Inorganic Chemistry and Spectroscopy


We are a teaching-focused group at Cal Poly Pomona with the aim for undergraduate and masters students to contribute to peer-reviewed research and small molecule activation while learning a variety of inorganic chemistry techniques including air-free synthesis, spectroscopy, crystallography, and computations.

Group News

Jun. 2019 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for being selected as an NSF SPIRES Fellow!

Jun. 2019 - Congratulations to Emily Thompson and Alexis Hoxie for being selected as LSAMP Fellows!

Apr. 2019 - Dr. Stieber receives NSF CAREER award! (Link) (Poly Post article) (Press Release) (News article)

Apr. 2019 - Check out the NSF XSEDE news highlight for Erica Hummel's paper! (Link)

Apr. 2019 - Congratulations to Briana Arreaga for being selected for the RISE program!

Apr. 2019 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for receiving the Valspar Award!

Apr. 2019 - Undergraduates Phan Phu, Beverly Stretch and Zijie Zhang receive research distinction awards!

Jan. 2019 - Congratulations to undergraduate Phan Phu on her JACS paper! (Link)

Jan. 2019 - Congratulations to Master's candidate Erica Hummel on her published paper! (Link)

Nov. 2018 - Congratulations to Zijie Zhang for being selected as a McNair Scholar!

Oct. 2018 - Congratulations to undergraduate Beverly Stretch on her first published structure and to Master's candidate Jacob Brannon for officially being a crystallographer! (Link)

Oct. 2018 - Congratulations to Jacob Brannon on receiving a MENTORES/PPOHA Grant!

Sept. 2018 - Congratulations to Briana Arreaga on an LSAMP Fellowship!

Sept. 2018 - Undergraduates Carlos and Zijie publish a paper! (Link)

Jun. 2018 - Jonathan Stoffel graduates with a BS in Chemistry and starts a Ph.D. at Notre Dame!

May 22, 2018 - Congratulations to Tiffany Lopez on successfully defending her Master's thesis!

Feb. 20, 2018 - Congratulations to Tiffany Lopez on receiving a MENTORES/PPOHA Grant!

Feb. 16, 2018 - Check out the local news story about our new single crystal X-ray diffractometer by InlandEmpire.US (Link)

Feb. 15, 2018 - A successful grand opening event for the Cal Poly Pomona Crystallography Co-op! Read the campus news story here (Link)

Jan. 2018 - Congrats to Hector Alarcon for landing a job at Ecolab!

Sept. 2017 - We were awarded a $599,077 grant for a single crystal X-ray diffractometer from the Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation Grant under contract #W911NF-17-1-0537.
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