Christine is Awarded the Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellowship!

This year, Christine has been named a Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Graduate Fellow, which will fund her research in the group through the 2018-19 school year.  She will also be a Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT) Trainee through the CEI.  Congratulations, Christine!

Dr. Dan Tofan Joins Group & Farewell Summer Students

This month, postdoctoral researcher Dr. Daniel “Dan” Tofan (Ph.D, MIT 2013) joined the Velian group.  Welcome, Dan! This summer, we’ve been lucky to have Muammer Yaman (MS, Bilkent University, TR 2017), Benjamin “Ben” Mitchell (BS, Pitzer College 2018), Elizabeth Ramirez (BS, UW exp. 2022; CEI […]

Yuka and Christine win $100K grant for Raman Microscope

Congratulations to Yuka and Christine, co-authors of a fully-funded ($96,413) Student Technology Fee (STF) proposal supporting a new Raman microscope for the Chemistry Department!  The purchase of a new Raman instrument for our department will add new and exciting capabilities to our characterization facilities.  We’re especially […]

Andrew Boggiano is awarded the Mary Gates Research Fellowship

Congratulations Andrew! This Mary Gates Fellowship Research Fellowship will fund Andrew over the summer quarter to pursue research in the group.

Christine Chang wins the Iota Sigma Pi Members-at-Large Reentry Award!

The Iota Sigma Pi national honor society awards this scholarship annually to recognize potential excellence in chemistry. This year, we are proud of Christine Chang to have earned it. Congratulations!!  

Group Updates: Grad Visit Weekend, Cherry Blossoms & Alexandra’s Birthday!

It’s been a long and busy school year in the Velian group! A few updates since our last posting: In December, second-year graduate student Christine Chang (BS, Caltech 2013) joined the group. Welcome, Christine! In February, along with the other inorganic chemistry groups at UW, we welcomed […]

Lake 22: First Group Hike

We set out to experience the lush vegetation of the Pacific Northwest mountains in a first group hike. In the morning we trailed to Lake 22, located on the northern shoulder of Mount Pilchuck, and spent the afternoon at the house-warming barbecue at the home Alexandra […]

Andrew, Our First Undergraduate Student, Joins Lab

Andrew Boggiano, a rising junior at UW and a chemistry major, joins our group’s synthetic efforts!

First Grant: 5 Year LabArchive Electronic Notebook

We love logging our experiments in a shared electronic notebook, and we are grateful to LabArchives for awarding us the LabArchives Developmental Grant for their ELN. Find the application for this grant here:

“Sherlock” and “Watson” Installed

Our first gloveboxes were delivered and installed! Peter Calandra from LC Technology and their service rep Shawn Jenkins have been really great to work with, and we love our new gloveboxes.

Passing the Cone: our lab space is ready!

Here’s Karen “passing the cone”. This pine cone has been watching over CHB 328 for a while. The Goldberg group made us the coolest welcome sign after moving out. Best of luck to you at U Penn!

Yuka and Jon join the group for the summer

Yukako “Yuka” Sakazaki (BS Caltech 2017) and Jonathan “Jonny K” Kephart (BS University of Wyoming, 2017) arrive at UW to spend the summer getting our lab started!      

T Zero

Alexandra moved cross-country and arrives at UW. What a beautiful summer morning on the UW campus! Check out the Chemistry Building and Mount Rainier. It’s time to put her “professional shopper” hat on and start setting up the lab.