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2020

September
Fantasia Critchfield joins our research group. Welcome Fantasia!

August
Megan Prado begins her Masters program in our group. Welcome back Megan!

June
Megan Prado wins the Harthcock Fellowship. Congrats Megan!
Qui Luong Joins our research group. Welcome Qui!

May
Megan Prado graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. Congrats Megan!
Emma Sanders graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. Congrats Emma!
Jessica Lang graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. Congats Jessica!

2019

June
Celia’s and Allison’s manuscript “In situ synthesis, stabilization and activity of protein-modified gold nanoparticles for biological applications” is published by Biomaterials Science (Impact Factor =  5.8). Congrats Celia and Alli!
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/bm/c9bm00129h#!divAbstract

May
Allison graduates with a Masters Degree in Chemistry. Congrats Alli!
April
Celia’s and Allison’s manuscript “In situ synthesis, stabilization and activity of protein-modified gold nanoparticles for biological applications” is accepted by Biomaterials Science (Impact Factor =  5.8).

March
Allison and Megan present their research at the ACS National Conference in Orlando FL.
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January
Emma Sander, a junior, joins our research group. Welcome Emma!

2018

December

Dr Wanekaya publishes a book chapter entitled "Conducting Polymer Nanowire-Based Bio-Field Effect Transistor for Label-Free Detection" in the book "Smart Biosensor Technology"

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October
Allison and Megan present their research at the Midwest Regional Conference in Ames, IA.

May
Megan wins first place at the CNAS undergraduate research day for her presentation entitled “Quantum Yield Determination of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Dots and Fluorescence Dependence on pH. Congrats Megan!
https://science.missouristate.edu/assets/science/2018UGRDAwards.pdf
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February
Celia presents her research at the XVII Escuela Nacional de Materials Moleculares (National School of Molecular Materials in Torremolinos, Spain.
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2017
October 27, 2017: Aaron’s Manuscript entitled “Fabrication, Characterization and Potential Applications of Carbon Nanoparticles in the Detection of Heavy Metal Ions in Aqueous Media” is accepted by Carbon Journal (Impact factor = 6.3). Congrats Aaron!
October 20 2017: Dr. Wanekaya delivers a seminar entitled “Towards Novel Applications of Carbon Dots and Carbon Nanoparticles” at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro TN
August 31, 2017: Celia Garcia-Hernandez joins our research group. Welcome Celia!
August 21, 2017: Megan Prado, a sophomore at Missouri State, joins our research group. Welcome Megan!
August 21, 2017: Dr. Wanekaya is promoted to Professor.
January 16, 2017: John Cleek, a junior at Missouri State, joins our research group. Welcome John!

2016
November 07, 2016: Dr. Wanekaya delivers an invited talk entitled “Electrochemical Applications of Carbon Dots and Nanoparticles” at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK.
August 22, 2016: Allison Freese, a junior at Missouri State, joins our research group. Welcome Alli!
April 2016: Dr. Wanekaya delivers an invited talk to a special “Inorganic Nanomaterials: Structure and Function in 0, 1 and 2 Dimensions” symposium at the 253rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA.
2015
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December 2015: Aaron Simpson graduates with a Masters Degree in Chemistry. Congrats Aaron!