Recent News

  • January 2023 – Charles was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS Fellow).
  • December 2022 – Our paper on using electron tomography to understand the highly ordered structures of brochosomes (Buckyball-like assembled protein materials from insects) appeared in Biomacromolecules. Congrats to Gabriel Burks and the entire collaborative team!
  • November 2022 – Congrats to postdoc Gabriel Burks, who will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Notre Dame in Jan 2023!
  • October 2022 – Our paper on closed-loop optimization of general reaction conditions with collaborators Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Bartosz Grzybowski, and Marty Burke appeared in Science. Congrats to the students and postdocs and great team work!
  • October 2022 – Deeply appreciative of Sanat Kumar, Matt Tirrell, and Al Crosby for serving on our External Advisory Committee for the Molecular Science and Engineering Theme in the Beckman Institute!
  • October 2022 – Charles served as Technical Co-Chair for the 2022 Society of Rheology meeting in Chicago, IL. Big thanks to all of the organizers and session chairs for a great meeting!
  • October 2022 – Congrats to Sagar, Seongon, and Hung for presenting their work at the 2022 Society of Rheology meeting in Chicago, IL!
  • September 2022 – The Schroeder Group is part of an exciting new project developing protein-based nanowires as part of the NSF SemiSynBio-III program. Looking forward to working with Andy Ellington and Yonggang Ke!
  • August 2022 – Our manuscript on understanding supramolecular assembly in charge proteins has been accepted at ACS Central Science. Congrats to Michael Jacobs and collaborators Diwakar Shukla and Prateek Bansal!
  • July 2022 – Michael Jacobs will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Texas State University. Best of luck to Michael in his new role!
  • June 2022 – Charles served as a faculty mentor at the Future Faculty Workshop held at the University of Delaware. Awesome experience meeting new junior colleagues!
  • April 2022 – Congrats to Dr. Eddie Jira on successfully defending his PhD thesis! Eddie will be joining Dow Chemical in June 2022.
  • April 2022 – Our manuscript on using automated synthesis for single molecule electronics has appeared in Nature Communications. Congrats to the entire collaborative team including the Burke and Moore groups, and to lead authors Eddie Jira and Songsong Li!
  • March 2022 – Congrats to Dr. Kasra Tabatabaei on successfully defending his PhD thesis! Kasra will be joining New England Biolabs in Spring 2022.
  • March 2022 – We are delighted to welcome Sanbera Piuly to our group as a first-year PhD student in MechSE. Welcome Sanbera!
  • February 2022 – We extended DNA data storage to chemically modified DNA by adding new “letters” to the alphabet, together with single-molecule “readouts” using nanopore sequencing. This work has been accepted at Nano Letters. Congrats to Kasra Tabatabaei and collaborators Olgica Milenkovic, Min Chen, and Alek Aksimentiev!
  • February 2022 – Congrats to Dr. Michael Tu for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Michael will be starting as a research engineer at Intel in Spring 2022.
  • February 2022 – Our manuscript on understanding intermolecular charge transport in supramolecular host-guest complexes has been accepted at Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congrats to Hao Yu and Caroline Li, and wonderful collaboration with Jeff Moore and Nick Jackson!