Category Archives: Group News

Contratulations, Andrew!

In May, we were happy to celebrate the graduation of Andrew Camp, who is headed to UNC-Chapel Hill for a PhD in Chemistry! Andrew was also honored with the inaugural “Ronald E. Noftle Honors Thesis Award.” We’re very proud of Andrew and wish him the best!


Andrew with Prof. Comstock-Ferguson (Photo Credit: Michael Camp)


Prof. ACJ and Andrew (Photo Credit: Michael Camp)

Prof. ACJ was also excited to be able to show off her UW colors, at her first Wake Forest Commencement with official robes!


(Photo Credit: Michael Camp)

Thank you NSF!

We are pleased to announce that the group has received strong support in the form of a National Science Foundation research grant. Prof. ACJ has been awarded an NSF: Career award to develop her educational and scholarly activities. This grant will fund our investigations of the mechanisms of gold catalyzed reactions, and support the training of undergraduate and graduate students. Check back here for more details on our plans!

This news was nicely featured by the Wake Forest Communications department.

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Congratulations to the 2014 graduates of Wake Forest University!

Two of our undergraduates, Dwaine Hodges and Ellen Petryna, graduated with B.S. degrees in chemistry.  We’re very proud of them!  It was a beautiful day for a graduation ceremony, and we look forward to hearing of Dwaine’s and Ellen’s future successes!


Prof. ACJ, Dwaine


Yuyang, Ellen

Dwaine presented an Honors Thesis on April 25th, another group milestone!  We’ll be working on finalizing a publication on that work this summer!

Yuyang’s wife Lin Zhang earned her M.Sci. this week too.

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Prof. Paul Jones, Lin Zhang, Prof. ACJ

Two proud spectators!

Yuyang, Prof. ACJ

Yuyang, Prof. ACJ

Congratulations Dwaine!

Undergraduate Dwaine Hodges ’14 did an excellent job representing our group at the 46th Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference, held at UT-Knoxville.  He gave on oral presentation on his novel phosphine gold complexes.

In even better news, he received the award for “Best Presentation in the Inorganic Division!”

Congratulations Dwaine!

Here’s a picture of Dwaine with his work from the 2013 Wake Forest Fall Undergraduate Research Day.2013-Dwaine-Poster