Group Overview

 

The Hunt Research Laboratory explores the interfaces among surface chemistry, structure, composition, and bulk physical properties of advanced materials for optics, electronics, biomedical, and environmental applications. Our focus is the development of new techniques and materials systems that allow us to tailor, at the molecular level, material properties for specific applications. Using principles of rational design, and self-assembly, we design and characterize novel, nanostructured materials, such as zeolites, sol-gels, and mesoporous materials to create unique devices for biomedical and environmental applications.

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News

 

2016-04-28
Congratulations to G. Denise Hammond on successfully passing her Master's Thesis Defense!

2016-04-22
Congratulations to newly-minted Ph.D. Candidate Paul J.D. Whiteside on officially passing his Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam! Just a few more months until he defends!

2016-04-11
Congratulations to Dr. Hunt on receiving the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering faculty award! Congrats also to Keisha Avery and Alexis Planells on receiving two of the student awards!

2016-03-18
Congratulations to Paul Whiteside on earning the 2016 Bioengineering Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award! It is very well-deserved!

2016-03-14
Happy E-Week everyone, and congrats to Ali Planells and Lauren Kesselring on the recognition of their service to the College via their St. Patrick's Court nominations!

2016-02-01
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Goldschmidt, Anna Rudy, Charissa Nowak, Yowting Tsay, and Paul Whiteside on the acceptance of our paper to JoVE!

2016-01-25
Congratulations to Jeff Chininis and Mason Schellenberg on their Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Awards for their travel to SPIE Photonics West!

2015-12-01
Congratulations to Paul Whiteside, Mason Schellenberg, and Jeff Chininis on the acceptance of their abstracts to SPIE Photonics West!

2015-10-22
Congratulations to Dr. Swarnasri Mandal and Ali Planells on the acceptance of their paper to Microporous and Mesoporous Materials!

2015-10-01
Congratulations to Ali Planells, Jiayi You, and our collaborator Prof. Gregory Triplett on the acceptance of our paper to Microporous and Mesoporous Materials!

2015-07-17
Congratulations to Fanyongjing Wang and Mark Anderson on the acceptance of their paper to Sensors!

2015-05-15
Congratulations to current Hunt Lab students, Fanyongjing Wang, Paul Whiteside, Mark Anderson, Jackie LaBruzzon, Heather Williams, Jiayi You, and John Lewis on your graduations! Congratulations also to our previous students who also graduated this term: Emily O'Brien, Grace Simon, Lisa Weeda, and Dylan Macoubrie. I can't believe you're all done now!

2015-04-27
Congratulations to Dr. Swarnasri Mandal for successfully defending her Ph.D. Dissertation!

2015-04-27
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Goldschmidt, Anna Rudy, Charissa Nowak, and Dylan Macoubrie on the acceptance of their paper to Optics & Laser Technology!

2014-04-27
The Hunt Lab welcomes our new students, Jeff Chininis, Mason Schellenberg, Yowting Tsay, and Adam Vojta, to the group.

2015-04-14
Congratulations to Paul Whiteside on successfully defending his M.S. thesis! We're so happy for you!

2015-03-01
The Hunt Lab welcomes our new students, Chenxi Qian and Michael Moreland, to the group. They join JiaYi You, who started last fall, as our newest minions (and soon to be excellent researchers) in our materials sub-group.

2015-02-23
Congratulations to Dr. Hunt for winning the 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award AND the 2015 University of Missouri College of Engineering Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award!

2014-10-27
Congratulations to Swarnasri Mandal and Dylan Macoubrie on the acceptance of their paper to Microporous and Mesoporous Materials!

2014-10-21
Congratulations to Swarnasri Mandal and Heather Williams on the acceptance of their paper to Microporous and Mesoporous Materials!

2014-09-01
Check out Dr. Hunt on the new video for Mizzou's fantastic Broader Impacts Network.

2014-08-01
Congratulations to Charissa Nowak, who has won one of the SciXchange HHMI Hughes Research Fellowships!

2014-07-14
Congratulations to the Hunt Lab UG Egg-Drop Team (Keisha Avery, Grace Simon, Lauren Kesselring, Jackie Labruzzo, and Alexis Planells) for their first-place showing in the UG Summer Research Egg Drop Challenge! We're all very proud. I hope our equipment and samples are always packaged with the same care!

2014-06-30
Congratulations to Yongqiang Yang and Dr. Jeremy Dahmen on the acceptance of their paper to Colloids and Surfaces B!

2014-05-02
Congratulations to our graduating seniors, Anna Rudy and Andi Edmonson!

2014-05-02
The Hunt Lab welcomes new undergraduate students: Chris Mason, Alexis Planells, Jackie Labruzzo, Lauren Kesslring, Keisha Avery, Grace Simon, John Lewis, and James Hermansen.

2014-05-02
Congratulations to Charissa Nowak, who was awarded one of the inaugural University of Missouri Awards for Academic Distinction!

2014-05-01
Congratulations to Swarnasri Mandal, for passing her comprehensive exam with flying colors!

2014-04-28
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Goldschmidt, one of our collaborators in the Viator Lab, for successfully defending his Ph.D. Dissertation!

