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- MARM 2022by Andre Clayborne
Maha and Prof. Clayborne presented some of the research on-going at the Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting (MARM) for ACS in Trenton, NJ. Great Job!
- New Group Membersby Andre Clayborne
A’Laura Hines and Nicolas Alt have chosen to join our research group. Welcome!
- Congratulationsby Andre Clayborne
Nia will spend part of the Spring/Summer Semester at IBM as part of their intern program for the second year in a row. Congratulations Nia!
- Congratulations Ninaby Andre Clayborne
Nina graduated with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry & Biochemistry in December 2021! Congratulations Nina! We wish you the best!
- Nia Pollard receives support from QSECby Andre Clayborne
Nia Pollard received funding support from the Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSEC). She is studying quantum information sciences as it applies to chemistry. For more information about QSEC, please visit https://qsec.gmu.edu.
- Center for Sustainable nanotechnology Affiliateby Andre Clayborne
Prof. Clayborne accepted an invitation to become an affiliate member for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN).
- New Group Memberby Andre Clayborne
Welcome Nina Kieninger to the Research Group! She will be studying small metal clusters.
- Postdoctoral Position Availableby Prof. Clayborne
A post-doctoral position in computational chemistry is available in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) under the direction of Prof. Andre Clayborne. The research will focus on developing a machine learning protocol for identifying molecules for quantum information systems and molecular electronics. Additionally, the researcher will be using simulation methods to understand the electronic properties of various molecules. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team involving experimentalists and industrial partners.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, bio-informatics, or related fields. The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
- Possess knowledge of Computational Chemistry/Physics Software packages
- Be able to demonstrate strong skills in Python and related machine learning packages; and
- Candidates must possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
The position is for 1-year and may be extended upon mutual agreement. For full consideration, please apply by 06/30/21. View the full advertisement at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ position number F067Az
- Congrats Graduatesby Prof. Clayborne
Congratulations to all of the 2021 Graduates. Sekou will be attending UC San Diego for graduate school. We wish you the best!
- Fundingby Prof. Clayborne
Grateful to the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program for funding. We are excited to work on modeling and machine learning with the Lewis Research Group at Howard University.
- Welcomeby Prof. Clayborne
Welcome to Annieka Reno and Melony Kim, our two newest undergraduates to join the group!
- Paper on gold galliumby Prof. Clayborne
Our paper in collaboration with Prof. Schnepf’s group on the gold gallium cluster is in press! Great job Nia and Adebola!
- New Group Memberby Prof. Clayborne
Kachief Callender has joined the group. Welcome!
- New Group Membersby Prof. Clayborne
We welcome Bridget Moll and Derrick Kwon!
- Congrats Sekou!by Prof. Clayborne
Sekou received the AIChE-NCS award for being an outstanding student in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations Sekou!
- First place in poster competitionby Prof. Clayborne
Congrats to Nyasia Davis on winning the best poster in the STEM Education category sponsored by Amgen at NOBCChE 2020!
- Clayborne Research Group Open Houseby Prof. Clayborne
The Clayborne Research Group will have an open house for any graduate or undergraduate student that may be interested in learning more about our group. The open house will be held on 10/09 from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM. Any current or incoming graduate student interested should contact Prof. Clayborne via email.
- New group membersby Prof. Clayborne
We welcome Maha Alotaibi to the group!
- Paper on atomically precise copper clustersby Prof. Clayborne
Our paper on atomically precise copper clusters was accepted in JPCA. Great job Adebola!
- Congrats Joselynby Prof. Clayborne
Congratulations to 2019 BioNano workshop participant Joselyn on being accepted into the 2020 AHEC Scholars Program!
- Prof. Clayborne is joining George Mason Universityby Prof. Clayborne
Prof. Clayborne is joining the faculty in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. His group will continue research endeavors in the nanoscience and materials science.
- Congratulations Graduatesby Prof. Clayborne
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Howard University graduates (Adebola, Asif, Jaquesta, and Kachief)! We wish you all good luck in your graduate education!
- NSF GRFPby Prof. Clayborne
Congratulations Jaquesta on receiving the NSF GRFP!
- Prof. Clayborne accepted in the Visiting Faculty Programby Prof. Clayborne
Prof. Clayborne was accepted into the Visiting Faculty Program for Summer 2020 at Brookhaven National Laboratory! The VFP provides faculty members the opportunity to gain experience at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory.
- New memberby Prof. Clayborne
Kachief Callender has joined the group. Welcome!
- Gordon Conferenceby Prof. Clayborne
Nia, Jaquesta, Adebola, and Prof. Clayborne are attending the GRC for Atomically Precise Nanoclusters.
- NOBCChE Conferenceby Prof. Clayborne
Adebola, Jaquesta, Nia, and Prof. Clayborne attended the NOBCChE conference in St. Louis, MO Nov. 18 – Nov. 21. Congratulations to Jaquesta and Nia on winning awards for best posters.
- Academic Student Awardby Prof. Clayborne
Adebola received recognition for outstanding academic achievement in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations!
- Welcomeby Prof. Clayborne
Nyasia Davis has joined the research group. Welcome!
- Best Practices Workshopby Prof. Clayborne
Prof. Clayborne attended the AFOSR HBCU Best Practices Workshop in Arlington, VA.
- Student Awardsby Prof. Clayborne
Nia Pollard, Adebola Adeagbo, and Jaquesta Adams received the Advancing Science Conference grant to attend the 2019 NOBCChE Meeting. Adebola and Jaquesta also received the ACS Bridge Travel Award to attend the conference. Congratulations!
- Welcome Group Membersby Prof. Clayborne
Welcome Asif Mouhiddin and Sekou Rowe to the group.
- Openings for Student Research Assistantsby Prof. Clayborne
The Clayborne Research Group has openings for at least two undergraduate research positions. Student Research Assistants will assist Prof. Andre Clayborne by performing research in the broad area of computational chemistry, computational nanoscience, and materials discovery. Reporting directly to Dr. Andre Clayborne, the Research Assistant will perform basic lab research while simultaneously gaining research experience. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing basic computational simulations using theoretical techniques, writing scripts and or apps for simulations and analyses, compiling and analyzing computational results, provides status reports on specific aspects of work.
No experience in the area of computational chemistry or computer science is required. However, it is a plus. Interested students are encouraged to email their CV/resume along with a letter of interest in one PDF file to Prof. Clayborne. In the subject line, please type “Interest in Computational Chemistry Research Position”.
For more information about the research on-going in the Clayborne Research Group, please visit the research page or publications.
- We’ve Movedby Prof. Clayborne
The Clayborne Research Group lab has moved from the Laser Chemistry Building to the Chemistry Building Room B-14 on Howard University’s campus.
- Summer Workshopby Prof. Clayborne
Joselyn and Tony presented their research at our workshop symposium for summer research on June 13, 2019. Great Job!
- Welcome Group Membersby Prof. Clayborne
Welcome to Mr. Tony Funchess and Ms. Joselyn Sixtos-Aguirre! They are joining us for the summer to perform research on nanoparticles.
- Congratulations Graduates!by Prof. ClayborneCongratulations to Mr. Zhenhong Chen and Ms. Oluwatobi Aderotoye on their graduation!
- Ms. Adams receives scholarshipby Prof. Clayborne
Congratulations to Ms. Jaquesta Adams who has received the Goldwater Scholarship for 2019 – 2020!
- Prof. Clayborne interviewed on Beyond the Classroomby Prof. ClayborneDr. Clayborne will be featured in an interview by Dr. Trina Coleman on Beyond the Classroom. The show will air on HBCU iRadio on Monday April 15 at 5 PM.
- Research Weekby Prof. Clayborne
Adebola and Nia presented their research with our group at Howard University’s Research Week event. Great job!
- Gold interacting with peptides paper publishedby Prof. ClayborneOur paper on Gold nanoparticles interacting with peptides with Prof. Tao Wei was accepted. Please find the paper here.
- Undergraduate Summer Positions Availableby Prof. Clayborne
- Postdoctoral Researcher Position Availableby Prof. Clayborne
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available from August 15 2019 for two years on the Computational Studies of Nanoparticle Protein Interactions. The selected candidate will work at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) in Year 1, and at Howard University (HU) in Year 2 (if contract is renewed with mutual agreement). This collaborative project is to understand the interactions between nanoparticles and proteins to develop state-of-the-art detection devices of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) using both simulations and experiments. The research will be guided by Prof. Tao (WSSU), Prof. Wei (HU), and Prof. Clayborne (HU).
- A candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science/Engineering, or a related discipline by the start date.
- The candidate must have good writing and presentation skills in English.
- The successful candidate will have good programming skills in one (or more) of the following: C/C++, Fortran and Python, as well as data analysis experiences.
- The ability to work well with a team and to train a diverse population of undergraduate students.
- Though the project is rooted in computation and theoretical development, the candidate is expected to interact with experimentalists who are Co-PIs on the two-campus project.
- The candidate may be required to travel between WSSU and HU in the project duration.
- Experience in at least one of the following areas: electronic structure simulations (DFT and beyond), molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, and force field development.
- Experience in QM/MM and time-dependent DFT or continuum modeling.
- Experience with high-performance computing.
- Candidates may also be involved in experiments, such as nanoparticle synthesis, SERS experimental design and Raman characterization. Experience in SERS experiments is a plus.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and 2 letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. The official job announcement will be posted soon at https://jobs.wssu.edu. Application review begins on March 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
Winston-Salem State University is a bold, vibrant and diverse academic community that fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character graduates need to transform themselves and their world. Founded in 1892, WSSU enjoys a distinguished reputation as a historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. Winston-Salem State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
- Paper Accepted on Gold Metalloid Nanoparticlesby Prof. Clayborne
Our paper on the metalloid nanoparticle with 32-gold atoms was accepted. Congrats to Nia and Andy on their hard work. The paper can be found here.
- Undergraduate Research Positionsby Prof. Clayborne
The Clayborne Research Group is looking for up to two undergraduate researchers. Interested students should email a copy of their resume along with a cover letter expressing their interest to Prof. Clayborne.
- Paper Acceptedby Prof. Clayborne
Paper on N-doped Carbon Catalyst published in ChemSusChem.
- HPC Time Awardedby Prof. Clayborne
The Clayborne Research Group received an NSF/XSEDE Award (CHE180092) for project, Photodynamics and Interfacial Chemistry of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanoparticles with Biologically Relevant Molecules
- Paper on germanium chainsby Prof. ClayborneOur paper on the PtZn2Ge18 chain is available. Great job Yung! Please find the paper at DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01757
- New Studentsby Prof. ClayborneWelcome Zhenhong and Arianna to the Clayborne group!
- Ms. Adams received first placeby Prof. ClayborneMs. Jaquesta Adams won first prize at the thirteenth annual Undergraduate Student Research Competition during September28-30, 2018. The competition was sponsored by Minority Access. Congrats Jaquesta!