Thanks to funding from the Kempe foundations the Holmboe group is now looking for a postdoc to join a project aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms behind the immobilization and protection of sedimentary and ancient DNA (aDNA) by clay and other minerals. The postdoc fellowship consists of a two-year stipend, and the research will be performed in collaboration with researchers from the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science.
The deadline for application is 2018-06-15
Please read more and apply using the link below:
Check out link here: Yesilbas Press Release
Mark Ramabaran has joined the Ohlin group as a PhD student. He will be looking at the solution chemistry of polyoxometalates and their use as models for reactions on extended metal oxide surfaces.
Merve nailed her Ph.D. Thesis “Thin Water and Films on Minerals: A Molecular Level Study” on March 23rd.
She will defend her thesis on April 13th at Umeå University (info here).
Opponent: Grégory Lefèvre (Chime ParisTech)
17O NMR as a Tool in Discrete Metal Oxide Cluster Chemistry
in Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy. Link.
C. André Ohlin, William H. Casey
Abstract: This chapter covers recent developments in 17O NMR spectroscopy as applied to discrete metal oxide clusters, particularly in the context of their use as models in geochemistry and catalysis. Dynamic 17O NMR methods based on the McConnell–Bloch equations are explored in depth, and recent advances are reviewed. High-pressure NMR methods are also discussed and reviewed, as are recent developments in the use of density functional theory in the computation of 17O NMR shifts in polyoxometalates. The emphasis of the chapter is on the new developments that promise to reinvigorate 17O NMR as a central tool in the study of aqueous chemical kinetics, with the most urgent challenges being understanding the rates of isotopic substitution into bridging oxygens in clusters.