Recent Publications and News
Yuriy V. Zatsikha, Natalia O. Didukh, Tanner Blesener, Mathew P. Kayser, Yuriy P. Kovtun, David A. Blank, and Victor N. Nemykin. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, , 318–324.
M. Mohsen Mahmoodi, Stephanie A. Fisher, Roger Y. Tam, Philip C. Goff, Reid B. Anderson, Jane E. Wissinger, David A. Blank, Molly S. Shoichet and Mark D. Distefano. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2016, 14, 8289–8300.
In 2016 the Energy and U show brought over 13,000 3rd-6th grade students from around Minnesota to the Rarig Theater for an hour long performace that includes music, dancing, and plenty of explosions. Prof. Blank is the show's co-creator, program director, and a regular performer.
watch a short clip from the show
(note ability to pan 360 degrees - fun on a hand held device!)
Hanna M. Rhoda, Mathew P. Kayser, Yefeng Wang, Alexander Y. Nazarenko, Rodion V. Belosludov, Paul Kiprof, David A. Blank, and Victor N. Nemykin. Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 9549–9563.
In announcing the award, President Eric Kaler wrote, “Your excellence is a model for your colleagues and co-workers to emulate. True to the mission of this great land-grant institution, you have done more than your share to make the University of Minnesota one of the preeminent institutions in the nation.
The University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff (current or retired) who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units. Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.
Benjamin W. Caplins, Tyler K. Mullenbach, Russell J. Holmes, and David A. Blank
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 11454–11459.
Mohsen Mahmoodi, Daniel Abate-Pella, Tom Pundsack, David A. Blank, and Mark Distefano
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 5848-5859.
Professor David Blank has been awarded the 2016 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). Established in 1982, the Taylor Award for Distinguished Service recognizes outstanding service to the University and voluntary public service to governmental or other public groups.
Benjamin W. Caplins, Tyler K. Mullenbach, Russell J. Holmes and David A. Blank
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119(49), 27340–27347.
Francesc Molins i Domenech, Andrew T. Healy, and David A. Blank
Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015, 143, 064506.