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The Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory is supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences within the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy, through a cooperative agreement with the University of Notre Dame.


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In Memoriam of Dr. Gordon Hug

In Memoriam of Dr. Gordon Hug

Laura Mortlock-McMinn

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of emeritus faculty member Gordon L. Hug of the Radiation Laboratory on January 12.

Dr. Hug was both a theoretician and experimentalist who made many contributions in the fields of Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry, culminating in authorship of the classic 2nd

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Clear Genius: Scientific Glassblower Kiva Ford Featured in Notre Dame Magazine

Clear Genius: Scientific Glassblower Kiva Ford Featured in Notre Dame Magazine

Kerry Temple

“The process is magical,” says Kiva Ford, who makes a living converting silica into liquid and then into exquisitely crafted glass forms — some pragmatically useful, and others valued for their artistic quality and on exhibit in museums and galleries.

Professionally, the 43-year-old glassblower fashions the exactingly precise, demandingly functional and elegantly designed glassware required in labs throughout campus. Working with researchers performing many, diverse investigations, he builds to order — based on need, conversations, visions, explanations, diagrams sketched onto a whiteboard, trial and error, and his own keen eye and profuse skills.…

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NDRL Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Award

NDRL Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Award

Laura Mortlock-McMinn

It is our great pleasure to announce that Jeffrey DuBose, a recent PhD graduate from the Kamat group at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, has received the Gerhard Closs award. This prestigious award is given annually by the Inter-American Photochemical Society to talented PhD students with significant accomplishments in the area of photochemistry. The Closs award was given to Jeff for his highly productive graduate career focusing on excited state interactions of perovskite materials. The committee also noted his outreach and video on transient absorption as exceptional. Congratulations Jeff! The links to his videos are below.…

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