Group News

  • April 14th, 2021: Congratulations to Julia Smith (Chem) for successfully passing her Thesis Background Examination!
  • Feburary 23rd, 2021: Congratulations to Junsu Yun (MSE) for successfully passing his preliminary exam!
  • January 29th, 2021: Ri Chen was awarded the PPG fellowship!
  • December 14th, 2020: Congratulations to Jonathan Dwyer for successfully defending his thesis!
  • June 18th, 2020: Congratulations to Anjali Suresh for successfully defending her thesis!
  • January 14th, 2020: Congratulations to Ri Chen (MSE) for successfully passing his preliminary exam!
  • December 20th, 2019: Congratulations to John Krutty for successfully defending his thesis!
  • December 16th, 2019: Congratulations to Wei Wei for successfully defending his thesis!
  • December 10th, 2019: Jonathan Dwyer was awarded the PPG fellowship!
  • December 3rd, 2019: Congratulations to Jonathan Dwyer (CBE) for successfully completing his 4th year requirement in CBE!
  • December 3rd, 2019: Jian Sun was awarded the PPG fellowship!
  • October 2nd, 2019: Congratulations to Junsu Yun (MSE) for successfully passing the MSE qualifier!
  • August 12th, 2019: John Krutty placed second in the Perfect Pitch competition hosted by the NSF Engineering Research Center on Cell Manufacturing Technology (CMaT). 90-second pitch competition!
  • February 27th, 2019: Congratulations to Jian Sun (MSE) for successfully completing his preliminary exam!
  • February 14th, 2019: Congratulations to Jaehyoung Ko (MSE) for successfully completing his preliminary exam!
  • September 13th, 2018: Congratulations to Ri Chen (MSE) for successfully passing the MSE qualifier!
  • August 10th, 2018: Wei Wei awarded the Turnbull Outstanding Research Paper Award!
  • May 8th, 2018: Wei Wei awarded the PPG summer fellowship!
  • March 14th, 2018: Congratulations to Jonathan Dwyer (CBE) for successfully completing his preliminary exam!
  • February 23rd, 2018: Congratulations to Wei Wei (MSE) for successfully completing his thesis proposal!
  • December 13th, 2017: Congratulations to John Krutty (BME) for successfully completing his thesis proposal!
  • September 29th, 2017: Congratulations to Jian Sun and Jaehyoung Ko for successfully passing the MSE qualifier!
  • March 15th, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Yongho Joo for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Organic Inks of Electronically Active Materials and their Self-assembly at Air-water Interface)
  • September 9th, 2016: Congratulations to Yongho Joo for winning a poster award at Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium
    (AMIC) meeting!
  • July 11th, 2016: Congratulations to Yongho Joo (MSP) for successfully completing his thesis proposal!
  • Jun 30th, 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Choi for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Self-Assembly and Metal Oxide Vapor Phase Infiltration of High-χ Block Copolymers)
  • May, 2016: Gopalan receives the prestigious Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, an award recognizing distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service! Vilas professors and investigators honored – news.wisc.edu
  • March 11th, 2016: Congratulations to Wei Wei for successfully passing the MSE qualifier!
  • December 7th, 2015: Congratulations to John Krutty for successfully passing the BME qualifier!
  • October 19th, 2015: Congratulations to Jonothan Choi (MSP) for successfully completing his thesis proposal!
  • August 20th, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Schmitt for successfully defending her thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Ultra-thin Polyetylene Glycol Coating for Stem Cell Culture)
  • July 16th, 2015: Congratulations to Yongho Joo (MSP) for clearing his Research Readiness Exam!
  • May, 2015: Congratulations to Steve Larson for graduating with a Masters in Chemistry!
  • March, 2015: Congratulations to Prof. Padma Gopalan for winning the prestigious ROMNES faculty fellowship. Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
  • December, 2014: Congratulations to Jonathan Choi (MSP) for winning the Presentation Award at 2014 MRS Fall Meeting! (Poster Title: Transfer of Pre-Assemble Block Copolymer Thin Film to Nanopattern Graphene Substrates)
  • November 30th, 2014: Congratulations to Jonathan Choi (MSP) for winning the Symposium K: Graphene and Graphene Nanocomposites First Place Poster!
