C&EN: Porous pesticide carrier also promotes plant growth17 February 2023
Metal-organic framework deploys avermectins against citrus mites.
C&EN: Chemists debate how to fuel molecular machines07 February 2023
As researchers develop efficient molecular fuels, they continue to wrestle with the fundamentals of how their machines work.
C&EN: Copolymer could keep catheters bacteria-free01 February 2023
By reducing biofilm formation and bacterial swarming, this polymer may help to avert common infections.
C&EN: Chain-link molecules form flexible networks18 January 2023
Catenated covalent organic frameworks could find use as additives or membranes.
C&EN: Electric molecular motor charges ahead11 January 2023
Oscillating voltage prompts molecular rings to trundle around a circular track.
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Category Archives: My Work
Unlocking the Lanthanome
The secret biological life of lanthanides (C&EN).
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The race to upcycle CO2
Converting the greenhouse gas into useful products (Nature).
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Short Cuts: Science
Navigate your way through fifty of the biggest ideas in science, with this handy guidebook.
The digital underground
The virtual world behind London’s Crossrail, for Spectrum magazine.
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Looking for cheaper routes to malaria medicines
All the latest research on artemisinin, for Chemical & Engineering News.
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How fracking is upending the chemical industry
Nature article explores how chemists are adapting to the glut of shale gas.
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Crusading editor aims to shake things up in science
A profile of the BMJ’s editor, Fiona Godlee, for STAT magazine.
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Malaria drug meets market resistance
Exclusive news article for Nature about artemisinin.
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The hole story
Nature article about Swiss-cheese-like materials called metal–organic frameworks.
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A Nature article about the effort to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound.
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