8/18/2023 Gina successfully defends her PhD thesis. Congratulations! She is headed back home to Dayton, Ohio to work as a research scientist in the nonstructural material division at the University of Dayton Research Institute!
8/15/2023 The Garand group’s paper on the development of tandem digital ion traps has been accepted in J. P. C. A.!
7/21/2023 The Garand group’s paper on how methyl side chains effect microsolvation has been accepted and published in J. P. C. A.!
7/12/2023 The group is sad to say goodbye to our wonderful postdoc, Katharina! She is headed back home to Germany to work for Sick AG as a development engineer in measurement technology.
1/17/2023 Cole successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations! He is headed to Princeton to do a postdoc with Prof. Marissa Weichman.
10/27/2022 The Garand group’s paper on the photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical modeling of tetracene anion resonances has been accepted and published in J. P. C. Lett.!
7/31/2022 The Garand group’s paper on the effect of metal ions in di- and tri-peptides has been accepted and published in J. Chem. Phys.!
6/14/2022 The Garand group’s paper on the conformational changes in protonated tripeptides has been accepted and published in J. P. C. A.!
5/18/2022 Summer successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations! She is staying in Madison to do a postdoc in Prof. Christy Remucal’s group in the department of civil and environmental engineering.
3/3/2022 The Garand group’s comment on various microsolvation methods has been accepted and published in J. P. C. Lett.!
12/8/2021 A warm welcome to our new first year: Bri Hopper!
08/26/2021 A warm welcome to our new postdoc: Katharina Meyer! Katharina got her Ph.D. with Martin Suhm at the University of Gottingen using IR and Raman spectroscopy to examine clusters of carboxylic acids in order to benchmark quantum chemical calculations.
08/09/2021 The Garand group’s manuscript on the photoelectron spectroscopy of the tetracenyl anion has been published as part of J. Phys. Chem.’s virtual special issue “Daniel Neumark Festschrift”.
05/21/2021 Congratulations to Cole for receiving one of the 2021 GSFLC Mentor Awards! And thank you for being such a good mentor!!
05/07/2021 Casey successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations! He is headed to Austin, TX.
11/24/2020A warm welcome to our new first years: Kenny Wilson and Grace Capek!
12/16/2019Kaitlyn successfully defends her PhD thesis. Congratulations! She is heading to Midwestern University for PA school! We will miss you Kaitlyn!!
08/13/2019Glen successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations! He is heading back to Utah to BYU for law school.
04/08/2019 Congratulations to Kathy for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Cole for receiving an honorable mention!
11/15/2018A warm welcome to our new first years: Gina Roesch and Kathy Nickson!
08/08/2018Steve successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations! He will be joining the Coon research group here in Madison.
08/07/2018Our Feature Article “Spectroscopy of Reactive Complexes and Solvated Clusters: A Bottom-Up Approach Using Cryogenic Ion Traps” in J. Phys. Chem. A has been selected as an ACS Editors’ Choice article.
07/20/2018Jon successfully defends his PhD thesis. He will be heading off to Switzerland to start his postdoc!
02/15/2018Etienne has been selected as the 2018 JPC A lectureship award winner. He will deliver his lecture at the ACS fall national meeting.
11/10/2017 A warm welcome to our new first years: Cole Sagan and Summer Sherman!
05/03/2017Erin successfully defends her PhD thesis. She is off to Michigan State this summer to start her postdoc!
04/04/2017The Garand group’s manuscript on the MS and IR spectra of a Ru WOC and two oxidation intermediates has been accepted at ChemPlusChem!
01/25/2017Etienne has been selected to receive the Flygare Award, which recognizes the efforts of early career faculty members. He will give a talk and receive the award at the 2017 International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS) this June.
12/20/2016Etienne has received a Fall 2016 “Honored Instructor” award from University Housing: “These awards are presented to Instructors who have inspired students through their teaching, and have made a significant impact on the students’ educational experiences. Awardees are all nominated by students.”
11/23/2016Casey got ions with QTPI today! It’s a Thanksgiving miracle!
10/11/2016Erin hosts this year’s p chem McElvain speaker, Eric Cornell, and it’s super awesome.
07/06/2016The Garand group’s manuscript on the infrared spectroscopy of BMIM-water clusters has been accepted at PCCP!
04/04/2016Congratulations to Etienne, who has received the 2016 American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Award!
02/26/2016Congratulations to Etienne, who was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship!
01/28/2016The Garand group’s manuscript on the O2-binding motif to a Ru water oxidation catalyst has been accepted at Angewandte Chemie!
12/10/2015Brett successfully defended his PhD thesis today. Congratulations, Brett! Have fun at Berkeley!
11/24/2015The Garand group’s manuscript on our dual cryo trap mass spectrometer has been published at J. Chem. Phys!
11/09/2015A warm welcome to our new first years: Kaitlyn Fischer and Casey Howdieshell.
08/12/2015The Garand group’s manuscript on [MOH]+(H2O)1-4 clusters has been accepted at PCCP!
05/22/2015The Garand group’s manuscript on [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(H2O]2+(H2O)n clusters has been accepted at JPC A.
03/31/2015The Garand group’s manuscript on MOH(H2O)+ complexes has been accepted at PCCP!
03/09/2015A warm welcome to our newest group members: Megan Larson and Christina McNerney.
03/05/2015Brett and Erin presented talks at at the APS March Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
02/04/2015Etienne receives an NSF CAREER Award!
12/05/2014The Garand group’s manuscript on the vibrational spectroscopy of Cu(II) triglycine and tetraglycine anions has been accepted at RSC Advances!
11/03/2014A warm welcome to our new group member: Glen Thurston.
08/28/2014Open group meetings for new graduate students interested in the Garand Group will be held on September 8 and September 22, at 5:30 pm in room 4364.
06/17/2014Brett, Erin, and Steve present talks at ISMS 2014 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
05/09/2014The Garand group’s manuscript on hydrogen bonding motifs in glycine peptides has been accepted at JPCA!
04/18/2014Brett’s poster, “Cryogenic Ion Vibrational Spectroscopy of Copper Containing Species,” won First Place in the Analytical section at the GSFLC Poster Session. Congratulations, Brett!
02/25/2014The Garand group’s manuscript on CuOH+ clusters has been accepted at JPCA!
11/04/2013Welcome to our new group members: Micah Eller, Steve Kregel, and Jonathan Voss!
07/18/2013The Garand group has received the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) new investigator award
05/10/2013The Garand group has received the DOE early career research award!
04/02/2013Our instrument has been assembled and is running. First full TOF mass spectrum of our group has been collected.
02/27/2013Congratulations to Brett for winning the department cookie contest in the non-cookie category with his entry “Ham”.
01/25/2013A warm welcome to our new group member: Mike Soukup.
01/02/2013Congratulations to Matt for completing his degree. We wish you all the best.
11/05/2012A warm welcome to our new group member: Erin Duffy.
09/28/2012A warm welcome to our new group members: Matt Weis and Brett Marsh.
08/15/2012The group website is up and running. Check it out and let us know what you think.