News

  • 2022 May: Surya Kumar joins our research team as a visiting scholar. Welcome Surya!
  • 2022 April: Our collaborative research with Prof. Waegele (BC) and Prof. Bao (BC) on steering proton-coupled electron transfer processes for energy conversion at the metal electrode/MOF interface has been funded by the National Science Foundation
  • 2022 April: Congratulations to Hannah Ramos (’23) on receiving the NESACS Norris-Richards Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship.
  • 2022 March: We are hiring! We’re looking for a postdoctoral research fellow. More information can be found here.
  •  2022 January: Our work on engineering a bi-functional heterostructured photocatalyst for CO2  reduction has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • 2022 January: Hannah Ramos (’23) joins the team as an undergraduate student researcher. Welcome Hannah!
  • 2021 December: Congratulations to Sam Nagel (’23) on receiving the Undergraduate Research Fund (URF) which supports undergraduate researchers with expenses that they may incur while conducting research or working on a creative project.
  • 2021 October: Katie Schrader joins the research team as a graduate student. Sam Nagel (’23) joins the team as an undergraduate student researcher. Welcome Katie & Sam!
  •  2021 September: AkhilKumar Sarkar joins the research team as a graduate student. Welcome Akhil!
  • 2021 September: Dr. Ismail joined the Chemistry Department at UMass Boston as a tenure-track assistant professor. Congrats! She will miss her students, friends and colleagues at Simmons University. 
  • 2021 May: Congratulations to Julia Hart (’21) for successfully defending her thesis titled “Engineering a bi-functional heterostructure for enhanced and selective CO2 photoconversion under visible light irradiation”
  • 2021 May: Congratulations to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) for successfully defending her thesis titled “Plasmonic Silver-Modified ETS-10 Heterostructures as Efficient Visible Light Photocatalysts”.
  • 2021 September: Dr. Ismail joins the Chemistry Department at UMass Boston as a tenure-track assistant professor. Congrats! She will miss her students, friends and colleagues at Simmons University. 
  • 2021 May: Congratulations to Julia Hart (’21) for successfully defending her thesis titled “Engineering a bi-functional heterostructure for enhanced and selective CO2 photoconversion under visible light irradiation”
  • 2021 May: Congratulations to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) for successfully defending her thesis titled “Plasmonic Silver-Modified ETS-10 Heterostructures as Efficient Visible Light Photocatalysts”
  • 2021 April: Congratulations to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) on being awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster at the 22nd Annual NSCRC.
  • 2021 April: Congratulations to Julia Hart (’21) on presenting her work as a Keynote Speaker at the 2021 Simmons Undergraduate Symposium.
  • 2021 March: Congratulations to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) on receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition.
  • 2021 March: Check out our latest publication on Creating an Aligned Interface between Nanoparticles and MOFs by Concurrent Replacement of Capping Agents in the Journal of American Chemical Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c01357
  •  2021 February: Congratulations to Julia Hart (’21) for being awarded The Passionate Leaders Project which supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests.
  •  2021 January: Check out our latest publication on Probing the Interface between Encapsulated Nanoparticles and Metal-Organic Frameworks for Catalytic Selectivity Control in Chemistry of Materials. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03007
  • 2020 December: Congratulations to Sydney Oliver (’21) for successfully defending her thesis titled “Optimization of a Whole Cell Bio-Inorganic Hybrid Hydrogen Production System via the Discovery of a Visible Light Active Methyl Viologen Reduction System”
  • 2020 October: Congratulations to Julia Hart (’21) for being awarded the Simmons University Fund for Undergraduate Research and Creative.
  • 2020 July: Check out our latest publication on the Synthesis and characterization of Ag@ETS-10 core-shell heterostructured photocatalyst for visible light photocatalysis in MRS Advances. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2020.297
  • 2020 May: Check out our latest publication on the Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Titanosilicate ETS-10: Preparation for Research Integrated Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Course in the Journal of Chemical Education. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00165
  • 2020 May: Congrats to Sydney Oliver (’21) for receiving the the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry.
  • 2020 May: Congrats to Bianca Boschetti (’20) for receiving the American Institute of Chemists Award in Biochemistry.
