Group Announcements

2018

Group Meetings

Main Group Meeting Wednesdays 2:00 pm YH 2050

Aggregates Subgroup Mondays 1:15 pm YH 3077A

Nanoparticles/Triplets Subgroup Mondays 2:00 pm YH 3077A

Spectroscopy Subgroup Wednesdays 12:00 pm YH 3077A

Activities

02/25/2019 Hannah participating in an outreach program with CNSI, spreading the joy of science!

02/08/2019 Congratulations to our very own Stephanie for being awarded the Irving and Jean Stone Graduate Fellowship!

02/07/2019 Went to celebrate Danielle’s last day with some ice cream!

02/07/2019 Percy joining us for sub group meeting!

02/02/2019 Saying goodbye to one of our amazing undergrads, Danielle Koppel, before she leaves to study abroad in New Zealand. Good luck, DK!

01/17/2019 Anu, Hannah, and Tim went to present their research at the Pacific Conference of Spectroscopy and Dynamics San Diego

01/17/2019 Started the new year right by installing our new laser tables in the lab

12/17/2018 Celebrating the end of the quarter with some beer and bowling!

11/10/2018 Some lab members presented posters at the Seaborg Symposium. In the photo is Justin with Danielle. Other presenters were Hannah, Anu, and Tim.

10/15/2018 The joint project for the Quantum Computing project gains funding from the Department of Energy. More info in the link: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/faculty/ucla-led-physics-chemistry-team-wins-2-7-million-doe-award

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8/28/2018 Congratulations to Hannah for passing her candidacy exam! Fun

8/14/2018 Anu passed her candidacy exams! Celebrated with some champagne

8/10/2018 Celebrating Victoria’s last day the lab

8/6/2018 Building some cabinets for the lab space, now we’re organized!

7/6/2018 Celebrating Jimmy’s last day! (It was 100 degrees outside)

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6/8/2018 Moved into our new lab space!  Come visit  YH4086!

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6/1/2018 Welcome Jimmy Kim, a high school student joining us for the summer from the Peddie School.  Jimmy will work on instrument development and programming.

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5/14/2018  Welcome Victoria Vilchez, visiting student from ESPCI.  Victoria will be working with us on nanocrystal synthesis and spectroscopy!

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4/25/2018 Visiting high school students at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) to tell them about being a chemistry professor at UCLA.  Met a few future Bruins!

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3/7/2018 The Caram group attends the APS meeting.

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2/12/2018 Undergraduates Danielle Koppel, Danielle Cadena, and Mikayla Sonnleitner have received summer research fellowships! They will work with us on a range of projects, from designing new quantum dots to computing spectral properties of molecular aggregates.

1/19/2018 Opening up our new offices in style…

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1/10/2018 Danielle Cadena is a recipient of research support from the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (URFP)  She will be working with us on making growing new aggregates and crystals!  Congrats Danielle!

1/2/2018 Chemical and Engineering News featured some of our work on their photoblog Chemistry in Pictures

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2017

11/22/2017 Work from Justin’s postdoctoral research was recently published in Nano Letters!  Congratulations Francesca and coworkers!

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11/7/2017- Justin is now a member of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)!  We look forward to working in the institute on imaging questions. 

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11/5/2017 – Caram group members participate in UCLA’s Explore your universe event, showing off the absorption and emission of everyday items. 

10/2/2017 – Justin presents/conducts research at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy.  We would like to thank the LASERLAB Europe for their support, and look forward to continued collaboration!

9/1/2017 – The Caram Group is excited to welcome Dr. Timothy Atallah as a postdoctoral researcher.  Tim joins us from Columbia University, where he did his PhD under Professor X-. Y-. Zhu.

8/23/2017 – Justin presents in the COLL section of the American Chemical Society on “Understanding and Manipulating QD photoluminescence linewidths.”

8/15/2017 – Maly Cosco (graduate student in Sletten group) has published her paper “Flavylium polymethine fluorophores for imaging in the near- and shortwave infrared.”  Justin contributed imaging and spectroscopy expertise.  Congrats Maly!

7/25/2017 – Justin is selected from the Photochemistry GRC poster session to present his his research on “Pathologically Coherent Molecular Excitons.”

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7/5/2017 – Lab opens!  We are excited to welcome Graduate Students Anu Deshmukh and Hannah Friedman and undergraduate Danielle Koppel as student researchers!