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A Yearly Spiritual Renewal of Ramadan

posted Jun 26, 2019, 2:11 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Jul 2, 2019, 3:41 PM ]

Ramadan Renewal

June 26, 2019.
Safia's essay on The Chemistry Graduate School Experience was selected among a few out of more than 80 submissions to the invitation by C&EN of the American Chemical Society. It is a reflective essay describing her experience on how the yearly intersection of Ramadan and her doing chemistry research as a PhD graduate student brings new spiritual refreshing perspectives for her to continue doing good as a scientist. Picture credited to Jane Donnelly and Carter Cohen.

TongLab Hosted a Visit by Professors Watanabe and Iiyama

posted Apr 27, 2019, 11:58 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Apr 27, 2019, 11:58 PM ]

April 26, 2019. TongLab hosted a visit by Professors Masahiro Watanabe and Akihiro Iiyama, the former and current director of the Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi, Japan on their way to attend the 2019 DOE Annual Technical Review Meeting of its Hydrogen and Vehicle Programs. Professor Iiyama shared the research programs of his center and Professor Watanabe gave a lecture on designing novel electrocatalysts for fuel cells.  

Go Gianna!

posted Apr 25, 2019, 10:30 AM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 1:10 PM ]


April 16, 2019. Undergraduate student Gianna Bevacqua presented a poster of her research under the guidance of graduate student mentor Rongfeng Zheng at the 2019 Georgetown Undergraduate Research Symposium. Way to go Gianna!

Team Tong Paintbar Night

posted Apr 25, 2019, 10:19 AM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 10:31 AM ]


April 12, 2019. Team Tong had a happy painting night at Paintbar of Arlington, VA. Everyone's artistic talent was clearly showcased!

Happily Making Ice Cream for Kids: Chemistry in Action

posted Apr 25, 2019, 9:54 AM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 1:13 PM ]

March 28, 2019. Undergraduate student Carter Cohen (shown in the picture) and his graduate student mentor Safia Jilani volunteered at Hardy Middle School's STEM night by putting chemistry in action through making ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

GU to Offer Environmental Policy Masters Program

posted Nov 2, 2018, 3:32 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 3:42 PM ]

The Master of Science in Environmental Metrology and Policy Program (EMAP) at Georgetown that Dr. Tong runs is accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment. Here are three web articles about the EMAP:MEASURING POLLUTION: NEW MASTER’S DEGREE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 

Heady Henna: Safia is the July 2018 Chempics winner

posted Aug 22, 2018, 1:23 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 1:24 PM ]

Safia's hands drawing that she submitted to ACS's Chempics monthly contest is the July 2018 winner. Congratulations, Safia! 

June 13, 2018: A novel in situ NMR technique for studying batteries chemistry

posted Jun 13, 2018, 8:24 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 8:27 PM ]

In collaboration with colleagues from George Washington University and Sandia National Lab, the TongLab has published a new paper in ChemElectroChem as a Communication entitled "In Situ Stripline Electrochemical NMR for Batteries". It reports a novel and successful adaption of stripline NMR detection to electrochemical systems in general and rechargeable batteries in particular. It leads to an in situ NMR technique that integrates seamlessly the NMR detection with the construction of an electrochemical device and has much higher detection sensitivity, higher sample filling factors, and which is particularly suitable for mass-limited samples.

Florencia Won the 2017-18 College Chemistry Achievement Award from the Chemical Society of Washington

posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:06 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 11:06 PM ]

Chemistry senior Florencia Son won the 2017-18 College Chemistry Achievement Award bestowed by the Chemical Society of Washington, which was given to her at the CSW dinner on February 8, 2018 at the American Chemical Society headquarter in Washington DC.

Florencia Goes to International

posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:51 PM by YuYe Tong   [ updated Aug 25, 2018, 1:28 AM ]

At the 2018 Winter Enrichment Program hosted by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia, chemistry senior Florencia Son won the 1st place of the International Poster Competition in the Physical Science and Engineering Division by presenting her summer research conducted at the New York University's NSF REU site 

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