News from the Lancaster Lab

November 2017
  • Our paper, "Crystalline Coordination Networks of Zero-Valent Metal Centers: Formation of a 3-Dimensional Ni(0) Framework with m-Terphenyl Diisocyanides", appears in JACS. Congratulations to the whole UCSD/Cornell team!
  • Avery and Jon's paper, "Influences of the heme-lysine crosslink in cytochrome P460 over redox catalysis and nitric oxide sensitivity", appears in Chemical Science.
  • Ida, James, Sean and Sam head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
  • Congratulations to PROFESSOR Jon Caranto! We can't wait to see what you do at UCF!
September 2017
  • Our paper, "Direct Comparison of C–H Bond Amination Efficacy through Manipulation of Nitrogen-Valence Centered Redox: Imido versus Iminyl", appears in JACS. Congratulations to the whole Harvard/Cornell team!
  • Our paper, "Electronic Structural Analysis of Copper(II)–TEMPO/ABNO Complexes Provides Evidence for Copper(I)–Oxoammonium Character", appears in JACS. Congratulations to the whole Madison/Cornell team!
August 2017
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate student Walter Johnsen to the group!
July 2017
  • Jon's paper, "Nitric oxide is an obligate bacterial nitrification intermediate produced by hydroxylamine oxidoreductase", appears in PNAS.
  • Congratulations to DOCTOR Rich Walroth for a successful defense! We can't wait to see what you do at NASA!
June 2017
  • Congratulations to Ida for passing her A exam!
May 2017
  • Congratulations to Ashley and Jane on their graduation; best of luck in the future!
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate student Zach Zheng to the group!
March 2017
  • Sean receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Ida receives Honorable Mention. Congratulations, Sean and Ida!
  • Avery, Rich, Ida and James head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
February 2017
  • Kyle receives an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • Sam and Kyle's paper, "X-ray Spectroscopic Interrogation of Transition-Metal-Mediated Homogeneous Catalysis: Primer and Case Studies", appears in ACS Catalysis.
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes Dr. Sudipta Chatterjee from the IACS-Kolkata to the group!
November 2016
  • Jon and Avery's paper, "Nitrosomonas europaea cytochrome P460 is a direct link between nitrification and nitrous oxide emission", appears in PNAS.
  • Stephen and James head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
  • The group heads to the beam for a week of data collection at CHESS.
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes visiting scientist Dr. Stephen Sproules (University of Glasgow) for the month!
October 2016
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes first year graduate student Rachael Coleman to the group!
May 2016
  • Congratulations to Conor on his graduation; best of luck in the future!
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate student Rebecca Nicholson to the group!
April 2016
  • Avery, Meghan and Sam head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
March 2016
  • Katie, James and Kyle head to SSRL for our inaugural stint at beamline 10-1!
February 2016
  • Our paper, "Rh2(II,III) Catalysts with Chelating Carboxylate and Carboxamidate Supports: Electronic Structure and Nitrene Transfer Reactivity", appears in JACS. Congratulations to the whole Madison/Emory/Cornell/Stanford team!
  • Rich and James's paper, "Spectroscopic Evidence for a 3d10 Ground State Electronic Configuration and Ligand Field Inversion in [Cu(CF3)4]1-", appears in JACS.
  • Our paper, "Oxygen Activation by Co(II) and a Redox Non-Innocent Ligand: Spectroscopic Characterization of a Radical–Co(II)–Superoxide Complex with Divergent Catalytic Reactivity", appears in JACS. Congratulations to Rich and the whole Madison/Emory/Cornell team!
January 2016
  • Avery, Sam and Kyle head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
December 2015
  • The group heads to the beam for a week to help develop X-ray Raman at CHESS!
October 2015
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes first year graduate students Ida DiMucci and Sean Majer to the group!
  • Congratulations to James for passing his A exam!
September 2015
  • Congratulations to Avery for passing her A exam!