2014-04-23
Congratulations to Dr. Hunt for winning the 2014 University of Missouri Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Mentor Award! Also, congratulations to senior Anna Rudy for her award at the 2014 University of Missouri Spring Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Achievements Forum!

2014-04-21
Congratulations to Mark Anderson, for winning the CAFNR Undergraduate Research Internship!

2014-04-01
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Andi Edmonson, who recently received a full-time offer from Cerner!

2013-11-22
Congratulations to our undergraduate students Emily O'Brien, who has won an SPIE Student Travel Grant Award for her upcoming presentation at Photonics West!

2013-11-22
Congratulations to our undergraduate students Emily Grayek and Anna Rudy, whose SciXchange Videos placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the Hughes SciXchange video competition!

2013-11-22
Congratulations to our graduate student Swarnasri Mandal, whose undergraduate research was just published in Nature!

2013-10-31
If you'll be at the AIChE meeting, be sure to check out our presentation, given by Swarnasri Mandal!

2013-10-30
Congratulations to Swarnasri Mandal, who just won the LSC-PGSA Travel Grant!

2013-10-07
Congratulations to Swarnasri Mandal, who just won the MU Graduate School Travel Award!

2013-09-27
If you'll be at the BMES meeting the last week in September, be sure to check out our presentation, given by Ben Goldschmidt!

2013-09-12
Congratulations to our collaborators in the Viator Lab for our joint paper on the photoacoustic measurement of the refractive index of dyes being accepted to Biomedical Optics Express!

2013-08-19
The Hunt Lab welcomes Femi Wang, our new 3+2 student, to the group!

2013-08-19
The Hunt Lab welcomes Heather Williams, our new Undergraduate Research Assistant, to the group!

2013-08-19
Congratulations to Andi Edmonson for her continuing internship at Cerner this fall!

2013-08-12
Check out the article in Mizzou Magazine on our research on bacterial detection in water, featuring Emily O'Brien!

2013-07-04
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Dahmen, our collaborator in the Stacey Lab, on his new job in Seattle!

2013-04-19
Congratulations to Emily O'Brien for receiving an award at the 2013 Life Sciences Week Poster Competition!

2013-04-22
Congratulations to Charissa Nowak for her scholarship from the Honors College!

2013-04-19
Congratulations to Andi Edmonson on her offer of a summer internship at Cerner!

2013-04-19
Congratulations to Andi Edmonson on her acceptance to the McNair Scholars Program for her research in the Hunt Lab!

2013-04-19
Congratulations to Anna Rudy and Emily Grayek on their acceptance to Hughes Research Fellowships for their research in the Hunt Lab!

2013-04-19
Congratulations to Mark Anderson on his acceptance to LSUROP for his research in the Hunt Lab!

2013-03-08
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Dahmen, our collaborator in the Stacey Lab, who has won the MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Grant for his ACS presentation!

2012-11-15
Check out Dr. Hunt's Saturday Morning Science Lecture online. This is a lecture series for the general public, so the lecture is a basic overview of why sensing and sensors are important!

2012-11-15
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Dahmen, our collaborator in the Stacey Lab, whose Reviews in Analytical Chemistry paper has been accepted!

2012-10-18
Congratulations to Carol Soteropulos, whose Langmuir paper is now in print!

2012-09-20
Congratulations to Emily O'Brien for receiving the Office of Undergraduate Research LSUROP Travel Award for her upcoming presentation at the AIChE Fall Meeting!

2012-09-09
Check out the Columbia Tribune story about our Center, and how the Hunt Lab fits into the picture!

2012-09-01
The Hunt Lab welcomes Mark Anderson, our new Undergraduate Research Assistant, to the group!

2012-08-20
The Hunt Lab welcomes Anna Rudy, Andi Edmonson, Charissa Nowak, and Emily Grayek, our new Undergraduate Research Assistants, to the group!

2012-07-05
The Hunt Lab congratulates its high school volunteers, Jackie Kang and Bess Goodfellow, for surviving the summer with us! Good luck next year!

2012-07-05
The Hunt Lab wishes a fond farewell to Carol Soteropulos, and wishes her oodles of success in medical school!

2012-04-20
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Dahmen, our collaborator in Prof. Gary Stacey's group, for winning a research award at the 28th Annual Life Sciences Week Poster Competition!

2012-04-01
Congratulations to Carol Soteropulos, whose JoVE paper is now in print!

2012-03-01
Congratulations to Lisa Weeda, who has been selected as one of Mizzou's ODK Top 14 Freshmen!

2012-01-01
The Hunt Lab welcomes Swarnasri Mandal, our new Graduate Research Assistant, to the group!

2011-10-07
The Hunt Lab welcomes Josh Prather, our new Undergraduate Research Assistant, to the group!

2011-10-03
Congratulations to Carol Soteropulos, whose APL paper has been selected for additional publication in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research!

2011-09-16
Congratulations to Carol Soteropulos, whose APL paper has been selected for additional publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology!

2011-09-01
The Hunt Lab welcomes Emily O'Brien and Lisa Weeda, our new Undergraduate Research Assistants, to the group!

2011-08-16
Congratulations to Carol Soteropulos, who has had her very first paper accepted to Applied Physics Letters!

2011-06-01
The Hunt Lab welcomes Carol Soteropulos, our new Research Specialist and Lab Manager, to the group!