Alumni News

Graduate Student Maggie Ward Awarded NSF-GRFP

Maggie Ward, a first-year doctoral student in inorganic chemistry, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). She works in the lab of Assistant Professor J. Nathan Hohman, focusing on crystallography and working is to synthesize and characterize metal-organic chalcogenolates, a class of semiconducting nanomaterials. The lab has primarily synthesized and studied silver materials, but her focus is currently those made […]

Interactive Periodic Table Tells Stories, One Element at a Time

Department Chemistry Periodic Table Display | UConn  Christian Brückner started collecting more than 45 years ago when he was a young teenager in Germany and his father a metallurgist who’d bring home laboratory leftovers to feed his son’s growing interest in crystals and science. From an early 19th century bottle of a mercury salt to manganese […]

Deepthi Varghese Success Story

Deepthi Varghese is a TD Module Engineer at Intel Corporation. Deepthi earned a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from UConn. “I am currently working as a process engineer in the dry etch module at Intel. My current role focuses on technology development for next-gen semiconductor technologies and sustaining for high volume manufacturing.” Deepthi has been with […]

Dr. Islam Mosa Named 40 under 40 Honoree

UConn alumnus Islam Mosa Ph.D. ’18 (Prof. Rusling’s lab) was recently named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 40 under 40. This award recognizes 40 honorees under the age of 40 who are inspiring leaders at the forefront of Connecticut industry ecosystem.  Dr. Mosa is the President and Chief Technical Officer of VoltXon Inc, a start-up company that is […]

2021 Women in Business Honorees

Assistant research professor Nicole Wagner ’07 (CLAS), ’13 Ph.D. was recently named among the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business Honorees. 25 total honorees were recognized for their inspiring leadership at the forefront of Connecticut’s industries.  Wagner is the President and CEO of LambdaVision, a start-up company commercializing technology developed in the lab of […]

The Wolff New Venture Competition and UConn Entrepreneurs

The Wolff New Venture Competition—championed through the UConn School of Business—mentors start-up candidates and awards those who are most likely to advance society with their ideas. Research professor Nicole Wagner ’07 (CLAS), ’13 Ph.D. is regarded as one of the first winners of this competition with her start-up company, LambdaVision. LambdaVision commercializes technology developed by professor emeritus Robert Birge to […]

A Day in the Life of an Analytical Scientist

In a recent podcast with OnePointe Solutions, Curtis Guild ’17 Ph.D. describes his journey in inorganic and analytical chemistry. Originally an undergraduate English major, Curtis became passionate about chemistry when he was offered a research opportunity during his sophomore year. Choosing between industry and graduate school, Curtis credits an undergraduate mentor with recommending graduate school. Ultimately, […]