Group News

9.5.23 Welcome to the group, Gabe!

8.22.23 Congrats to Dr. Laura Thierer for her new position at Solenis!

8.1.2023 The group starts a new NSF grant today! Working with Emory and George Mason, we’ll collaborate to develop novel QACs inspired by artificial intelligence.

7.2023 Congrats to group grads Ashley Petersen and Cody Hogue, who are off to UCLA and Florida State PhD programs!

4.22.23 Congrats to Sam and Quaadir for defending their MS theses!

2.17.22 Check out this blurb about our recent QPC paper on a Villanova website.

2.14.22 Congrats to Kyle, Cody, Lauren, Ashley, and Dr. Bob for our first QPC paper, which got some attention in Chemical and Engineering News!

2.12.22 Welcome to the group, Keshyne!

8.22.21 Welcome to the group, Sam and Quaadir!

8.1.21 Check out our mention in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

5.24.21  Congrats to our new MS grads – Javi, Kyle, and Lea!  Check out this photo.

5.21.21  Welcome to the group, Alice, Quaadir, and Chloe!

12.21.20 Congrats to Javi for his first first-author paper, and to Dr. Bob for being the corresponding author for our new sulfonium work!

11.18.20 We had two papers accepted this week, and a big congrats to Kyle for being first author on the ferrocene paper!

11.18.20 Welcome to the group, Lauren!

9.22.20 Welcome to the group, Cody!

7.26.20 – Villanova chemistry has landed another NSF-MRI grant, this time for a liquid chromatograph / mass spectrometer, with KPCM as a co-PI.

5.2020 – Congrats to our newest group grads – Bria (MS) and Hugo (BS)!

1.22.20 – Welcome to the group, Ashley!

12.20.19 – We had 2 papers accepted this week, so check out our publications list.  Congrats to Saleh for getting a modeling paper out for the group!  And congrats to Austin for a first author paper… as a junior!

7.1.19 – Welcome to Dr. Bob Carden, the group’s new postdoc!  And congratulations for defending his thesis at Duke University in the group of Professor Widenhoefer.

5.21.19 – Congratulations to our newest group graduates – Brian (BS), Julia (MS), and Renee (MS)!  A big shout-out to Brian for completing an undergraduate thesis. Brian heads to UDel, Julia to UPenn, and Renee will start a job at Arkema!

3.1.19 – Welcome to the research group, Austin!

11.16.18 – Welcome to the group, Bria!

11.11.18 – The Minbiole Group is looking for a postdoc starting in Summer 2019

10.25.18 – Congrats to Renee on her first (and first author) paper!

Summer 2018 – Villanova Chemistry has received an NSF grant for the purchase of a new 500 MHz NMR spectrometer!  Target install: Summer 2019

The group has an NSF grant in collaboration with Drs. Louise Rollins-Smith (Vanderbilt) and Tom Umile (Villanova) to investigate Bd metabolites!  Check out our blog, Frogs in Peril.

We have another NSF grant , working with Dr. Tanya Livshultz at Drexel/the Academy of Natural Sciences and Dr. Shannon Straub at Hobart and William Smith College.