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We are an electrochemistry group working on exciting problems in both fundamental electrochemistry and electroanalytical sensors. A central goal of the group's research is the development and use of powerful analytical and physical chemistry tools (e.g., optical microscopy, microfabricated nanoelectrodes, nanopores, etc.) and methods to probe and understand the physical and chemical behavior of single molecules and nanoparticles at the electrochemical interface.

Group News

Sep 28, 22 Milo is getting ready for his research at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supported by DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award! Milo will spend six months working with Dr. Yining Zeng on exciting fundamental questions related to nanobubbles and the gas/water interface. Congratulations, Milo!!

Sep 27, 22 We took a new group photo at the Drumheller Fountain! In addition, we had our first group meeting of the Autumn quarter with a lot of pizza, drinks, goals, and self reflections. It is great to see the group is growing quite a bit since last year!

03/15/22 Wes Leininger joins us as a first-year graduate student. Welcome!

2/1/22 We have a few members joining the group, including four new undergraduate students Justin Gillette, Rowena Yin, Cloris Zhang, and Linshu Li. We also have Wes Leininger starting her rotation in the group. Welcome!! Eugene Hua finished his undergraduate research with us to better prepare for his graduation. We thank Eugene for his great work and wish him great success!

12/9/21 Zhuoyu defended her thesis with flying colors. Congrtulations, Dr. Peng!!!

11/3/21 Zhuoyu's paper "Nanobubble Labeling and Imaging with a Solvatochromic Fluorophore Nile Red" got acccepted into Anal. Chem.

11/3/21 Milo's paper "Single Molecule Interactions at a Surfactant-Modified H2 Surface Nanobubble" got accepted into Langmuir. Milo passed his general exam with flying colors. Congratulations!

09/30/21 Todd's paper "Electrocatalyst Screening on a Massive Array of Closed Bipolar Microelectrodes" is published in J. Electrochem. Soc.

09/22/21 Peter's paper "Collision, Adhesion, and Oxidation of Single Ag Nanoparticles on a Polysulfide-Modified Microelectrode" is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

08/19/21 Peter defended his thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, Dr. Defnet!!!

08/18/21 Todd defended his thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!!!

03/20/21 The lab had a group hike at the Oyster Dome near Burlington, Washington.

03/18/21 Milo's paper on "Effect of Surfactant on Electrochemically Generated Surface Nanobubbles" got published in Analytical Chemistry. Great work, Milo!

02/5/21 The lab is growing. We just had several students joining us: Todd Lewis, Bradley Jarvis, Jaryl Tay, Camerin Killion. Welcome.

12/10/20 Sam defended his thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, Dr. Barlow!!! We are so proud of you!

08/9/20 Bo Zhang receives the ACS 2020 Electrochemistry Award! The award will be presented at the Division of Analytical Chemistry’s award ceremony during the ACS fall national meeting Aug. 17-20, 2020.

03/5/20 Milo successfully passed his 2nd year exam. Congratulations!

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research." Albert Einstein