A big welcome to Chun-Yu Chiou and Daniel Duan (joint with Widenhoefer), who are joining the team for their Ph.D. work! Really excited to have them in the lab, and can’t wait to see where their scientific exploration takes them!
Congrats to Zi and his team of MONET collaborators on the publication of their paper “Toughening Hydrogels Through Force-triggered Chemical Reactions that Lengthen Polymer Strands” in Science! The report is accompanied by a very nice Perspective piece by Bosnjak and Silberstein, available here.
Congrats to Tatiana, whose collaboration with the Xia and Martínez groups at Stanford has just bee published JACS! Read more here about just how difficult it is to unravel these exciting mechanophores, and the structural features that influence their activity.