News

2019
August 8, 2019 Brandon Woitas successfully defended his Master's thesis. Congratulations, Brandon!
August 2, 2019 Brianna's paper using electronic sum frequency generation microspectroscopy to directly probe surface trap states in CdSe quantum dots has been accepted in Nano Letters!
August 1, 2019 We had a great time at the Calhoun Lab Day Out! Congrats to Kevin for his putt-putt win while Tessa and Brandon C. took home wins in bowling and MarioKart.
June 24, 2019 Congratulations to Redwan for passing his Candidacy Research Proposal!
May 21, 2019 Brandon Colon gave an oral presentation on his research to the department as part of the 3rd Year Students Research Symposium
April 22, 2019 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California
April 17, 2019 Lindsey gives an oral presentation about her research at the OSA Biophotonics Congress in Tucson, AZ
March 31, 2019 Tessa speaks about "Probing the interaction of small molecules with living cell membranes using second harmonic generation" at the ACS National Convention in Orlando, FL
March 8, 2019 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia
February 25, 2019 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University
February 21, 2019 Lindsey presents her research on "Probing membrane dynamics in living bacterial using second harmonic generation" in the UTK Chemistry departmental seminar
February 20, 2019 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
February 19, 2019 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University
January 9, 2019 Kevin Mendes joins the group as a graduate student, and Tori Stromberg joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!
2018
November 11, 2018 Brianna's paper on "Probing Ligand Removal and Ordering at Quantum Dot Surfaces Using Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy" has been accepted in the Journal of Colloid & Interface Science!
October 24, 2018 Tessa is an invited speaker and Lindsey presents a poster at the SciX Conference in Atlanta, GA
October 16, 2018 Tessa presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
August 22, 2018 Madeline Bellers joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Madeline!
August 14, 2018 Tessa is an invited speaker and Lindsey presents a poster at the Southeast Ultrafast Conference in Atlanta, GA
August 2, 2018 Kevin successfully defends his thesis entitled "Transient Absorption Microscopy: Instrumentation and Application to Amphotericin B"!
June 29, 2018 The EFRC proposal "Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage" that we are collaborating on was chosen by the Department of Energy for funding!
May 24, 2018 Sergio Axel Perez Cruz joins us from Berea College as an REU student for the summer. Welcome Axel!
May 10, 2018 Tessa hoods Brianna at Graduation!
April 17, 2018 Brianna presents at the Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics III Conference as part of the SPIE Defense + Security Symposium in Orlando, FL.
March 30, 2018 Brianna successfully defends her dissertation entitled "Probing the Interfaces of Semiconducting Nanoparticles using Sum Frequency Generation: Instrument Development and Design"!
March 12, 2018 Kevin's paper on the use of a "Compressed Supercontinuum Probe for Transient Absorption Microscopy" has been accepted in Optics Letters!
March 6, 2018 Congratulations to Brandon C. for passing his Candidacy Research Proposal!
March 1, 2018 Lindsey presents at the UTK Women in STEM Symposium.
January 10, 2018 Redwan Hassan and Brandon Woitas join the group as graduate students. Malik Abu Hatab joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!
2017
November 8-9, 2017 Brianna and Lindsey present their research at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Charlotte, NC.
October 26, 2017 Congratulations to Brianna for passing her Original Research Proposal!
October 19, 2017 Tessa was the seminar speaker at the Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California, Irvine.
October 12, 2017 Kevin won a Student Poster Award for his presentation at the SciX Conference in Reno, NV!
September 28, 2017 Tessa was the seminar speaker in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama.
August 23, 2017 Dinesh Velu joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Dinesh!
June 8, 2017 Tessa presents at Photonics North in Ottawa, Canada as an invited speaker.
June 1, 2017 Taylor Lewis joins us from Tiffin University as an REU student for the summer and Grace Sarabia joins the group as a summer researcher. Welcome Taylor and Grace!
April 6, 2017 Brianna presents at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
April 4, 2017 Kevin presents at the OSA Biomedial Optics & Photonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences in San Diego, CA.
April 3, 2017 Tessa presents at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA as an invited speaker.
March 21, 2017 Brianna presents at the UTK Women in STEM Symposium.
March 15, 2017 Congratulations to Lindsey for passing her Candidacy Research Proposal!
January 19, 2017 Tessa presents at the Southeast Ultrafast Conference at Clemson University as an invited speaker.
January 11, 2017 Ryan Hughes joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Ryan!
2016
December 7, 2016 Congratulations to Brittany for successfully defending her Honor's Thesis!
August 17, 2016 Seth Sherrill joins the group as a undergraduate researcher. Welcome Seth!
June 1, 2016 Brandon Colon joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome Brandon!
May 23, 2016 Joselyn Resto-Santana joins us from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez as an REU student for the summer. Welcome Joselyn!
May 4, 2016 Tessa was a panelist on UTK's Graduate School of Education STEM Twitter Panel Discussion.
April 28, 2016 Congratulations to Brianna, Lauren and Brittany for winning awards at Honor's Day! Lauren was a recepient of the Halbert and Anne Carmichael Scholarship, Brittany received a Hach Foundation Scholarship, and Brianna was awarded the Judson Hall Robertson Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry.
April 15, 2016 Brianna presented a poster at the UTK Women in STEM Symposium.
March 25, 2016 We have been awarded an AREA grant from NIH!
January 26, 2016 Our collaborative project led by the Fozo lab in Microbiology has been funded by NIH!
January 14, 2016 Brianna and Kevin presented posters at the Southeast Ultrafast Conference.
January 13, 2016 Brittany Ramsey joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Brittany!
2015
October 15, 2015 Tessa was the seminar speaker in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at UTK.
August 19, 2015 Lindsey Miller becomes a first year graduate student in the group!
August 19, 2015 Ashley Bloom and Lauren Finney join the group as undergraduate researchers. Welcome Ashley and Lauren!
July 29, 2015 Brianna's paper on the "Elucidation of perovskite film micro-orientations using two-photon total internal reflectance fluorescence microscopy" has been accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!
June 3, 2015 Congratulations to Kevin on passing his Candidacy Research Proposal!
May 18, 2015 Sharon Aioyka joins us from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke as an REU student for the summer. Welcome Sharon!
April 18, 2015 Tessa is a panelist on the University of Tennessee's Women in STEM Research Symposium Q&A Panel.
March 24, 2015 Congratulations to Brianna for passing her Candidacy Research Proposal!
2014
December 19, 2014 Our Joint Directed Research and Development proposal to the UT-ORNL Science Alliance has been selected for funding!
October 1, 2014 Our collaborative project led by Dr. Jennifer Morrell-Falvey has been selected for funding as part of the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at ORNL.
August 20, 2014 Alexandra Novak joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome Alex!
August 20, 2014 Lindsey Miller, Anna Fraser, and Brittney Wright join the group as undergraduate researchers. Welcome!
May 19, 2014 Stephanie Armas joins us from the University of Central Florida as an REU student for the summer. Welcome Stephanie!
April 28, 2014 Brianna Watson joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome Brianna!
April 25, 2014 Tessa is selected as a Fellow of the first class of the Science Alliance JDRD Collaborative Cohort Program.
April 15, 2014 Our collaborative project led by Dr. Mitchel Doktycz at ONRL is chosen for funding by DOE!
January 8, 2014 Philip Belcher, Kevin Higgins, and Tyler Thompson join the group as graduate students. Welcome!
2013
August 21, 2013 Richard Prince joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Richard!
August 12, 2013 The Calhoun lab moves to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville!