NEWS in the group



30 July 2015

Our undergraduate student Madeline Masi received the Best Poster Award at the SURE conference in Clarkson on July 30th. This award was given to her for presenting research results obtained in our lab during the summer. Her research was supported by the NSF REU grant for undergraduate students.

Congratulations, Maddie !!!!!




12 May 2015

Our research group received the first award for the best poster presented at "Magnetically Stimulated Soft Materials" conference at University of Georgia, Athens, GA. The poster entitled "Controlled DNA delivery and detection triggered by magnetic field" was presented by Dr. Nataliia Guz on behalf of the co-authors: S. Bakshi, N. Guz, A. Zakharchenko, D. Kolpashchikov, S. Minko and E. Katz.




 


December 5, 2014

On December 5, our PhD student Kevin MacVittie had successfull PhD defense with the thesis "Biocomputing Architectures for Bioelectronic Interfacing: Biochemical Memory and Biofuel Cell Power Modules for Bionic Human Machine Hybrids". Kevin was performing research in the group for 3 years and completed the study with 19 published papers (which is unbelievable number for a graduate student!!!). Good luck Kevin in your future life !!! We will be missing you in the lab.

The photo shows our research group after the Kevin's defense (Kevin is second from the left).


October 31, 2014

Dr. Jan Halámek (SUNY Albany), who was a former postdoctoral fellow in our group, visited Clarkson University and presented a seminar talk for the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science. He was talking about his new research in the area of forensic science.


October 26, 2014

Prof. Katz presented an invited plenary lecture "Implantable Bioelectronics - Towards Cyborgs: From Science Fiction to Reality - Tutorial" at BioCAS 2014: Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference; IEEE 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22-24, 2014. At the end of the lecture he received an award as a plenary speaker.


August 26, 2014

On August 26, our PhD student Shay Mailloux had successfull PhD defense with the thesis "Sense and Treat Systems: From Biomarker Detection to Responsive Release". Shay was performing research in the group for 3 years and completed the study with 10 published papers (a few more papers are on the way). Good luck Shay in your future life !!! We will be missing you in the lab.


July 15, 2014

Our PhD student Kevin MacVittie received the Shipley fellowship for 2014 Fall semester to recognize his outstanding academic achievements - he coauthorized 16 research papers published in the top scientific journals. Kevin is planning his PhD defense by the end of 2014.



June 19, 2014

Prof. Evgeny Katz was awarded with a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing by the journal Electrochemistry Communications.

Only awarded once a year to a small hand-picked selection of reviewers, as identified by the journal Editors and Editor-in-Chiefs, this accolade is recognition of hard work and contribution to the publication of scientific and medical research.

(Note that the journal is using the old spelling of the first name used prior 2006)







June 13, 2014

Evgeny Katz was invited by students to give a lecture "Bioelectronics: From Novel Concepts to Practical Applications" at the ECS Montreal Student Chapter.




May 28, 2014

Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science in Clarkson University’s School of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded Clarkson's Lifetime Research Achievement Award.

The Lifetime Research Achievement Award is granted annually to recognize research by a tenured faculty member who is recognized internationally for a body of work that exemplifies the highest level of research accomplishment and has made a significant impact on their chosen field of study.

An esteemed scientist, Katz has received numerous awards, including two Kaye Awards for Scientific Innovations (1995 and 2004); and the Humboldt Scholarship, which gave him an opportunity to work at the Technical University of Munich. His research interests are biocomputing; biosensors; biofunctionalized nanomaterials for bioelectronic and biomedical applications; bionanoengineering; bioelectronics & optobioelectronics; and bionanotechnology for bioelectronic applications. Ranked as one of the world’s top 100 chemists by Thomson Reuters, Katz has been inducted into Clarkson’s Million Dollar Club for attracting more than $1 million of external funding for his research activities in the last five years. He has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private industry. Katz and his research team of Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate students work in his Laboratory of Bioelectronics and Biotechnology at Clarkson, where they are exploring chemical building blocks for technologies that combine biology and nanotechnology. He explains, "We can program the chemical system in the same way engineers can program computers."

A gifted scholar, Katz is an expert in colloid science, nanomaterials and bioelectronics. He holds more than 20 international patents and has written or co-written 380 articles for scholarly journals, book chapters and conferences. His H-index (reflecting the citation rate) reached the value of 74, meaning that his 74 papers (from total number of papers 380) have been cited at least 74 and more times. The total citations of his work are above 18,000. He has taught and conducted research at the world’s top universities in Russia, Spain, Germany and Jerusalem. Amid all the international acclaim, Katz counts his blessings in the number of his students who have gone on to their own success. He says, "One of my driving forces is not only doing science, but 'making' people. If I know my students are successful in doing research, in publishing papers, in getting good jobs, this is what makes me the most happy.”

Evgeny Katz joined Clarkson University in 2006, coming from The Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry, Moscow. He received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering from D.I. Mendeleyev Chemical Engineering University, Moscow, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

(Text above is copied from the Clarkson's News)

Photo: Prof. Evgeny Katz has been awarded Clarkson's Lifetime Research Achievement Award. Clarkson President Tony Collins (left) presents the award to Katz.


May 16, 2014

Our PhD student Kevin MacVittie received the 2nd award for the best poster presented at the CAMP meeting (May 14-16, 2014, Gideon Putnam Resort Saratoga Springs, NY).

May 16, 2014

Our  research team: Dr.  Nataliia  Guz,  Dr. Maria Gamella Carballo and PhD student Shay Mailloux, received the 2nd award for the most attractive poster presented at the CAMP meeting (May 14-16, 2014, Gideon Putnam Resort Saratoga Springs, NY).


April 26, 2014

Our PhD student Shay Mailloux won the Best Graduate Poster Award at the Fifth Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry & Biology Research Symposium on April 26th, 2014 at SUNY Plattsburgh. Congratulations !!!!!


April 16, 2014

A new book edited by Prof. Katz, "Implantable Bioelectronics - Devices, Materials and Applications", Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2014, was acknowledged at the University Libraries at the Sixth Annual Clarkson Authors Recognition Event.

The photo shows the authors of recently published books (Prof. Katz is at right).



November 4, 2013

Prof. Evgeny Katz gave a lecture on "Implantable Bioelectronics" for the SOAR educational program.

SOAR is a member-directed learning group, sponsored locally by SUNY Potsdam through the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation (CLEAR). SOAR is also one of almost 400 such lifelong learning groups affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network. The 350+ members of SOAR are “Third Age” adults, post-family and career people who are actively enjoying their lives. SOAR members are inquisitive, energetic and creative. They enjoy intellectual stimulation, hands-on activities, going places, and good fellowship. SOAR members love learning just for the sake of learning, and they love sharing what they know.

SOAR employs just one part-time staff person. Everyone else - board and committee members, course presenters, classroom ambassadors, office helpers, and many others - is a volunteer.

Video - the beginning of the lecture.

September 5, 2013

Dr. Maria Gamella Carballo joined the research group as a new Research Associate (postdoc) arriving from Spain. Welcome to the group and good luck at the new place !!!



September 1, 2013

Dr. Jan Halámek left the group after staying for 5 years at the position of Research Assistant Professor. He received Assistant Professor tenure-track position at SUNY Albany.

Dr. Lenka Halámková left the group and started her new position as Research Scientist in lab of Dr. Lednev, at State University of New York at Albany.

Congratulations with the excellent positions and good luck at the new place!!!




June 1, 2013

Dr. Nataliia Guz joined the research group as a new Research Associate (postdoc) after completing PhD study at Clarkson (Physics Department) with Professor Igor Sokolov. Welcome to the group !!!





May 5, 2013



Dr. Lenka Halámková was promoted to the title of the Research Assistant Professor. Congratulations!!! This is a well deserved promotion after publishing 12 papers in our research team.


March 2, 2013

Prof. Katz participated in the meeting of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) in Binghamton University.