  • October 20th, 2014: Congratulations to Jonathan Choi (MSP) for clearing his Research Readiness Exam!
  • August 18th, 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Sweat for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Materials Design for Block Copolymer Lithography)
  • October 18th, 2013: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) honored inventors for this year’s Innovation Awards. Padma Gopalan, Daniel Sweat, Jonathan Choi and Myungwoong Kim were selected as one of seven finalists for their work on block co-polymer chemistry that enables smaller and more efficient integrated circuits.The WARF Innovation Award winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges from among more than 350 invention disclosures submitted to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation over the past 12 months.
  • October 7th, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Myungwoong Kim for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Tailoring Electronic Structure and Properties of Graphene Using Functional Organic Molecules)
  • September 25th, 2013: Congratulations to Samantha Schmitt (MSP) for successfully completing her Thesis Proposal!
  • September 24th, 2013: Congratulations to Jonathan Choi (MSP) for receiving a three-year 3M Fellowship!
  • June 26th, 2013: Congratulations to Myungwoong Kim (MSP) for winning 2013 Turnbull award for best research paper!
  • May 17th, 2013: Congratulations to Myungwoong Kim (MSP) for successfully completing his Thesis Proposal!
  • May 17th, 2012: Congratulations to Daniel Sweat (O. Chem.) for successfully completing his Research Proposal in the Chemistry Department!
  • December 1st, 2011: Congratulations to Myungwoong Kim for his nomination for a best poster award at the MRS Fall 2011 meeting!
  • November 11th, 2011: Congratulations to Samantha Schmitt (MSP) for clearing her Research Readiness Exam!
  • November 7th, 2011: Congratulations to Myungwoong Kim (MSP) for clearing his Research Readiness Exam!
  • October 11th, 2011: Congratulations to Daniel Sweat (O. Chem.) for successfully completing his Preliminary Exam in the Chemistry Department!
  • March 31st, 2011: Daniel Sweat gives the organic chemistry student seminar titled “Mind the gap: Low band gap conjugated polymers” at UW-Madison Chemistry department!
  • March 17th, 2011: Congratulations to Dr. Eungnak Han for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Organic Thin-films for Block Copolymer Lithography)
  • September 27th, 2010: Congratulations to Dr. Peerasak Paoprasert for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Tailoring Organic/Inorganic Interfaces by Surface Grafting Molecules)
  • December 15th, 2009: Congratulations to Dr. Melvina Leolukman for successfully defending her thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Design of Nanostructured Materials from Block Copolymer Self-assembly)
  • September 4th, 2008: Congratulations to Dr. Sean Cullen for successfully defending his thesis! (Ph. D. thesis title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Polymer Brushes and Crosslinked Thin Films as Scaffolds for Biomolecule Immobilization)
  • January, 2008: Congratulations to Peerasak Paoprasert for successfully completing his Research Proposal in the Chemistry Department!
  • October, 2007: Congratulations to Peerasak Paoprasert (O. Chem.) for successfully clearing his Preliminary Exam in the chemistry department!
  • May 11th, 2007: Congratulations to Ian Mandel (Chem.) receiving the Daniel L. Sherk Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research by presenting a top 3 poster at the Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate poster session!
  • November, 2006: Congratulations to Melvina Leolukman (MSP) for clearing her Research Readiness Exam!
  • December, 12th 2005: Congratulations to Sean Cullen (CBE) for clearing his Preliminary Exam!
  • May 27th, 2005: Congratulations to Victoria Campbell for clearing her Research Readiness Exam!
  • February, 2005: Prof. Gopalan receives the NSF CAREER award 2005-2010.
  • April 16th, 2004: Congratulations to Victoria Campbell (MSE) for receiving a three year Grainger Fellowship!