Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Matthew Durban, who defended his Ph.D. work “n-Type Naphthalene Diimide Copolymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Device Studies” on March 8. Matthew worked in Professor Christine Luscombe’s laboratory in MSE for the past four and a half years. He is currently exploring opportunities in industry.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to David Essaka, who defended his Ph.D. work “Ultrasensitive Analysis of Single Neurons Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser Induced Fluorescence” on March 1. While studying glycosphingolipid metabolism in single cells under Professor Norman J. Dovichi for the past four years, he enjoyed playing intramural soccer at UW and won four championships in a row (three in co-ed league, one in men’s league). Next, he will be working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame, exploring mass spectrometry approaches to enable single cell proteomics.