April 1st, 2020
Congratulations to Kallol, Sayontani, Eva, and Natalie on their publication in Inorganic Chemistry involving enhanced electrocatalytic activity for CO2 reduction with a series of molecular rhenium complexes featuring pendant hydrogen-bond donors in the second-coordination sphere! Nice work!
December 2nd, 2019
Congratulations to Joey, Natalie, and Lizhu on their publication in Dalton Transactions, which involves the development of new copper-based redox shuttles supported by rigid tetradentate ligands for dye-sensitized solar cells! Congrats also to our collaborators in the Delcamp and Fortenberry groups!
November 8th, 2019
Congratulations to Kallol for being awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School! Well done and much deserved!
June 24th, 2019
Congratulations to Xiaojun and Lizhu on their publication in ACS Catalysis, which reports a series of molecular cobalt catalysts capable of selective CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions! Congrats also to our collaborators Prof. Julien Panetier and Katie McCardle!
May 11th, 2019
The Jurss Lab had a busy commencement this year! Congratulations to Lizhu Chen, Joseph Lee, Kayla Milano, and Weiwei Yang for earning their graduate degrees in Chemistry! Congratulations to undergraduates Eva Amatya, Nicole Bay, Dawson Buettner, Natalie Taylor, and Jay Vaughan for earning their Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry! We wish you all the best in graduate school, dental school, medical school, and beyond!
April 24th, 2019
Kallol and Asala’s paper is accepted to Frontiers in Chemistry! Congratulations! This work involves new first-row metal complexes supported by a redox-active NNP-type pincer ligand and their application to electrocatalytic CO2 reduction.
March 29th, 2019
Our latest paper, in collaboration with the Delcamp Group, is accepted to Journal of the American Chemical Society, and describes sensitized photocatalytic CO2 reduction to CH4 with our recently reported nickel bipyridyl-NHC complexes! Congratulations to Xiaojun and Kallol!
February 28th, 2019
The Jurss Lab receives an NSF CAREER Award to support our work on developing and understanding new molecular catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction! We greatly appreciate the funding from the National Science Foundation!
January 25th, 2019
Today was Xiaojun’s last day in the lab after an awesome and productive time over the last 2+ years! We are going to miss him and wish him all the best at his next stop at Baylor University in Prof. Caleb Martin’s research group!
November 30th, 2018
Weiwei and Sayontani’s paper is accepted to Chemical Communications! Congrats! This work with Jared Delcamp (UM), Russ Schmehl (Tulane), and coworkers involves anthracene-functionalized dinuclear rhenium compounds for photocatalytic CO2 reduction, where, for homogeneous Re systems, a record setting 40,000 turnovers for CO production was achieved!
November 12th, 2018
Lizhu and Xiaojun’s paper is accepted to Organometallics! A robust polypyridyl ligand was employed in iron-oxo catalyzed C-H bond functionalization and was found to have high selectivity, including high alcohol-to-ketone ratios in cyclohexane oxidation and a strong preference for the tertiary C-H bonds of adamantane.
October 19th, 2018
Lizhu, Hunter, and Sarah’s paper is published in New Journal of Chemistry! A novel tetradentate ligand was found to enforce high-spin electronic states and provide access to Fe(bpy)2 cores with cis-labile coordination sites!
October 4th, 2018
We are excited that first-year graduate student Zane Turner has joined the Jurss Lab! Welcome!
July 24th, 2018
Weiwei, Sayontani, Winston, and Rebekah’s paper is published in Inorganic Chemistry! This work explores the reactivity and divergent behavior of two well-defined dinuclear rhenium catalysts for CO2 reduction!
June 1st, 2018
We welcome undergraduate REU student Hannah Kline from Western Carolina University to the Jurss Lab! Hannah will be working with us for the next two months developing new catalysts for CO2 reduction!
April 18th, 2018
Congrats to Kallol for his contribution to our collaboration with the Delcamp Group involving a novel tungsten-based photocatalyst for H2 evolution, which appeared in ACS Catalysis!
February 26th, 2018
Xiaojun’s paper is published in Chemical Communications! This work, with our collaborator Julien Panetier at SUNY Binghamton, provides insight into the role of redox-active macrocycles in CO2 reduction through a series of well-defined nickel catalysts. Congrats!
January 22nd, 2018
We welcome new undergraduate researchers Nicole Bay, Dawson Buettner, Katrina Gateley, and Natalie Taylor to the Jurss Lab!
December 1st, 2017
First-year graduate students Anthony Devdass and Shatamanna Sahil join the Jurss Lab! Welcome!
October 31st, 2017
The Jurss Lab has been awarded a Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Thanks!
August 9th, 2017
Lizhu, Amir, and Manpreet’s communication on cobalt-catalyzed H2 production with a first-of-its-kind pentapyrazine ligand is published in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. Congrats!
June 8th, 2017
May 30th, 2017
We welcome undergraduate REU student Colleen Chernowsky from Ohio Wesleyan University to the Jurss Lab! Colleen will be working with us for the next two months developing new catalysts for renewable energy applications.
