Welcome to the HS Research Group @ Rice's Department of Chemistry
Nov 10, 2023 - Undergraduate Charlotte, and first year graduate students Valeria and Odunola join the group, welcome aboard!
Oct 13, 2023 - Agustin and Mohammad win a Department of Chemistry Travel Award to present their research at the ACS SWRM and ACS National Meetings. Congrats to both of you!
Sep 20, 2023 - Mira Goldstein joins our group interested in learning more about contorted aromatic molecules. Welcome Mira!
Aug 21, 2023 - Victor Caycedo, a Rice undergrad, join us working in the cluster team. Let's do science Victor!
Aug 14, 2023 - We start a new chapter in the HSG as we begin operations in our permanent location in brand new labs at the O'Connor building! Lab pictures to be posted later in time. We are grateful to the Department of Chemistry and Rice for moving us here.
Aug 1, 2023 - We welcome Dr. Hormoz Khosravi to the lab!
Jun 1, 2023 - We welcome Dr. Xiangquan (Eric) Hu to the lab!
May 23, 2023 - We welcome Nicholas Figueroa, an REU student coming from Hope College, who will be working with us developing polynuclear clusters for small molecule activation.
May 19, 2023 - C&EN News published their Talented 12 class of 2023 recognizing Raúl as one of them. More broadly, it is a recognition of the entire research group!
Apr 20, 2023 - Congratulations to my stellar Rice undergrads Agustin and Mohammad for receiving a Prof. Paul S. Engel Research Fellowship and George Holmes Richter Memorial Fellowship, respectively, to continue their research projects full time this coming summer!
Apr 17, 2023 - The group is grateful for a Welch Foundation grant to support our carbon dioxide reduction chemistry.
Feb 20, 2023 - Prof. Natalia Gonzalez-Pech comes to the group as a sabbatical visitor. She will be with us for 6 months.
Jan 16, 2023 - Undergrads Nicole (freshman) and Agustin (sophomore) join the group, welcome guys!
Dec 6, 2022 - Saber successfully defended his PhD thesis! Good luck in your postdoc at UC Berkeley.
Nov, 2022 - We welcome Nghi La, M. Saeed Mirzaei, and Lul Sharif to the group. Let's do great science guys!
Aug 26, 2022 - Our paper "Synthesis of Square Planar Cu4 Clusters" has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., congrats Manasseh and collaborators!
Aug 2, 2022 - Swati successfully defended her PhD, congrats and best of luck! We are going to miss you.
August, 2022 - The NSF has selected our MRI grant for the acquisition of a Single-crystal X-ray Diffractometer. This grant will support the access to SCXRD in western PA, and surrounding and collaborating institutions.
August, 2022 - The NSF will be supporting our efforts on PFAS through our grant: "ERASE-PFAS: Bottom-up synthesis of polymeric membranes for PFAS sequestration". Congrats team!
Jul 1, 2022 - The HSG moves to Rice University. A new chapter begins, let's do great science like always!
May 2, 2022 - Saber is awarded the 2022 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color, congratulations Saber!
Feb 1, 2022 - Welcome to the lab undergrads Gabriella P. and Gabriella B.!
Jan 25, 2022 - Saber and Victor published our first paper on anion binding chemistry, congratulations!
Dec 30, 2021 - Congrats Saber and Manasseh for being awarded an ACS Travel Grant for the upcoming ACS National Conference!
Nov 24, 2021 - We have been awarded an RSC Inclusion & Diversity Fund to work with Clubes de Ciencia Mexico (CdeCMx) to support the outreach efforts of CdeCMx for the upcoming summer 2022 STEM-Chemistry workshops. Here we go Chihuahua City!
Nov 5, 2021 - Brett passed his PhD candidacy exam, cheers!
Sep 30, 2021 - Congratulations Manasseh on passing your PhD candidacy exam! PhD is next, cheers!
Sep 20, 2021 - Congratulations to Saber on passing his candidacy exam! Next milestone: PhD, cheers!
