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May 2016
Congratulation to Nick for achieving tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Zhaoxu and Houliang on their graduation.

February 2016
Congratulations to Sarah Seger for winning Dean's Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 2016 SMU Research Day. (LINK).

Congratulations to Han for completing his Ph.D.

October 2015
Houliang's paper "Lipoates as building blocks of sulfur-containing branched macromolecules" was featured on the inside cover of Polymer Chemistry journal. (LINK)

August 2015
Nick was one of only 12 scientists nationwide to be selected as a 2015 IUPAC Young Observer by the U.S. National Committee of IUPAC (LINK).

Congratulations to Shannon for completing his Ph.D.

June 2015
Nick received a highly prestigious NSF CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for research on hypervalent compounds in polymer synthesis (LINK 1, LINK 2).

May 2015
Shannon received the Graduate Research Achievement Award in the Department of Chemistry at SMU.

February 2015
Han and Zhaoxu received the Dean's Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 2015 SMU Research Day. (LINK)

June 2014
Shannon was named one of ten semifinalists in the American Chemical Society's "Chemistry Champions" science communication competition (LINK).

May 2014
Congratulations to Brad Davis for graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry! He will be joining the Chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall.

Han received the Graduate Research Achievement Award in the Department of Chemistry at SMU.

April 2014
David won 2nd place for best oral presentation at the 47th ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature in Fort Worth, TX.

November 2013
Shannon and Brad's paper on epoxides as reducing agents in low-catalyst-concentration ATRP was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications (DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300696).

May 2013
Congratulations to Khang Le for graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry!

April 2013
Nick gave a talk on the history of analysis of mineral waters at a meeting of the History of Chemistry Division during the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Shannon presided over a Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division session during the 245th ACS National Meeting and gave a talk on his research involving epoxide-containing polymers.

Han presented a poster on his research at a joint poster session of the Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Divisions at the 245th ACS National Meeting.

Nick gave a talk on the use of exchange and transfer reactions in polymer synthesis in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.

David, Han, and Shannon gave talks on their research at the 46th ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature in Commerce, TX.

Han won a best presentation award for his talk at the 46th ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature!

Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, edited by N. V. Tsarevsky and B. S. Sumerlin was published by the RSC (LINK).

February 2013
Nick joined the Editorial board of Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (LINK).

Han received a Dean's Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 2013 SMU Research Day.

Shannon and Nick served as judges for the Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

Yannick moved to Texas A&M University to work in the group of Prof. Karen Wooley.

January 2013
Yannick's paper on CRP of sulfonium salt-based monomer and chemical transformation of the corresponding polymers was published in Polymer Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/c2py21106h).

Nick gave a seminar on the application of transfer and exchange reactions in polymer synthesis at the Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.

December 2012
Collaborative work with Dr. Roberto Gil (Carnegie Mellon University) was published in a special issue of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (DOI: 10.1002/mrc.3895).

November 2012
Shannon was one of four students in the United States to receive the 2012 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (LINK 1, LINK 2, LINK 3).

October 2012
Nick gave a seminar on synthesis of redox-active polymers at the Department of Chemistry at Texas Christian University.

September 2012
Brad received the Hamilton Scholarship for undergraduate research.

Shannon was selected as a TEDxSMU 2012-2013 Carole & Jim Young Fellow.

July 2012
Nick gave an invited talk at the Macro Group UK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis & UKPCF International Conference on Polymer Colloids, held in Warwick, UK.

Nick and Shannon co-organized and participated in the second SMU Chemistry Department summer camp for middle and high school students.

June 2012
Yannick's paper on ICAR ATRP of a phosphonium salt-type monomer was published in Polymer Chemistry: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2PY20303K

Nick gave an invited seminar as part of the “Beyond Everest” project sponsored by FP7 at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nick gave a seminar at the Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

April 2012
Nick's review on Cu-based ATRP catalysts was published in Israel Journal of Chemistry, in a special issue dedicated to Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski's receiving the Wolf prize in chemistry: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijch.201100158

Delia's paper on brominated hyperbranched polymers and their use as precursors of star copolymers with branched cores was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.201200065

Shannon and Han presented their resepctive work on epoxide-containing well-defined polymers and hypervalent iodine-mediated formation of branched and network polymers at the 45th Annual Dallas-Fort Worth ACS "Meeting-in-Miniature."

March 2012
Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques (ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1100), edited by K. Matyjaszewski, B. S. Sumerlin, and N. V. Tsarevsky (DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1100) was just published online: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2012-1100

Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Materials and Applications (ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1101), edited by K. Matyjaszewski, B. S. Sumerlin, and N. V. Tsarevsky (DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1101) was just published online: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/book/10.1021/bk-2012-1101

Shannon's and Brad's book chapter describing the rules for rational selection of the conditions for low-catalyst-concentration (ICAR and ARGET) ATRP was published as part of the ACS Symposium Series: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2012-1100.ch007

Nick gave a talk on synthesis of functional hyperbranched polymers at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

January 2012
Nick was featured as the "Polymer Chemistry Author of the Week" for the RSC Polymer Chemistry Journal! The article highlighting him can be seen here: http://blogs.rsc.org/py/2012/01/06/polymer-chemistry-author-of-the-week-%E2%80%93-nicolay-v-tsarevsky/

December 2011
Nick gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington.

Han's paper on hypervalent iodine-based iniferters generated in situ is published online in Polymer Chemistry: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2012/PY/C1PY00495F

Delia's paper on disulfide-containing degradable hyperbranched polymers prepared using chain transfer agents is published online in Australian Journal of Chemistry: http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=CH11376

Dr. Yannick Borguet (Ph.D. from the University of Liege) joins the group as a postdoctoral research fellow.

November 2011
Nick chaired a session during the 67th Southwest Regional ACS Meeting in Austin, TX, on Supramolecular and Dynamic-Covalent Materials and presented a paper on hypervalent iodine chemistry and its application in the synthesis of branched, crosslinked, and dynamic polymers.

August 2011
Nick co-organized (with Kris Matyjaszewski and Brent Sumerlin) a 5-day symposium on Controlled Radical Polymerization (CRP) as a part of the 242nd ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.

Nick presented a paper while Shannon and Delia presented posters at the CRP Symposium, 242nd ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO.

Shannon was a recipient of the Wiley Macromolecular Journals CRP Poster Award for best poster at the 242nd ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO.

July 2011
Nick gave an invited lecture at the Key Centre for Polymers and Colloids, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Nick gave a seminar at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Nick gave an invited early career lecture at the 2nd International Nanomedicine Conference, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia.

June 2011
Nick presented a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Polymers at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

April 2011
Nick gave a seminar at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nick delivered a 1-week (24 lecture hours) course on Controlled/"Living" Radical Polymerization at the Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

March 2011
Nick’s book chapter on biodegradable polymers was published in the book Green Polymerization Methods. Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction, edited by R. T. Mathers and M. Meier (Wiley-VCH): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527636167.ch11

February 2011
A collaborative paper (with Roberto Gil) on analysis of natural products using residual dipolar couplings measured by NMR in gels was published online in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C1OB05109A

January 2011
Delia and Shannon presented a poster at the ACS Local Section Meeting: Meet DFW’s New Young Investigators (January 29, 2011).

Nick and Wojtek Jakubowski’s paper on ICAR ATRP of glycidyl methacrylate was published in Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.24503

November 2010
Nick gave a seminar at Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.

October 2010
Nick was a plenary speaker at the 3rd International Symposium on Organic Chemistry with Satellite Meeting on NMR in Life Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.