News Archive

2016

Congrats to Brian and Kim for acceptance of their paper in Macromolecules!

Congrats to Guozhen for acceptance of his paper in Macromolecules, and congrats to Guozhen, Brian, and Hiruy for acceptance of their paper in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Congrats to Zeshan and Tammy for receiving Best Poster Awards at the 2016 Research Experiences and Exploration in Materials Science Poster Session!

We welcome Tzu-Han, Diego, and Nairah to the research group!

Congrats to Vivek for acceptance to the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at the 2016 AIChE meeting.

Congrats to Sharon for receiving the UH SURF research scholarship.

Congrats to Rawan on acceptance to the Harvard-Amgen Program!

Congrats to Michelle, Shu, Avantika, Tyler, Maria and Ashish for acceptance of their paper in Soft Matter

Congrats to Shu for acceptance of her paper in Macromolecules!

Congrats to Vivek for acceptance of his paper in Soft Matter!

Congrats to Vivek for receiving the Society of Plastics Engineers graduate research award for the University of Houston chapter!

Congrats to Sheli, Shu, Wenyue, Brian, Karen, and Guozhen on acceptance of their paper in Macromolecules!

Dr. Robertson was recently invited to participate in two Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia, sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Click here to read the Cullen College of Engineering news story.

2015

Welcome to three new undergraduate students to our group: Rawan AlMallahi, Ruqaiya Shipchandler, and Bin Zhang.

Congrats to Guozhen for publication of his paper in Macromolecules.

The Robertson Research group welcomes three new students in January 2015: Tyler Cooksey, Wenyue Ding, and Zhiyu Zhou!

Welcome to JinYing Lin and Karen Fortune, who are joining us for summer REU and RET programs!

Congratulations to Brian Rohde and Shu Wang, whose papers were recently accepted for publication in Polymers and ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, respectively.

Congratulations to Shu Wang, who has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation!

Congratulations to Sheli Mauck, who has received an Outstanding Senior Thesis Award, and successfully defended her Senior Thesis! Click here for the news story.

Dr. Robertson has been selected as a member of the Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters Editorial Advisory Board.

Congratulations to Guozhen Yang for receiving the UH SPE Chapter Graduate Student Research Award (2015).

Congrats to Brian Rohde who has published a teaching module on the TeachEngineering website: Close Encounters of the Polymer Kind, including a lab activity.

Dr. Robertson received a National Science Foundation Award to study the structure and properties of block copolymer micelle systems, relevant for drug delivery. Click here for the news story.

2014

Congratulations to Shu Wang for receiving the University of Houston OChEGS Symposium Poster Award (2014).

Welcome to Adrienne Harkin who is joining our group as an undergraduate researcher.

Dr. Robertson has received a Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program grant award. Click here for the Cullen College of Engineering news story.

Welcome to Sheli Mauck who is joining our group as an undergraduate researcher.

Congratulations to Shu for acceptance in the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at the March 2014 ACS meeting!

Dr. Robertson has recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Click here for the Cullen College of Engineering news story.

2013

Congratulations to Hiruy and Michelle for receiving UH PURS scholarships for undergraduate research.

Congratulations to Brian for publication of his K-12 educational lesson on the TeachEngineering website.

Dr. Robertson gave an invited talk and Shu presented a poster at the 2013 Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Conference.

Dr. Robertson has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Society of Plastics Engineers South Texas Section.

Congratulations to Shu Wang for acceptance of her paper in Macromolecules!

Dr. Robertson has received a research award from the National Science Foundation (CMMI) for the development of advanced adhesives for composites (along with Dr. Mina Dawood). Click here for the Cullen College of Engineering news story.

Dr. Robertson has been elected to the executive committee of the NIST User Group.

Dr. Robertson has been elected to the executive committee of the ORNL CNMS User Group.

Welcome to Don McGowan and Hiruy Tesefay for summer research programs!

Congratulations to Ashish Bhattarai for receiving the UH SURF and PURS research scholarships.

Congratulations to Guozhen Yang and Brian Rohde for their 2013 publication in Green Materials!

Congratulations to Avantika Singh for being nominated and accepted to present her research in the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at the April 2013 ACS meeting!

Shu Wang, Brian Rohde and Guozhen Yang also presented their research at the April 2013 ACS meeting.

Welcome to Vivek Yadav who has joined our research group.

2012

Dr. Robertson co-organized the inaugural Texas Soft Matter Meeting, along with Drs. Gila Stein and Jaci Conrad.

Congratulations to Kim Mai Le for receiving the UH PURS scholarship for undergraduate research.

Congratulations to Avantika Singh for winning a poster prize at the 2012 OChEGS symposium.

Thank you to Brian for all of his efforts in organizing the 2012 OChEGS symposium.

Welcome to Ashish Bhattarai and Kim Mai Le as undergraduate researchers.

Dr. Robertson has received the NASA Space Grant New Investigator Award.

Welcome to Don McGowan and Ross I'Anson as summer researchers.

Group members recently participated in the UH Cullen College of Engineering Grade Camp and PROMES Camp for high school students.

Congratulations to Shu Wang for acceptance into the NIST Neutron Scattering Summer School.

Shu Wang is presenting her research at the American Chemical Society meeting. Avantika Singh is presenting her research at the American Physical Society meeting.

Congratulations to Shu Wang for receiving the SPE Graduate Student Research Award.

Welcome to our new students: Guozhen Yang, Brian Rodhe, and Pengfei Zhan.

Group members recently participated in the Materials Day and Mars Rover Programs at the University of Houston. Click here for more information.

2011

Congratulations to Garret Noble for receiving the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship .

Welcome to two new undergraduate researchers, Maria Marquez and Garret Noble.

Dr. Robertson published a paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (DOI: 10.1021/am2006367)

Welcome to Nataliya Bovkun, Bryce Edmondson, and Ross I'Anson who have joined us for summer research programs.

Congratulations to Avantika Singh for acceptance into the NIST Neutron Scattering Summer School.

Click here for photos from the recent Mars Rover day at the University of Houston where we did polymer experiments with middle school students.

We are excited to welcome two new graduate students to the group, Shu Wang and Avantika Singh.

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