Text below was copied from the SASE web page at Clarkson:
Our National Conference was an eye-opening event and there is no way that we will miss the next SASE conference. Our trip for the 3rd Annual North East Regional Conference at Binghamtom University was amazing. We were able to bring twenty-two members to the conference. This year we are one of the co-host chapter coordinate a panel regarding to "Innovation & Science". We invited Clarkson Professor, Dr. Evgeny Katz and Clarkson PhD Candidate, Fang Hua to speak about their research in their specific fields. It was a great networking experience for everyone and this opportunity have inspired many of our member about SASE mission. We can't wait to meet everyone again at the next National Convention!


December 15, 2012

Kevin L. MacVittie, PhD student, received the 2012 Clarkson University, Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Department Graduate Student Award.  He was also presenting a poster entitled "Implantable Biofuel Cells Operating In Vivo - Towards Biomedical Devices Powered By Electricity Harvested Inside the Body" at the students' conference where the award was given to him.

Congratulations Kevin !!!

 

May 12, 2012




Five graduate students from the team of Prof. Katz received their diploma during Clarkson University’s 119th commencement (from left to right): Zhiyuan Jin (MS), Jian Zhou (PhD), Soujanya Chinnapareddy (PhD), Prof. Evgeny Katz, Mary Anitha Arugula (PhD), Tsz Kin Tam (PhD).


April 24, 2012


Our student (internship from Turkey) Sevim Korkmaz left the group to make her MS defense in Turkey. The title of her MS thesis is "Enzyme Based Logic Systems for Information and Signal Processing". She finished her MS study in 1 year with 1 published paper and several papers in preparetion.


April 24, 2012


On April 24, our student Zhiyuan Jin had successfull MS defense. The title of his MS thesis is "Electrochemically Controlled Protein Delivery System based on Surface modified Graphite Electrodes with Iron-Alginate Cross-Linked Thin-Film". He finished his MS study in less than 2 years with 2 papers published in top scientific journals.


April 17, 2012





On April 17, our student Soujanya Chinnapareddy had successfull PhD defense. This was the fifth PhD defense in the research group at Clarkson. The title of her PhD thesis is "Novel Biomedical Approaches in Health Monitoring and Oral Care". She finished her PhD study in less than 4 years with 7 papers published in top scientific journals. She also spent significant period of time doing research at P&G. She will start her research job at P&G in June.



March 15, 2012

Clarkson PhD student Shay Mailloux of Malone, N.Y., has been selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in the prestigious 2012 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. Mailloux, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry, is advised by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science. In June, Mailloux will travel to Canberra, Australia, to be hosted by the Australian Academy of Science for the eight-week research program. The institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. The students also gain an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of their respective location, as well as an orientation to the country’s society, culture and language. The primary goals of the institutes are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

 

Shay in Blue Mountains

Shay with a group of students awarded by NSF with a research fellowship.


March 1, 2012

Dr. Vera Bocharova left the group receiving prestigious Wigner Scholar position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Vera stayed at the group for three years and co-authorized many excellent papers. Congratulations with the excellent new positions and good luck at the new place!!!



November 3, 2011

Professor Evgeny Katz among several other Clarkson University faculty has been inducted into the school's Million Dollar Club for the significant amount (over 1 million) of external funding that his research activities have garnered (more details here).

Photo caption: Clarkson University Provost Thomas C. Young and Director of Research and Technology Transfer Gregory C. Slack recently inducted faculty and staff into the school's Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar clubs for the significant amounts of external funding that their investigations and research activities have garnered. Left to right: Slack, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Prof. Evgeny Katz, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Prof. Brian Helenbrook, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Prof. Kathleen Issen, Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. Yongming Liu, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Prof. Piergiovanni Marzocca, Shipley Center for Innovation Fellow and Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. James Bonner, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Prof. Daniel Valentine, and Young.



September 7, 2011





On September 7, our student Mary Anita Arugula had successfull PhD defense. This was the forth PhD defense in the research group at Clarkson. The title of her PhD thesis is "Enzyme Based Logic Systems for Information Processing and Biomedical Applications". She finished her PhD study in 4 years with 10 papers published in top scientific journals. She will start her postdoctoral job at the group of Prof. Zhen He (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) in September.


Kevin on top of one of the mountains in the Julian Alps
July, 2011

Our undergraduate student Kevin MacVittie received an award for the research trip to Europe. This trip was supported jointly by Clarkson University and University of Ljubljana, top University in Slovenia.

