The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards they are responsible for reviewing and selecting – see the solicitation letter.Criteria and nomination forms associated with these awards are online; nominations will be accepted through noon on March 22. Guidelinesto assist those preparing nomination packets are available online. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker.

The Learning Outcome, Criteria, and Rationale (LOCR) Committee invites the university community to provide feedback on the LOCRs faculty have created through a listening session. Participants will learn about the LOCR creation process, preview LOCR drafts, engage in conversation and provide feedback. Your college’s participation and collaboration will help inform the final LOCRs we propose to the Faculty Senate for adoption. All listening sessions will be held on Zoom. Registration is required, though participants can register at the time of the meeting and still gain access. Feb. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. and Feb. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.

Check out the OSU Libraries’ free Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Term Workshops. Of particular note are Illustrator for Scientific Figures, Intro to Git, and Zotero. Registration is required for online workshops and encouraged for in-person sessions. For complete session descriptions, visit the workshop calendar page.  Can’t make it to a session?  Some of the sessions have online tutorials or recordings

Questions?  Ask Hannah Rempel,

Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics (In-person)

Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library

Researching for the Literature Review (In-person)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, West Classroom , Valley Library – Main Campus

Intro to LaTeX (via Zoom)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Intro to Zotero (In-person)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 10:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library – Main Campus

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (In-person)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library – Main Campus

Illustrator for Scientific Figures (In-person)

Friday, January 27, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 

Introductory Research Data Management Workshop, January 30 – February 2 (via Canvas)

Monday, January 30, 2023, asynchronous

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (via Zoom)

Monday, January 30, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Researching for the Literature Review (via Zoom)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am

Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching (via Zoom)

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

QGIS Basics (via Zoom)

Friday, February 3, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am

Introduction to MATLAB (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Intro to Zotero (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 14, 20231:00pm – 2:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Intro to Git-Beginner (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 9:30am – 11:00am

Intro to Git – Intermediate (via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:15am – 12:30pm

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (in-person)

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:00am – 12:30pm, West Classroom , Valley Library 

QGIS Intermediate (via Zoom)

Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am

Intro to Git-Beginner (In-Person)

Monday, February 27, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 

Intro to Git – Intermediate (In-Person)

Monday, February 27, 2023, 11:45am – 1:00pm, Autzen Classroom, Valley Library 


Writing Data Management Plans (In-person)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:00am – 12:30pm, West Classroom , Valley Library

The University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Department is proud to announce that we are accepting applications to our 2023 SURF program.

From May 30th to August 4th, research opportunities are available for 4-6 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and/or female students who are expected to graduate in 2024. Students will receive a stipend of $4300 for 10 weeks of summer research as well as free housing on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. 

Interested students can find the application here

Undergraduate Summer Research Application
Department of Chemistry at The University of Pittsburgh

You must be enrolled in a university program working towards a PhD degree.

***Internships can vary in time and depend on the availability of the student***

The post-doctoral R&D chemist position is in HP’s imaging and printing business in our Corvallis, Oregon facility.  The work will be focused on development of new ink formulations through a combination of empirical design and modeling methods.

Our group is responsible for the design and formulation of inkjet printing inks including the characterization of the print attributes and robustness.  The project will focus on developing components that expand various ink attributes such as optical density and durability on different media.  The project will also involve optimizing the new inks for drop formation and the printing process.  Part of the role is to collaborate with the printer component designers to implement system level changes to balance tradeoffs in the various components.

Aspects of the role include:

  • Component development
  • Formulation design (includes design for performance, manufacturing and chemical regulatory guidelines)
  • Print system characterization
  • Cross-functional/pan global team participation and leadership
  • External supplier material co-development and manufacturing

Our group is part of a chemistry center of excellence that develops inks for the different print businesses. While we work across several sites, this project will partner primarily with colleagues in our Corvallis, Oregon location.  The Corvallis site includes a combination of F&D and manufacturing facilities with work ranging from MEMS fabs to large industrial printing presses.


