What better way to follow up on a successful Ph.D. defense than to welcome another member to your family? Congratulations to Brandon and Sarah, who welcomed baby Elijah to the world on Thursday, roughly 24 h after Brandon’s defense! All are home and doing well, and we’re thrilled to have two new “group babies” to celebrate in a single month!
Congratulations to Evan and his wife Natalie, who just welcomed their beautiful baby boy (who is reported to be Evan’s clone) into the world this week. Baby Everett is healthy, happy, and (quite obviously) handsome. Best wishes to the happy family!
The same substituent effects responsible for differences in macroscopic force-coupled properties of polymer networks have now been observed and quantified in individual molecules! That behavior is described in “Single-event spectroscopy and unravelling kinetics of covalent domains based on cyclobutane mechanophores,” which has just been accepted for publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc.! Congrats to Brandon, Shu, Tatiana and our wonderful MONET collaborators on this work. Read about it here.