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News & Highlights
Scientific American on May 2, 2008 in the news, “A Silver Coating in the Fight against Microbes”.

The New York Times on April 9, 2008 in Technology Innovation, “Harnessing Biology, and Avoiding Oil, for Chemical Goods”.

Prof. John featured in ‘Mathrubhumi’, National Newspaper, India on March 09, 2008.


News & Highlights(Selected)




  • Chemical & Engineering News, 2006, 27, 48 (by Linda Wang)

  • Liquid crystal mediated nanoparticle work has been highlighted in MRS, ‘Materials 360’ as IMAGE IN FOCUS, Highlighted in NANOWERK.COM, and World Gold Council web page.

  • RSC Journal Soft Matter cover page has been selected as the BEST COVER PAGE of the year 2006.

  • TOP TEN ARTICLES, Soft Matter (most downloaded article, No: 1) December 2006, Oct. and November 2006.

  • Cover page feature of Soft Matter, RSC journal.

  • CHEMICAL SCIENCE, Royal Society of Chemistry 16 October 2006 (Making the most of apricot and cashew nut leftovers, Ruth Needham).

  • CHEMISTRY WORLD, Royal Society of Chemistry 16 October 2006.

  • Biomass Initiative Newsletter, August 2006; NYSTAR news (Scientist in the news)

  • TOP TEN articles in Chemical Communications, May 2006.
    Article featured in the cover page of Chemical Communications, RSC.

  • Highlighted in Green Chemistry Network, UK (Research on developing gelators from renewable resource, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8932).

  • Article in American Chemical Society, HEART CUT August 7, 2006 (Use a food crop by-product and enzymatic reactions to produce a hydrophobic drug J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8932)

  • GREEN CHEMISTRY (Royal Society of Chemistry), 2006, 8, 675 (Markus Holscher reviews some of the recent literature in green chemistry).

  •, October 31, 2006. Nanomaterials from apricots and cashew nut could replace petrochemicals).

  •  In situ synthesis of nanoparticles in gels:  Chem. Commun. 2006, 2218 was highlighted in NYSTAR nanotech briefing paper, Vol. IV, issue 24, October 30, 2006.

  • Materials Today Vol. 9, Sept. 2006, (Protein helps sugar get its gel on, M. E. Greene).

  • National Science Foundation (Web news, July 7, 2006, New organic gel nanomaterials)

  • FOOD USA featured the nanogel preparation from sugars for food (Stephen Daniels).
    In-Pharma (sugar-olive oil break free from the kitchen, Kirsty Barnes)

  • Cover page feature of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2006, 45, 4772.

  • Media including CUNY, Research Foundation and the City College Newsletter (many times) and many other media portals. Department of Chemistry Home page highlights.




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