  • A recent (<1 year) Ph. D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field
  • Understanding of fundamental chemical mechanisms.  Key areas include
    • Pigment and dye chemistry
    • Polymers in solution
    • Organic and inorganic nanoparticle suspensions
    • Interfacial and surface chemistry
    • Proficiency in appropriate analytical instruments and the data interpretation
  • Wet chemistry experience
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Ability to work and effectively interact (remotely, as needed) with team members from other disciplines, projects, organizations, cultures, and companies
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork/interpersonal, communication and technical skills
  • Resourceful, creative, and flexible
  • Fluency in English

Desired qualifications

  • Programming skills
  • Familiarity with printing technology and color science
  • Formulation experience is a plus

Congratulations to our Fall 2022 Honor Roll students! Keep up the great work!

Trinity Baumgartner
Carley Beeman
Audrey Biggerstaff
Alejandro Bobenrieth
Aidan Brankovic
Katrina Brown
Regan Campbell
Madeline Coe
Prongbaramee Colling
Tyler Doyle
Alden Dupras
Seamus Fitzgerald
Madison Flanders
Emily Frechette
Audrey Garrison
May Gratton
Matthew Gray
Christina-Ann Groening
Karina Hernandez
Ivan Hickman
Lucy Jaeger
Mitchell Kenny
Skylar Kim
Seiji Koenigsberg
Seohyun Lee
Phoebe Lee
Taylor Linsday
James Lovdokken
Eric Ly
Stormy Macomb
Milo Muniz
Molly Murphy
Isabella Nelson
Mckenna Neubert
Matthew Nguyen
Andres Nicacio
Damara Ortiz Ojeda
Jacob Pankratz
Evan Park
Jack Richardson
Casey Rummelhart
Adam Shoff
Quinn Smith
Kayla Stanley
Jonathan Tence
Rebeca Tran
Jackson White
Taryn Willman
Nigel Yarnall-Benson

ECOS site:

Projects proposed to this solicitation must be directed by a team of at least two Senior Personnel with complementary expertise. The proposed research must involve a collaborative and iterative ‘closed-loop’ process wherein theory guides computational simulation, computational simulation guides experiments, and experimental observation further guides theory. The integrated research activities could involve some combination of: 

  • Strategies to advance fundamental knowledge related to materials design and manufacturability through testing methodology, which may include novel synthetic approaches, innovative processing, or advanced characterization techniques.
    Theory, computation/simulation, and modeling that leverage machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, or sparse approximation to predict behavior or assist in simplifying the analysis of multidimensional input data. 
  • Automated, high-throughput, and/or autonomous experimentation, including cyber-physical systems, that streamline and optimize the search of a materials space.
  • Validation through synthesis, growth, processing, characterization, and/or device demonstration.

Taylor Linsday grew up in a small town bordering the northwest corner of Albuquerque called Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She chose OSU at first because she was initially drawn to major in Earth Sciences with an Ocean Science option, but quickly changed to chemistry in order to challenge herself and get a broader degree.

Taylor got into research with the help of one of her experimental chemistry professors, who put her in contact with researchers after she mentioned her love of mathematics one day in class. Now, Taylor works in Dr. May Nyman’s group as an undergraduate involved in their carbon capture project. Currently she assists in the synthesis of several tetraperoxo structures so their carbon capture abilities can be characterized.

Outside of academic pursuits, she enjoys swimming, rock climbing, and playing the flute (or a member of its family) in band ensembles. Taylor is a part of OSU’s Spirit and Sound marching band in the fall and during the offseason plays in the basketball and campus bands.

Her favorite book is either The Outsiders or The Lost City of the Monkey God. Some of her all-time favorite foods include sopapillas, green chile, tamales, enchiladas, or any Mexican cuisine.

Looking to the future, Taylor plans on attending grad school here in Oregon but is still figuring out what she wants to focus on studying in that time.

We’re so proud of Taylor and everything she’s accomplished while at OSU, and we can’t wait to see what she does in the future.