His description of the trip is given below:
"During the summer of 2011, Clarkson University granted me the opportunity to spend eight weeks abroad, through an exchange program being set up by Dean Prof. Turner. Six of these weeks were spent performing research in a biochemistry lab at the Jozef Stefan Institute at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Here I performed protein synthesis research to isolate a specific region of an uncharacterized surface protein believed to be tied to tumor growth. During the six weeks I was able to absorb much of the culture from the capital city Ljubljana, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. Much of my free time was spent climbing in the Julian Alps with a few of my comrades from the lab. After the six weeks I was able to travel through Italy and France for two weeks. I spent a day in Venice, six in Rome, and six in Paris. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to immerse myself in the cultures of the many different countries there, as well as see the many monuments and works of art that many only get to see in photographs."

This option is still open next year for other students in Clarkson.


July 25, 2011





On July 25, our student Jian Zhou had successfull PhD defense. This was the third PhD defense in the research group at Clarkson. The title of his PhD thesis is "Biochemical Logic Systems for Information Processing and Biomedical Applications". He finished his PhD study in less than 4 years with 21 papers published in top scientific journals. He will start his postdoctoral job at the group of Prof. Yuzhuo Li (Clarkson University) in September.



June, 2011


Dr. Jan Halámek was invited to serve as Associate Editor for Biosensors Journal. This is his first editorial experience, let's congratulate him and wish to continue up to the Editorial Board of JACS.


May, 2011




Our PhD student Jian Zhou received an award for the best poster presented at the 2011 CAMP meeting in Albany. He was presenting a poster: "Enzyme Logic Gates for Assessing Physiological Conditions During an Injury and Analysis of Biomarker Patterns in Human Serum Samples" co-authored by Jian Zhou, Jan Halámek, Vera Bocharova, Guinevere Strack, Mary A. Arugula, Soujanya Chinnapareddy, Joseph Wang, Evgeny Katz.


May, 2011





Sevim Korkmaz has joined the group as a MS student. She came from Turkey and now our research team is even more international. Welcome to Potsdam and Clarkson !!!


May 2, 2011





On May 2, our student Tsz Kin Tam (Ward) had successfull PhD defense. This was the second PhD defense in the research group at Clarkson. The title of his PhD thesis is "Functional Electrodes Based on Signal-Responsive Materials for Bioelectronic Applications". He finished his combined MS-PhD study in less than 4 years with 20 papers published in top scientific journals. He will start his postdoctoral job at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in June.


April 2009








Our undergraduate student Fiona Moseley
(center in the photo) received an award for the best poster at the 2nd Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium of the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society, SUNY Potsdam, April 16, 2011.


April 6, 2011






On April 6, our student Guinevere Strack had successfull PhD defense. This was the very first PhD defense in the research group at Clarkson. The title of her PhD thesis is "Biomolecular Logic Systems: Their Design and Optimization". She finished her combined MS-PhD study in less than 4 years with 17 papers published in top scientific journals. She will start her postdoctoral job at Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall Air Force Base in June.


March 2011




A collaborative paper (Cornell University and Clarkson University) was highlighted at a cover page of Chem. Commun.: Z. Li, M.A. Rosenbaum, A. Venkataraman, T.K. Tam, E. Katz, L.T. Angenent, Bacteria-based AND logic gate: A decision-making and self-powered biosensor. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 3060-3062.




February 2011




Special issue of Israel Journal of Chemistry - "Molecular and Biomolecular Information Processing Systems" prepared by Guest Editor Evgeny Katz has been published. The issue represents a unique collection of review papers from the major contributors to this novel research area.



November 2010




Our PhD student Guinevere Strack was invited for internship study at Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall Air Force Base. She successfully spent there about 6 months doing research. The photo shows Guinevere (in the center) with her colleagues at the Air Force Lab.


November 2010





Our PhD student Soujanya Chinnapareddy was invited for internship study at P&G. She successfully spent there about 6 months doing research. The photo shows Soujanya (in the center) with her colleagues at P&G.



