Exciting news from the Pacific Northwest! Karen McFarlane Holman from Willamette University was named the 2010 Oregon Professor of the Year, an award sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Here's a link to the story in the local press about Karen:
It's an exciting day for the IONiC/VIPEr community!!
The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Akira Suzuki for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis!
Here's a link to the Nobel Prize page:
Next week you will see some significant changes to the VIPEr Forums (https://www.ionicviper.org/forum). We are reorganizing the many threads into a simpler format. We will be moving all of the forum posts on Wednesday May 19th, and if all goes well, the new format will be live early in the morning of May 20th.
We will describe our new forum organization once we complete the move, but it would be helpful to not post any new forum topics or replies on Wednesday, May 19th.
VIPEr member Amy Prieto of Colorado State University has launched a new battery startup based on her research in nanostructured materials: