Mike has arrived at Mines! Time to get settled in and start lab renovation and setup
Happy to announce that Dr. Brian Eckstein from the Marks Group at Northwestern University will be joining the group as a post-doctoral researcher. Welcome Brian!
Happy to announce that sophomore Rachel Lively will be joining the group as an undergraduate researcher funded through the MURF program at Mines. Welcome Rachel!
Another addition! Michael Melville has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome to the group Michael.
The group has received a 3 year cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy to join the HyMARC consortium, studying hydrogen adsorption in porous materials for carrier applications
Mike is now jointly affiliated with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory here in Golden, CO.
Our perspective on chemical recycling of polyolefin plastics for energy harvesting, written with the Payne Institute here at Mines, has been accepted at One Earth! Look for it in the December issue.
As part of our focus on metal health in higher education, Mike has attended a two-day training on suicide intervention here at Mines.
The McGuirk Group is now officially affiliated with the Materials Science program here at Mines.
Mike has joined the Payne Institute for Public Policy at Mines as a Fellow
Our perspective on using chemical recycling to "Mine" petroleum resources from waste plastic is out in One Earth (Cell): https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(19)30094-6
Check out the new manuscript on cooperative carbon dioxide capture in functionalized metal–organic frameworks from the Long group at UC–Berkeley that Mike participated on as a post-doc: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ange.201915561
The group is excited to welcome sophomore chemical engineering major Tara Bunzinski to the group. Tara will be working on unnatural DNA base pairs.
Check out Mike's appearance on the Payne Institute's Mines Energy Future Podcast talking about plastic waste, the challenges we face, and chemical recycling:
Our first Ph.D. student, Michael Moghadasnia, has joined the group! Michael comes to Mines from Northern Arizona University.