Snapshots

  • REACT students at NanoDay@Penn 2017

    We had a great turnout of REACT students volunteering for NanoDay@Penn 2017 on October 3, 2017. Not all of them were caught on camera, but the below photos give a sense of the energy that they brought to the event.

    Ben Paren and Natalie Gogotsi put “nano” into perspective.

    Nadia Krook and Katie Rose out nano materials in everyday items.

    The Winey/Composto lab table asks visitors to get creative with polymers.

    Nadia Krook presenting at the Winey/Composto shape memory polymer demo table.

    Dr. Russell Composto designing a Shrinky Dink.

    David Ring invites students to discover fabrication.

    David Gordon, Griffin Murphy and Mauricio Alvarez discuss the challenges and rewards of figuring out how to make a tent collect water.

    Natalie Gogotsi demonstrates how nitinol changes shape with temperature.

  • Prototyping Workshop in Photos

    The 2017 REACT cohort at GIANT was challenged with a three day workshop of hands-on tent prototyping.

  • Welcome Lunch for 2017 Summer Students

    On May 30, visiting French students from Grenoble, in the REACT program, and American undergraduates in the Singh Center REU program met their research mentors at a lunch on their first day at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Grenoble students with some of their Penn mentors, which include graduate students, postdocs and faculty. REACT Fellows Emily Lin, Ben Paren, and Melissa Vettleson are part of the pictured mentoring team.

  • Fellows Engage Public at STEM Events

    REACT Fellows participate in various outreach events through the year.  Melissa Vettleson and Ted Trigg shared their expertise and passion for science at Philadelphia Materials Day on February 4, 2017.

  • REACT@Penn 2017 Photos

    Photos from REACT@Penn, January 9, 2017

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  • Sessions for Bryn Mawr College and Villanova Students

    REACT Fellows and BMC and Villanova students presented sessions to encourage undergraduates to apply for REACT’s summer research opportunity at GIANT. The BMC session was on November 18, 2016 and the Villanova session was on December 1, 2016.

    Edward (Ted) Trigg, Penn REACT Fellow

    Alena Klindzuik, BMC, Senior in Physics

    Brent Studenroth, Villanova, Junior in Mechanical Engineering

    Neha Manohar, Penn REACT Fellow

    Brent Studenroth and REACT Fellows Tagbo Niepa and David Ring field questions about working in France.

    Prof. Amy Fleischer, Prof. Gang Feng, Neha Manohar, David Ring, Brett Studenroth, Tagbo Niepa

     

  • Meet the 2017 Fellows Lunch

    The 2016 and 2017 cohorts of REACT Fellows were invited to meet each other and the REACT PIs over lunch on November 21, 2016.

    Introductions of Fellows and PIs

    Edward (Ted) Trigg shares thoughts about preparing for research in France with the new Fellows.

    REACT Director, Professor Composto, in discussion with Fellows

    Kristin Field explains expectations for participating in professional development workshops.

  • Solvay-REACT Connections Program Networking Event

    We were very pleased that Drs. Joey Ruiz, Ganesh Sanganwar and Amit Sehgal joined our Penn-based Fellows for lunch on October 19, 2016. Although the Solvay-REACT Connections program is primarily based on virtual interactions, it was super to have an opportunity for some face-to-face discussion about REACT-related science and industry career paths.

    (Left to Right) Amit Sehgal, PhD, Tagbo Niepa, PhD, David Ring, Joey Ruiz, PhD, Natalie Gogotsi, Ganesh Sanganwar, PhD, Edward (Ted) Trigg

    (Left to Right) Amit Sehgal, PhD, Tagbo Niepa, PhD, David Ring, Joey Ruiz, PhD, Natalie Gogotsi, Ganesh Sanganwar, PhD, Edward (Ted) Trigg

    Solvay visitors' shared perspectives on their own paths in industry.

    Solvay visitors’ shared perspectives on their own paths in industry.

    Fellows gave an overview of their REACT research projects.

    Fellows gave an overview of their REACT research projects.

  • Summer Student Mentor-Mentee Lunch

    The 2016 Cohort of Grenoble Students first met (in person!) mentors from their host labs on May 31, 2016. Grenoble students Maxence Bouvier, Maxence Bouvier, Julia Capdeville, SunJae Lee and Christophe Lutz are participating in 10 weeks of summer programming, along with Singh Center REU students. This programming is designed to complement the students’ research experience in Penn REACT labs.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival

    REACT members, PhD students Melissa Vettleson and Natalie Gogotsi and Professor Chris Murray, share their passion for science at the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival, April 30, 2016, at Penn’s Landing.

    Melissa gives the A-OK for the Fakhraai Lab demo setup.

    Melissa gives the A-OK for the Fakhraai Lab demo setup.

    The Fakhraai Lab demystifies glass.

    The Fakhraai Lab demystifies glass.

    Don't try this at home!

    Don’t try this at home!

    Professor Murray shares the sizzle of electroplating with visitors.

    Professor Murray shares the sizzle of electroplating with visitors.

    Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival visitors engage with Natalie at the Murray Lab table.

    Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival visitors engage with Natalie at the Murray Lab table.

     Natalie helps visitors create thin film bookmarks using nail polish and water.

    Natalie helps visitors create thin film bookmarks using nail polish and water.

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