Congratulations Dr. Noviana!

Congrats to Dr. Eka Noviana who defended her thesis “Development of Paper-Based Devices for Point-of-Need Bioanalytical Applications” over Zoom a few weeks ago. She has returned to Indonesia with a faculty position at Universitas Gadjah Mada. We will miss her greatly!

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Winter Activities

Across the lab, we represent a few different winter activities. A few weeks ago, a group of us went skiing up at Snowy Range in Wyoming and also ice fishing!

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Virtual Group Meetings and Goodbyes

While the lab has been remote for the past few weeks, we are still keeping up our group meetings – virtually. Unfortunately that also means we can’t go out to lunch together for the time being. One of our post docs, Tugba, has to return to Turkey so we had a virtual lunch today to say goodbye. We will miss you!

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Kaylee named 2019-20 VPR Fellow

Congratulations to Kaylee for winning the Vice President for Research’s 3 Minute Challenge and becoming part of the next cohort fo VPR Graduate Fellows. Click the link below to see her winning presentation:

3 Minute Challenge winners become 2020-21 research fellows

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Dr. Henry named Professor Laureate

Dr. Henry has been named Professor Laureate of the College of Natural Sciences. Congratulations! The designation of Professor Laureate is the highest professorial title awarded by the College.  It is intended not only to honor the individual, but also to provide role models to the College, and to publicly acknowledge the contributions of some of our most accomplished faculty to the entire campus.

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Echem review paper featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip

Our recent review paper, Electrochemical paper-based devices: sensing approaches and progress toward practical applications, was featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip. Congratulations Eka, Cynthia, Kaylee, and Ilhoon!

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Welcome, Brandaise!

The Henry Lab would like to extend a warm welcome to Brandaise, our new first-year graduate student. Her undergraduate degrees from UC Colorado Springs are in Chemistry and Biology, and while in our lab, she will be working on the use and optimization of organ-on-a-chip models to analyze human physiochemical systems. Welcome!

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Congratulations Kate and Jeremy!

Our two second-years, Kate and Jeremy, have both passed their literature-seminar presentations! Congratulations! Next stop – prelims!

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Graduate Student Showcase

The Henry Group presented a variety of projects at the Graduate Student Showcase the other day and took home some prizes as well!


Kaylee Clark – CSU Ventures Drivers of Innovation Platinum Award
“Enzymatic Sensors From Carbon Composite Electrodes”
Kate McMahon – College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award
“Heavy Metal Sensor Array for Analysis of Heavy Metals in Cosmetics”
Sid Jain – Warner Scott College of Engineering Excellence in Research Top Scholar Award
Ruth Menger – “Inexpensive paper-based sensor for on-site heavy metal detection in water”
Zach Call – “Pump-Free Magnetophoretic Cell Separation for UTI Detection”

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Kate and Ruth chosen as CSU Ventures Ambassadors

Kate and Ruth were recently accepted into the CSU Ventures Ambassador Program. They will spend the next year learning about the technology transfer process and how to get ideas, products, and technologies from the lab into real life.

For more information about what CSU Ventures does, click here.

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