Our New Research Assistant

October 10, 2014- We are delighted to have Penny Chaau Yan Poon join us as a Research Assistant.  Her energy and enthusiasm for her science is definitely contagious!  "2.3 g of crystalline compound-- Woot!"

Welcome Three New Group Members

November, 2014- We're happy to welcome three new graduate students to our research group-- Maike Blakely (pictured), Maks Dedushko, and Soon-Cheong Kwan!!

Congratulations to Audra!

October 22, 2014 - Congratulations to Audra Johansen on passing her general exam today!  She's now our newest Ph.D. candidate!

A More Personal Congrats to Ben

September 20, 2014 - A huge congratulations to Ben Leipzig, who got married today on beautiful Bainbridge Island.  We wish him and his wife Mrs. Carolyn Valdez, also our friend and colleague, many many years of happiness together!

Congratulations to Ben Leipzig!

June 18, 2014 - Congratulations to Ben who passed his general exam with flying colors!  

Kovacs Group Attends Penn State Bioinorganic Workshop

June 2014 - Ben Leipzig, Audra Johansen, and Julian Rees came back from Penn State with lots of stories and enthusiasm after learning a heck of a lot at the 3rd Penn State Bioinorganic Workshop!

Julian awarded DAAD Scholarship

March 25, 2014 - Congratulations to Julian Rees for being awarded a prestigious DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship!  This scholarship will provide financial support for a 10-month visit to the group of Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer at the Max-Plank-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, where Julian will study X-ray spectroscopy.  Way to go!

Congratulations to Maks!

March 2014- Congratulations to Maks Dedushko for being admitted to the UW chemistry graduate program!

Two New Group Members

The Kovacs group welcomes two new undergrad students, Maks Dedushko and Penny Poon, to the group. Their enthusiastic grins are infectious!

Another Manuscript Published Online

November 13, 2013 - Our latest publication "Isolation and Characterization of an Unsupported, Hydroxo-Bridged Iron(III,III)(μ-OH)2 Diamond Core Derived from Dioxygen" was was published online in Inorganic Chemistry today!