Welcome to the HS Research Group @ Rice's Department of Chemistry
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.
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