News and Announcements


August 2014:

  • Congrats to grad student Becca Weiner who has been selected for an Academic Scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to support her graduate studies.

July 2014:

  • Congrats to former undergraduate Matthew Bower on the acceptance of his first author paper in JPC-C.
  • Sara and Dennis attend the Solid State GRC and present a talk and poster, respectively
  • Sara attends the DOE Contractors Meeting in Annapolis
  • The Skrablab welcomes visiting student Cheng Peng from Tsinghua University
  • The Skrablab welcomes visiting faculty Dale Harak from Rockhurst University

June 2014:

  • Welcome undergraduate researchers Conner and Michael
  • Sara, Becca, and Chris attend the Noble Metal Nanoparticle GRC - Great science!
  • Congrats to graduate student Chris DeSantis and the undergraduate powerhouse of Aaron Sue, Andjela Radmilovic, Haoming Liu, as well as scientist Dr. Losovyj on the acceptance of their manuscript "Shaping the Synthesis and Assembly of Symmetrically Stellated Au/Pd Nanocrystals with Aromatic Additives" into Nano Letters!
  • The Skrablab attends the UIUC Materials Characterization workshop!

May 2014:

  • Congrats to graduate student Moitree Laskar and husband Debashis Adhikari on the birth of their beautiful daughter Roopkatha!
  • Congrats to Nancy Ortiz on receiving the official title of Dr.!
  • Congrats to undergraduate Matthew Bower on his acceptance into UC-Irvine Med. School!

April 2014:

  • Congrats to graduate student Nancy Ortiz on the sucessful defense of her thesis. Welcome to the rank of Dr.!
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Nate Motl accepts a position at Huber Engineered Materials as a Senior Scientist
  • Professor Skrabalak is selected for a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
  • Congrats to graduate student Jie Fu who received a ChemGRC award to suppor her travel to China for the IUMRS International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials in Fall 2014
  • Nancy, Becca, and Dennis attend and present at the spring MRS Conference in San Francisco
  • Samantha Harvey presents her research at the Hutton Honors College Research Symposium! Congrats on a job well done!
  • Congrats to all the Skrablab members recognized with awards at the Chemistry Honors Banquet: Arts & Science Travel Grant to Moitree Laskar, Crane PhD Fellowship Alison Smith, Chester E. Davis Inorganic Recruiting Fellowship Ethan Harak, Provost's Travel Awards to Jie Fu and Rebecca Weiner, Raymond Siedle Materials Fellowship to Christopher DeSantis, the E. Campaigne/C500 Award to Dennis Chen, and the William H. Nebergall Inorganic Award to Rebecca Weiner. It's great to work with such a talented group!
  • The Board of Trustees at Indiana University vote in favor of tenure and promotion for Professor Skrabalak. Official July 1!

March 2014:

  • Undergraduate researcher Samantha Harvey accepts a position in the REU held at UIUC! She will join the Murphy lab for a few months!
  • Professor Skrabalak accepts the 2014 ACS Award in Pure Chemistry at the National Conference in Dallas! What fun!

Feb 2014:

  • Congrats to graduate student Moitree whose paper on the geometric parameters of shape-controlled Pd nanocrystals was accepted in ACS Catalysis - a new direction for the Skrablab!
  • Congrats to Jie and Becca who receive Provost Travel Award for Women in Science. They will use these funds to travel to China for the IUMRS International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials in Fall 2014

Jan 2014:

  • The Skrablab welcomes postdoctoral scholar Hamed Ataee!
  • Congrats to Nancy Ortiz! Her paper on the dual roles of ligands in metal nanomaterial synthsis is accepted in Langmuir as a Feature Article!

Seeking Graduate Students

The Skrabalak group is seeking highly motivated graduate students with an interest in materials chemistry. All applicants must apply directly to the program. LINK.

Undergraduate Research

Research opportunities available for undergraduates! Inquire via email. Include your resume, list of science courses completed, and gpa. Also, check out our Science Ambassadors' Program.