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APRIL 2024

๐ŸŽ‰ Siri passed her ChBE preliminary exam! ๐ŸŽŠ

March 2024

๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™Œ Sing group met with Perry group, Qin group, and Sing group Alums (Charlie, Jason, Ashley) at APS and had a nice group dinner together!! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ‚

March 2024

๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ™๏ธ Sing group attended 2024 APS in Minneapolis, MN, where Hyeonmin, Tsai-Wei, DJ, Haisu, Yun-Ju and Charles gave talks! Well done, Team! ๐Ÿ™Œ

FEBRUARY 2024

๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Haisu for passing her ChBE preliminary exam! ๐ŸŽŠ

November 2023

๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽ‡ Sing group attended 2023 AIChE in Orlando, FL, where Tsai-Wei and Charles gave talks! Tsai-Wei got 3rd place in the Excellence in Graduate Research Symposium by Materials Engineering and Sciences Division in AIChE!! Well done! ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

October 2023

๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ• Sing group welcomes Min-Hsien Lin to the group! ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿง‹

OCTOBER 2023

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ…A BIG congratulations to Charles for receiving the 2024 John H. Dillon Medal by the American Physical Society! He was recognized for “pioneering advances in polyelectrolyte phase behavior and polymer dynamics using theory and computational modeling.” ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŽŠ

August 2023

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฐ Sing group celebrated Group Cake Day! ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽŠ

August 2023

โ˜ข๏ธ Sing group saved humanity from the evil plans of Dr. Radiation!! โ˜ข๏ธ

June 2023

๐Ÿš Sing Group attended 2023 Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference (MTSM) in Notre Dame, Indiana!! This year, we have two talks from Hyeonmin and Neha, and three posters from Haisu, Yun-Ju, and Charles ๐Ÿ™Œ

MaY 2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Ashley for defending her thesis and attaining her PhD in Biophysics & Quantitative Biology! ๐Ÿงฌ We wish Dr. Knoerdel all the best on her next chapter ๐Ÿ˜Ž

MaY 2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Lili for defending her thesis and attaining her PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering! ๐Ÿ”‹ We wish Dr. Bello all the best on her next chapter ๐Ÿ’ผ

April 2023

DJ passed the Preliminary Exam and is now a Ph.D. Candidate!

April 2023

Congratulations Lili on being selected as the winner of the Excellent Teaching Assistant (TA) award by the Material Science and Engineering department!

March 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Tianyuan for defending his thesis and attaining his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering! We wish him all the best on his next chapter!!

March 2023

Tsai-Wei and DJ both gave a talk at ACS Spring 2023 in Indianapolis! Thank you to Prof. Hall and Prof. Sangoro for organizing the session.

March 2023

Congratulations Siri on passing her ChBE Research Qualifying Exam!

March 2023

Group dinner at APS meeting with the Qin group from Stanford, the Perry group from UMass, and group alum Dr. Madinya.

March 2023

Sing Group attends the APS 2023 March Meeting in Las Vegas! This year we have 6 talks (Charles, Ashley, Lili, Tianyuan, DJ, and Tsai-Wei)!


November 2022

The Sing group celebrates Thanksgiving with amazing food!

November 2022

Lili, Jason, and Charles presented at 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting!

October 2022

Congratulations Haisu on passing her ChBE Research Qualifying Exam!

SEPTEMBER 2022

Yun-Ju passed her MatSE Qualifying Exam, congrats!

SEPTEMBER 2022

Lili presents a poster at the GEM Annual Conference!

August 2022

Tianyuan and Charles presented at ACS Fall 2022!

July 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Madinya for defending his thesis and attaining his PhD! We wish him all the best!

June 2022

We held a farewell party for Whitney, who will be an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University this fall! Best of luck on your next chapter!

June 2022

Congratulations to Lili on receiving the School of Chemical Sciences Graduate Teaching Award!

June 2022

Sing Group attends the 2022 Midwest Thermo and Stat Mech Conference at Purdue University! 3 talks (Hyeonmin, Tsai-Wei, and Tianyuan) and 3 posters (DJ, Yun-Ju, and Haisu)! Thanks to Prof. Savoie for hosting this wonderful event!

May 2022

Lili joins Johnson & Johnson: Ethicon as an intern for Summer 2022! Best of luck!

