Here are a list of some of the news that went through my group.
October 2010, I was part of a group to secure a $20 million NSF-EPSCoR grant for the state of Louisiana over 5 years on computational materials. Louisiana Tech secured $3.6 million over that period. LaSigma
Sept. 2010, Cover article for work on understanding how the presence of 1-octanol surfactants influences the interfacial free energy of solvation for polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which are suspected carcinogens. The work was in collaboration with researchers at LSU: Bin Chen and KT Valsaraj.
July, 2010. I got $50,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund Startup Grant for non-doctoral granting chemistry departments. Petroleum Research Fund
2009, Cover article for my work on understanding the hydroxide anion at the air-water interface. C.D. Wick and L.X. Dang J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 6356 (2009).
January 2009. I was asked to contribute to the cover art on Macromolecules. This is different than for most journals, as my contribution was actually based off of work I didn't publish in Macromolecules (in the center hexagon).
2008, Cover article for my work on understanding the first solvation shell structure of anions, which remain qualitatively similar at the air-water interface and in the bulk (see top two images in the cover). C.D. Wick and S.S. Xantheas, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 4141 (2008).
June 04, 2008. The two most recent cover articles were featured on the Louisiana Tech website, and also was picked up by both the Ruston Daily Leader, the Monroe NewsStar (click on my terrible picture to link to the article), and on the local Fox and NBC television newscasts.
June 01, 2008. I started my under my first funding as a faculty member from the Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram. The amount was $118,939 for three years. Board of Regents
Third cover, (C.D. Wick and L.X. Dang, 'Recent advances in understanding the transfer of polarizable ions across aqueous interfaces' Chem. Phys. Lett., in press, Invited Review, Cover article.)
This is my second cover, (C.D. Wick and L.X. Dang, 'Molecular dynamics study of ion transfer and distribution at the interface of water and 1,2-dichloroethane,' J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 647-649 (2008), Cover article.)
This was my first cover, (C.D. Wick and L.X. Dang, 'Computational observation of enhanced solvation of the hydroxyl radical with increased NaCl concentration,' J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 8917-8920 (2006), Cover article)