Group News

Key findings in recent ACS Omega publication condensed using LiveSlides

By David WheelerAugust 27th, 2020

Our most recent publication titled "Evaluating the Role of Molecular Heredity in the Optical and Electronic Properties of Cross-Conjugated Benzo[1,2-d:4,5-d′]bisoxazoles (BBO)" takes a detailed look at the impact steric hindrance plays in cross-conjugated BBO systems. This study allows us to refine our chemical systems towards the development of highly efficient... More

Congratulations, Dr. Carmen Gott-Betts!

By David WheelerAugust 6th, 2020

In an unorthodox fashion, Carmen Gott-Betts successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation, virtually, titled: "Design of Next-Generation Organic Semiconductors and the Development of New Methods for their Synthesis". Her synthetic work focused on derivatives with a common aromatic core, benzodifuran, and their potential use as either active layer or hole transport... More

Graduate student receives graduate student teaching award

By David WheelerMay 16th, 2020

This academic year, graduate student, Nicole Berry, received the Boston University - Department of Chemistry's outstanding teaching award. This award is given to graduate students who've demonstrated teaching excellence and innovation during their graduate program. Please join us in congratulating Nicole for a job well done! Way to go, Nicole!

Recent PhD Graduate published in Journal of Polymer Science

By David WheelerApril 22nd, 2020

Dr. Evan Muller's recent publication "Synthesis of 1,6‐didecylnaphtho[1,2‐b:5,6‐b']difuran‐based copolymers by direct heteroarylation polymerization" was accepted this month in the Journal of Polymer Science. This study looks at an exciting direct heteroarylation polymerization method and the photovoltaic properties of a series of novel naphtho[1,2‐b:5,6‐b']difuran‐based copolymers. Check it out here, DOI: 10.1002/pol.20200069

Sebastian Perez-Espina presents work at 22nd annual undergraduate research symposium

By David WheelerOctober 18th, 2019

This week, undergraduate student, Sebastian Perez-Espina, presented his work at the 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) symposium. His work in the Jeffries-EL group has involved investigating the synthesis of laddered benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']difuran polymers for photovoltaic application.     We are proud of you, Sebastian! Glad to have you on our team.

Congratulations, Dr. Burney-Allen!

By David WheelerOctober 9th, 2019

The Jeffries-EL group celebrated with Dr. Burney-Allen obtaining his doctoral degree. His thesis defense titled "Towards development of benzobisoxazole and napthodifuran based organic semiconductors for organic solar cells" gave a in-depth review of the synthetic and material science based research Alfred conducted during the program. We're all proud of you, More

Congratulations, Dr. Muller!

By David WheelerOctober 1st, 2019

From Iowa State to Boston University, the Jeffries-EL group celebrated with Dr. Evan Muller over the successful defense of his Ph.D dissertation. Evan will be the second member of Malika's group to received their Ph.D from BU. Job well done, Evan!

Summer researchers prepare for upcoming semester

By David WheelerAugust 16th, 2019

After a fun and eventful ten weeks, the Jeffries-EL group said their goodbyes to this summer's visiting/hosted undergraduates. These student were given the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience under their graduate mentors. Pictured left to right are: Christopher Cunningham (UWF), Felecia Hudibjo (BU), Chris Constantinou (BU), and Sebastian Perez-Espina... More

Jeffries-EL and student to present at conference this June

By David WheelerJune 26th, 2019

This week, Dr. Jeffries-EL and graduate student, Carmen Betts, travel to Bloomington, IL to present current research at the 46th National Organic Chemistry Symposia (NOS). On Thursday, Professor Jeffries-EL will be discussing current research based on benzobisoxazole (BBO) and benzodifuran (BDF) based materials for organic electronics. Mrs. Betts will be... More