May 2022

Congratulations to Ashley Knoerdel on passing the Preliminary Exam and becoming a PhD Candidate!

April 2022

Congratulations to Tsai-Wei Lin on passing the Preliminary Exam and becoming a PhD Candidate!

April 2022

Jason Madinya is selected for WiscProf Program in Madison, WI. Congrats!

April 2022

Congratulations Hyeonmin Jeong on passing the Preliminary Exam and becoming a PhD Candidate!

March 2022

Sing Group attends the APS 2022 March Meeting in person in Chicago! 7 talks and 2 posters!

January 2022

Tianyuan joins Eli Lilly and Company as an intern for Spring 2022! Best of luck!


December 2021

The Sing group and other simulation groups get together for a Secret Santa gift exchange. Happy Holidays!

December 2021

Lili is selected as a GEM Fellow sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Congrats!

November 2021

Jason presents at the ChemE Future Faculty Diversity Seminar series.

November 2021

Sing group participates in St. Elmo Brady Academy outreach program at a local elementary school with other ChBE research groups.

November 2021

Sing group goes bowling!

November 2021

Charles and Charlie give talks at AIChE.

November 2021

Whitney presents poster at AIChE โ€“ one for WIC and one for the future faculty candidates.

November 2021

The Sing group welcomes new postdoctoral fellow Dr. Neha Tyagi

October 2021

Whitney receives AIChE WIC Travel Award. Congrats!

October 2021

The Sing group welcomes new members Yun-Ju Chen (MatSE) and Haisu Kang (ChBE)

October 2021

Tsai-Wei presents a poster at the 2021 ChBE Graduate Student Symposium!

September 2021

Lili presents a poster at the GEM Annual Conference.

September 2021

Sing Group and friends (Statt and Jackson groups) go on a picnic where we play lawn games and grill.

September 2021

Congratulations Tianyuan Pan on passing the Prelim Exam and becoming a PhD candidate!

August 2021

Congratulations Dejuante Walker on passing his ChBE Research Qualifying Exam!

June 2021

The Sing group attended the 2021 Virtual Midwest Thermo and Stat Mech Conference. Jason, Lili, Tianyuan and Ashley gave talks; Whitney, Hyeonmin and Tsai-Wei gave poster presentations. Thanks to Prof. Van Lehn for hosting this wonderful event!

June 2021

Lili is selected for Student Travel Grant for the 2021 GEM Annual Board Meeting & Conference. Congrats!

May 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Charlie Young for defending his thesis and attaining his PhD! Best of luck on your next chapter!

May 2021

Congratulations Tianyuan on being selected as a Mavis Future Faculty Fellow (2021-2022 academic year) by the Grainger College of Engineering!

May 2021

Congratulations Liliana Bello on passing the Prelim Exam and becoming a PhD candidate!

March 2021

Congratulations Tianyuan on receiving the Spring 2021 Conference Travel (Presentation) Award from the Graduate College!

March 2021

The Sing group joins 2021 APS March Meeting online. 6 talks and one poster!

March 2021

Congratulations Charlie for becoming a 2021 Padden Award finalist!

May 2021

The Sing group helds several virtual events to maintain social activeness during the tough time of Covid-19. We are still connected in those unusual times!


2020

The Sing group helds several virtual events to maintain social activeness during the tough time of Covid-19. We are still connected in those unusual times!

October 2020

Hyeonmin presents a poster at the 2020 ChBE Graduate Symposium.

October 2020

The Sing group welcomes new ChBE students Tsai-Wei Lin and DJ Walker

August 2020

The Sing group welcomes new postdoctoral fellow Dr. Whitney Blocher McTigue

July 2020

Lili was invited to present at the Virtual Polymer Physics Symposium

May 2020

Lili wins SCS Teaching award, congrats!

Feburary 2020

Tianyuan passed his MatSE Qualifying Exam, congrats!


December 2019

The Sing group celebrates a busy and eventful 2019 with a group dinner!

November 2019

Natalia wins 1st place in the AIChE Undergraduate Poster Session, in the Materials Engineering and Sciences division. Congratulations, Natalia!

