Rider Group NEWS!

  • Nov 1, 2018 - Emily Brown's collaborative paper is accepted for publication in Renewable Energy. Congratulations!
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.11.001

  • Sep 9, 2018 - Sasha Alden's collaborative paper is accepted for publication in the  Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Congratulations!
    https://doi.org/10.1002/pola.29244

  • Aug 21, 2018 - Tyler Curtis', Audrey Taylor's, Sasha Alden's and Liam Knight's paper is accepted for publication in ACS Omega. Congratulations all! 
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsomega.8b01561

  • May 16, 2018 - Sasha Alden, Liam Knight, Megan Plummer and Ayesha Nadeem participated in WWU's Scholars' Week. Congratulations to Ayesha and Megan on their poster awards! 

  • May 4, 2018 - Seagan Keefe and Ayesha Nadeem attended Nanolytica. Congratulations to Ayesha on her first place award in the undergraduate student poster competition. See here.

  • April 28, 2018 - Ayesha Nadeem presents her research at the the 2018 ACS Puget Sound Undergraduate Research Symposium at Evergreen State College.

  • Mar 17-22, 2018 - The Rider Group attends the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.  Congrats to Liam Knight, Sasha Alden and Emily Brown for their successful research posters.

    A group of people pose smiling at the camera
  • Sept 26, 2017 - Audrey Taylor and Diane Perez' paper is accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations all! 
    http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/TA/C7TA06458F#!divAbstract
     
  • Aug 18, 2017 - Emily Brown's paper is accepted for publication in Macromolecules. Congratulations! 
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01457
     
  • May 25, 2017 - Sasha Alden has been awarded her second (!) RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Sasha!
     
  • May 25, 2017 - Kelly Yokuda has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Kelly!
     
  • May 23, 2017 - Sasha Alden is awarded a 2017 Scholars Week award for her poster, "The development of a stable cuprous oxide nanocatalyst for  photoelectrochemical proton reduction."  Congratulations Sasha!
     
  • May 11, 2017 - Sasha Alden is awarded a Verna Alexander Price scholarship. This news even made an international splash and was written up in the Revelstoke Current. Congratulations Sasha!
     
  • May 1, 2017 - Thomas Morrissey has been selected as the Chemistry Department's Outstanding Graduate. Congratulations Thomas!
     
  • Apr 3-6, 2017 - The Rider Group attends the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.  Congrats to Sasha Alden, Thomas Morrissey, Florencia Son and Emily Brown for their successful research posters.
     
  • Nov 17, 2016 - Thomas Morrissey has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Thomas!
     
  • Nov 17, 2016 - Sasha Alden has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Sasha!
     
  • June 3, 2016 - Congrats to Natasha Siepser (Outstanding Graduate), Diane Perez (Tuition Waiver & Morse Research Stipend) and Megan Deshaye (Hach) on receiving their awards from the Chemistry Department.

    Three students pose NS PD MD awards on the sculpture outside SMATE 2016
  • May 21, 2016 - Natasha Siepser is awarded a 2016 Scholars Week award for her poster, "Layer-by-layer assembly and catalysis from polymer-capped Au Nanoparticles."  Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • May 20, 2016 - Tyler Curtis has been awarded a 2016 Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research grant for his project. Congratulations Tyler!
     
  • May 5th, 2016 - Thomas Morrissey is awarded a 2016 Undergraduate Poster Award at the 2016 Nanolytica conference at SFU for his poster, "Optical, Electronic, and Morphological Characterization of Organic Photovoltaics."  Congratulations Thomas!
     
  • April 27, 2016 - Natasha Siepser has been selected as the Chemistry Department's Outstanding Graduate. Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • April 27, 2016 - Andrew Hollcraft has been selected as Plastics and Composites Engineering's Outstanding Graduate. Congratulations Andrew!
     
  • Mar 29, 2016 - Congratulations to SUNY at Stony Brook's Rachel DeMayo (WWU NSF REU student 2012) for her NSF GFRP Honorable Mention.
     