May 13th, 2017
Congratulations to Emily Ables, Rebekah Nelson, and Winston Pitts on graduating today! All the best to you going forward!
January 1st, 2017
Jonah assumes responsibilities as Chair of the local section of the American Chemical Society!
November 4th, 2016
Joey placed second overall in the campus-wide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition from over 80 graduate student entrants! Read more about the 3MT Competition here. Great job!
September 27th, 2016
The Jurss Lab is awarded a Seed Grant for catalytic water oxidation from the National Science Foundation OIA-1539035. Congrats!
August 25th, 2016
Dr. Xiaojun Su joins the group as our first postdoc! Welcome!
August 1st, 2016
One of Hunter’s many lasting contributions to the Jurss Lab! This is every magnet that Oakwood makes as of today.
July 27th, 2016
Congratulations to Hunter for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis! All the best to you in medical school!
July 26th, 2016
Congratulations to Lizhu for receiving a first place award on her oral presentation at the conference this week! Weiwei and Joey also had outstanding poster presentations!
July 21st, 2016
July 4th, 2016
We welcome Mayukh Datta and Quriston Wilson to the Jurss Lab as part of our Artificial Photosynthesis Research Experience for High School Students summer program!
June 9th, 2016
Congratulations to Hunter on our collaborative paper with the Delcamp Group, “Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to CO with Re-Pyridyl-NHCs: Proton Source Influence on Rates and Product Selectivities” that was published in Inorganic Chemistry!
June 6th, 2016
Graduate student Joseph Lee joins the Jurss Lab! Welcome, Joey!
May 27th, 2016
We welcome undergraduate REU student Jordan Spell from Western Carolina University to the Jurss Lab! Jordan will be working with us for the next two months developing new catalysts for renewable energy applications.
May 14th, 2016
A hearty congrats to Sarah, Michael, and Manpreet for graduating this weekend!
May 9th, 2016
Hunter, Sarah, and Amir have all been accepted to medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center! Congratulations!
April 29th, 2016
Congratulations and job well done to Manpreet for successfully defending his Honors Thesis!
April 26th, 2016
Weiwei receives the department’s Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Student Award, recognizing her outstanding academic work and research progress at our annual ACS local section banquet!
April 5th, 2016
Jonah serves as a judge at the State Science Fair, held on campus in the Tad Smith Coliseum, where ~600 students in grades 7 – 12 shared their creativity through science!
December 1st, 2015
Jonah is voted Chair-Elect of our local section of the American Chemical Society!
November 16th, 2015
The Jurss Lab is awarded a Seed Grant for catalytic water oxidation from the National Science Foundation OIA-1539035, and Rebekah Nelson joins our team as an undergraduate researcher!
November 4th, 2015
Lizhu, Hunter, Ryan, Amir, and Manpreet present posters at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) held in Memphis, Tennessee!
August 31st, 2015
We welcome new graduate students Kayla Milano, Sayontani Sinha Roy, Kallol Talukdar, and Weiwei Yang, as well as undergraduates Michael Holland and Winston Pitts, to the Jurss Lab!
June 28th, 2015
Ting Li and Robert Simmons have joined the Jurss Lab as part of our Artificial Photosynthesis Research Experience for High School Students program in partnership with Ole Miss Summer College. Welcome!
May 27th, 2015
We welcome undergraduate Sarah Farmer to the lab!
May 19th, 2015
Lab bowling night! Lizhu had never bowled before and in her first game, she breaks 100 and gets a turkey!
May 17th, 2015
Ankita Purohit joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher! Welcome!
May 9th, 2015
Congratulations to lab alumni and new graduates of the University of Mississippi: Logan Bell, Allie Funderbunk, and Jackie Gledhill!
May 7th, 2015
Jackie presents a fantastic poster on her research at the Undergraduate Research Forum!
April 28th, 2015
Hunter and Lizhu present posters on their research at the GSC Research Forum! Great job!
April 10th, 2015
Jonah serves as a judge at the 2015 Mississippi Region VII Science Fair that was attended by some 300 middle school students presenting posters on research projects from a 13-county region in northern Mississippi. Inspiring!
January 5th, 2015
We welcome our newest member to the lab, graduate student Lizhu Chen!
December 20th, 2014
The new research wing is looking sharp! Projected opening: April 2015
November 20th, 2014
Graduate student Hunter Dulaney joins the group! Welcome aboard!
November 19th – 21st, 2014
Jonah attends the Southwestern Regional ACS Meeting in Fort Worth!
November 7th, 2014
September 18th, 2014
Amir Khadivi, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, joins the lab! Welcome!
September 4th, 2014
We welcome Jackie Gledhill, Logan Bell, Ryan Harvey, and Ryan Higgins to the lab!
August 26th, 2014
Manpreet Singh joins the Jurss Lab as an undergraduate researcher and the first group member! Welcome!
July 31st – August 2nd, 2014
Jonah attends the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop in Washington, DC!
July 22nd, 2014
Check out the progress on our new building addition (the Jurss Lab will be on the 3rd floor featuring 1800 ft2 of lab space and 8 fume hoods)!
July 1st, 2014
Jonah begins his appointment as an Assistant Professor!