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May 2021- Anitha Alanthadka joins our group as a postydoctoral reserach scholar solving the rpoblems of dyanmics on optically gated spin qubits for quantum infromation science. Welcome Anitha!!!!

Jan 2021 – Rondo Bauer, Anastasiya Chevychalova, Makenna Lafond, Ruth Habtemariam, Ethan Safier, and Tiffany Lee join our group! Explorations of organic battery materials, biosensors, MRI agents, dye sensitized solar cells, magnetoreception, and photochromic materials are all underway! Welcome!

Jan 2021 – Kevin Reeder joins our group to work on organic materials for Quantum Information science based on photochromes. Welcome Kevin!

Aug 2020 – Gilbert Ganschow joins our group to work on organic battery materials. Welcome Gilbert!

Jul 2020- Our coauthored perspective on the role of chemistry in quantum information science is published in Nature Reviews Chemistry. Thank you to all the coauthors, and to Mike Wasielewski for organizing! Great discussions! https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-020-0200-5

Jun 2020- The Frank lab joins the Chemistry Department at the University of Nevada-Reno

Jul 2019- Samuel’s work is published in J. Phys Chem. B and makes the cover. Nice work Samuel!
Collaboration with Joel Garcia, Angie Louie and Jared Shaw at UC-Davis: Spiropyrans for GSH sensing. “Antioxidant Sensing by Spiropyrans: Substituent Effects and NMR Spectroscopic Studies”
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b03424

Jun 2018- Ms. Hannah Charnock (in our group) and Ms. Karen Lithgow Awarded the Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award in Equity and Diversity.
The University of Victoria acknowledges the presence of dedicated advocates and activists within our community. These individuals address systemic or institutionalized barriers as champions for others.

Mar 2018- Ultrafast Spintronics: Dynamics of the PISCES process published in J. Phys Chem Lett (2018). Nice work Adam, Ziliang, and Delmar! Now we know the dynamics occur on the ultrafast timescale, and spin-state switching occurs in the excited state PES! https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02166

Mar 2018 -A new spin qubit with a spin state lifetime of 10 s! “Opto-Spintronics: via PISCES at 300 K” published in JACS (2018). Beautifully done Michelle and Daniel! https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b09190

Feb 2018 – Women’s History Month: Natia Frank included in amazing women in Science by C&E News
Women’s History Month in C&E News-Frank group research highlighted at https://cen.acs.org/sections.

Feb 2018 – C&E News Talks With Natia Frank Feb 5, 2018. “Building a path toward computer memory written with light”. University of Victoria’s Natia Frank is developing next-generation materials to lower computer power consumption, by Louisa Dalton, special to C&EN. https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i6/Building-path-toward-computer-memory.html

Jan 2018 – ACS Central Science – Center Stage Jan 11, 2018. A Conversation with Natia Frank. The physical organic chemist is developing next-generation materials for low-power computer memory. ACS Cent. Sci., 2018, 4 (1), pp 1–2 https://doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.8b00006