Former member César Rodriguez-Emmenegger interview is highlighted on Advanced Science News.
César was born in the north of Uruguay. He graduated from the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay) as a Chemical Engineer. Later he moved to Prague to pursue his PhD in Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Charles University in Prague. During his PhD, César visited the group of Prof. W. T. S. Huck in Cambridge University (Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Prof. V. Percec in University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) as part of research stay. With the support of an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, he worked in the group of Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) and subsequently, he was a visiting scholar at Prof. Percec group, working on living radical polymerization of (meth)acrylamide water soluble monomers and the synthesis of Janus dendrimers. He established his junior group first in IMC Prague and later in DWI Aachen and is now moving to the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia in Spain. In his interview, he says “Be passionate, creative, and bold”.
Please see the interview here.
Former Member Stephanie Korey was highlighted in VOGUE, a fashion magazine in November 2019.
Stephanie was born in the United States and grew up in Ohio. She studied international relations at Brown University and received her MBA from Columbia University.
Stephanie is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Away, a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand that creates luggage and other travel products. She worked in Percec Laboratory as a high school internship student and co-authored a publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 6713-6720.
Professor Virgil Percec visited Sweden in the 100 Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29, 2019.
Professor Ulrica Edlund was a postdoctoral research fellow in Percec’s group from 2000 to 2001. Among other projects, she contributed to the dipeptide project published in Nature (Nature 2004, 430, 764–768). Ulrica was elected to The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) on 2018.
The picture shows Professor Virgil Percec and Professor Ulrica Edlund during the 100 Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Former Member Dr. James H. Wang (Sinopec Corporate) won 2020 Industrial Polymer Scientist Award by ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. James was also inducted as a Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in March 2019. After finished his Ph. D. with Virgil in Case Western in 1991, James worked for Chevron (1991-1993), Kimberly-Clark(1993-2014), and is now as Sinopec Corporate Fellow & Chief Scientist in Shanghai, China. Congratulations, James!
Professor Daniela A. Wilson (Radboud University), who was a postdoc in Perce Laboratory, has been designated as a Must-See Presenter by C&EN for ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting in San Diego (August 25–29, 2019).
Former Member Professor Andrea M. Kasko, Bioengineering, UCLA, was elected to Vice-Chair of American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry. Andrea obtained her M.S.E. in Professor Virgil Percec’ group while in Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Macromolecular Science Engineering Cleveland, OH during 1997–1999.
Congratulations to Professor Andrea M. Kasko!
Former Member Professor Ulrica Edlund, Fiber and Polymer Technology, School of Engineering Sciences of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, was elected to The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Professor Edlund‘s research interests focus on polymeric biomaterials, including their synthesis, surface modification and characterization, with potential applications as drug delivery matrices and more broadly in the field of tissue engineering.
Professor Ulrica Edlund was a postdoctoral research fellow in Percec’s group from 2000 to 2001. Among other projects, she contributed to the dipeptide project published in Nature (Nature 2004, 430, 764–768).
The pictures show Professor Ulrica Edlund (on the right, in a blue dress) in the group of people being elected as new members.
Former group member Dr. Athina Anastasaki has been appointed as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Polymeric Materials at ETH Zürich. Athina visited the Percec group as a researcher on multiple occasions, during her PhD studies under Professor David Haddleton at University of Warwick, UK. She subsequently moved to the University of California Santa Barbara as a Elings Fellow with Professor Craig J. Hawker. Athina’s research focuses on polymer nanoparticles, and will be a key addition to strengthen ETH Zürich’s polymer chemistry expertise.
Many congratulations, Athina!