  • Congratulations to Meghan for passing her A exam!
August 2015
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes Dr. Katharine Silberstein from Cornell University to the group!
  • Kyle receives a NSF CAREER award. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • Congratulations to Jake for passing his A exam!
June 2015
  • Ashley and Sean both receive the Frank L. and Lynnet Douglas Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates. Congratulations Ashley and Sean!
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate students Conor Jones, Thomas Vecca, Ashley Vincent and Sean Waterton to the group!
May 2015
  • Rich's paper, "Probing CuI in homogeneous catalysis using high-energy-resolution fluorescence-detected X-ray absorption spectroscopy", appears in Chemical Communications.
  • Kyle receives a DOE Early Career Award. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • Congratulations to Corey, Hayley and Mac on their graduation; best of luck in the future!
  • Hayley receives the Merck Index Award. Congratulations, Hayley!
  • Corey receives an ACS Cornell Section Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations, Corey!
  • Kait, Sam and Kyle head to SSRL for a week of data collection.
  • The Lancaster group attends CANBIC-5.
March 2015
  • Asa receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Asa!
  • Thorbjorn's paper, "Stabilizing Coordinated Radicals via Metal–Ligand Covalency: A Structural, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Investigation of Group 9 Tris(dithiolene) Complexes", appears in Inorganic Chemistry.
February 2015
  • The group heads to CHESS for a week of data collection.
December 2014
  • Sam's paper, "Ligand-Sensitive But Not Ligand-Diagnostic: Evaluating Cr Valence-to-Core X-ray Emission Spectroscopy as a Probe of Inner-Sphere Coordination", appears in Inorganic Chemistry.
November 2014
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes first year graduate student Asa Carré-Burritt to the group!
October 2014
  • Kyle receives an ACS PRF award. Congratulations, Kyle!
June 2014
  • Rich, Kait, Jon, Sam and Kyle head to Copenhagen for a week of talks and tours.
May 2014
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate student Mackenzie Sennett to the group!
April 2014
  • Jake receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Jake!
January 2014
  • Perry Zanki and his class from Episcopal Academy visit the Lancaster lab to learn about the nitrogen cycle.
November 2013
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes first year graduate students James Lukens, Meghan Smith, Jacob Uebler and Avery Vilbert to the group!
October 2013
  • The Lancaster lab is presenting a poster on the Nitrogen Cycle at Apple Fest. Come for the science, stay for the delicious apple goodies!
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes Dr. Jonathan Caranto from the University of Texas at San Antonio to the group!
September 2013
  • Our paper, "Direct Spectroscopic Characterization of a Transitory Dirhodium Donor/Acceptor Carbene Complex", appears in Science. Congratulations to Kait and the whole Madison/Emory/Buffalo/Cornell team!
July 2013
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes Dr. Samantha MacMillan from MIT to the group!
June 2013
  • Rich receives an NIH Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant Fellowship. Congratulations, Rich!
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduate students Corey Kaminsky and Hayley Knox to the group!
  • Kyle is named to Forbes 30 Under 30.
May 2013
  • Congratulations to Demi and Mike on their graduation; best of luck in the future!
  • Kait, Rich and Kyle head to CANBIC-4.
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes visiting graduate student Thorbjorn Morsing (University of Copenhagen) for the summer!
February 2013
  • The group heads to CHESS for a week of XES experiments.
January 2013
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes undergraduates Mike Jeon and Demi Perry to the group!
November 2012
  • The Lancaster lab welcomes first year graduate student Richard Walroth to the group!
  • Congratulations to Kait Schrote on passing her A exam!
July 2012
  • Our paper, "Molecular Redox: Revisiting the Electronic Structures of the Group 9 Metallocorroles", appears in Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The group is off to SSRL for our inaugural beamtime. XAS at 7-3!
  • The Lancaster laboratory is open for business! Come see what we've been up to during our weekly group meetings. Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM in STO 678a.