Jingxiang Yang, Xiaolong Zhu, Mengdi Qiu, et al. publish an article on “Inverse Correlation between Lethality and Thermodynamic Stability of Contact Insecticide Polymorphs” in Crystal Growth & Design, describing the insecticide activity of lindane polymorphs toward Drosophila melanogaster…..
Christie Passos was awarded a highly selective internship in the 2019 Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM), where she will experience clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field of nephrology. Congratulations Christie!
After a few years at the University of Strasbourg, Takuji Adachi, a former postdoctoral research scientist in our group, has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Geneva. Congrats, Taki!
The NYU Molecular Design Institute is hosting the 24th International Congress of the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, June 16-21, 2019 at the New York University Campus in Greenwich Village, New York City. More information soon....
Artwork credit: Cesar Rodriguez & Anne L. Ward, NYU
Bart Kahr and Mike Ward provide a perspective in the December 7, 2018 issue of Science magazine on a report by Chen, et al. that describes epitaxial one-dimensional growth of peptide dimer crystals on molybdenum disulfide substrates. See more here….
Yuantao Li and co-workers report guest exchange in a seemingly impenetrable hydrogen-bonded framework through a single crystal-to-single crystal transformation facilitated by self-healing microscopic lamella… J. Amer. Chem. Soc. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07065.
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Mike Ward coauthored an editorial with fellow Chemistry of Materials editors Ferdi Schüth and Jillian M. Buriak "Common Pitfalls of Catalysis Manuscripts Submitted to Chemistry of Materials," a top downloaded article with some advice for authors.
Yuantao Li and Mike Ward contributed to a publication with Yale collaborators Tyler Potter and Jon Ellman in Eur. J. Org. Chem., demonstrating that the molecular structure and relative stereochemistry of a novel nitro‐dihydroisocoumarinone, an oil at room temperature, could be determined after its encapsulation in a guanidinium-organosulfonate framework.
Jingxiang Yang was awarded "Best Poster" at the 2018 Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference for research performed in collaboration with his MDI colleagues on the polymorphic-dependent lethality of contact insecticides. Read more here and here. Congrats Jingxiang!
Rare Revolution Magazine, an online publication dedicated to promoting awareness of rare diseases, published an article "Cystinuria: In the Spotlight" in its Spring 2018 issue containing an interview with NYU Langone collaborator Dr. David Goldfarb and spotlighting the NYU-Rutgers collaboration that is developing small molecule drugs that mitigate cystine crystal growth and the formtaion of stones.
Tomoyuki Adachi, son of former Ward group postdoc Takuji Adachi, likes the front cover of his Accounts of Chemical Research article "Versatile and Resilient Hydrogen-Bonded Host Frameworks," authored by Takuji and Mike.
Tomoyuki Adachi, son of former Ward group postdoc Takuji Adachi, likes the front cover of the Angewandte Chemie article on "Encapsulation of Isolated Luminophores within Supramolecular Cages" authored by Marcel Handke, Takuji Adachi, Chunhua Hu, and Michael D. Ward.
Tiffany Tang was awarded a grant from the Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund in Spring 2018. She presented her research at the NYU Undergraduate Research Conference on May 4, 2018 and won Best Poster in her group. Read more about nanoswimmers here.
Mike Ward was recently elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Learn more here.
MDI and Courant investigators described "Dynamics and unsteady morphologies at ice interfaces driven by D2O–H2O exchange" in PNAS, featured in NYU News
MDI members Takuji Adachi, Marcel Handke and Tony Hu describe "Encapsulation of Isolated Luminophores within Supramolecular Cages" in Angewandte Chemie, displayed on the front cover!
See this Bustle article "This Woman Is Still Facing Sexist Backlash, 55 Years After Making America Safer" for a study of misogyny, and the mischaracterization of Rachel Carson and her warnings about the ecological impact of pesticides. Read about DDT research here.