October 2019

Lili wins 1st place in the Poster Competition at the 2019 ChBE Graduate Research Symposium

October 2019

The Sing Group welcomes new Biophysics student Ashley Knoerdel and ChBE student Hyeonmin Jeong

October 2019

Charles Young and Charles Sing present at 2019 SOR Annual Meeting

July 2019

Congratulation to our summer research trainee DJ Walker for winning Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 2019 Illinois Summer Research Symposium

May 2019

Congratulations Jason Madinya on passing the Prelim Exam and becoming a PhD candidate

May 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Lytle and Dr. Kate Dahlke for passing their defense. They are the first batch of Sing Group graduates!

March 2019

The Sing group goes to 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston. 7 talks and two posters!

March 2019

Congratulations Tyler Lytle for becoming a 2019 Padden Award finalist!

January 2019

Liliana Bello passed her Quantitative Qualifying Exam, congrats!


December 2018

Congratulations Charles Young on passing the Prelim Exam and becoming a PhD candidate!

October 2018

The Sing group welcomes new members Liliana Bello (ChBE) and Tianyuan Pan (MatSE)

October 2018

Charles Young and Charles Sing present at 2018 SOR Annual Meeting

October 2018

Kate Dahlke presents at 2018 AIChE Meeting

July 2018

Kate Dahlke and Tyler Lytle present at 2018 Polymer Physics Gordon Research Conference

July 2018

Congratulations to Charlie for receiving the 3M Corporate Fellowship!

July 2018

Charles receives NSF grant for โ€œMolecular Motions in Flowing Semi-dilute Polymer Solutionsโ€

June 2018

Prof. Charles Sing wins the 2018 SCS Teaching Excellence Award!

March 2018

The Sing group goes to the APS meeting in Los Angeles! Kate, Tyler, and Charlie all give great talks!


Novenber 2017

Charlie Young wins the 1st place poster prize at the UIUC ChBE Graduate Student Symposium! Congratulations, Charlie!

October 2017

We welcome two new graduate students, Michael Samp and Gary Ong, to the group!

August 2017

Kate Dahlke starts as a Mavis Future Faculty Fellow for the 2017-2018 year!

June 2017

We welcome two new undergraduates, Anthony and Jing, to the group!

March 2017

Graduate student Jason Madinya receives the prestigious NSF GRFP. Congratulations, Jason, to receiving this well-deserved honor!

March 2017

The Sing group goes to the APS meeting in New Orleans. Kate and Tyler give their first talks at a major conference!

February 2017

The Sing group saved the world from the evil Artificial Intelligence!

February 2017

Prof. Sing has received a NSF CAREER award for โ€œDeveloping the design rules of charge sequence to inform polymer self-assemblyโ€!


October 2016

Kate Dahlke and Tyler Lytle have both received travel awards.  Congratulations, Kate and Tyler!

October 2016

We welcome Jason Madinya and Charlie Young to the group!

June 2016

Mithun has accepted a job as an Asst. Prof. at IIT Gandhinagar.  Congratulations, Mithun!

June 2016

Jason has joined our group for the summer as a student in the Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute.  Welcome, Jason!

May 2016

Michael Marvin has earned his Masters degree and will be working at Hyland Software. Congratulations, Michael!


December 2015

Linling Miao will receive the 2016 Chia-Chu Fellowship! Congratulations, Linling!

November 2015

The Sing group has a potluck. We have fun.

October 2015

Kate Dahlke wins the 1st place poster prize at the UIUC ChBE Graduate Student Symposium! Congratulations, Kate!

July 2015

Our new paper on complex coacervates is out in Macromolecules.

May 2015

Congratulations to Prof. Singโ€™s PhD advisor Alfredo Alexander-Katz for getting tenure at MIT!

March 2015

The research group goes bowling!

March 2015

Prof. Sing and Mithun talk about charge correlations at interfaces and complex coacervates at the APS March Meeting in San Antonio.

January 2015

Prof. Sing is chosen as one of the 30 under 30 for science!


November 2014

The first group members start off with a potluck at Prof. Singโ€™s house โ€“ welcome to Mithun, Kate, Tyler, and Michael!

JUne 2014

Prof. Singโ€™s postdoctoral work on Li-ion battery membranes and block copolyelectrolytes published in Nature Materials as a cover article. See press release from Northwestern University here. This work was also featured in Physics Today and the MRS Bulletin!

August 2014

The Sing research group is officially open for business!