Monthly Archives: August 2017

Amber Prins/Dood

Amber Prins has been a researcher with the OESL lab for more than two years.  She started as a summer intern in 2015 and has continued on and contributed much to the lab with her smiling, outspoken personality along with her research.  Among her accomplishments, she has presented several posters, given talks at the ACS National Meeting and the Schaap Symposium and her name is on a patent involving redox shuttles.  She is a 2015 graduate of Hope College and is continuing her studies this fall with a graduate fellowship in the PhD program in Chemistry (with research emphasis in chemical education) at the University of Southern Florida.  Amber has also recently become Mrs. Amber Dood.  Amber has a very bright future ahead of her and we wish her all the best.  We will miss you!  Enjoy Florida and good luck with your future.


Hope College Schaap Symposium

Hope College recently hosted the Schaap Symposium; a two day symposium featuring speakers and students from universities all over the country.  They generously invited our Organic Energy Storage Lab to participate.  Our researchers presented six posters and Amber Prins spoke to attendees about “Organic Materials for Energy Storage: Exploiting Steric Strain to Tune Oxidation Potentials”.  Our appreciation goes out to Hope College and Dr. Jason Gillmore for an excellent and notable symposium.

New Holland Brewery Tour

In June, we were given an excellent tour of the New Holland Brewery by Andrew Heyboer.  It was a very popular tour, enjoyed by all.  Beer is drinkable chemistry.  Thank you Andrew and thank you to Anna Wilhelm for the pictures.