Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the Ohio Inorganic Weekend!


Last month saw the occasion of the Ohio Inorganic Weekend (OIW), which brings together researchers of inorganic chemistry from across the Midwest. Organised and hosted by Dr Hannah Shafaat (Ohio State University) and featuring 20 oral presentations and 119 posters on a diverse range of topics, including catalysis, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, and solid-state materials, the event was a huge success. The relaxed setting enabled undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their work, frequently for the first time outside their home institution, and provided an excellent venue for initiating collaborations. The RSC was on-hand to award poster prizes to the best student poster presentations.

The Prize winners were:

1st Place – Desislava Dikova (University of Michigan)
Investigations into sensitizing GaP photocathodes with CdSe quantum dots

2nd Place – Arden Hammer (Oberlin College)
Ligand Shape Directs the Symmetry of Extended Inorganic Motifs in Lead Oxide Naphthoates

3rd Place (Joint) – Julian Sobieski (Kent State University)
Assessing Steric Bulk of Protecting Groups and Bidentate Ligands via a Computational Determination of Exact Cone Angle (θo) and Exact Solid Angle (Θo)

3rd Place (Joint) – Zach Smith (The Ohio State University)
Spectroscopic Investigations of the Novel Mn/Fe Ligand Binding Oxidases

4th Place – Jenna Bouquot (Kenyon College)
Synthesis of γ-(2-bromo-2-methylpropionyl)-ɛ-caprolactone and polymerization using a pseudo-alumatrane catalyst

Desislava Dikova (left) receiving her prize from Dr Shafaat (right) Zachary Smith (left) receiving his prize from Dr Shafaat (right)

For more information about the OIW, including a full list of presentations and pictures of the poster session visit the conference page on the Shafaat Research Group website. 

Dalton Transactions offers a huge congratulations to all poster prize winners!

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