  • 2020 May: Congrats to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) for receiving the Physics of Materials Award.
  • 2020 May: Check out our latest publication on Effect of Synthesis Parameters on TMA-free Microporous Vanadosilicate AM-6 in the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research. Read the article here.
  • 2020 March: Congratulations to Prof. Ismail for being awarded the Simmons University Faculty Development Fund.
  •  2020 March: Congratulations to Emily Buttafuoco (’21) for being awarded The Passionate Leaders Project which supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests.
  • 2019 December: Simmons University Launches Joint Engineering Degree Program with Columbia University naming Dr. Mariam Ismail as the Program Director https://www.simmons.edu/news/simmons-university-launches-joint-engineering-degree-program-columbia-university
  • 2019 December: Emily Buttafuoco (’21) and Rachel Stein (’22) were awarded the Simmons Fund for Research to support their research projects.
  •  2019 November: Check out our latest publication on the Spectroscopic Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Vanadosilicate AM-6 in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.112250
  •  2019 November: Bianca Boschetti (’20) and Emily Buttafuoco (’21) were selected as two of 12 students from the North East region to part-take in a one-week long Exchange to Germany Program to present their research at 2020 the JCF-Frühjahrssymposium. This program is funded by NESACS.
  • 2019 October: Bianca Boschetti (’20) presented her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s REU Symposium in Alexandria, VA.
  • 2019 September: Bianca Boschetti (’20) was awarded the Simmons Undergraduate Faculty-Student Collaborative (UGFSC) Fellowship.
  • 2019 July: Professor Ismail was selected as a Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) Scholar.
  • 2019 May: Dr. Canfield (PI) and Dr. Ismail (co-PI) welcome the first cohort of the NSF-funded REU program at Simmons!
  • 2019 May: Professor Ismail was awarded Professor of the Year Award/Faculty Speaker by the graduating senior class.
  • 2019 May: Congrats to Maddie Karod (’19) for receiving the Physics of Materials Award.
  • 2019 May: Congrats to Sophie Streimer (’19) for receiving the American Institute of Chemists Award in Chemistry.
  • 2019 May: Maddie Karod (’19) and Sophie Streimer (’19) each presented their research at the 21st Annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (Boston, MA).
  • 2019 May: Maddie Karod (’19) and Sophie Streimer (’19) each presented their research at the and the Simmons Undergraduate Research Symposium!
  • 2019 April: Prof. Ismail gave the keynote talk at SET in the City, at Boston University.
  • 2019 March: Maddie Karod (’19) and Sophie Streimer (’19) each presented their research at the 257th National American Chemical Society Meeting in Orlando, FL.
  • 2019 March: Simmons professors, Dr. Jennifer Canfield (PI) and Dr. Mariam Ismail (co-PI) receive a 3-year NSF award to establish the university as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) siteClick here to apply.
  • 2018 April: Congrats to Prof. Ismail on running the 122nd Boston Marathon!
  • 2018 April: Joie Mastandrea (’18) presented her work at the 20th Annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference, Boston, MA.
  • 2018 March: Joie Mastandrea (’18) presented her work at the 255th National American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
  • 2018 March: Joie Mastandrea (’18) presented her work at the Women in STEM Summit at Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
  •  2017 November: Check out our latest publication on the Photocatalytic Activity of Transition Metal Substituted AM-6 under UV and Visible Light Irradiation in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.11.034
  • 2017 April: Congrats to Prof. Ismail on running the 121st Boston Marathon!
  • 2017 April: Jordan Mattheisen (’17) and Eriko Hishiya (’20) presented their work at the Simmons Undergraduate Symposium.
  • 2017 April: Jordan Mattheisen (’17) and Eriko Hishiya (’20) presented their work at the 19th Annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference, Boston, MA.
  • 2017 March: Jordan Mattheisen (’17) was selected as one of 12 students from the North East region to part-take in a one-week long Exchange to Germany Program. She presented her research at the international 2017 JCF- Frühjahrssymposium in Mainz, Germany. This program is funded by NESACS.
  • 2016 September: Dr. Ismail joined the Chemistry and Physics Department at Simmons College as a tenure-track assistant professor.