The Willets Lab is moving to Temple University in the winter of 2015!

Current News

October 8, 2014. The Willets Lab congratulates W.E. Moerner on his 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

August 15, 2014.  We received an NSF grant to support our work on understanding plasmon-enhanced hot spots.

August 4, 2014. Dr. Eric Titus successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations to Eric!

June 18, 2014.  Karole is recognized for giving one of the best posters at the Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference!  She is one of only three attendees selected to give a talk on the final day of the meeting.

June 16, 2014.  We received an NSF grant to support our work mapping nanoparticle-ligand interactions with super-resolution imaging.

May 20, 2014. Neda Shirazi joins the group as an undergraduate researcher.

May 12, 2014. Karole receives a UT Graduate School Summer 2014 Fellowship.

May 12, 2014. Drew receives the Jeff Byers Memorial Graduate Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

April 2, 2014.  The Willets lab Welch Foundation funding is renewed for another 3 years.

March 17-22, 2014.  Maggie receives a scholarship from the French Office for Science and Technology to present her research at the US-French Post-Graduate Seminar on Nanocharacterization in Toulouse and Grenoble, France.

February 27, 2014. Taylor Hernandez joins the group as an undergraduate researcher.

January 24, 2014. Drew's paper on visualizing site-specific redox potentials on plasmonic nanoparticle electrodes is accepted to Nano Letters.

December 18, 2013. Kallie gets tenure.

October 16, 2013. Brittani Love joins the group as a first year graduate student.

September 24, 2013. Karole's paper on triplet-state mediated super-resolution imaging of fluorophore-labeled gold nanorods is accepted to ChemPhysChem

August 28, 2013. Eric’s paper on super-localization surface-enhanced Raman scattering microscopy is accepted to ACS Nano.

July 17, 2013. Kyle Marchuk joins the Willets lab as a postdoc.

June 21, 2013. Our AFOSR MURI proposal on “Electrochemical Imaging and Mechanistic Studies on the Nanometer Scale” was selected for funding. The team includes researchers from UT, Northwestern, Queens College-CUNY, Arizona State University, University of Utah, and University of Washington.