Shaw Group at ACS Fall 2022 National Meeting & Expo in Chicago!

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Our research focus can be summarized as analytical surface-science. Nearly all of our research is based on measurements of chemical interactions with surfaces, and most of our instrumentation is specifically designed to examine interfacial phenomena. If you've ever wondered why oil spreading on water looks like a rainbow, why you can only make sand castles with wet sand, or how Rain-X® keeps your windshield so clean, you might be interested in our work. We use precice measurements of chemical behaviors to create new, fundamental understanding of these types of questions to address important challenges in environmental remediation, materials development, and energy science. 

Detailed descriptions of our research projects and some laboratory pictures can be found within this website.  If you have questions, feel free to send us an email or arrange a visit to our lab.  Follow us on Twitter @shawschem (group) or @shawchem (Prof Shaw)

Research for All

The Shaw lab holds diversity, equity, and inclusion in high regard. We accept that scientific advancement suffers without full participation from all communities and we are proactively inclusive of all people regardless of ethnicity, immigration status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or ability. We acknowledge systemic issues of biases within the physical sciences for, and against, certain groups of people. To fight this, we work within our group to create an equitable, inviting, and enjoyable environment to do good science. Through formal training and informal interactions, we are all learning how to recognize and mitigate our own biases while advocating for each other. We hope our efforts in DEI will support the needed changes within our field.  

 

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Departmental Events

Inorganic/Chemistry Education Research Seminar - Vidumini Samarasiri

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:30pm
Pappajohn Business Building
The Department of Chemistry presents, Vidumini Samarasiri, Inorganic/Chemistry Research Seminar speaker.

Organic Chemistry Seminar - Zachary Fike

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:30pm
Chemistry Building
The Department of Chemistry presents, Zachary Fike, Organic Chemistry Seminar speaker.

Analytical Chemistry Seminar - Tess Feldman

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:30pm
Pomerantz Center
The Department of Chemistry's Tess Feldman Analytical Chemistry Seminar
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Professional Development Events

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Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, October 5, 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...
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Academic Job Support Office Hours - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The process of pursuing a tenure-track of teaching-track faculty position can be intimidating.  The good news is that if you're going out on the academic job market(s), there is support for you and your search here at the University of Iowa. In addition to support from faculty mentors, the Graduate College’s Grad Success Center also helps students who are going through the process of finding and applying for academic jobs at every stage from developing and drafting materials to interview and...

Three Minute Thesis Preliminary Competition

Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Art Building West
The University of Iowa’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to nonspecialist audiences. Prizes: Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for: $1,000 for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funding to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2023. $500 for honorable mention (decided by judges). $250 for the...

Three Minute Thesis Preliminary Competition

Friday, October 7, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Art Building West
The University of Iowa’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to nonspecialist audiences. Prizes: Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for: $1,000 for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funding to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2023. $500 for honorable mention (decided by judges). $250 for the...
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Red Watch Band Training

Friday, October 7, 2022 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
The Red Watch Band Program has been around for over 10 years at the University of Iowa and has trained over 6,000 students. The training program focuses on knowledge, skill, and confidence building regarding preventing death from alcohol overdose. Students are taught the knowledge and skills to "make the call," and using role plays, given opportunities to build confidence to intervene on behalf of another. Registration is required: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs/red-watch-band All...
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DEI Events On Campus

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IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, Zaza Muchemwa, & Olivia Tse

Sunday, October 2, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by IWP Fall Residency writers and a UI MFA student.
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Cinematheque: Money Heist

Sunday, October 2, 2022 7:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
Join us for Night 6 of Cinematheque. This week will be a special screening of Season 3, Episode 8 of the Netflix series Money Heist, hosted and with comments offered by Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, who contributed writing to that episode, among others.
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UI Health Care Latinx Heritage Month Lecture - LHS+ Heritage/History of the Latino Medical Student Association Midwest Region

Monday, October 3, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Dr. Jorge A. Girotti and Dr. Emma B. Olivera will highlight LHS+ Heritage/History of the Latino Medical Student Association Midwest Region Register in Advance for this lecture REGISTER HERE 
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