  • Mar 13, 2016 - Andrew Hollcraft presents his poster entitled "Void Content and Solvent Dynamics in Composite Structures" at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Congratulations Andrew! 
     
  • Mar 13, 2016 - Natasha Siepser presents her poster entitled "Layer-by-layer assembly and catalysis from polymer-capped Au Nanoparticles" at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Congratulations Natasha! 
     
  • Mar 6, 2016 - Ryan Hackler's, Andrew Hollcraft's, and Tyler Kirkness', paper is accepted for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations all! 
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.iecr.5b02852
     
  • Mar 2, 2016 - Natasha Siepser has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • Jan 13, 23, 2016 - Diane Perez is featured in WWU's institutional public service announcement that will air on ROOT sports during Western's men's and women's basketball games this month. Here's a link to the ad:    https://youtu.be/OD6FlaW3BRY 
     
  • Nov 18, 2015 - Diane Perez has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Diane!
     
  • Nov 6, 2015 - Natasha Siepser presents her research talk entitled "Layer-by-Layer Thin Film Assembly and Catalysis using Polymer-Capped Nanoparticles," at the 2015 Murdock College Science Research Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA. Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • Sept 1, 2015 - Tyler Curtis joins the Rider Group for his Masters in Science degree.  Welcome back Tyler!
     
  • Aug 14, 2015 - Audrey Taylor departs WWU for a PhD position at Simon Fraser University. Good luck to you Audrey!
     
  • Aug 10, 2015 - Satu Heiskanen and Erik Benton depart WWU for PhD positions at the University of Rhode Island. Good luck to you both!
     
  • July 6, 2015 - JCATI awards a 2015 research grant to the Larson and Rider Groups!
     
  • June 6, 2015 - Natasha Siepser is awarded the Denice (Ambrose) Hougen  Chemistry Undergraduate Fellowship for research.  Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • May 15, 2015 - Satu Heiskanen is awarded a 2015 Scholars Week award for her poster, "Functionalization of Metal Oxide Surfaces for Photoelectrocatalysis of CO2 Reduction."  Congratulations Satu!
     
  • Apr 25, 2015 - Satu Heiskanen presents her research talk entitled "Functionalization of metal oxide surfaces and its applications in photoelectrocatalysis of CO2 reduction," at the 2015 ACS Puget Sound Section Undergraduate Research Symposium at Pacific Lutheran University. Congratulations Satu!
     
  • Apr 9, 2015 - Diane Perez presents her poster entitled "Block Copolymer Templated Bimetallic and Trimetallic Gold Nanoparticle Systems for Fuel Cell Catalysis" at the MRS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Congratulations Diane!
     
  • Mar 22, 2015 - Audrey Taylor presents her poster entitled "Directed synthesis of Bimetallic Nanoparticles Using Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Colloids" at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.
     
  • Mar 22, 2015 - Satu Heiskanen presents her poster entitled "Functionalization of Metal Oxide Surfaces for the Photoelectrocatalysis of CO2 Reduction" at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.
     
  • Mar 20, 2015 - Kyle Mikkelsen will be joining AMSEC as the permanent AMSEC Lab Manager. Congratulations Kyle!
     
  • Mar 3, 2015 - Natasha Siepser has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Natasha!
     
  • Mar 3, 2015 - Satu Heiskanen has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Satu!
     
  • Dec 18, 2014 - Check out Western Washington University's Full Page Feature on its Collaborative Environment on Pg. 28 of Alaska Airline's Horizon Edition of their In-Flight Magazine featuring Diane Perez.  http://www.paradigmcg.com/digitaleditions/hem-1214/index.html
     
  • Nov 15, 2014 - Join us at Skagit Valley College for a "Wizards of Western-Fire and Ice" Science show starting at 11 am!
     
  • Nov 15, 2014 - Únete a nosotros en Skagit Valley College por una Ciencia espectáculo " Wizards of Western - Fuego y Hielo" a partir de las 11 horas!
     