September 2010

Our PhD student Tsz Kin Tam (Ward) was doing collaborative research for 3 months in the group of Prof. Daniel Mandler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) in the frame of a collaborative project supported by our BSF grant.

Prof. Mandler's group - Ward is in the middle
Ward is doing experiments with an electrochemical scanning microscope


September 2010



Dr. Lenka Halámková joined the group as a postdoctoral research associate. The first and the only real biologist – she will be an extremely important member of our multidisciplinary team !



















See video about the meeting


June 2010

PhD student Guinevere Strack received an NSF award to attend 60th Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Lindau (Germany) in a group of the best USA graduate students, the photo shows a group of the US students supported by the NSF grant
News:
Guinevere M. Strack, a Chemistry Ph.D. student, has been selected to attend the 60th Interdisciplinary Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany, this summer, 2010. She will be attending the meeting in a group of 77 of the best graduate students selected from universities across the United States. She is working on her degree at Clarkson with Professor Evgeny Katz in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science on projects related to biomolecular computing and bioelectronics. It has included biochemical mimicking of computing operations/devices using enzyme-based systems and their coupling with "smart" signal-responsive materials.


November 2009




The first postdoc in the group, Dr. Marcos Pita, after three years working at Clarkson received an academic tenure track position in Spain being number one in the national competition list. Currently he is Ramón y Cajal Researcher in Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.


July 2009







Our PhD student Jian Zhou was married. This was the first wedding celebrated in the group.



May 2009

Our PhD student Tsz Kin Tam (Ward) received a Student Travel Grant from Physical And Analytical Electrochemistry Division (PAED) of The Electrochemistry Society for attending the 215th Electrochemistry Society Meeting in San Francisco, 24-29 May 2009. He presented there the following lecture: T.K. Tam, L. Amir, M. Pita, L. Alfonta, E. Katz, “Smart  Biofuel  Cells  Logically  Controlled  by  Complex  Biochemical  Signals"  (Oral presentation).



Guinevere Strack receiving the award for the best oral presentation

Strack won the best graduate oral presentation award for her paper, which was titled "Biocomputing logic systems based on immunoreactions: Approaching immuno-controlled bioelectronic devices." She and co-authors graduate student Soujanya Chinnapareddy, and researchers Jan Halamek and Marcos Pita work in the laboratory of Prof. Evgeny Katz.

Mary Arugula receiving the award for the best poster presentation

Several other Clarkson students presented oral or posters at the symposium, including Mary A. Arugula, a graduate environmental engineering student, who won second prize for her poster titled "Analysis and optimization of enzymatic logic gates and their networks: Scaling up complexity of biocomputing systems." Co-authors of the poster included Strack, Halamek, Pita, and Prof. Vladimir Privman and Evgeny Katz.
April 2009

Students' awards

Two PhD students in our group, Guinevere Strack and Mary Arugula received awards at 36th ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, Potsdam (April, 2009).






February 2009



Dr. Vera Bocharova
joined the group as a postdoctoral research associate. Currently she is Research Assistant Professor in the group.



August 2008

Dr. Jan Halámek
joined the group as a postdoctoral research associate. Currently he is Research Assistant Professor in the group.


July 2008

Clarkson University Student Guinevere Strack Receives ACS Award

 
Guinevere M. Strack of Parishville, N.Y., a graduate student pursuing her master of science degree in chemistry at Clarkson University, has been selected to receive a travel award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Biological Chemistry. This award will support of her attendance at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia in August. Strack has been working as a research assistant with Professor Evgeny Katz on a project related to biomolecular computing. This research studies biochemical mimicking of computing operations/devices using enzyme-based systems and their coupling with "smart" signal-responsive materials. Strack formulated her results into three papers, which were recently published in the prestigious scientific journals J. Am Chem. Soc., J. Phys. Chem. B and ChemBioChem. "Guinevere is one of my best students for the last 20 years," said Katz. "She has demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. She is not only interested in and motivated to learn the material, but puts great work into assimilating it to her own experience and developing her own ideas about each scientific topic we discuss." Strack is planning to continue her study for her Ph.D. at Clarkson, continuing her work in Katz’s research group.




updated on August 15, 2015