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News Archive (2015 – 2018)
January 2018: We welcome undergrad Ellie to the group!
January 2018: In collaboration with McDowell & Vojvodic Labs, our group wins a Scialog: Advanced Energy
Storage Team Award to study ion re-coordination at solid state interfaces. Thank you to the Research Corporation
for Science Advancement for the funding!
December 2017: Veronica, John, and SciBridge members John Paul Eneku, Alex Hsain, and Alexandria Cruz
attend the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society in Gaborone, Botswana.
Everyone gives talks on research & SciBridge and Veronica organizes the Materials Education/Networking
November 2017: Veronica is a finalist for the 2017 BASF VW Science Award Electrochemistry & attends the
Science Dialog in Karlsruhe, Germany. Thank you to the sponsors!
November 2017: Veronica gives an invited seminar in the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering at
Northwestern University, as well as an invited talk at the Materials Science Alliance for an Inclusive Community at
Northwestern. Many thanks to Prof. Sossina Haile for hosting!
November 2017: We welcome undergrad Andie and visiting undergrad Ming to the group!
November 2017: Mike wins 1st place at the 2017 Carolina Science Symposium Poster Competition.
November 2017: Shelby wins 1st place at the RTNN & PANalytical Non-ambient XRD Workshop Poster
Competition at NC State. Congratulations!
November 2017: Veronica gives an invited talk at the 2017 SERMACS in Charlotte, NC. Thanks to Steve Creager
for the invitation!
November 2017: Veronica participates in the first Research Corp. for Science Advancement Scialog on Advanced
Energy Storage. Thanks to the RCSA for the Scialog Fellowship!
October 2017: Our collaborative Perspective with Yury Gogotsi on 2D materials with nanoconfined fluids for
energy storage is published in Joule!
October 2017: James & Mike present posters at the Triangle Student Research Competition.
October 2017: Veronica gives two invited talks and John & Shelby present posters at the 232nd ECS Meeting.
Many thanks to the organizers for the invitation!
September 2017: Veronica gives an invited seminar in the Dept. of Chemistry at Virginia Tech University. Many
thanks to Prof. Feng Lin for hosting!
September 2017: Veronica gives an invited seminar in the Dept. of Chemistry at University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Many thanks to Prof. Tom Meyer for hosting!
September 2017: James passes the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!
March 2017: Undergraduate student Kay joins the group. Welcome!
March 2017: James presents a poster at the NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.
March 2017: Éowyn is awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations and thank you to the NSF for the support!
March 2017: Shelby is awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations and thank you to the NSF for the support!
March 2017: John and Anna travel to Oak Ridge National Lab to perform scanning probe microscopy at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. Thanks to the DOE for funding our user proposal and Dr. Nina Balke for hosting!
February 2017: Veronica gives an invited seminar at the Dept. of Physics, Wake Forest University. Thanks to Prof. Natalie Holzwarth for hosting!
January 2017: Undergraduate student Matthew joins the group. Welcome!
January 2017: Shelby passes the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!
January 2017: Veronica gives an invited talk at the ACerS Electronic Materials & Applications 2017 Symposium on Advanced Processing for Electronic and Electrochemical Systems. Many thanks to the organizers!
November 2016: The whole group presents posters at the 2016 NC State Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering Research Poster Competition. James is awarded 1st place for his work on hydrated WO3 – congrats!
November 2016: Veronica receives a NSF CAREER Award from the Division of Materials Research/Solid State and Materials Chemistry Program! This award will continue our work on solvated and hydrated layered oxides for energy storage as well as support the SciBridge project. Thank you to the NSF for the support.
November 2016: Ruocun, Shelby, & James present posters at the 2016 MRS/ASM/AVS Joint Symposium at NC State. Shelby is awarded “Best Poster Presentation” for her work on MoO3/CNT electrode architectures – congrats!
October 2016: Veronica gives an invited seminar at the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University. Thanks to Prof. Chris Rhodes for hosting!
October 2016: Anna & Eowyn present posters at the 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS (SERMACS) and are awarded Undergraduate Travel Grants. Congrats!
October 2016: Veronica writes an invited review article on tuning the interlayer of transition metal oxides for the Journal of Materials Research issue on Early Career Scholars in Materials Science.
October 2016: Ruocun, Shelby, & James present posters at the Center for Dielectrics & Piezoelectrics Fall 2016 Meeting.
October 2016: Ruocun, Shelby, & James present posters at the 2016 Triangle Student Research Competition.