  • Nov 10, 2014 - Kyle Mikkelsen's, Blake Cassidy's, Nicole Hofstetter's, Leah Bergquist's and Audrey Taylor's Paper is accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations all!
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm5026798
     
  • Oct 30, 2014 - WWU has a new website on their membership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) featuring Diane Perez. 
     
  • Oct 30, 2014 - Kyle Mikkelsen will be joining AMSEC as the temporary AMSEC Lab Manager. Congratulations Kyle!
     
  • Oct 24, 2014 - Kalin Karich has accepted the position of Innovator at Nike-Beaverton. Congratulations Kalin!
     
  • Oct 22, 2014 - Audrey Taylor successfully passed her thesis proposal seminar. Congratulations Audrey!
     
  • Oct 21, 2014 - Join us for a "Compass to Campus" in AMSEC's lab throughout the day. All are welcome!

  • Jun 14, 2014 - Diane Perez is the 2014-2015 Kaiser-Borsari Scholarship Recipient. Congratulations Diane!
    http://www.wwu.edu/amsec/scholarships.shtml
     
  • May 29, 2014 - Diane Perez has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for her project. Congratulations Diane.

  • May 29, 2014 - Han Cao has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Han.

  • May 20, 2014 - The Rider Group is awarded a 3-year grant from The ACS Petroleum Research Fund for "Understanding and Utilizing Block Copolymer Templates for the Preparation of Bimetallic Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications."
     
  • May 16, 2014 - Ryan Hackler is awarded a 2014 Scholars Week award for his poster, "Theoretical Investigations on Bimetallic Nanoparticle Activity for Methanol Oxidation."

  • May 9, 2014 - Kyle Mikkelsen successfully defended his M.S. thesis. Congratulations Kyle!
     
  • May 6, 2014 - Kyle Mikkelsen is announced as the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant by the Chemistry Department. Congratulations Kyle!
     
  • Mar 18, 2014 - Audrey Taylor presents her poster entitled "Block copolymer templated synthesis of iridium-platinum alloy nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells" at the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX.
     
  • Apr 21, 2014 - Kalin Karich's, April Fogel's, Curtis Hjorten's and Noah Katz' paper on "The Effects of Processing Parameters on Warp in Composite Sandwich Structures" is accepted for publication by SAMPE.  Congratulations all!
     
  • Apr 21, 2014 - Kalin Karich's, April Fogel's, Andrew Hollcraft's, Thomas Mumford's, Craig Fredrick's and Noah Katz',  paper on an "Investigation of the Stability of Phenolic Prepreg Manufacturing Using Thermal Analysis Techniques" is accepted for publication by SAMPE.  Congratulations all!
     
  • Dec 2, 2013 - Kyle Mikkelsen presents his poster entitled "Block copolymer templated synthesis of platinum-gold alloy nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells" at the MRS National Meeting in Boston, MA.
     
  • Jun 7, 2013 - Kyle Mikkelsen successfully passed his thesis proposal seminar. Congratulations Kyle!

  • May 31, 2013 - Ben Morgan has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Ben.

  • May 31, 2013 - Han Cao has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Han.

  • May 14, 2013 - Fumitoshi Kato's Review Article "Inorganic and organometallic polymers" is published in the Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, Section A: Inorganic Chemistry. Congratulations Fumi!
    http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/ic/c3ic90026f#!divAbstract 

  • Nov 23, 2012 - Blake Cassidy has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Blake.

  • Nov 23, 2012 - Daniel Burke has been awarded a RSP Creative Opportunities Research Grant for his project. Congratulations Daniel.

  • Jun 25, 2012 - Kyler R. Knowles', Colin Hanson's, April Fogel's and Brian Warhol's paper has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congratulations all!
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am300639z

  • May 18, 2012 - April Fogel is awarded a 2012 Scholars Week award for her poster, "Layer-by-Layer Assembled Nanoparticle Catalyst Multilayers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."