WELCOME TO the Surface & interface lab at csulb!
Our research centers on the interdisciplinary area of surface and interface chemistry of solid materials, with a focus on solving environmental and energy related questions. We study fundamental properties and chemical reactivities of nano-structured solid hybrid materials used in greenhouse gas capture, photoelectric conversion, and water remediation. We are also interested in designing biocompatible coatings with polymer-free porous materials.
Latest Group News
10/31/19 Our paper titled "Tuning Crystal Structures of Iron-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks for Drug Delivery Applications" has been submitted to ACS Omega! Undergraduate students, Hao, Kim, Trenton, Angela, Mark, and former graduate student Andy are co-authors on this paper. Dr. Slowinska and her student Jess helped us on the cell studies! Great team work! Congrats everyone!
10/22/19 Our research has been featured on the cover of the Quest magazine at CSULB! https://web.csulb.edu/sites/quest/2019/bio-inspired-solutions/
10/7/19 Three new students have joined our lab this semester: Steven Guillen (MS student) and undergraduate students Leonardo Barajas and Sebastian Marroquin. Welcome everyone!
9/20/19 Four students from our lab attended and presented their research in this year's CNSM Research Symposium. Tiffany, Ben, and George presented their summer research from our lab. Angela gave a poster presentation based on her REU research at WPI.
7/20/19 Our lab participated the Science & Math Open House Featuring Sharks @ the Beach outreach event! Our lab contributed two activities: pH testing on household items and looking for Mr. Spiky (magnetic nanoparticles). Undergraduate students (Ben and George) and graduate student (Kristi) were on hand help to guide kids through activities and answer their questions.
6/3/19 Two new students are joining our lab this summer: Tiffany Nguyen (BUILD Scholar) and George Alfarhat. Welcome! Angela was accepted to the REU program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)! Trenton will spend his summer doing research at UCI! The summer is off to a good start.
5/22/19 Group lunch at Kamal Palace to celebrate and bid farewell to our graduates: Daniel Lu (BS in Biochemistry), Ernesto Lozano (BS in Chemistry with Materials option), Michael Chin (BS in Chemistry), and Mark Weber (BS in Physics). Michael will join the PhD program in Chemistry at UC Santa Barbara; Mark will join the PhD program in Applied Physics in Georgia Tech in Fall. Hao Pham will join the undergraduate biochemistry program at UC San Diego. Congratulations everyone!
5/8/19 Congratulations to Michael Chin for winning the Toni Horalek Award for his excellent service to the department as the co-president of SAACS!
3/31/ - 4/4/19 Three lab members attended and presented in the 257th ACS national meeting in Orlando! Angela gave an oral presentation on "Surface-supportive Fe-MIL88B thin films for drug delivery." Mark and Kristi presented their own posters, "Aggregative growth mechanisms of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8" and "Semiconducting Langmuir-Blodgett films of porphyrin paddle-wheel frameworks for photoelectric conversion." Both posters were selected into Sci-Mix!
3/1/19 Representing the chemistry department, Tian and Angela co-presented at the 4th BUILD Symposium at CSULB. Trenton gave a poster presentation in the afternoon session.
1/28/19 Benjamin Dao, a freshman chemistry student, joined our lab this semester! Welcome Ben!
1/4/19 Undergraduate students, John and Angela, presented their research on drug eluting stent coatings at the 31st CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium held in Garden Grove.