September 2016: The group hosts SciBridge Africa coordinator and assistant lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda, John Paul Eneku, as part of NC State’s East Africa Strategic Initiative.
September 2016: Ruocun (John) passes the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!
August 2016: Veronica gives an invited talk at the Shaw University Science Colloquium.
August 2016: Undergraduate students Anna & Eowyn receive 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Grants. Congratulations!
August 2016: Veronica gives an invited talk at the 25th International Materials Research Congress Symposium “Materials and Technologies for Stationary Electrochemical Energy Storage. Many thanks to the organizers!
August 2016: William successfully defends his M.S. thesis. Congratulations!
August 2016: Graduate student James joins the group. Welcome!
July 2016: Veronica gives an invited talk at the TSRC Workshop on Interfacial Chemistry and Charge Transfer for Energy Storage and Conversion. Many thanks to the organizers!
July 2016: Veronica, John, and Anna visit Oak Ridge National Lab. Veronica gives a seminar at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; thanks to Dr. Nina Balke for hosting!
July 2016: Veronica co-organizes a symposium on multivalent electrochemical energy storage for the Materials Research Society Spring 2017 meeting. Check out the Call for Papers and join us for an exciting discussion!
June 2016: Veronica and John present at the Center for Dielectrics & Piezoelectrics Spring 2016 meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Veronica gives a seminar at Tokyo Denki University; thanks to Prof. Naoaki Yabuuchi for hosting!
June 2016: Veronica and collaborators at University of Wollongong in Australia receive a UGPN grant to study materials for sodium-ion batteries.
May 2016: Veronica receives an ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award to study the interface between aqueous electrolytes and metal oxide nanosheets.
April 2016: Ocean Optics interviews Veronica in their monthly newsletter.
April 2016: The group participates in NCSU’s NanoDays! We guide four high school classes (~ 80 students) through the development of a new battery material, from synthesis to electrochemistry.
April 2016: Veronica gives an invited talk at the WITec Confocal Raman Imaging Workshop at Rutgers University.
April 2016: SciBridge wins 2nd place (& $300!) in the “Sustainability in My Community” competition & Veronica gives a talk on layered lithium oxide electrocatalysts at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix.
March 2016: Ruocun (John) receives a NCSU College of Engineering Professional Development Travel Award to present at the Center for Dielectrics & Piezoelectrics Spring 2016 meeting in Kyoto, Japan!
March 2016: Undergraduate student Anna joins the group!
March 2016: SciBridge is featured in NC State’s Engineering Spring/Summer 2016 alumni magazine!
March 2016: Veronica gives a seminar at CSIRO Manufacturing in Sydney, Australia.
March 2016: Veronica gives a seminar at the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales. Thanks to Prof. John Daniels for hosting!
March 2016: Veronica presents the group’s research at the 2016 annual meeting of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) at University of Wollongong, Australia.
February 2016: SciBridge is awarded a NCSU East Africa Strategic Initiative grant to develop more sustainable energy research collaborations between NCSU & Makerere University in Uganda.
January 2016: SciBridge NCSU student volunteers present a poster about the project at the 5th Annual Shaw University Student Research Symposium.
January 2016: Veronica gives an invited talk on pseudocapacitance at the 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC).
January 2016: Graduate student Shelby joins the group!
December 2015: AAAS Science & Diplomacy publishes our “Letter from the Field” on “Building the SciBridge between Africa and the United States.”
December 2015: Veronica writes a post for the “This is What Science Looks Like at NC State” series.
November 2015: Mikayla is awarded an International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Fellowship to perform research in Australia next summer!
November 2015: SciBridge project is awarded a NC State Diversity Mini Grant!
November 2015: Veronica is an invited panelist at NCSU’s Global Issues Seminar on “The Energy We Consume.”
November 2015: John presents a poster at the MRS/ASM/AVS Joint Symposium at NCSU
October 2015: John & William present posters at the 1st NCSU Materials Science & Engineering Alumni Homecoming.
October 2015: John & William present posters and Veronica gives an invited tutorial on electrochemical capacitors at the Center for Dielectrics & Piezoelectrics Fall 2015 Meeting.
October 2015: Veronica presents the group’s research to NCSU’s MRS Chapter.
October 2015: Veronica gives an invited seminar at NCSU’s Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Thanks to Prof. Peter Fedkiw for hosting!
September 2015: Undergraduate student Mikayla joins the group!
August 2015: Graduate students John and William and undergraduate student Eowyn join the group!