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The ANERA-RISE Distinguished Lecturer Series presents:

"Designing and Probing Photovoltaic Materials"

Dr. Jason Baxter, Associate Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, 

Drexel University

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

@ 11 a.m.

1st flr seminar room in the newly-opened DIST building


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ANERA-RISE Distinguished Lecturer Series


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  Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Research and Applications (ANERA) Seminar Series A message from the organizers: The Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Research and Applications (ANERA) Seminar Series at Delaware State University represents an integral part of a comprehensive program aiming to enhance the advance materials and nanomaterials focus of our Applied Chemistry graduate program. The program is engaging young scientists in conceptualization and application of materials research. The Seminar Series aims to bring renown materials scientists in the Mid-Atlantic Region to present their contributions in the materials research field and discuss potential collaborative efforts with students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry and other STEM departments at DSU. An NSF sponsored program, ANERA debuts the Seminar Series in March, having scheduled monthly events in Spring and Fall semesters. We are honored to extend a heartfelt invitation to the DSU community and look forward to see you at the ANERA Seminars! Sincerely, The Seminar Organizing Committee Dr. Cherese Winstead-Casson, Dr. Daniela Radu and Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai   Spring 2016: March 1, 2016, 11 A.M.: Dr. Jason Baxter, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University (OSCAR building, seminar room, 1st floor). Topic: "Designing and Probing Photovoltaic Materials.".  April 5, 2016, 11 A.M.: Dr. Matthew F. Doty, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Delaware. (OSCAR building, seminar room, 1st floor). Topic: "New Nanostructured Materials for Efficient Photon Upconversion".​ May 3, 2016, 11 A.M.: Dr. Sharon L. Neal, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Delaware. (South Science Center room(TBA). Topic: "Reaction progress monitoring of PAH photodegradation in bioelevant solvent".​    

Program Features and Application

Program Features Eligible applicants: All interested candidates aiming to pursue a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in the area of Chemistry must: Have completed and obtained their undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related field Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Have at least a 3.0 GPA Have documented prior lab research experience (as undergraduate research or research internship)-at least one letter of recommendation; GRE is required before DSU Graduate School acceptance. Related info Program Benefits Student financial support (stipend and tuition) totaling  $27500/graduate student Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching   Download Application 

Project Mission


Pictured are (l-r) the research grant’s co-investigators Cheng-Yu Lai, associate professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Daniela R. Radu, assistant professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Cherese Winstead, chair of the DSU Department of Chemistry and the principal investigator of the grant.

  Our mission is to enhance the graduate program in Applied Chemistry at Delaware State University by focusing the departmental research on discovery and application of advanced functional materials. The project’s research will serve as a model in the area of catalysis in renewable energy applications aiming to substantially increase the number of successful graduate student placement. Project Staff Dr. Cherese Winstead, PhD Department of Chemistry Chair (PI) South science center room 314 302.857.6521   Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai, PhD Professors (Co-PI) South science center room 306 302.857.6537 Dr. Daniela Radu, PhD Assistant Professors (Co-PI) South science center room 306 302.857.6553 Key Personnel   Dr. Qiquan Wang, PhD Associate Professors North science center room 246 302.857.6547 Dr. Yuri Markushin, PhD Senior Research Scientist, Physics & Engineering 302.857.6808  

CMNST - Staff - M. Poe

CMNST would like to welcome Dr. Marcel Poe to the Academic Advisement team. Marcel has over 17 years of experience working with at-risk populations at Delaware Technical Community College. While at DTCC, he provided academic, social, and career advisement to First generation, low income, and disabled students. Dr. Poe also developed a summer bridge program, male retention group, and several workshops and activities focused on student retention. Marcel served on the Diversity Committee, Student Success Committee, and Student Life Committee. Dr. Poe has a heart and passion for student success.

CMNST presents The Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Amanda M. Brown
Director Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences Program
Co-Director, Translational Research in Neuro-AIDS and Mental Health


ANERA-RISE Program Description


Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South
Room 314

Fax. 302.857.6539

Program Description The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) activity program supports the development of research capability at HBCUs that offer doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines. With support from the National Science Foundation, Delaware State University (DSU) will implement comprehensive strategies designed to expand DSU's research and educational capability in an effort to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in the Applied Chemistry doctoral program and growing the diverse STEM workforce. The goal of the program is to develop advanced nanomaterials for renewable energy applications while strengthening DSU's research and educational capability in the Department of Chemistry by: 1) Focusing on catalytic nanomaterials synthesis and characterization toward energy applications; 2) Enabling the synergy of faculty participants in the context of the materials chemistry research; 3) Developing new courses in materials chemistry and growing a network of material scientists in Delaware.   The HBCU-RISE program at DSU will enhance the research infrastructure in Materials Chemistry, and increase the number of Ph.D. courses offered under the NSF-RISE grants.                                                                                                                 Funded by the National Science Foundation    

Kent County Science Fair 2016

5th ANNUAL KENT COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR held on the campus of Thursday, March 3, 2016 The Fair will take place in the Martin Luther King Student Center in the 2nd floor parlors, with set-up from 1:00 pm until 6:30 pm on the 2nd and the Fair taking place from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm on the 3rd. Parking will be available in parking lot 1.  Co-sponsored by the State of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware  Attendees of the 2014 Kent County Science Fair  IMPORTANT DATES: February 8, 2016 Complete Application due including Research Plan February 15, 2016 Adult Sponsors receive feedback from submissions March 2, 2016 Set Up at DSU (1:00 to 6:30 pm) March 3, 2016 Judging and Science Fair at DSU (8:00 am to 2:30 pm)                      For more information, or to inform us that you would like to participate, please contact Jacquelyn Jones at or 302.857.6650. Sponsored by: Senator Chris Coons’ Office, Delaware State University (DSU), Delaware Technical & Community College (Terry Campus), Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)  at DSU     

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