Recent News

9/9/22

Mike was selected as a Scialog Negative Emissions Science Fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement: https://rescorp.org/scialog/nes-fellows-and-facilitators

5/31/22

We welcome our first ever NSF REU student, Willow Knight from the University of North Texas. Welcome Willow!

5/15/22

Our lab has won the first ever President's Award for Excellence in Safety as the most safety conscious laboratory at Colorado School of Mines. We are so proud to be recognized for leading the way in lab safety! 

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3/7/22

Our perspective paper with Prof.  Brian Trewyn on characterization of MOF–MSN composites in published in Inorganic Chemistry.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c03818

11/28/21

Our second research paper is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. 

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.1c08642

11/24/21

Our first research paper is published in Chemical Science. 

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/sc/d1sc04618g

11/19/21

The group has been awarded the NSF CAREER from the DMR SSMC program for our proposal on chalcogen bond-mediated porous framework materials!

10/7/21

Mike appeared on CBS Denver 4 to discuss the issue of roadside trash in Colorado. Check out the story here: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/10/07/colorado-dirty-highways-worse-litter/

9/1/21

Mike has become a member of the I-West program, a DOE based initiative to build a roadmap to decarbonization state-by-state in the Intermountain West region of the U.S. Check out the website for more information: https://www.iwest.org/home/p/1

Highlights

4/23/20

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:

https://soundcloud.com/user-238171248/mike-mcguirk-podcast-mining-plastics/s-ko9Zjy8GGGw

12/3/19

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

10/15/19

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