I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in the lab ... is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him/her like a fairy tale.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
Madame Curie

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June. 2024

Congratulations to Daniel for accepting his last manuscript with our group by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! The work is entitled “Direct Laser Writing Crystal Polymorphs of Organic Semiconductors for Phase Change Electronics”. Thanks also to Sanghyun, Giorgio (undergrad), and Bijal for their help!

June. 2024

Congratulations to Azzaya for defending her doctoral thesis on “Impact of Polymer Solution Aggregation and Assembly on Organic Solar Cell Morphology and Device Properties”. Well done, Dr. Khasbaatar!

June. 2024

Congratulations to Changhyun and Tiara for acceptance of their team work with MMLI Thrust 4 by Nature! The manuscript is entitled “Closed-Loop Transfer Enables AI to Yield Chemical Knowledge”. The work is a close collaboration with Jackson, Burke, Schroeder and Aspuru-Guzik groups

May. 2024

Congratulations to Ying for being named to the list of “2024 Researchers to Know” by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition!

May. 2024

Congratulations to Changhyun for receiving the A. T. Widiger Fellowship!


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URBANA, IL 61801

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