Tim White (UC Boulder/AFRL) and Gary Wnek (co-advisor). Best wishes in your future career at AFRL.
Congrats to Michelle on her recent publication in Advanced Optical Materials!
Brannum, M.L.; Steele, A.B.; Venetos, M.C.; Korley, L.T.J.; Wnek, G.E.; White, T.J. “Light Control with Liquid Crystalline Elastomers”, Advanced Optical Materials 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.201801683
Congrats to KRG alumni, Dr. Symone Alexander!
Dr. Alexander, now at Georgia Tech, had her last manuscript in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces accepted! #50 Great way to finish strong!
KRG welcomes, new post-doc, Dr. Yanchun Tang, from the University of Tokyo!
KRG Welcomes 5 new graduate students!
Dajeong Kim (MSEG, co-advised Epps)
Francis Klincewicz (MSEG, Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholar)
Jignesh Shantaram Mahajan (MSEG, co-advised Epps)
Joanne Norris (MSEG, co-advised Rabolt/Chase)
Akash Vaidya (CHEG, PIRE)
Congratulations to Chase Thompson!
Chase successfully defended his thesis proposal, and became an offical MSEG Ph.D. candidate.
Welcome Dr. Chatterjee to the Korley Research Group!
The Korley research group is excited to welcome the newest member of the group, Dr. Sourav Chatterjee, a post-doctoral associate. Dr. Chatterjee obtained his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.
Congratulations to Dr. Symone Alexander!
Symone successfully defended her thesis, and is off to GT as a post-doctoral fellow in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Congratulations to Symone Alexander on her recent publication!
Symone’s recent publication, “Nucleation Effects on High Molecular Weight Polymer Additives on Low Molecular Weight Gels”, was accepted in Polymer Journal! Great Work!
Welcome Daseul, Ada, and Shruti to the Korley Research Group!
The Korley research group is excited to welcome three first year graduate students: Daseul Jang, Ada Anyanwu, and Shruti Vaze. These students mark the first University of Delaware students to join the Korley Research Group family!
Korley Lab Moves to the University of Delaware!
We have officially moved to the University of Delaware – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.