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The Sibener Group celebrating Kevin's graduation (from left to right): Jeff, Darren, Becca, Sarah, Ross, Julia, Kevin, Steve, Jon, Ali, Michelle, Tim, Kevin, Zack Hund (former group member: faculty at University of Chicago Laboratory School), Dan Killelea (former group member: tenured faculty at Loyola University), and Jacob. October 25th, 2017

Welcome to the laboratories of Professor Steven Sibener. Our interests include chemical physics, physical chemistry, nanoscience, surface science, and materials research. This group web page is a survey of who we are and what we are about. Our current affiliations include the Department of Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. An additional short summary can be found in the Department of Chemistry's online brochure. For a more in-depth discussion, please feel free to contact any of us or stop by if you are ever in the Chicago area.

Sibener Festschrift
Steven J. Sibener honored in special Festschrift issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, July 2nd, 2015

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Recent News:

September 12th
Congratulations to graduate student Darren Veit for winning the 3rd place poster award at the 2017 Prairie Chapter Annual Meeting of the AVS for his presentation entitled "Oxygen Dissolution, Surface Oxide Reconstructions, and Nanohydride Precipitates on Nb-(100)"

September 12th
Belated congratulations to Professor Ken Nicholson, former Sibener Group postdoctoral scholar, whom has been granted tenure in the Department of Chemistry at North Eastern Illinois University!

August 28th
Congratulations to graduate student Becca Thompson whom has been elected Chair of the 2019 Gordon Research Seminar associated with the Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces.

June 19th
Congratulations to Professor Jong-in Hahm, former Sibener Group graduate student, whom has been promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University!

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