Hendricks Laboratory at Whitman College

Our group investigates the synthesis of nanocrystalline materials, with an emphasis on understanding the pathways through which they form. We work at the interface of physical, materials, and inorganic chemistry. Read about the experience of some group members. Also check out our group values.

Lab News:

6/7/21: Summer research is starting! We're thrilled to have research students back on campus without as many restrictions thanks to a vaccine mandate, and are looking forward to Kathryn, Jolene, Emily, Michael, & Noah pushing our science forward!

5/23/21: Congratulations to Kaia, Soren, & Mitchell on graduating! We couldn't be more proud of all you accomplished in these trying times and wish you the best in your future endevours: Soren is starting a Ph.D. at UW and Mitchell is enrolling in UW's Material Science and Engineering graduate program.

1/25/21: We're excited to get back into lab as the spring semester starts, and we're particularly thrilled to welcome two new lab members: Jolene & Kathryn to the group!

11/5/20: It's recruiting season! The last of our first group members, Kaia and Soren, along with Mitchell, will be graduating this spring (!) and we are seeking students to keep their projects going. We had a great time at the STEM poster session today and look forward to meeting students interested in joining the group later this month.

10/30/20: The lab has been working on developing a statement of shared values and we're happy to share it here.

10/27/20: The lab is awarded our first external grant from the ACS PRF! This will support our efforts to understand how reaction parameters influence the phase of inorganic nanomaterials. The grant will pay the summer salary of 1-2 research students for the next three summers and other costs of running the lab. Congratulations to the lab members who made this possible!

8/24/20: The start of the fall semester and an academic year unlike any other. We're looking forward to doing research this semester in whatever forms it takes.

7/6/20: Our paper with the Mauck (Kenyon College), Tisdale (MIT), and Stupp (Northwestern) labs is published in Nature Chemistry: congrats to James and Katie on an excellent contribution to the perovskite field!

6/1/20: Summer research starts! We'll be primarily working online and are sure to miss the lab, but we're excited to make progress on our research nonetheless.

5/1/20: Summer research funding announced: Emily, Kaia, Michael, Mitchel, & Soren all received Perry awards to support their research this summer.

11/10/19: Soren, Jack, and Mark attend the Murdock College Science Research Conference. Soren & Jack presented posters on their work!