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CC.inddResearch scientists Yibin Zhang and Yanbo Zeng, PhD students Shuai Xia, Mingxi Zhang and Wafa Mazi, undergraduate students Taylor Johnston and Adam Pap and faculty members Rudy Luck and Haiying Liu published a paper entitled “New Near-infrared Rhodamine Dyes with Large Stokes Shifts for Sensitive Sensing of Intracellular pH Changes and Fluctuations” in Chemical Communications.

This research is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R15GM114751.

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Chemical Engineers and Chemistry Majors Wanted

Students with posters on easels during a fairMichigan Tech Career Services will host a Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Virtual Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (April 11)  using Brazen virtual technologies.

There are 12 employers registered for the fair, including PepsiCo, 3M, Exxon Mobil Corporation, The Estee Lauder Companies and Pfizer. From manufacturing to fashion and pharmaceuticals to food & beverage, there are many industries seeking students with chemistry-related majors.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology and Clarkson University students are also invited to participate.Virtual career fairs let participants chat with employers in real time from any desktop, laptop, smartphone or table with browser capabilities. Registration is now open.

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Chemistry Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and Students Collaborate

Sensors and Actuators Journal coverHaiying Liu, Marina Tanasova (Chem), visiting scholar Jianbo Wang, graduate students Shuai Xia, Jianheng Bi, Mingxi Fang and Wafa Mazi and undergraduate students Tyler Philips, Aslan May and Nathan Conner published “Fluorescent Probes Based on π-Conjugation Modulation between Hemicyanine and Coumarin Moieties for Ratiometric Detection of pH Changes in Live Cells with Visible and Near-infrared Channels” in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. This research is supported by NIH.’

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In Print

Haiying LiuHaiying Liu (Chem), visiting scholars  Jianbo Wang and Yibin Zhang and graduate students Shuai Xia, Jianheng Bi, Mingxi Fang and Wafa Mazi and others published a paper entitled “Ratiometric Near-infrared Fluorescent Probes Based on TBET and π-Conjugation Modulation between Tetraphenylethene and Hemicyanine Moieties for Sensitive Detection of pH Changes in Live Cells” in Bioconjugated Chemistry. The research is supported by NIH.

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2018 UP ACS Student Research Symposium

Symposium logo, Upper Peninsula of Michigan with a research logoThe Upper Peninsula ACS Student Research Symposium will be held Saturday, April 14th at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. This symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP! The event is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society.

Undergraduate and Graduate students, pursuing research projects through externally-funded grants, guided independent study, or as part of a course are encouraged to present at the symposium. No Cost to Present! For more information on how to present or travel support please see event details.

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Sarah Green to Present at Michigan Tech Research Forum

It is a privilege and honor to announce Sarah Green (Chem/GLRC) was selected from nominees across campus as the Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecturer.

Green was nominated by Mike Abbott, director of the Great Lakes Research Center Operations, and was selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates from all colleges and schools on campus.

Her lecture, “Expanding Spheres: Atoms to Earth, Local to Global, Science to Society,” will be presented at 4 p.m. Feb. 15, in MUB Ballroom A, in a format encouraging networking and discussions.

“Sarah has been part of several major climate-related/environmental monitoring efforts over the last 15 years, beginning with KITES, the very successful 2002 NSF-funded project that spawned nearly every other subsequent environmental monitoring effort in the upper great lakes. This work continues today with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Alliance for Coastal Technologies and NOAA/GLOS. Long a favorite lecturer on campus, Sarah Green, a 2013-2014 Jefferson Science Fellow with the U.S. State Department, relates to her audience in a concise and engaging manner.”

—Mike Abbott, director of the Great Lakes Research Center Operations

The Distinguished Lecture Series began in Fall 2016 to honor faculty for their research impact both in the peer-reviewed scientific realm, but also having a direct connection to society. Department chairs, center/institute directors, deans and Research Advisory Council members nominate highly engaging presenters with broad topic appeal.

Distinguished Lecturers are selected for their ability to increase the knowledge breadth of our community by connecting their research with societal and community concerns. Topics are broad intentionally, spanning all colleges and schools at Michigan Tech.

Nominees are reviewed by a committee and announced at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Past Distinguished Lecturers include Richelle Winkler (SS) in Fall 2016, Simon Carn (GMES) in Spring 2017, and John Vucetich (SFRES) in Fall 2017.

For more information and to nominate yourself or others, visit the Michigan Tech Research Forum.

by Adrienne Minerick, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development

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