Jun 22, 2021 - Congrats Victor on passing your preliminary exam!
Apr 1, 2021 - Welcome Swati to our group!
Feb 24, 2021 - Our paper "Conjugated molecular nanotubes" has been accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J., congrats Saber and Edison!
Feb 15, 2021 - Saber has won a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations!
Jan 27, 2021 - First year grad student Keren joins our group, ¡bienvenida!
Dec 16, 2020 - Our paper on zigzag tubularenes has been accepted for publication in Org. Lett. Cheers Edison and Saber!
Dec 15, 2020 - Raul has been awarded an NSF CAREER! ¡Excelente!
Dec 7, 2020 - First year grad student Victor joins our group, ¡bienvenido!
Sep 7, 2020 - Edison took part of the LatinXChem initiative and presented a poster, check it out here.
Aug 28, 2020 - Tom takes a position at Boron Specialties , LLC. Sad to say goodbye, wish you the best in your new endeavors!
Aug 12, 2020 - Our paper "Tubularenes" made the cover of Chem. Sci.!
July 23, 2020 - Our group reports the synthesis and characterization of a novel family of compounds that we have termed Tubularenes.
Jun 15, 2020 - Welcome Victor! He will join our synthetic efforts this summer towards the realization of tubularenes.
Jun 10, 2020 - We received great news, our ACS PRF DNI grant got awarded! Cheers guys, let's keep up the hard work.
May 4, 2020 - Keren starts early her PhD by joining us over the summer. Welcome Keren!
Mar 2, 2020 - Omri, we are sad to see you leave, best of luck in the Hutchison Group!
Feb 12, 2020 - We have been awarded a Pitt Momentum Seed Grant! This provides seed funding to push forward our efforts in the development of tetranuclear [Cu4] clusters.
Jan 24, 2020 - Brett joins the group, welcome!
Dec 9, 2019 - Manasseh joins the group, welcome!
Oct 22, 2019 - Congratulations Tom on winning the PQI poster award! This prize comes with a monetary compensation to attend a conference.
Sep 27, 2019 - Raúl is named SNI level I in México ( SNI = National System of Researchers)
Aug 28, 2019 - Raúl delivers the first group's research talk @ ACS National Meeting
Jun 26, 2019 - We have been awarded the Central Research Development Fund (CRDF)! Ajuua! : )
Jun 3, 2019 - The group welcomes Saber! He joins us after finishing his MSc at Marquette University.
May 14, 2019 - Emily joins the group, welcome!
Apr 2, 2019 - The group receives an award from the Department of Chemistry to cover part of the cost of a shared Mössbauer Spectrometer. Yay!
Mar 19, 2019 - First award comes in! Raul is awarded a travel award to the NSF CHE Early Career investigator workshop.
Jan 11, 2019 - New labs ready to occupy!
Dec 2018, Omri and Jewel become the first two grad students of the HSG, cheers!
Oct 30, 2018 - Addison puts the nitrile gloves on and joins our synthetic efforts.
Oct 29, 2018 - Zoe and Jewel start their rotation.
Oct 29, 2018 - Undergraduate students Bridget, Derek, James and Madison join the group. Welcome guys!
Sep 3, 2018 - Omri starts his rotation in the HS group. He has two tasks ahead of him: research and learn Spanish : )
Aug 24, 2018 - Ryan, a rising senior undergraduate, joins the group!
Aug 17, 2018 - Nick, the first undergrad in the group, starts his research endeavor!
Jul 13, 2018 - Dr. Thomas H. Allen accepts postdoctoral offer. Talk to you in September. Welcome aboard Tom!
Jul 12, 2018 - Dr. Edison Castro accepts postdoctoral offer. See you in September Edison, cheers!
Jul 2, 2018 - The Hernández Sánchez (HS) group opens for business!
Mar 2018 - Raúl accepts the offer from the University of Pittsburgh.
*hsg logo designed by Juan Eucarionte