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Reported Stories

Biologist Offers Insight on the Human Foot Discover Magazine

Science communication that breaks the mold C&EN

Career Ladder: Miranda Paley C&EN

Modeling malnutrition with microfluidics C&EN 

Colorful solar cells made easy C&EN

Recycled beer and ancient wine
C&EN

What is health-monitoring cat litter, and how does it help detect when your cat is sick? C&EN

Comic-book science and science comic books C&EN

Career Ladder: Kat Day C&EN

Interfering grapefruit and low-stress tomatoes C&EN

Is It Time to Rethink Food Coloring? Discover Magazine

The Brain Science Behind the "Twisties” Discover Magazine

The Secret to Brilliant Auroras? ‘Surfing’ Electrons Discover Magazine

We Still Don’t Know What’s Killing the Birds Discover Magazine

The Secret Cleaning Power of Bacteria Discover Magazine

Turns Out, Venus (Almost) Has Tectonic Plates Discover Magazine

Are Cooking Fumes Bad for Your Health? Discover Magazine

DUNE prototype detector ArgonCube crosses the globe Fermilab News 

Can Solar Farms Help Save Bees? Discover Magazine

7 New Animals Discovered in 2021 So Far Discover Magazine

A strong force for inclusion Symmetry Magazine

FAPA gains new leadership, new momentum Fermilab News

Construction crews start lowering equipment a mile underground for excavation for DUNE Fermilab News

ICARUS gets ready to fly Fermilab News

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics Fermilab News

Rock transportation system is ready for excavation of DUNE caverns Fermilab News

On the marvels of physics Symmetry Magazine

The beginner's guide to a career in science writing Cell Mentor (co-written with Brittany Trang)

Where science meets the sacred Symmetry Magazine

The mystery of the muon’s magnetism Symmetry Magazine

A Fermilab family legacy Symmetry Magazine

Testing wraps up for first Fermilab-designed cryomodule for PIP-II accelerator Fermilab News

One minute with Arden Warner, accelerator physicist Fermilab News

The critical role of chemistry in D&D poisons Chemistry World

New metamaterials for studying the oldest light in the universe Fermilab News

One minute with Maxine Hronek, DUNE collaboration coordinator Fermilab News

Meet Four Ph.D. Students Who Passed Their Candidacy Exams in Quarantine ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine

Funding for all: The inside scoop on grants and fellowships NASW news

Questing for Cures from a Boiling River NASW Student Newsroom

Grad Students Weigh In on Returning to Lab After Quarantine ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine

To Stop Coronavirus’ Spread, We’ll Need New Testing Technology Discover Magazine

We Need to Talk About Plastic Lab Waste Bioeconomy.XYZ

Why Aren't Academic Sustainable Lab Programs Gaining More Traction? labmanager.com

Mental Health, Well-Being, and Research UM Chemistry news (Co-written with Taylor Soucy)

Short Items


A little nudge C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Let there be light C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Eat more seaweed C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Better together C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Branching into art C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Microbloom C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Light show C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Diffraction in action C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Best and brightest C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Going through phases C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Fatal fluorescence C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Fuzz ball C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Dyeing to learn chemistry C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Chlorophyll cake C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Microbial worlds C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Matters of the heart C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Sunflower C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Chem brûlée C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Molecular Dippin’ Dots C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Filigree flask C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Turning red (and pink) C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Initiate crystallization! C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Don’t you forget about me C&EN Chemistry in Pictures

Meet the AI-Controlled Drone That Flies Faster Than Human Pilots Discover Magazine

Imaging Techniques Show an Earthworm's Natural Parasites in a New Light Discover Magazine 

Multimedia Projects


Why do tacos (and the universe) exist? Fermilab's Even Bananas (script writing credit)

How do we study neutrino oscillation? Fermilab's Even Bananas (script writing credit)

How do neutrino oscillations work? Fermilab's Even Bananas (script writing credit)

The solar neutrino problem Fermilab's Even Bananas (script writing credit)

Truth Serums and a Feminist Alternative to The Walking Dead Feminist Book Club Podcast (guest appearance) 

Journal Spotlights

"Dual HAT Catalysts Hack Hydroalkylation" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 10807–10808.

"“Green-lighting” ATRP with a Conjugated Polymer Photocatalyst" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 9697-9698.

"Phosphaazide Revealed to Be Cyclization Enthusiast" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7877-7878.

"Throwing Non-natural Enzyme Reactivity for a Loop"  Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc2021, 143, 6703–6704.

"Conducting Better Characterization on Conductive Fullertubes"  Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc2021, 143, 4857–4858.

"Doing the (Ultrafast) Twist in Artificial Photosynthesis" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc2021, 143, 3265–3266.

"Multicomponent Sulfur Reaction Yields Multiple Useful Polymers" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 3663–3664.

"Heat-Responsive Coordination Polymers Warm Up To Reversible Motion" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1681–1682.

"Reducing Synthetic Challenges with Reductive Electrochemical Coupling" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 20913-20914. 

"Radical Mediators Help Electrocatalysts Achieve Their Potential" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19411–19412.
 
"Aromatic Molecules Bond under High-Pressure Situations" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 18733–18734.

"Ligand Conformation Is Star Player in Self-Assembling Supramolecules" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 14217209–17210.

"Esterification Expands to a New Framework" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 16097–16098.

"Heavy Halogens Broaden the Photopolymerization Spectrum" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 14752–14753.

"High-Valent Cobalt Complex Is a Mighty C–H Activator" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 14005–14006.

"One Small Step for MAE, One Giant Leap for Polyyne." Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 13255.

Fagnani, D.E.; Hall, A.O.; Zurcher, D.M.; Sekoni, K. N.; Barbu, B.N.; McNeil, A.J. A short course on sustainable polymers for high school students. J. Chem. Ed. 202097, 2160-2168.

"Graft Copolymers Remember How to Shape Up." Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 11611–11612.

"Side Chains Point the Way to Stereoselective Glycosylation" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 10569-10570.

"Automated Separation Technique Gives Chips Off The Old Block Copolymer" Barbu, B.N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 9859–9860.

"Copper Carbene Complex Shines as a Deep Red Emitter" Barbu, B. N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 8539-8540.

"Chiral Urea Catalyst Tackles Tricky Terpene Synthesis" Barbu, B. N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020. 142, 7243-7244.

"Researchers Apply MAD Skills to Block Copolymers" Barbu, B. N. Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 6447-6448.

Barbu, B.N.; Kosak, T.M.; Prins, A.J.; Gillmore, J.G.; Korich, A.L. Fast Colorimetric Titration Protocol for the Quantification of Boron Tribromide.Tetrahedron Letters 201657, 3746-3748. 

Scholarly Papers

Fagnani, D.E.; Hall, A.O.; Zurcher, D.M.; Sekoni, K. N.; Barbu, B.N.; McNeil, A.J. A short course on sustainable polymers for high school students. J. Chem. Ed. 202097, 2160-2168.

Barbu, B.N.; Kosak, T.M.; Prins, A.J.; Gillmore, J.G.; Korich, A.L. Fast Colorimetric Titration Protocol for the Quantification of Boron Tribromide.Tetrahedron Letters 201657, 3746-3748.