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NICHOLS GROUP NEWS ARCHIVE 

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Congratulations to Jasper on her M.Sc. Defense!

November 1st, 2023

Jasper gave an excellent defense presentation and became the first graduate of the Nichols Group with her thesis titled "Exploring Electric Fields Around Molecular Based CO2 Reduction Catalysts via The Vibrational Stark Effect".

We wish you all the best in your future pursuits!

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Congratulations Leo, Jared,
Stephanie, and Ying!

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September 23rd, 2023

We had a fantastic time sharing our work at the UBC Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium.

Congratulations to Leo for winning one of the three "Best Overall Poster" awards!

Congratulations also to our fantastic undergrads Jared, Stephanie, and Ying for their "Honorable Mention" awards!

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Welcome Davis!

September 5th, 2023

Davis Kurdyla joins our group as a PhD student.

Welcome Davis, we're excited to do exciting science with you!

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Leo is awarded an NSERC PGS-D! 

August 25th, 2023

Leo has been awarded a PGS-D doctoral scholarship from NSERC for his work on molecularly-modified electrodes.

Congratulations Leo!!

Published in JACS!

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Jul 27th, 2023

Our paper titled “Linear Free Energy Relationships and Transition State Analysis of CO2 Reduction Catalysts Bearing Second Coordination Spheres with Tunable Acidity” appears in JACS!

Read more here.

Congratulations Jiayao and Jared
on your CSC Presentations!

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June 12th, 2023

Jiayao was awarded a prize for her talk in the Wettability and Adhesion symposium.

Jared won an Undergraduate Poster Prize from the CSC Inorganic Division. 

Congratulations to both!

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Jared wins two awards for his
CHEM 449 Honors Thesis!

May 10, 2023

Jared won the Michael Fryzuk Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemistry Research as well as the Julia A. Rutherford Memorial Scholarship from the American Chemical Society. 

Awesome work Jared!!!

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Congratulations Rida, Kaitlin, and Leo!

May 5, 2023

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We finished off the semester with three succesful comprehensive exams. 

Congratulations to Rida, Kaitlin, and Leo for achieving PhD candidacy!

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Welcome Undergraduate Researchers!

January 9, 2023

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Anoop, Inderpreet, Dirk, and Stephanie join our group this semester as undergraduate researchers.

Welcome to you all!

Congrats Kaeden & Jiayao!

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October 19th, 2022

Congratulations to Kaeden for winning top poster at the UBC Graduate Research Symposium and to Jiayao for succesfully passing her comprehensive exam.

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Kaeden wins 2022 British Columbia
Graduate Fellowship!

November 22nd, 2022

Congratulations to Kaeden for being selected as a recipient of 2022 BC Graduate Fellowship.
Nice work!

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Young Electrochemist Symposium

August 5, 2022

The group shared our work at the ECS Young Electrochemist Symposium at UBC.

 

Congratulations to Kaitlin, Rida & Ujas, and Kaeden for winning 1st place, 2nd place, and Audience Choice at the poster competition!

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Eva named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

June 7, 2022

Eva is grateful and honored to be named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in Bio-Inspired Solar Energy.

Read the press release here

Published in JACS!

June 24, 2022

We report that bicarbonate acts as a proton donor in non-aqueous CO2 reduction and that it can be templated by installing a urea in the second coordination sphere.  

Learn more here.

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Published in JPPC

May 4, 2022

In collaboration with the Delley and Mayer groups, we report that electrolyte cation size affect interfacial acidity and electric fields as a function of applied potential at SAM-functionalized electrodes.

Learn more here.

WELCOME SUMMER RESEARCHERS!

May 2, 2022

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GROUP FAREWELL PARTY

April 14, 2022

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We had a BBQ to say farewell Sasha, who is off to pursue her M.Sc. PSL Université in Paris.

 

We had a lot of fun and Baashi sure enjoyed endless belly rubs from the group!

Joint Nichols/Walji Summer BBQ

August 5, 2022

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We celebrated the nice weather and everyone’s hard work this summer with a joint BBQ party between the Nichols and Walji groups.

Welcome summer research students

WELCOME JASPER AND DAYNA

January 10, 2022

Jasper Pankratz joins the group as a Ph.D. student and Dayna Louie joins us for a Chem 445 project. Welcome to you both!

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GROUP WELCOME PARTY

September 30, 2021

We went bowling to welcome our newest group members and had a lot of fun. 

A warm welcome to Liza, Kaitlin, Leo, and Dominik!

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GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

September 25, 2021

Congratulations to Rida, Jiayao, Kaeden, and Sasha on successfully completing the 2021 UBC Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium. Your posters all looked great and you all did well in the poster presentations!

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GROUP SOCIAL EVENT

August 20, 2021

We had a group picnic at Spanish Banks Beach to spend some time together outside the lab and celebrate the end of summer. We all enjoyed delicious food, the beautiful sea view, and fun conversations. Thanks to everyone for their hard work this summer!

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PUBLISHED IN JACS!

July 13, 2021

In collaboration with the Delley and Mayer groups, we report concurrent measurements of interfacial acid/base equilibria and electric fields at SAM-functionalized electrodes using SEIRAS. 

Learn more here.  

Highlighted in Nature Chemistry here.

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HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH WITH STEM FELLOWSHIP

May 13, 2021

We are excited to have held the group’s first outreach activity virtually via Zoom. We introduced students in grades 10-12 to Artificial Photosynthesis and electrocatalysis through a short lecture, lab tour, two lab demonstrations, and

a Q&A session. Thanks to Sasha, Kaeden, Rida, and Jiayao for running the show!

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WELCOME  RIDA, JIAYAO, AND MAX!

May 1, 2021

Graduate students Rida and Jiayao have finally joined us in person, and UBC undergraduate student Max was awarded a USRA to perform research in the lab this summer.   Welcome to all!

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CHEMISTRY IS UP AND RUNNING

February 8, 2021

We are excited to have run the first reaction in the new lab space.
Way to go, Sasha!

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SCIALOG NEGATIVE EMISSIONS SCIENCE PROPOSAL FUNDED

January 25, 2021

Our collaborative proposal titled "Using Electrochemistry to Improve Selectivity of Plasma-Assisted CO2 Reduction" was awarded funding by RCSA/Sloan Foundation. We look forward to working with the Coridan and Bowman Groups on this effort!
You can read m
ore here

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THE FLOORING IS IN!

January 18, 2021

It won't stay this clean for long--we're unpacking quickly!

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